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This has probably already been discussed, but does anyone know why Kimber has started putting a Firing Pin Safety in their pistols? At least it shouldn't interfere with trigger pull being that it is activated off the grip safety, but I was curious as to why.
 

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I don't think Kimber even tried to do it without the drop test.

Springfield did it with a heavy spring and titanium firing pin.

I believe Wilson and a few other's did it with stock parts.

BUT, I don't really care one way or the other about the Schwartz safety, just as I don't mind the S80 safety.
 

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It is my understanding that Wilson did it with a lighter titanium firing pin AND a heavier firing pin spring. This combination kept initeria of a drop from allowing the firing pin to go forward and fire the gun. Springfield also has that locking mainspring housing doo-dad which I am sure makes the guns-safety gurus on high very pleased. Me...I am perfectly happy with the original pre Series 80/pre Kimber II, etc. designs. Let us count the safeties: 1) Don't drop the gun, 2) Finger off trigger until ready to shoot, 3) thumb safety, 4) grip safety, 5) half-cock/hammer catch notch...I think 5 safeties is enough...

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