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1943 Views 14 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  bonedust75
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.


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 carry a 1911 every time I walk out my front door and I have never had this problem. It does still concern me so I plan on changing from an ambi safety to a regular righty one day.

Doug, I may have misinterpreted your post but it is my understanding that Condition 1 (cocked & locked) is the way a 1911 is intended to be carried.

...or perhaps you meant he was a bozo for carrying "gangster style" .
jakeg823 said:
I think mr Doug was talking about the guy carrying it without a holster
Oh...nevermind then
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