Kimber 1911 question

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    Kimber 1911 question

    I'm looking at a Kimber .45 1911, 3" barrel, stainless. I will carry it with a round in the chamber, with the safety on, and the hammer back. My question is: If you pull the trigger with the safety on, does the hammer drop (like a P22) causing you to have to manually re-cock the hammer, or will the hammer not function with the safety on?


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    You can't pull the trigger. It is locked in place with the safety on. I have a Kimber Pro Carry II and love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNGW1500se View Post
    I'm looking at a Kimber .45 1911, 3" barrel, stainless. I will carry it with a round in the chamber, with the safety on, and the hammer back. My question is: If you pull the trigger with the safety on, does the hammer drop (like a P22) causing you to have to manually re-cock the hammer, or will the hammer not function with the safety on?
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    It's a 1911, which means with the safety engaged the hammer will not drop. The 1911 platform is SAO, so there is no de-cocking mechanism.
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    no, you're thinking of a decocking lever. 1911's don't have that.

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    Only my opinion, but you need to unload your pistol (visually and physically check it three times), and try these things out so you know a little more about the tool that you are carrying around.
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    I agree, the 1911 platform, if new to you, is something you should read up on a little before investing. Theres a sticky on 1911 safety checks I beleive here, for starters.

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    This is not a dig!............. but please consider a revolver or a professional training course or both. The operation of the Revolver is so simple, you can simply look to see if she is loaded and it's point - pull trigger - simple. They are also ultra reliable, S&W or Ruger.

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    I would also recomend a 4" (Pro series) barrel over a 3" (Ultra series), but this is just me.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    I would also recomend a 4" (Pro series) barrel over a 3" (Ultra series), but this is just me.....
    That's next on my list....
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    My normal carry gun is my Kimber Ultra CDP II 9mm. Nice little gun. I've fired over 1000 rounds flawlessly. I just got tired of the weight. It's easy to conceal but the heft, even though it is a light pistol, got tiring. I have since moved to a S&W 442. Light and very concealable. I really like the revolver and have moved it to the number 1 slot. I like the semi-auto's but the 442 will work for it's intended purpose. It's my first revolver so I am still working to get proficient. To the OP take some time learning about your pistol. It will pay handsomely in the long run.

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    I had a little change of plan. I purchased a Springfield 3" barrel XD 9mm. Fits my hand really nice with the extended mag. Not as pretty as the Kimber but seems like a really reliable carry pistol and I like the grip safety compared to the glock.

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