1911 Auto Safety Fast Shooting

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    1911 Auto Safety Fast Shooting

    Anybody have this? I got to play with one today, its the first time I've ever seen one. I thought it was pretty neat, although I think I'd stick with the standard set up myself.


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    I fail to see any real value in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    I fail to see any real value in it.
    Me neither, but I did think the engineering, function and concept was pretty neat.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Me neither, but I did think the engineering, function and concept was pretty neat.
    No doubt.
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    I personally don't think it is scary to carry my 1911's C&L, I know the hammer isn't going to magically fall on its own.

    Another answer, in search of a question.
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    The reason I heard in the video, was the cocked hammer catching on clothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    The reason I heard in the video, was the cocked hammer catching on clothing.
    That is the reason that they gave. I'm no expert pistolero or anything, but a 1911 is my CCW of choice, and I have never had an issue with my hammer snagging on my clothing during a draw. Maybe someone who has been carrying one longer can elaborate (seeing as I am still young), but I just don't see a need.

    Plus re-training that is required, and the fact that it would mean I need to put an ambi-safety on my carry 1911, and I think I will pass.
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    If you watch the video on Cylinder and Slide's page: Cylinder & Slide's Informational Videos.

    In the first 30 seconds the owner of C&S says that it is so the pistol can be carried C&L, but observers will see the hammer is down so it is "safe."
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    Thumbs down A do nothing gadget

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I personally don't think it is scary to carry my 1911's C&L, I know the hammer isn't going to magically fall on its own.

    Another answer, in search of a question.
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    I want to SEE the trigger cocked. I don't like to HOPE it's cocked if I need it in 2 seconds. Less hidden the better.

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    Somebody put a lot of thought into that and its a neat gadget...but its still a gadget.
    It may appeal to one that is concerned about carrying a cocked and locked .45, but thats mostly a training issue.

    I'll stay with the present system.
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    Adding mechanical complexity to a machine that needs to function reliably in a life threatening situation seems like a poor idea to me.

    This product seems like a solution seeking a problem.
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    Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.

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    It's interesting but I have to agree with MattinFla.
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    I agree - this really adds nothing but complication and unnecessary expense. I especially didn't like having to lower the hammer if a round is still in the chamber. I guess that's no more than re-engaging the safety, still...
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    While it is a neat idea, why add another component that is subject to failure, to a carry weapon. I'll keep my 1911 stock.
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