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Old 09-15-2020, 01:01 PM   #1
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Firing Pin Sizes

Will the standard government firing pin size (.92 I think) be the proper replacement for my full size Custom 2 and LW?
Is there any real advantage to the semi-serious target shooter when using a titanium pin?
I'm putting together a spare parts supply.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:09 PM   #2
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Is there any real advantage to the semi-serious target shooter when using a titanium pin?
Titanium firing pins provide no advantage of any kind. In fact, the argument could be made that they are a detriment because they require the use of a much heavier than standard weight mainspring (hammer spring) which increases trigger pull.
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:38 PM   #3
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Titanium pins were supposedly to speed up lock time according to competition guys in the past. Not sure how much they are used anymore.

Springfield’s all used 9mm titanium pins for a long time (I am out of date on SA’s current production stuff post Brazil). Without addding Swartz or series 80 stuff, the lighter pin was to pass the mythical drop test (lost of bs in that test) to get on the “list” of some more restrict states.

It’s been a long time since this discussion was had so I may be a little foggy,,,I will ask TGO when next I see him at the range.
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