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Old 02-11-2019, 01:11 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if the new Kimber KHX Custom's with the optics on them are 1911 70 or 80 series 1911? Roger
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:59 AM   #2
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If it’s not a KHX Custom II it’s a 70. I’m pretty sure it’s a 70 because I don’t see II.
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John, (JC45) nailed it...

Kimbers with "II" in the name have a Firing Pin Block safety added - it's a version of an old 1930's design called a Swartz FP block, intended to prevent the firing pin from moving forward under inertia from being dropped or something. It is deactivated by a plunger in the frame when the grip safety is depressed.

If there is no "II" in the name then it doesn't have the Firing Pin Safety.
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I wouldn't let it stop me from buying one either way, I have both can't tell any difference between them. The "II" firing pin debate is a non issue IMO.
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I agree with Arland, I own a number of Kimbers with and without a firing pin safety and don't see any difference in the performance of the guns.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:55 PM   #6
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Trigger doesn't manipulate the firing pin safety on a Kimber, the grip safety does so being a series 80 doesn't affect the trigger pull in the least on a Kimber.
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