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Firing Pins & Stop Plates
An accurate shot is only possible with the right firing pin. The pin is the main mechanism that sets the cartridge off by hitting the primer. Firing pins are of many designs and options and can be confusing for a regular buyer. Here is more on Firing Pins from Fusion Firearms.
WHAT IS A FIRING PIN?
A firing pin is a small, metal rod or pin that is part of a firearm's firing mechanism. When a gun is fired, the firing pin strikes the primer on the base of a cartridge, which ignites the gunpowder and causes the cartridge to explode. This explosion creates hot gases that propel the bullet out of the gun's barrel and towards the target.
The firing pin is usually located inside the gun's bolt or breech block, and is held in place by a spring. When the gun's trigger is pulled, it releases the spring and allows the firing pin to strike the primer. After firing, the spent cartridge is ejected from the gun and a new cartridge is loaded into the chamber, ready for the next shot.
The design and construction of firing pins can vary depending on the type of firearm and the specific model. Some guns have fixed firing pins that are not removable, while others have firing pins that can be easily replaced if they become damaged or worn over time.
TYPES OF 1911 FIRING PINS?
There are generally two types of 1911 firing pins: the Series 70 firing pin and the Series 80 firing pin. These are named after the specific model of 1911 handguns they were designed for.
Series 70 Firing Pin: The Series 70 firing pin was designed for the original Colt Series 70 1911 handgun. It is a solid firing pin with no internal safety features. This type of firing pin relies solely on the safety features of the firearm, such as the grip safety and thumb safety, to prevent accidental discharge.
Series 80 Firing Pin: The Series 80 firing pin was designed to improve the safety of the 1911 handgun. It includes an additional internal safety feature known as the firing pin block, which prevents the firing pin from striking the primer unless the trigger is pulled. This additional safety feature reduces the risk of accidental discharge if the firearm is dropped or bumped.
There are also aftermarket firing pins available for the 1911 handgun, which can be made from different materials or designed for specific applications. For example, some aftermarket firing pins may be made from titanium for increased strength and durability, while others may be designed to work with specific types of ammunition or loading techniques.
Ultimately, the type of firing pin you choose for your 1911 handgun will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Whether you choose a Series 70 or Series 80 firing pin, or an aftermarket option, it is important to ensure that the firing pin is well-made, reliable, and designed to work with your firearm.
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF A FIRING PIN?
The function of a 1911 firing pin is to strike the primer of a cartridge and ignite the gunpowder inside, which propels the bullet out of the barrel of the firearm. The firing pin is a critical component of the firing mechanism of the 1911 handgun and is responsible for delivering a consistent and reliable strike to the primer of the cartridge.
When the trigger is pulled, it releases the hammer, which strikes the firing pin. The firing pin, in turn, strikes the primer of the cartridge, igniting the gunpowder inside and causing the bullet to be fired. After firing, the firing pin is retracted by the action of the slide, allowing a new cartridge to be loaded into the chamber and the firing cycle to repeat.
The proper function of the firing pin is critical to the reliable and consistent performance of the 1911 handgun. A well-made firing pin, made from high-quality materials and manufactured to precise tolerances, can help ensure that the firearm operates as intended and that the shooter can depend on it when they need it most.
HOW DOES FUSION FIREARMS PROVIDE THE BEST FIRING PIN?
The 1911 is a classic handgun design that has been in use for over a century, and the firing pin is a critical component of this firearm. Here are some of the steps we have taken to make the best 1911 firing pins:
- Material selection: Our 1911 firing pins are made from high-quality materials, such as tool-grade steel or stainless. The material is strong, durable, and able to withstand the repeated impact of firing.
- Precision machining: The manufacturing process used to make the firing pin is precise and accurate. CNC machining is used to ensure that the firing pin is made to exact specifications and tolerances.
- Heat treatment: Heat treatment improves the strength and durability of the firing pin. The firing pin is heated to a specific temperature and then cooled slowly to achieve the desired properties.
- Surface finish: The surface finish of our firing pins is also important. It is smooth and free of imperfections, which can affect the firing pin's performance.
- Quality control: Our 1911 firing pins are subject to rigorous quality control measures. They are inspected and tested to ensure that they meet the highest standards of reliability and consistency.
Overall, our 1911 firing pins are made using high-quality materials and precision manufacturing techniques. They are heat-treated and finished to achieve optimal strength and durability, and they undergo rigorous quality control measures to ensure their reliability and consistency.
Fusion firearms have a firing pin for your firearm. Seek customer services if unsure of what firing pin to get. You will get an easy and fast response. You can also peruse the firing pin gallery and find a suitable pin for your pistol. To make a purchase;
- Visit fusion firearms
- Go to the Search Bar.
- Input Firing Pins
- Check the options available and add your selections to the cart
- Confirm the purchase, pay your invoice, and provide evidence (FFL License)
- Wait for Fusion Firearms to deliver