Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Central Texas
Re: Colt 1911 Series 80?
If an 'expert witness' finds safety related parts missing, in a weapon involed in an otherwise 'good', shooting, the usual reaction is to paint the shooter as either a predator, 'looking for a fight', with his 'Highly modified Race Gun', a fool, with no regard for safety, or both.
I have no problem with 'fixing' the gun; trigger pull is all about geometry, in a 1911, and the early series 80 pistols sometimes had it all screwed up.
Fix the problem, with a stone, and a Jig, and the change could well have been done at Colt; I have heard it disputed, several times, but there was no way to prove it.
In truth, some of the early series 80 pistols would damned near lift an anvil, before the trigger broke; Colt was then very spotty in QC, and nearly went under, because of it.
Today, I think you will find a much better product being produced, with un molested triggers in the 5-6 pound range.
I would attempt to 'Talk, walk, or run', as a first effort at 'dispute resolution'; this shows all a peaceful intent.
At the point that becomes impossible, my lawyer says a 'wrongful death' lawsuit is usually cheaper to settle, than one for disability, pain and suffering, and a quest for lifetime financial support. I agree, entirely.
Which means a single story, rather than an arguement, in court, is preferable.
You may draw your own conclusions, here, as you see fit, but everything I carry is capable, in my hands, of 3" or less, at 25 yds, about half the size of the human braincase.
Wanna guess the point of aim?
I want to live out my life, quietly, peacefully, and as close to invisible, as I can be.
But am reminded of some old latin quote, about 'If you seek peace, prepare for war'; just because I can does not in any way imply that I want to, or will, do a thing, but the inability to do it locks all of those out!
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry