Function / Safety Testing a 1911 Pattern Pistol
If you want to properly function check your 1911:
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 By D. Kamm
Safety Checking a 1911
Keep in mind that the Series II Kimbers operate like a Series 80 gun regarding the firing pin stop. Many manufactures such as Para Ordnance, Sig Sauer, Remington (Not Remington UMC) and others use the Colt style firing pin mechanism, refer to your users manual (if you do not have one, check your manufactures website) and look at the parts list.
Springfield Armory 1911s are kind of an odd duck as they may or may not have "Series 80" hammers which allow them to fall when the half cock test is performed. Springfield Armory uses an "inertia firing pin safety" which consists of a lightweight firing pin and a heavier firing pin spring. The hammer falling from half cock when the trigger is pulled is not an issue on MODERN Springfield Armory 1911 pistols, if you have an older Springfield gun (1985ish to 1990) you may want to call Springfield Customer Service and ask
Kimber Series II Firing Pin Safety
Colt Series 80 Firing Pin Safety.