Series 70 slam fire?

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Never heard of a 1911 slam firing, but have heard of it happening to an AR15.
Yes, it has happened more times than many would imagine.
In the 2nd generation of the AR, Colt went to a smaller/lighter firing pin to lessen the danger, but it's still not unheard of,
In recent times it has most often happened when people re-load ammo with non-recommended primers, such as the copper/gold colored primers made by Winchester,, the silver colored ones have thicker cups.
The Federal 205/205M, the CCI 450, and the CCI #41 are the best primers for AR use, their are a couple of others that I don't recall the names of.
Their are many YouTube vids about slam-fires in ARs,, a friend of mine had it happen to him.
The best answer is a Titanium firing pin,, and when you re-load for an AR make d**m sure the primer is seated below flush.
 

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