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Old 05-22-2016, 08:10 AM   #1
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Series ii Firing pins

Hello all,

I googled for some better quality firing pins, harder steel or titanium. Anyone use titanium? I found a company on eBay that makes kimber firing pins. Price is for 2.



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Why would I need/want to change? NOT had any problems with original Series II firing pins.
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I've only had to replace 1 firing pin in my lifetime and that was on a new Sig that came from the factory with a broken one.
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
Why would I need/want to change? NOT had any problems with original Series II firing pins.


No problems, but was reading switching to titanium helps lock timing.
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Originally Posted by rlacrossjr View Post
No problems, but was reading switching to titanium helps lock timing.
Don't see where it would make a bit of difference unless maybe you are shooting a lot of timed pistol matches.

It does look purdy tho.
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That really is a purdy firing pin.
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That really is a purdy firing pin.
Thanks for having my back Glok.
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Originally Posted by rlacrossjr View Post
No problems, but was reading switching to titanium helps lock timing.
By how much? Enough to notice? Very doubtful. But it sure does look nice though.
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Thanks for having my back Glok.
Anytime Arland!
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The only real advantage gained with a titanium firing pin is to help prevent a discharge from dropping a 1911 muzzle-first. A series II Kimber doesn't need this, due to the firing pin block. Note that is says "70 series", which doesn't have the firing pin block.

There will be no gain in lock time, as that is determined by the mainspring and hammer. The firing pin is going to move at the same speed, regardless of the material it's made of. Resistance from the firing pin return spring would have more impact.
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