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I am considering buying a new Kimber Classic Custom and was wondering if it has the firing pin safety. If so, is this a good or bad thing? I have heard it disrupts the trigger pull, but does make the gun safer. Any info would be appreciated.

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If it has a " II " at the end of the name, as in "Classic Custom II", then it has the firing pin safety.
I was told by the Kimber reps at the Shot Show that the firing pin safety does not affect the trigger pull in anyway like the Colt Series 80. Kimber's firing pin safety is deactivated by the grip safety not the trigger.
 

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i have a royal custom II and i think it has the best trigger out of the three 1911s i have. once you get the hang of it, the safety adds only a couple of seconds to the detail strip. good luck with yours.

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Just got a Pro Carry that has the F/P safety. It has an excellent trigger. The F/P safety is activated by the grip safety and has no influence on trigger pull. Just installed an Ed Brown B/T on mine and have not fired it yet but seems to function fine.
 

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Originally posted by Navy Gunner:
Just installed an Ed Brown B/T on mine and have not fired it yet but seems to function fine.
I want to do the same to my Pro Eclipse II. Did you use a series 70 or 80 beaver tail? I had a Ed Brown bt put on a Para Ordnance and love it, but am not sure what to do about this Kimber. Any details (including a function report) would be appreciated.

Okay Navy, I still don't have that range report. I'm dying of curiousity.


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Originally posted by Ricky T:
If it has a " II " at the end of the name, as in "Classic Custom II", then it has the firing pin safety.
I was told by the Kimber reps at the Shot Show that the firing pin safety does not affect the trigger pull in anyway like the Colt Series 80. Kimber's firing pin safety is deactivated by the grip safety not the trigger.
RIGHT ON: Just makes Replacing the firing pin and extractor a little harder. NO big deal.(I COULD LIVE WITH OUT IT THOUGH)
 
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