This is a discussion on Can I ask a question about the 1911 ?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Lima did a video series about 1911 safeties. Well she was talking about how to spot a real 1911 but none the less... Look at ...
Lima did a video series about 1911 safeties. Well she was talking about how to spot a real 1911 but none the less... Look at 4:30
EDIT: She didn't mention the fire pin safety on 80 series 1911's
Last edited by razor02097; December 26th, 2010 at 10:18 PM. Reason: added edit
There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
"I practice the ancient art of Klik Pao."
I swear you two humper guys think that just by adding a double stacked hump (and higher capacity) you get a better camel. You forget about the thin feel of a single hump camel and how well it points (down the trail). Not to mention the above mentioned ride-ability.
"For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands." Deuteronomy 16:15
BUT: they DO take a LOT of practice and work on knowledge of the gun's operation and it's hard to CCW that SA in rotation with others unless it's another 1911 - because you'd need to differentiate different actions depending on the gun you have which could make for confusion in an emergency.
You also have to learn when to take off the manual safety and to really keep your finger out of the trigger-guard until ready to fire because it's now but a short trigger pull with little resistance to BANG!.
So, I'd recommend a point and shoot Semi-Auto like a Glock or others with that action - or a revolver, arguably the safest for a "new-comer" or anyone to use.
A 1911 has a great natural pointing feel and you get very rapid, repeat shots, and as an SA gun is easy to shoot accurately, so that is what you lose. Plus many love the platform. If you can, shoot a 1911 and then a DA auto or revolver. Make your own comparison. Just know with the 1911 you will need a LOT of practice and knowledge.
"Pistols do not win wars, but they save the lives of the men who do. That noble 1911 is a mechanical marvel whose ruggedness, dependability and ferocious power have comforted four issues of GIs, and that, unlike any other instrument you can name, is as much superior to its rivals as it was in 1917."
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Have any of you single-humpers read "More Humps, Less Time" by Sheik Lott? I didn't think so. Educate yourself.
A double will see you through. Capacity wins every day...
We're all in favor of reducing violent crime. It's just that pro-gunners have a method that is proven effective. Anti-gunners don't.
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I think the fact that 3 of the most popular CCW/defensive guns (Glock, 1911, and J Frame revolver) couldn't be more different says it all. Everyone has to find what works best for them, and then practice practice practice.
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OK....Can we get off of Camel Humps and back onto topic? The thread is starting to get cluttered up with unrelated Off Topic comments.
Posts #7 and #19 should be saved and automatically posted to any thread started that questions cocked & locked carry of a 1911 or whether a pistol carried for self defense should have a round in the chamber.
"When was the last time you forgot to hold your pee ???"
Trigger Control - Bladder Control. Two of my strongest life attributes.
I did not forget. It is a planned response on my part to distract my attacker while I plan my response. Its not as easy as one might think to do it on demand. Try it sometime when walking in the mall. I bet you cannot do it. Thats why I practice it along with my shooting abilities.When was the last time you forgot to hold your pee ???