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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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.
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.
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.
I would also recomend a 4" (Pro series) barrel over a 3" (Ultra series), but this is just me.....
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Im a big fan of the .22LR for bear defense.
Just shoot the guy next to you in the knee and run like heck.
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.