Originally Posted by Uncle Tom
very interesting -- are there sensitivity or reliability considerations that would cause one to prefer a slide trigger to a hinge trigger? Is the slide trigger used elsewhere than on the 1911 these days?
Just the common sense of the simplicity of a 1890's design from the brilliant inventor, JMB
which defies improvement.
Plus the "If it ain't invented here it ain't worth $hit" syndrome employed by the manufacturers create the complexity and headaches in today's firearms.
Oh yea, don't forget the gubbmint safety nazis' requirements.
Notice the shape of the trigger bow? It's the outline of the 1911 mag tube! Rather than having a single connecting rod transfer the finger energy posing a torque twist potential the bow transfers the power rearward in two parallel (and supported) paths to the sear.
Nice, huh? Browning, what a guy!