If you are lucky enough to own a 1911 pistol, make sure you take care of it. After all, there is nothing more depressing than an out-of-commission 1911. That is exactly why we here at Keepshooting.com have decided to stock scores of replacement parts – parts like the 1911 disconnector.
Without a properly-functioning disconnector, your 1911 may put itself out of commission. That is because the 1911 disconnector is a device that prevents a round from being fired before it is fully chambered with the slide completely in battery. In fact, if that were to happen, you might find yourself just as damaged as your pistol.
As noted, the 1911 disconnector is essential to the safe and proper function of the pistol. The easy explanation is that the disconnector exists to prevent the pistol from firing a round before it has been fully chambered or while the slide is out of battery. As you would expect, a cartridge being discharged while the slide is out of battery can wreak havoc on not only the pistol, but the shooter and other bystanders as well.
So how does the 1911 disconnector work? Located in the grip of the pistol adjacent the sear, the disconnector acts on the sear in a manner that prevents the hammer from falling in case of a trigger pull while the slide is out of battery. Once the slide moves completely into battery, the disconnector is forced upward into a machined recess that resets the sear and allows it to once again be manipulated by the trigger. This newly-manufactured part was manufactured to mil-spec 1911 specifications and features a black oxide finish. Note that some gunsmithing may be required for a perfect fit in your pistol.
Spare parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, especially all components that impact the firing sequence. In general, if a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement becomes necessary immediately – not only to keep a firearm functioning properly but also to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.
It is also important to consider availability. At this time, Keepshooting.com is seeking to provide our customers with a wide selection of replacement parts for the M1911 pistol. Several parts are now readily available on our website at an affordable price. If you have any need for spare parts, now would be a good time to take advantage of this offering.
Whether you are looking to amass a collection of replacement parts as an insurance policy of you have a malfunctioning pistol, the 1911 disconnector is a great buy – available now.