Squishy thumb safety?

fieldgrade

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Just picked up a Colt rail gun from a friend. Probably less than 1000 through it. Everything feels good except the thumb safety. When it is depressed to disengage it gets "squishy" right before it reaches "bottom". It has a firm bottom when mashing through that last bit of squishy.

Never felt that before in a 1911. The only mods to this gun are installation of an S&A magwell, which I did for the previous owner who bought it new. It was drop in. The gun has a firing pin safety but I wouldn't think that would have anything to do with it. I have had other Series 80's and not seen this in any of them.
 

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Unfortunately, I find this relatively common on Colt 1911s. Kind of a bummer, as I’m a BIG Colt fanboy...

For what it’s worth, I ride the thumb safety too. I don’t think it’s anything we’re doing, just shoddy fitting at the Mother Ship.
 

fieldgrade

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Unfortunately, I find this relatively common on Colt 1911s. Kind of a bummer, as I’m a BIG Colt fanboy...

For what it’s worth, I ride the thumb safety too. I don’t think it’s anything we’re doing, just shoddy fitting at the Mother Ship.
A friend of mine who is also a huge Colt fan, and even daily carries one of the last pistols Joe Bonar built at Novak's, said exactly the same thing.

This pistol is very low mileage, but comes apart and goes together sort of "loose", but slide to frame fit is tighter than other Colts I've owned, and it locks up good, so there's that.
 

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Unfortunately, I find this relatively common on Colt 1911s. Kind of a bummer, as I’m a BIG Colt fanboy...

For what it’s worth, I ride the thumb safety too. I don’t think it’s anything we’re doing, just shoddy fitting at the Mother Ship.

I wholeheartedly agree with you!


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