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Old 02-14-2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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I have already replaced the SA ILS MS setup. To be honest, I am unsure as to the specs of the new MS as I can't guarantee the supplier from who I got it. I did order the Wolff MS set with the lighter springs. I also ordered the recoil spring set with lighter weight springs. I believe the recoil set comes with a new FPS. As it is at this point, I will have to wait until I receive the materials I have ordered, and possibly give things a try. I will add this post to my watch list, so I can find it easily for reference. Thanks for your time, I do appreciate it.
 
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:20 AM   #12
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New extended mag release is installed with lighter weight Wolff spring. It still needs a bit of stoning where the magazine first contacts it. The magazine seems to hang up on the corner of the mag release. It has already caused a bit of damage to the magazine. Patience and a stone are what is required to fix. I pulled the firing pin, and it looks to be the titanium with reduced diameter (.071") at the tip. I am trying to decide whether to get a new FP and FPS from EGW. I have the springs from Wolff, MS and recoil spring with a selection of different weights.
 
Old 02-25-2014, 02:26 AM   #13
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I also want to get a flat serrated MSH with the lanyard loop. Why, you ask? Because I like it, lol. I also picked up a wide spur hammer. I have thought about the situation with hand strength being an issue with operating the slide, but it dawned on me (the light came on) that I can cock the hammer, then pull the slide back. That would make it a bit easier.
 
 
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Why, you ask? Because I like it, lol.
That's all that matters. :-)
 
Old 02-28-2014, 09:57 AM   #15
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Titanium

I think SA uses titanium firing pins. I never had good luck with them
 
Old 03-02-2014, 03:19 AM   #16
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This is what I have been lead to believe as well. I purchased a regular (steel?)FP and FPS from EGW. It came Thursday via USPS. I have the Wolff springs in hand, and am just waiting on the opportunity to install the new parts. I did make sure to measure the FP diameter before ordering, as I also understand the tip is smaller than a standard FP.
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I think SA uses titanium firing pins. I never had good luck with them
 
Old 03-02-2014, 06:12 AM   #17
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Titanium is used to help in passing the California drop test...there is no other reason to need a pin that light. The marketers of parts have the masses fooled into believing it's needed for "faster cycling and lockup".

The reason for a smaller tip is to prevent primer flow on the high pressure calibers like the .40 and .38 super. A longer firing pin will also contribute to that prevention. .45acp really doesn't have that issue.
 
Old 03-03-2014, 12:08 AM   #18
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I could bore the slide to accept the standard GI FP, but that seems like extra bother. I have both style FP's in my possession.
 
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I could bore the slide to accept the standard GI FP, but that seems like extra bother. .
No point in it. Use what ya got.
 
Old 04-04-2014, 11:59 PM   #20
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I have been a little slow making changes. I put a 15 lb recoil spring, and a 19 lb main spring in. I also got an original MSH, arched, with a lanyard loop. It has definitely made a difference in operating the slide in the correct manner for me. I have not installed the EGW square bottom FPS yet, as I need a bit more time to fit it properly to the slide. I do need to find a snug fitting pair of gloves, as my hands are very sensitive, at the same time as my neuropathy is affecting them too. It sucks, but I deal with it. The weather looks to be improving, so I should be able to get some shooting time in, as soon as I find a good location.
 
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