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    Diamond Collision Inc. Avon. AllenM's Avatar

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    Cylinder and Slide SFS Kit

    I saw this online a couple weeks ago and it kept coming back to mind since I had not seen anything like it before ( I need to get out more)

    Finally I broke down and bought one to test and see if it was a viable system. I don't have a problem carrying "cocked and locked" but I know several do and this seemed to be a solution to that fear.

    The SFS Safety Fast System kit.



    I did not do a review type unpacking and installing so here is are pics after installation and a short video.

    Installation was pretty straight forward. Change hammer, thumb safety, safety detent spring and mainspring housing spring and Slide stop, although I think the slide stop is optional. Also this gun has a officer length mainspring so I did not replace that. Still seems to function ok. I will know better after a range trip.

    I did not do any polishing or sear engagement work I just dropped it in and over all it feels pretty good.

    The kit includes parts to install in a 80 series and still maintain the firing pin safety function too





    What is unique about this is, once you chamber a round you push the hammer forward ( a different grip safety would have made this easier) and it has a firing pin block like you would find on some revolvers. The hammer goes forward and the thumb safety engages automatically. The when you draw you flip the safety off and hammer goes into fire position. That is what intrigued me.

    From then on you are firing like normal in single action only. once you are done you have to push the hammer forward to re engage the safety. This seems like a draw back because with the grip safety I have on here now that means I could not engage the safety with one hand.
    I seriously do not like this.
    Unless by changing the grip safety I could do it with my thumb but it still requires new muscle memory to make sure your finger is off the trigger when pushing the hammer up.
    With the blocker in there and your finger off the trigger the hammer can not fall an hit the firing pin. So it seems abnormal to do but does appear to be very safe.

    I have not test fired it yet and I plan on doing that before final judgement. But I think it is pretty cool minus the two hand reset.

    Here is a short vid of it working. I look pretty clumsy resetting it and that is how I felt but with practice and right grip safety this is......you decide

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    Grandmaster patience0830's Avatar

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    Seems like a solution to something I have no problem with. Cylinder and slide make some cool toys bt ut this is not one, in my estimation.
    Training, SOLDIER!

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    That looks like a lot of fail. JMHO of course. The 1911 (once fit up properly) is so simple. I hate to muddy it up.

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    Diamond Collision Inc. Avon. AllenM's Avatar

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    I agree with both statements. still I was curious and it is kinda cool to watch the hammer flip back
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    Over 85% of 1911 owners have a fixed address

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    I'm not a 1911 guy. (Yet. Its on the list.)

    So, I think I'm the target market for something like that. My EDC (most days) is a SW 915 DA/SA with an external safety.

    But, if I got a 1911, I'd carry it the way God and John Moses Browning intended.
    Resident Warning Shot Statist.

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    Pretty neat idea and there was definitely some thought put into it. But...it sure is a lot of additional moving parts to fail.
    Rafferty Custom Guns, LLC 07/02 FFL/SOT
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    Diamond Collision Inc. Avon. AllenM's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by praff View Post
    Pretty neat idea and there was definitely some thought put into it. But...it sure is a lot of additional moving parts to fail.

    There was a lot of thought put into in and it and yes extra parts are there....but thats what they said about those new computerized cars back in the 90's

    Honestly, it is not for me either but I think it does do what it was designed for and could serve someone well
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenM View Post
    There was a lot of thought put into in and it and yes extra parts are there....but thats what they said about those new computerized cars back in the 90's

    Honestly, it is not for me either but I think it does do what it was designed for and could serve someone well
    Well, I work on those computerized cars every day. A lot of it is junk and when they break, bring lots of money. More gadgets than anything, just like a lot of gun parts. To each their own.
    1911s are like Glocks except they are for grown-ups.

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    Diamond Collision Inc. Avon. AllenM's Avatar

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    So, all no votes this far
    07 FFL / SOT 2

    Over 85% of 1911 owners have a fixed address

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    Marksman praff's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenM View Post
    There was a lot of thought put into in and it and yes extra parts are there....but thats what they said about those new computerized cars back in the 90's

    Honestly, it is not for me either but I think it does do what it was designed for and could serve someone well
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    I would definitely agree Allen. If someone wanted what it offers, I would have no problem recommending it as well.
    Rafferty Custom Guns, LLC 07/02 FFL/SOT
    Repair, Modifications, and Transfers on all Class III items
    Custom Built 1911 and 2011 Competition/Defensive Pistols

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