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Drawing a 1911

This is a discussion on Drawing a 1911 within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by zacii The safety is off as soon as I rotate the muzzle downrange. This. And this is the only thing that really ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    The safety is off as soon as I rotate the muzzle downrange.

    And this is the only thing that really differs in drawing a 1911 (or a BHP, Sig SAO, etc.) vs any DA gun.

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    Somewhere between coming out of the holster and orienting on the target. Probably "asit rotates on target" is the best description for me.
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    Just before you throw it...uh maybe thats for hand grenades,
    Seriously I carry a 1911 and my safety doesn't come off until the barrel is extending out from body,trigger finger is still straight along slide
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    My safety (ambi) comes off as soon as it leaves the holster and then my trigger finger goes into the trigger guard as it is brought up to the target so I can shoot from close retention if needed. Close retention works in close quarters and if you have not practiced close retention you are in for a learning experience that is taught in a "Gun Fighting School" that operates in a 360 degree environment and is safer than a square 180 degree range. Me, I like 360 degree ranges where all guns are loaded at all times and holstered when not shooting. I also get to build trust with my next door neighbors by observing what they are doing during drills. I already have trust in what I can do. In the last year I have taken 4 Gun Fighting Classes and have learned a lot of material that is in-grained into me.
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