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Old 01-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #21
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I was in my LGS today just browsing and decided to look at an ed brown customized 1911. So the worker hands it to me and said not to cock the hammer back with my hand or to let the hammer down with my hand just pull the slide back and dry fire it if I was going to do anything. He told me that cocking the hammer or releasing it with your hand was bad on it.

I've never heard this and was wanting some insight on the matter so if you know why this is bad on it please tell me why and what its bad on. Thanks.
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But what does a round in the chamber have to do with manually letting down a hammer?
You are correct. I was wrong. I took your post as allowing the slide to slam forward without a round in the chamber.

IMO, putting the hammer down with the thumb on a 1911 with one in the chamber is dangerous and negligent.
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Oh, no hard feelings. I assumed there was a miscommunication there.

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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.
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If this gun shop is any like the one close to where I live about 1/4 of the workers actually know about guns and know the facts. The other 75% act like they know what they are talking about but actually have no idea. They are the kind that are "always" right because "I" work in a gun store. I go in there to look at guns at that is it, I will do my purchasing somewhere else.
OK, you want a honest knowledgeable answer? Maybe the people at your LGS recognize you as someone who comes in and fondles the firearms, asks questions and takes up their employees time but never buys anything.

They probably roll their eyes when they see you coming....
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OK, you want a honest knowledgeable answer? Maybe the people at your LGS recognize you as someone who comes in and fondles the firearms, asks questions and takes up their employees time but never buys anything.

They probably roll their eyes when they see you coming....
That's definatley not the case. And thanks for staying on the subject of mechanics of the firearm if you don't know that's fine just trying to get an actual answer from someone that knows why or why not.
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So the consesus is that it doesn't hurt to manually cock or decock the hammer.

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So the consesus is that it doesn't hurt to manually cock or decock the hammer.
As long as there is not a live round in tha chamber that could accidently (negligently?) be fired and the slide is in "battery".

There is no damage to the sear or hammer with thumb cocking / decocking.

As a side not, dry fire should not be attempted without the slide in proper position.
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As long as there is not a live round in tha chamber that could accidently (negligently?) be fired and the slide is in "battery".

There is no damage to the sear or hammer with thumb cocking / decocking.
This! Think about this, why would thousands of people practice dry firing if manually cocking the hammer was harmful to the gun.
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This! Think about this, why would thousands of people practice dry firing if manually cocking the hammer was harmful to the gun.
If those thousand people jumped off a cliff would it be right? People are mis informed everyday.
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