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Anybody ever seen spring loaded safetys on a 2011 or 1911 pistol? I had heard a while back that maybe Bruce Piatt had them on a pistol. Any ideas how it might be done?

3 gun is driving me a bit to get a pistol done so I can just dump and go like a Glock or XD.

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There was a thread at some point in the past six months that had a couple of pics and a description of how to do it. Basically, take a standard safety and drill a hole in the frame to accept a spring and plunger that would push the safety up when released.

Eta: found it

http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=158385&view=&hl=&fromsearch=1

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There was a thread at some point in the past six months that had a couple of pics and a description of how to do it. Basically, take a standard safety and drill a hole in the frame to accept a spring and plunger that would push the safety up when released.

Eta: found it

http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=158385&view=&hl=&fromsearch=1

I read that thread, but where do you drill the frame?

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So this piqued my interest and I photochopped a prototype. Not the greatest image but it should get the idea across. Not sure if this is exactly what you guys are looking for but one could use a torsion spring or a flat spring and put the hole in the safety and the grip instead of the frame.

poc.jpg

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So this piqued my interest and I photochopped a prototype. Not the greatest image but it should get the idea across. Not sure if this is exactly what you guys are looking for but one could use a torsion spring or a flat spring and put the hole in the safety and the grip instead of the frame.

poc.jpg

Your close, and yes the pocket and plunger is the way to go

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You don't need to drill the frame. It's so simple and you don't need to modify the frame, just the safety and detent. It worked like a charm. Had to hold the safety down with your thumb to shoot. As soon as you let go, the safety popped up.

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The plunger and pocket sounds solid. The clock spring just seems to bulky and fragile. Not to mention ugly as sin. drilling the grip would most likely require a thicker panel right?

No the panel is fine. Ugly you just can't fix LOL :-P

EDIT: It is not a clock spring I was thinking of it is a torsion spring which is strong and rigid not brittle like a clock spring. But again the spring and plunger is so easy and elegant and is the way to go. Just drill a hole!

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Want 2race, are you talking about using a stronger plunger spring and maybe a longer plunger? Maybe instead of a detent spot have a channel the plunger rides in? That seems very practical and more than just for race guns....

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Want 2race, are you talking about using a stronger plunger spring and maybe a longer plunger? Maybe instead of a detent spot have a channel the plunger rides in? That seems very practical and more than just for race guns....

Pretty sure he just modified the angle of the thumb safety.

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