1911A1 safety

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by LoganB93, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. larryh1108

    larryh1108 Active Member

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    Been good mikey. How you been? I'm enjoying fall in NC. Perfect time of year.
     
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  2. Ibmikey99$

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    Larry, We will hit freezing this week for the first time this fall, probably snow on the horizon. Just left Texas and 100 degrees, hurricanes, tornado’s and Chiggers.....had a great time and killed 42 hogs.
    Oops back to 1911 safeties....
     
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  3. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Exactly. In our firearms training in the Air Force back in the 60's when the 1911 was still the issue sidearm, this is exactly what they taught. Last line of desperation, true, but if the slide is shoved back just a bit, the hammer does not reach the firing pin -
    They said that IF someone shoved the barrel against your back, just lean back into it, and when you hear a click you know they cannot fire until they cock the hammer or rack the slide, so spin around and smack them.
    They did admit that it is hard to identify a 1911 by how it feels pressed into your back, though!
     
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  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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    Personally I think the person asking the question didn't have a clue as to what he was talking about! There are not 4 safeties on a 1911A1, only 2.
     
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  5. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

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    The real M1911A1's (made for the US Government and not the wanna-be's being made by everybody and their brother these days) have four "safety's: thumb, grip, half-cock (or hammer down) and disconnector.
    At least this was what was beat into my head by the firearms instructors during my 20 years on active duty.
     
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  6. Ibmikey99$

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    Deadin, Thanks for acknowledging the disconnector as a safety I was having a hard time ,presenting that idea.
     
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