Star 45 safety question

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Helix_FR, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

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    Got a question on a star 45. Is it correct that the hammer will drop when the safety is dropped to fire while the trigger is pulled? I don't see anything to prevent this but I want to make sure.
  2. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Active Member

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    That is normal. The safety simply lifts the hammer off the sear, and locks it.
    Assuming you are referring to the 1911-looking Stars?
  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

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    Yep, looks like a colt pony on the innards with a 1911 barrel and slide:D. thanks Bill.
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    Jim K New Member

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    Isn't that true of the M1911 also?

    Jim
  5. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

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    no, can't pull the trigger with the safety engaged on a 1911. The star will allow the trigger to be pulled with the safety on. A 1911 series will have the sear blocked which also blocks the trigger from going to the rear.
  6. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    True, but on a 1911 if you cock the gun and put the safety on, then put pressure on the trigger and release the safety, the hammer will fall. The mechanism is different, but the result is the same.

    Jim
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    Ah, I gotcha Jim, good point;)
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