i have fluctuated over the years about which of my autoloaders to keep at the bedside near the shotgun. sometimes it would be "well i want a gun i dont have to fumble with safeties" then i would go back to just plain reliable and keep my 1911 there. after really studying exactly how a 1911 works and how doule action auto's work i am keeping my 1911 on the stand full time loaded hammer back safety on.
1911 is probably one of the safest pistols out there because to get it to go off everything has to line up. safety has to come off, it must be gripped correctly and finger has to depress the trigger. with a double action like a glock or sig or XD all you gotta do is fumble a finger int he trigger guard and it can go off accidently. glock safety is on the trigger of all the stupid places to put one.
i can see it happening half asleep and getting a finger or thumb stuck in the trigger guard and having the thing go off. wont happen with a 1911.
if someone claims to have had a AD with a 1911 you know they have either modified it to remove safety features, or lowered the hammer on a live round, or had a grip on the handle with the safety off and finger on the trigger. they just wont go off any other way.
for a long time i was scared of my 1911 in concealed carry becuase i would find the safety off in the holster from time to time. so not knowing a terrible lot of how they really work was a little scared of it. i switched to a sig for many years not relly realizing i had reduced my safety factor by doing so. i know better now and keep my springfield 1911-A1 with me as much as possible.
lack of knowledge is why people get scared of em.
Last edited by JonM; 02-07-2010 at 03:13 AM.