I dropped my RIA 45 and....

This is a discussion on I dropped my RIA 45 and.... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by QKShooter Glad that you're OK. That's the most important thing always. You had best install a heavier Wolff firing pin spring. A ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Glad that you're OK. That's the most important thing always.

    You had best install a heavier Wolff firing pin spring.

    A heavier firing pin spring sure would have prevented an inertia FP discharge when the pistol was dropped from that short distance.

    Yep, looks like your thumb safety was also in the Off Safe position when your pistol hit the floor.

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    You also need to do a complete step by step "function check" on that pistol.
    This is the first time I've ever seen it happen, HP White laboratories couldn't get it to happen without building a special jig to hold the pistol so it would consistently land square on the muzzle. Maybe they should have tangled the pistol up in underwear.
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    I have had my RIAs come off safety while in the holster, could this have happened to you and you didn't know it? I check my safety OFTEN while holsterd.
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    First, glad you are okay.

    Second, if you learn from the experience it can't hurt you in the future.

    You got lucky, just learn from the experience and move on. It's not a matter of if, but when for most who handle guns often and long enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrLewall View Post
    I have had my RIAs come off safety while in the holster, could this have happened to you and you didn't know it? I check my safety OFTEN while holsterd.
    I know the safety was on,I had just come home and when I left the tv was on as I got out of the vehicle there was no tv light showing through the curtains so when I opened the door I drew and looked inside the house,my power had gone off turning off the tv then came back on but tv stayed off,when i reholstered is when I must have got my shirt between the gun and holsterand how I know the safety was engaged then about 1 minute later the incident happened.Like I have said before even had the safety been engaged pulling the bang switch isn't what fired the gun the firing pin inertia from the gun being dropped on a concrete floor from waist high and striking the barrel straight up and down caused the gun to fire,I've looked at the impact and it looks about as perfectly straight shot into the ground as you could get if you pushed the barrel against the floor and lined it straight up and down then shot,if the gun hit slightly crooked would it have discharged,maybe not due to force not being in a straight line,but i'm buying heavier firing pin springs for all my 1911 platforms
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    glad your OK
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    have you posted this over on m1911.org in the RIA forum? the guys over there would be interested to see this, i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamWallace View Post
    have you posted this over on m1911.org in the RIA forum? the guys over there would be interested to see this, i think.
    I posted a link in the General Discussion forum.
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    Thanks for posting this. I'm always a little more careful after reading something like this.

    How's the tile-replacement-before-the-wife-see-it project coming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Thanks for posting this. I'm always a little more careful after reading something like this.

    How's the tile-replacement-before-the-wife-see-it project coming?
    I find it's better to fess up and admit it than try to glue a shoe to the floor and act like I don't know why the shoe is stuck to the floor
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    I posted a link in the General Discussion forum.
    thanks i'll go look at the site and see if i can answer questions they got
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I find it's better to fess up and admit it than try to glue a shoe to the floor and act like I don't know why the shoe is stuck to the floor
    that's awesome... i've been sick for two days and they say laughter is the best medicine... thanks for the laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I find it's better to fess up and admit it than try to glue a shoe to the floor and act like I don't know why the shoe is stuck to the floor

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    holy cow... Kinda makes me like that some states mandate that a gun has to be dropped from a fairly high height and not go off if it wants to be sold there. Wait a minute, no I don't.

    Glad you are ok.
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    JEEZ! That's TOO darn close!

    Glad you're okay.
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