Titanium Firing Pin

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by *NOVA*, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. *NOVA*

    *NOVA* Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    If you have a Ruger SR1911 would you consider replacing the titanium firing pin with a steel pin?
    I saw one post by a gunsmith on a different forum said he did this but I never heard the reason why.
  2. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Depending on the gun's set up w/ the MS spring weight, it could be lending to a light strike on the primer.

  3. Hatter

    Hatter Makes **** Move

    Aug 23, 2011
    My understanding is that the titanium firing pin requires a heavier mainspring to allow for consistent primer strikes. I think this is courtesy of Joe Chambers in his review...


    I say I think, because I remember reading it and don't have time to scan his review. Either way I'd check it out.
  4. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 28, 2011
    If you're not getting light strikes on the primer I personally would leave it alone. On a series 70 it supposedly lessens the chance of an AD/ND if you drop your weapon. If a gunsmith reworks the ignition system for a beautiful, wonderful, crisp, light, knock the lights out trigger pull and says he wants it, then by all means do it.

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