View Full Version : SA 1911 loaded model firing pin

07-18-2010, 8:51 AM
The SA has a titanium firing pin which some recommend replacing with steel. (I know I'm going to get opinions on both sides of that)

Will the USGI 1911 firing in work; or does it require a series 80 type FP that has provision for the trigger operated FP block cut into the FP?

07-18-2010, 8:57 AM
No, regular 1911 firing pin will not fit due to diameter variations. Use brownells Part no. 087-205-826 made for springfield 1911.

07-18-2010, 9:15 AM
If I remember correctly the SA 1911 firing pin is the same diameter pin used in .38s, which is somewhat smaller than a standard 1911 firing pin. You could probably have a smith make some minor adjustments so that a standard 1911 firing pin would fit, but why spend the money?vJust use the one it came with til/if it breaks, then replace it if needed.