This is a discussion on Infallible Humans and Safeties within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by OD* If I might asked, when was this switch DA/DAO/Revolver, it must have been in the last several months? I actually am ...
Thank you Sir. I was just wondering, because a few months ago you'd posted about carrying a Hi-Power in your truck and keeping a 1911 under your bed.
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Actually I should have been more clear. In my case when transitioning to the SIG from the 1911 I would automatically go to "thumb off" the thumb safety that wasn't there on the 220.
But, during my draw sequence I flick off the thumb safety as part of my presentation of the firearm out to the intended target so that automatic thumb movement never resulted in any lost time or resulted in any problems firing the SIG.
I don't think that anybody that is extensively practiced with the 1911 typically "just forgets" to flick the thumb safety either off or back on again. It quickly gets to be a pretty ingrained habit.
I mean I guess maybe I'm wrong on that count though looking at the above poll.
And truthfully operating a 1911 is not like flying a plane.
It's not like there are switches, dials, levers, buttons & controls all over the pistol.
There is A Thumb Safety. It's not the space shuttle.
Just my personal opinion that there is not a whole heckova lot to remember with regard to the proper operation of the 1911.
more often the safety is in a spot on the firearm that it gets click on by accident, then I go to shoot and it's on.
But like the "Ten commandments of gun safety" says:
1) Treat every gun as if it were loaded!
6) Never point your gun at anything you do not want to shoot.
10)never mix alcohol and firearms!
then you should be in the clear.
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I can't say I've forgotten it but I have missed it a few times. If you count grouse and pheasant hunting...more than a few.
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Never with a 1911. Yes with 870 remingtom and a winchester 70.
I have with most of my 22s & shotties, If anyone been shootig 40+ years, I'd say it happend to them also ; )
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do" in a break in.
The BHP is in a lockable box inside my vehicle cocked and locked in a thumb break holster. I would prefer a long gun for vehicle carry but it's not practical now. The BHP is a back up to my normal EDC, a S&W M&P 340 revolver.
I believe that when you need a weapon you need it RIGHT NOW and I also believe in redundant systems. If I listed all my weapons and where I keep them not only would I be foolish I would also probably bore you to death. If you walked into my home you would not see a gun in sight but the truth is there is nowwhere in my house that I am not within lunge distance of something that goes BANG!
Last edited by RebelRabbi; June 7th, 2010 at 05:40 PM.