Are you referring to the "loaded" Springfield 1911?
Yes, I'm talking about the loaded Springer, I looked at one NIB for $700.9mm is the absolute smallest I would ever carry. .45 is my caliber of choice.
On the Kimbers I have no problems. I did have a new slide put on with the internal extractor and had the slide hand fit while I was at it but no problems and i have many thousands of rounds throught the one, it's my carry gun.
On the Swartz safety from Kimber I've had zero (0) problems and once again through many thousands of rounds.
On concealing a full sized 1911 of any make, simply not a problem and with a decent holster one can carry it with comfort all day.
Swartz safety is not similiar at all and does not affect the trigger pull as seies 80 firing pin blocks.Nope not snobbery... I had a half hour class on the safeties on the different makes of the 1911. I now understand.... It has a Series 80 colt firing pin block. This is a safety that was added by Colt not John Browning. The 1911 should not have a firing pin block. This type of system uses a blade that is lifted by the trigger to release this block in the slide. This blade rubs on the slide as it moves. As they wear they get thin, they can break when you dont want the too. When they beak the weapon wont fire. Also you cant get the triggers really really nice as they are lifting this extra part info place. Colt did this so they could get their guns into California.My bet snobbery... but that's just my guess.
Kimber also does something like this they use a Swartz safety. S&W also uses something like this too. But you will not find these on the RIA, Springfield, The Dan Wesson and many others.
Not a problem.Similar only in the fact that a block has to be raised before the hammer can strike the firing pin. But the Swartz has had it's own issues with timing and with the fact you can damage the pin that raises the block while you put the slide back on if you have your hand on the grip safety. Colt played with the Swartz and did not use it.