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cung
December 22, 2016, 10:31
Just released at HLebooks.com, a new downloadable ebook on the SFS (Safety Fast Shooting) device intended to the Colt pistols of the "Government" class.

The downlaod page is here: http://hlebooks.com/ebook/sfscolten.htm

An Android version is also available : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hlebooks.sfscolten

Many other ebooks on various firearms are available here: http://hlebooks.com/

Content of this publication
Presentation of the SFS system
- SFS (Safety Fast Shooting) system by Leon Hubert
- SFS system intended to the FN HP35 pistol
- SFS system intended to the Colt pistols of the "Government" type
- Nomenclature of the SFS parts
Components of the SFS system for the Colt pistols (1)
- The SFS cocking lever detailed
- Specificities of the SFS hammer
- SFS hammer reassembly procedure
Components of the SFS system for the Colt pistols (2)
- The SFS holdopen latch
- The SFS main spring
- The SFS cocking lever spring
- The ambidextrous magazine catch
- The SFS firing pin safety levers
- Faster lifting of the firing pin safety by the SFS levers
Preparation of the Colt 1911A1 to receive the SFS kit
- Field dismounting of the pistol
Installation of the SFS system in the Colt 1911A1 (1)
- Replacement of the mainspring
- Replacement of the safety lever spring
- Attachment of the two plungers to the new spring
- Replacement of the firing pin safety actuating levers
Installation of the SFS system in the Colt 1911A1 (2)
- Dismounting of the standard manual safety
- Dismounting of the standard hammer
- Installation of the SFS hammer
Installation of the SFS system in the Colt 1911A1 (3)
- Installation of the SFS cocking lever
- Locking pin that secures the left cocking lever
- Reinstallation of the mainspring housing
- Reinstallation of the slide with the new dismounting key
- Post reassembly dry testing of the SFS device
Functioning of the SFS system for Colt pistol (1)
- Basic functioning of the SFS hammer body
- Purpose of the hammer ring
- Rotation of the hammer on the ring
- The return spring and the hammer drop safety
Functioning of the SFS system for Colt pistol (2)
- Functioning of the cocking lever

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L Haney
December 22, 2016, 11:20
Looks very nice. Whazzit' do?

Methane
December 22, 2016, 11:37
Looks very nice. Whazzit' do?

Empties your wallet?

gentlemanjoe
December 22, 2016, 12:43
Empties your wallet?:rofl:

gentlemanjoe
December 22, 2016, 12:46
Looks very nice. Whazzit' do?

Basically a fancy way of carrying your 1911 in a "cocked and locked" position

How It Works

Shove a mag into your SFS-converted Browning Hi-Power or 1911, and chamber a round. Now, with the muzzle in a safe direction, use your support hand to gently push the hammer forward. You'll feel a light spring tension until it goes down to "rest" and locks in place.

That's it. Holster safe. You're good to go.

When you need to fire, draw as usual. At the moment when you would press the safety catch down into the "fire" position with your regular single-action pistol, press down on the same lever on this one.

The hammer will fly back to the cocked position. You are "cocked and unlocked" and ready to commence fire.

Olaf
December 22, 2016, 16:40
Is cocked and locked now somehow problematic?, not knocking just curious.

L Haney
December 22, 2016, 16:51
Thank you Joe. Excellent explanation.

I know some people this would appeal to. They don't carry a 1911 and still probably wouldn't with this escapement installed. But they would appreciate the idea behind it.

1911Ron
December 22, 2016, 18:07
Is cocked and locked now somehow problematic?, not knocking just curious.

To some seeing the hammer back causes them to have heart palpitations and get the cold sweats, but no it is not unsafe contrary to urban legend.

L Haney
December 22, 2016, 18:10
To some seeing the hammer back causes them to have heart palpitations and get the cold sweats, but no it is not unsafe contrary to urban legend.

The same people can't see the striker on a Glock, under spring tension, with absolutely no secondary release protection, and therefore are fine with that.

