GUN So let me get this straight, I have to PULL THE TRIGGER to decock my 1911

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  1. Accord

    Accord Active Member

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    I'm a total 1911 newb, the instruction manual says I have to pull the trigger to decock the gun and at the same time grab onto the hammer and slowly ease it back with my fingers........... if the hammer slips out of my fingers the gun will fire.

    Isn't there an easier, and safer way to decock it? I don't think i'd feel too comfortable decocking it like that while loaded, but I guess i'd never really have any reason to decock it anyways.

    I decocked it about 10 times to practice, and the hammer slipped out of my fingers 3 times and I was pretty confident I was holding it tightly as well :ugh:.
     
  2. Dsking85

    Dsking85 New Member

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    you're not supposed to decock a 1911 with a round chambered. they're meant to be cocked and locked.
     
  3. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    Welcome to the world of the 1911. It's designed to be carried cocked and locked. Any other condition requires you to decock it the old fashioned way. And yes, if your thumb slips while doing it with a round in the chamber, BANG. (They were carried hammer down by many soldiers in WWII though. I wonder how many times they had NDs)


    Now, there is another way. but the web of your other hand in between the hammer and the pin when you decock it. If it slips, then it falls on your web. Now you know why I own an XD 45 and not a 1911.
     
  4. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Maybe I should rethink the idea of getting a 1911...
     
  5. Accord

    Accord Active Member

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    I tried it that way where I had my finger in between the hammer and firing pin and it hurts like a motherfucker even when slowly easing the hammer down, but i'm sure a ND would hurt more :noes:.
     
  6. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I fail to see the big deal, just leave it cocked and locked.
     
  7. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    for the love of god, please "decock" it while it's pointed at your head
     
  8. michael

    michael WELCOME TO THE GUNSHINE STATE

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    it really isnt that hard to do, but i dont know why you would, anyhow
     
  9. Accord

    Accord Active Member

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    ha ha ha ha
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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  11. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    The way I decock mine is just dry fire it. I dont carry it with a round chambered.
     
  12. chakup

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    Boo, why carry then?? especially a 1911.
     
  13. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    because you're an idiot?
     
  14. twofourtysx

    twofourtysx New Member

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    Yeah, with the minutes it takes to pull the slide back
     
  15. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    It's one more thing that can go wrong when you have to pull your gun out.

    It's just fucking stupid to carry without one in the chamber.
     
  16. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    :rofl: :rofl: :hsugh:
     
  17. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    What makes it worse, is he's in canada. So not only can he not carry it (without a round chambered), he has to beat feet to house/car/goat, unsecure the weapon, make it ready, and then engage the threat.
     
  18. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    Who are you again? Nevermind, doesn't matter.

    I carry an XD because I prefer it over the 1911. This is just one of a few reasons. Now, go away.
     
  19. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    That will get you killed
     
  20. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I can't believe that people thing the 1911 is not safe enough to carry :rofl:
     
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    timmy8151 New Member

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    Exactly. People have been carrying the 1911 platform for nearly 100 years without much problem.

    There is no reason to decock a 1911 as stated before. If you need to clear the chambered round, drop the mag and rack the slide to eject the round.
     
  22. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    surriously.

    Who besides the IDF carries in condition 3, and I don't even understand their continuing to do it.
     
  23. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    No one in this thread said it was not safe enough to carry. OP asked how to decock it safely on a live round, which there isn't but he said there probably wouldn't be a reason to do so anyways. Reading comprehension > you
     
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    Actually in canada its against the law to carry PERIOD. I actually dont need to carry a gun. Ive only done it once and if I cant draw and pull the slide back in time, i've obviously already put myself in a bad position thats my opinion. I mean im not worried about walking around with it chambed and the hammer cocked but if I was to carry i'd go the extra safety step, may sound gay but its piece of mind.
     
  25. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    There is no reason to NOT have a round chambered unless you are scared.

    Looks like reading comprehension > you.
     

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