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Old May 1st, 2011, 04:17 PM   #1
 
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Ruger SR1911 is a 70 series pistol

I was wondering about the new Ruger 1911 being a 70 Series 1911. I tried to find out what that means 70 Series. I know there is an 80 Series, so what is the difference? I found this on the internet.
Differences between 70 Series & 80 Series 1911 | eHow.com
It seems to me that the 70 series was not what they originally thought and they went back to the old way for the 80 series. Anyone know if the new Ruger 1911 has any of these flaws that the original 70 series had or did they improve the collet bushing, firing pin block safety, and the hammer half-cock notch to the 80 series? I was wanting to get the new Ruger, but maybe I better find out a few things first.

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Old May 1st, 2011, 04:40 PM   #2
 
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I was wondering about the new Ruger 1911 being a 70 Series 1911. I tried to find out what that means 70 Series. I know there is an 80 Series, so what is the difference? I found this on the internet.
Differences between 70 Series & 80 Series 1911 | eHow.com
It seems to me that the 70 series was not what they originally thought and they went back to the old way for the 80 series. Anyone know if the new Ruger 1911 has any of these flaws that the original 70 series had or did they improve the collet bushing, firing pin block safety, and the hammer half-cock notch to the 80 series? I was wanting to get the new Ruger, but maybe I better find out a few things first.

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Excellent question.... I do not know the answer but I to am waiting on the SR1911 to hit the shelves. I want to see the answer to this also.
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Watch the Ruger sr1911 downrange video; he explains what the 70 series is and why it is a better set up!!
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Watch the Ruger sr1911 downrange video; he explains what the 70 series is and why it is a better set up!!
Where can i find that?

I think i found it
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thank you.
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Yep, I hope this answers your questions!
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Best explanation I'm aware of: Frequently asked questions about Colt 1911 pistols - 1911Forum
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Yep, I hope this answers your questions!
It answered the question about the safety but not about the collet.... did ruger not use the collet he claims failed?
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That does explain it pretty well BuckeyeBlast!
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OK so it is a series 70 gun but has a solid bushing.
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I think when someone says its a "70 series" type gun, they are just referring to the lack of the FP safety introduced in the 80 series....
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Yes the new Ruger has a solid bushing and no firing pin safety. I really like it's configuration. Most people forget that the original '70 series had the collet bushing. probably because, like my '70 series Goldcup, most of them have long ago been replaced with a solid bushing.
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The trigger lifts an arm that pushes the firing pin block out of the way on 80 series. The 70 series did not have this firing pin block and had been this way for 50 years.

Really best way is a "slight" diameter change in the barrel right at the bushing. This way can fit tight at a solid bushing and still have the clearance to pivot on the link. The flexible arm collet style was a lousy idea since these tended to break off and jam the action.
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70-series FTW.
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