1911 safety knocked to "off".

This is a discussion on 1911 safety knocked to "off". within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Has anyone here who carries a 1911 or other pistol with a similar safety ever come home at the end of the day and found ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: 1911 safety knocked to "off".

  1. #1
    Member Array grnzbra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    1911 safety knocked to "off".

    Has anyone here who carries a 1911 or other pistol with a similar safety ever come home at the end of the day and found that the safety had been inadvertantly disengaged? Was it a normal safety or an ambidextrous safety?
    There's a reason The Sopranos is set in New Jersey.
    Basic Pistol

  2. #2
    VIP Member Array Rob72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Short answer, "No." But if it did, I would get:
    and probably get a new plunger spring & pin set. Be careful.....

  3. #3
    yci is offline
    Member Array yci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Neither of my 1911's that I carry have ever had the safety come off while carrying. Probably is partially due to the holster I use having some leather that goes up to the back of the gun, and the safety makes a nice indent into the leather that helps keep it in place.

    Mine have the normal safety.

  4. #4
    VIP Member (Retired Staff) Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    South West PA
    Sounds like a seriously weak detent and/or a major point contact problem in the rig. I'd not be happy with that!
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."

    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Array SARR001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Look at my login
    +1 to Chris. Need to have that pistola looked at by a 'smith.
    "Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne

  6. #6
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Moderator Central

    Post Safety

    If you safety wipes to off safe during carry then I would not carry that pistol until the problem was corrected with the pistol or you purchase a different holster. Your pistol safety should have a very postive click off safe.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

  7. #7
    Member Array SSKC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Nope. I've never seen that trick first hand, but I have read of it happening. The good news is that you still have to depress both the trigger and the grip safety to make noise, but as others have suggested, I'd have it looked at.


  8. #8
    Member Array ka0azs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Dayton Ohio
    Never had that problem with my BHP.
    NRA Life Member

  9. #9
    VIP Member Array Bud White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Away - Health Problems
    Nope never had it happen i would check Rig interfearance then see about replacing detent springs

  10. #10
    Member Array Brian45's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    I had this problem with my S/A 1911 Loaded, using a cheap holster. Most of the loaded models have a extended thumb safety. The extra length of the safety will add some leverage making it easier to click "off" while moving in the holster, or the safety will sweep "off" while drawing the weapon.

    My fix was to get a quality holster. Plan B would have been to install a standard length thumb safety. I do watch for this problem with any holsters I use.
    NRA Life Member

    "All That Later"

  11. #11
    Senior Member Array KC135's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Both of my SA and my Colt have standard (non Combat????sillys safetys) installed. The big safety is one of the items that do not need to be on a combat/self defense gun IMO. Same thing for ambis. If I were a lefty, the left side safety of the ambi would be smooth.
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

  12. #12
    VIP Member
    Array gunthorp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    home office
    KC135 is correct. Good advise from all. I suspect interference from the rig is the first thing to look at, if safety click is positive.
    Liberty, Property, or Death - Jonathan Gardner's powder horn inscription 1776

    Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
    ("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
    -Virgil, Aeneid, vi, 95

  13. #13
    Member Array Zach S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Asheville, NC
    Never been a problem. Most of my 1911s have a single side Chip McCormick extended safety, all the ones for carry do anyway.

    I have one with an Ed Brown(?) gas pedal sized safety (found in a drawer somewhere) and another with the pinned ambi safety from Kimber, but I dont carry them.

  14. #14
    DC Founder
    Array Bumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Nope, never have. I believe my holster design would also help prevents it from happening even if there might be a malfunction.
    Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.

  15. #15
    Member Array d2thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    damn, my father carries a kimber pro carry and it has a thumb safety so hard sometimes I worry about him if he had to disengage it.
    S&W 5906
    si vis pacem, para bellum

    protego communis bona

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Joined my Church's "Safety & Security" team this week...........very impressed.
    By carryon in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: October 2nd, 2012, 11:11 PM
  2. Concealed Permit Holder cuffed for officers "safety"
    By cliffyp in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: April 7th, 2010, 10:39 PM
  3. Amusing "concern for one's safety" in California anarchy scenario
    By cyberdogg in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: June 12th, 2009, 01:25 AM
  4. MI Members, Do You Carry Your Pistol "Safety Inspection Certificate"?
    By CelticWolf in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: November 18th, 2007, 04:14 AM
  5. Michigan, contact you rep to end phony "safety Inspections"
    By Cupcake in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 29th, 2007, 10:32 PM

Search tags for this page

1911 grip safety failure
1911 safety comes off easy

1911 safety fail


1911 safety failure

1911 safety off to easy
1911 safety on or off
1911 saftey gets knocked off
1911 thumb safety fail
do handgun safeties get knocked off
knocking safety off on 1911
Click on a term to search for related topics.