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Old 01-24-2013, 12:51 AM   #11
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should never let the slide slam forward on a empty chamber. the guy you spoke to has it all bassackwards

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #12
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That is not a safe way to carry a 1911. They should be either empty chamber or cocked and locked. It is dangerous to lower the hammer on a live round. It is also dangerous to cock the hammer over a live round. Both are because your thumb could slip off the hammer and cause a negligent discharge.
Yeah, condition 1or3 is the safest way to carry a 1911. However, we are not talking about carry in this thread. We are discussing function.
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Hmmmm, you should of ask him what he would tell a person carrying this gun with a round in the chamber and the hammer down?

One would need to cock the hammer in order to fire the weapon.
He said it wouldn't be as bad with one in the chamber I'm looking for real knowledgeable responses not smart a** ones thanks.
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What is so rare about a clerk in a gun store being an idiot? I see nothing strange here. If you find one that knows a Heavy Barreled Savage is not a Fat Indian let me know!!

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I also heard from a gun smith that dropping the hammer down manually will wear on the sear.

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Yeah, condition 1or3 is the safest way to carry a 1911. However, we are not talking about carry in this thread. We are discussing function.
It would be irresponsible to read a post about unsafe gun handling and not say something.
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He said it wouldn't be as bad with one in the chamber I'm looking for real knowledgeable responses not smart a** ones thanks.
Funny thing about that is, the chamber has nothing at all to do with the hammer itself. That's like saying a certain clock radio in a car will make "this or that" carburetor work more efficiently. Makes no sense at all.

No, just rest assured the guy didn't know what the hell he was talking about.

I've been in shops where they didn't want people to cycle the action because of the finish wear that will happen between the hammer and firing pin stop, and demanded that you use your thumb.
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Funny thing about that is, the chamber has nothing at all to do with the hammer itself. That's like saying a certain clock radio in a car will make "this or that" carburetor work more efficiently. Makes no sense at all.
The round as it chambers acts like a cushion in the chamber area.
Also remember that when the slide actuates when firing, you finger is holding the trigger to the rear, allowing sear and hammer not to be interferred with by the disconnector.
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The round as it chambers acts like a cushion in the chamber area.
Also remember that when the slide actuates when firing, you finger is holding the trigger to the rear, allowing sear and hammer not to be interferred with by the disconnector.

But what does a round in the chamber have to do with manually letting down a hammer?
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That's pure fiction.

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