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Are expensive 1911's range toys or serious CCW guns?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dores893, Jul 9, 2019.

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  1. rskent

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    Please read post 139.
     
  2. Garandimal

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    Try to "bump" the OEM 1911-A1 safety on.

    No, really.

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    It is teardrop-shaped, designed to avoid the thumb when gripping the pistol.

    It requires that the grip be broken, thereby engaging the grip safety, to engage it.



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  3. tarosean

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    Speaking from personal experience or grasping at straws?

    The only guns that i own that have not malfunctioned, simply haven't been shot enough. Eventually they will all fail. They are machines without a clue to what is stamped into the frame/slide or how much they cost...
     
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    Read then reread then post;)
    My personal experience is like yours which is why I said that belief belongs in One Flew over the Cockoo's Nest. Hence crazy
     
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    Never say never!

    Why does Clint Smith, the owner of Thunder Ranch require all 1911 shooters to ride the safety? He makes you ride the safety regardless of the configuration of the safety or the grip safety. Perhaps you should ask him if any of his students has ever bumped the A1 safety to "safe", when the student thought the safety was "ready".

    I much prefer the A1 safety because it is a lot harder to bump accidentally in either direction than an extended safety, or an ambi safety. But, never say never. I have personally bumped the WW1 style safety on my Les Baer Wadcutter to "safe" due to a weak grip and excessive recoil. That made an impression on me.

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    We seem to have drifted a bit from the simple "Range Toy or CCW?"

    I think we've pretty much covered the subject in 7 pages and it's time to move on.
     
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