CG&L
December 22, 2016, 18:41
Not wanting to be a stick-in-the-mud but it looks like a dumb and overly complicated system. It's worse than creating a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

Certain things like fitting a safety or hammer, trigger sear should only be done by someone who knows what they're doing

Someone might be better served by getting a DA/SA Sig 226
No bugs to work out and you get a double stack magazine

kolding
December 22, 2016, 19:05
I will check it out. This ebook might cause more people to appreciate the SFS.

When I was doing research prior to my purchase/install on a mid-60s BHP, I had a very hard time getting info. Cylinder and Slide has some info, I went to the manufacturer's web site, and I read a lot of forums, but still felt a bit of a risk-taker when I ordered it. This book will be a boon to others going down the same path.

I like it. I would not see any utility to it if I had a grip safety instead.

meltblown
December 22, 2016, 19:16
I will check it out. This ebook might cause more people to appreciate the SFS.

When I was doing research prior to my purchase/install on a mid-60s BHP, I had a very hard time getting info. Cylinder and Slide has some info, I went to the manufacturer's web site, and I read a lot of forums, but still felt a bit of a risk-taker when I ordered it. This book will be a boon to others going down the same path.

I like it. I would not see any utility to it if I had a grip safety instead.

I have always worried about an AD stuffed in my pants. BPH has me wondering

Blackmore
December 23, 2016, 09:28
The SFS kit is also made for the Browning Hi Power. I was given an original BHP SFS kit box and instructions along with all the takeoff original parts. Unfortunately I didn't get the pistol with the installed SFS parts.

kolding
December 23, 2016, 14:46
Blackmore, does this mean your pistol is just sitting there with the parts? or did you re-assemble with the original parts or with the SFS?

I did not find installation to be difficult. I watched an American Gunsmithing video on detailed disassembly/assembly of the BHP and that informed me on a few things I needed to know to do the install. PM me if you want to borrow the video or talk further.

Blackmore
December 24, 2016, 06:49
Blackmore, does this mean your pistol is just sitting there with the parts? or did you re-assemble with the original parts or with the SFS?

I did not find installation to be difficult. I watched an American Gunsmithing video on detailed disassembly/assembly of the BHP and that informed me on a few things I needed to know to do the install. PM me if you want to borrow the video or talk further.

I have no idea what happened to the pistol. My dealer buddy probably sold it off as part of the estate (not knowing it had been converted) and later found this box with the original parts in it which he gave to me.

http://i.imgur.com/qDbInXs.jpg?1

I have the laminated Stephen A. Camp BHP disassembly guide which is what I've always used.

hueyville
December 24, 2016, 23:17
First let me say that's a great write-up on the SFS. Very detailed and clear. Carry 1911 whenever not doing manual labor. Also carry open most of the time. Till 2.5 years ago carried a 1911 almost exclusively for defense. About once a year will have someone ask if realize my pistol is cocked. Explain that by design safety doesn't work unless cocked. In 30+ years only had two people get upset and stay upset after polite explanation but believe they would have been mad even if striker fired pistol without a hammer.

Carried two cocked and locked 1911's today, full size compensated IPSC Unlimited converted to a carry pistol in a Ghost holster and a 5" in Galco shoulder rig. Same as most Sundays except on occasion carry a 5.5" SIG Tacops TB as primary and 4.25" 1911 as backup. Try to keep them mostly concealed but muzzle of the comp gun sticks out just a tad from sport jacket if bend forward. If lean to left not uncommon for butt of pistol in shoulder rig showing but out of o er 1,000 people through the building don't have anyone say anything about cocked and locked pistols. I don't understand the fear or concern of a cocked and locked 1911? It has to safeties plus the trigger that must all be manipulated for it to discharge.

This may make some feel better but feel it's a complicated system that adds parts which are not part of original design and seems like the sheer number of extra parts that require a lot of extra stuff to happen to function would decrease reliability of a pistol. Not to say wouldn't install on a 1911 or Hi Power if found one in junk box sale for dirt cheap but only till had several thousand rounds would I count it as dependable and then only carry if had a backup. Wonder how it would react to being filled with sawdust from table saw or lint and other crap that tends to collect in rear of slide of regularly carried pistol by blue collar working man? Might never give any issues but would take some time for me to trust it over standard cocked and locked carry. Never had that fail.