1911 question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tlfreek, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. tlfreek

    tlfreek
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    i should probably know this but I do not. Why on 1911's is there a mid point position (or thereabouts) for the hammer? If you were to take your thumb and pull the hammer back it clicks at about 30% and then 100%.

    not sure what the first one is for.
     
  2. Jeedia

    Jeedia
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    It is the safety position of the hammer.
     
  3. netcarrier

    netcarrier
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    Hi tifreek,
    That would be the Safe Cock Knock on the model 70. It for, As you pull the hammer back with your thumb and your thumb slipped off the hammer the weapon will not go off.
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  4. deen_ad

    deen_ad
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    I think it's spelled "nock" nor knock.
     
  5. tlfreek

    tlfreek
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    great - thanks for the responses.
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim
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    I think it's spelled "not" not "nor"
     
  7. Rix

    Rix
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    "Don't go off half cocked"
     
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  8. tlfreek

    tlfreek
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    nicely said -
     
  9. carracer

    carracer
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    Netcarrier is correct. It is in event of a sear failure or slip of the thumb when the trigger is NOT depressed. According to my Colt user manual it is NOT to be carried in that position.
     
  10. fxdc

    fxdc
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    Nice way to ruin a nice trigger job.... Let the disconnector to its job!
     

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