Hugh,Originally posted by Hugh:
Yep. I just returned from the SHOT show. Springfield had a huge display, and announced a lot of changes on their new pistols. For instance:
A key lock in the mainspring housing that can be retrofitted to other 1911's. Very small and inconspicuous.
A titanium firing pin.
That's what it's all about - trying to "lawyer proof" their guns. Most gun makers are doing it - S&W has the much hated lawyer lock on their revolvers. Ruger has been fuglying-up their handguns for decades with the paragraph of lawyerese they insist on roll stamping on the left side of the barrel.I'm sure the gun manufacturers are only trying to cover their butts
I checked my crystal ball and I for-see Kimber only useing the External Extractor for a few years before 50% of thier customes send them back for new slidesglocker1911 said:Yeah. A, what kind of search did you run to find this, and B , what was the point in reopening it? The ILS is really old news. If you don't like it, don't use it, or better yet, remove it with a simple MSH swap out. Now on to really important stuff. Did any one else hear the rumour that Kimber may start using an external extractor in their 1911s? I predict this is just a rumour, it will never happen.:biglaugh: