A simple field strip and cleaning. Mr. Curmudgeon seems to hand me broken stuff and things to be cleaned. Something I am proud to do for him.
The much derided Colt Series 80. This is a Combat Commander in .45 ACP. There were several reasons to make such an argument. The Series 80 firing pin safety is in my opinion a solution in search of a problem. I however do not notice the difference in shooting this Colt .45 with older ones. You can remove the firing pin safety if you want. There is a shim from Brownells to take care of it if you choose to do so. I did in one of mine so my comparison is valid.
The second argument was the fact that there was a strike by the UAW at Colt. This handgun was derided as a scab built gun. Know what? This thing has never had a failure to feed or fire. More importantly Mr. Curmudgeon carried it for over 20 years across this land (I mean ALL across it). He didn't have a sleepless night worrying about it not doing what it needed to do if he put his "booger hook on the boom switch". It still does so.
I am glad to have this pistol here right now. I will return it to its owner shortly.