I understand how they work and all but what I don't understand is the general dislike of the guns. I have never had problem one from either my series 80 guns.
The shim is available at the link below. It is not dificult to add the shim and remove the S80 parts. The gun then becomes (in effect) a S70 style gun. Value should not change...That makes some sense to me. How much does the shim cost and how difficult is the job? ( I ask this as a relative novice) Would doing that job make a gun worth more or less or is that just a matter of opinion?
Sorry for throwing so many questions at you guys at once. I'm just trying to educate myself for and impending battle of the wits.
The field strip is easy. I like to detail strip my 1911's regularly for a thorough cleaning. That's where the difficulty comes in. Many guys have no problems.Are you talking about a basic field strip reassemble or a bare frame and slide reassemble. I haven't had that problem but I haven't had any of my 1911's down to the frame yet.