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i have read in Nov/Dec 2010 "American Handgunner" magazine that the single side thumb safety can be accidentally knocked off safety. i have questions.

http://fmgpublications.ipaperus.com/FMGPublications/AmericanHandgunner/AHND10/?page=40

1. What exactly does that side safety disengage/block/ stop etc.?
2. How does one accidentally knock this off?
3. Is this even a real issue, or is it just something to deter 1911 purchases?
4. How does that safety work? (Do you push it up to fire, or down to fire?)
5. How can this issue be nullified?
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I have never encountered this problem, although I have only limited carrying time with my 1911.
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