I liked it so much that I ordered another and it still showed that it had no firing pin safety just like the one I have. (The firing pin block model was $10.00 more.) It arrived at the local gun store and I didn’t even try it, just signed for it, paid the transfer fee and left the store. Some time later (I was feeling a bit poorly) I took it out of the box, took out the blaze orange chamber flag, dropped the slide and pulled the trigger. And... I pulled the trigger and I kept pulling. I even looked at the thumb safety thinking that it was on, but no. Finally, I am guessing at about ten pounds of “rocky road” the hammer fell! Wow! I tried it again with the same result. Hmm...so I tried the old armorer’s trick of pressing forward on the hammer while pulling trigger, but no change.
I then removed the slide and found that it was a series 80 type with a pin block.(?) So I boxed it up, called Auto Ordnance and they said that all their 1911’s were now series 80. Hoping that somehow my 1911 was a lemon I sent it back with a note explaining why. It came back a few days ago, and I took it out, took out out the chamber flag, dropped the slide and still ~ (estimate) 10 pounds of rocky road! (No change) The note included with the Auto Ordnance std. 1911 said, “Test fired, lubed, checked out OK.” (?)
So, it’s going back to the gun store for resale at a much reduced price. I have no clue if it will sell, but I am going to give it a shot. - kw