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Old 04-20-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Have a new Pro Carry II n didn't care for the way u have to NOT touch the grip safety when re-assemblying so u don't knock into the trigger block thingy that sticks up...so left it out and was wondering if I'm going to hell instead of heaven...all my other 1911's are series 70. I did leave the plunger safety in but it better behave or else it's in danger of extraction also.What are everyones thoughts on my actions....never had time for a hobby before retirement so have purchased about 12 or 15 (lost count) guns and love going to the range for practice with friends...might also b an obsession....
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Welcome to the forum from Ohio! I have a Pro Carry II and have been perfectly happy with it the way it came from the factory.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:47 AM   #3
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Without the "trigger thingy" there's nothing to push up on the firing pin safety/block. Therefore, in theory, when you pull the trigger the firing pin should not go forward to strike the bullet. I personally don't know if the force of the hammer is sufficient to over-power the firing pin safety, but I would actually hope not since it is supposed to protect against discharge if the weapon is dropped. You may have just rendered your weapon inoperable.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:54 AM   #4
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Remove the rear sight remove the whole system if must do away with a safety that renders little legitimate concern if it is timed. But as stated above without the plunger the hammer will fall but the firing pin will be blocked. No bang.

Leave it alone. Take the gun apart and assemble as described in the manual. How hard is this?
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Welcome to the forum from StLou...I love my two PCII's and wouldn't change a thing on them..{but then again all I know how to do is load-shoot-clean and repeat}...
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:54 AM   #6
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OH CRAP....obviously didn't know this little thingy would contribute in a way to not allow it to fire.....I'm assuming I would have to also go further and remove the safety plunger as well for a complete mimic of the series 70 safety.
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Originally Posted by hoghead32 View Post
OH CRAP....obviously didn't know this little thingy would contribute in a way to not allow it to fire.....I'm assuming I would have to also go further and remove the safety plunger as well for a complete mimic of the series 70 safety.
When I was learning to reassemble my PCII, I watched many videos to learn and the one thing that I remembered was when they all mentioned not to put the slide back on with it sticking out because if you break it off the gun won't fire...
Good luck...
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:07 AM   #8
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thank u so much...placed a hot glue stick down barrel n it didn't fly across the room...I'd have been pi$$ed/confused when it didn't function at the range....u guys rock
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee! Just me but I would not want to "practice/learn" gunsmithing on a $1000.00 plus pistol.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:35 PM   #10
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thingy put back in, BOOM... glue stick flies across room. While I was at it I replaced sear spring with one of those 4 1/2 lb. sears with the slots instead of slice's and changed trigger from 5 1/2 to 4 1/2 lbs. ,,think I'm done messing with this pistol...
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