Is the carry of a 1911 possibly fatal 4 U???

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  1. 5shot

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    Just uploaded a short video to U-tube that discusses the 1911's slide stop pin problem - a fatal one for a 1911 user.

    If someone plans to use a 1911 for self defense, he/she may wish to check it out.

    The method of shooting that is shown in the short video is for close quarters use, and can be learned and maintained with little or no training.

    Just use safe gun handling practices and common sense.

    It provides the shooter not using a 1911 with an automatic and correct FSP and an automatic and correct Sight Picture. All he/she need do, is point-n-pull.

    To use it with a 1911 or a gun like the 1911, the gun must be modified or it may jam on you, and at the worst possible time, which could be the best of times for the one tryinhg to kill you.

    Here's the U-tube link:

    YouTube - The 1911's slide stop pin - a fatal flaw?

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    A misc. item for those who like airplanes:

    I also updated my page of WW II fighter pics and fly-by videos.

    Here's the link: Pictures And Short Fly-by Videos of WW II Fighter Aircraft

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    Hopefully, I will get some new videos and pics this weekend and others during this summer.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

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    It would only be a problem if you train to shoot with your middle finger instead of your index finger. I have yet to see anyone ever train in this method, although some people might.
     
  3. nwo

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    Are you the person doing the narrative in the video?
     
  4. GRUNDEL

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    Oh No :huh: according to that video, as a 1911 shooter am "left with no affective method of shooting" guess I will need to sell my 1911's and buy a Tokarev.......... cuz Youtube said they are better :laugh:
     
  5. YFZsandrider

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    Hmmm.... how are you supposed to effectively controlling .45 recoil with only your ring and pinky finger?!
     
  6. nonewssmurf24

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    i dont know anyone that shoots with their middle finger. as for the video, note to self if you use a 1911 dont shoot with your middle finger. i think i can manage that since i only use my index finger. aint no way im getting rid of my 1911. fits my hand like a glove.
     
  7. GRUNDEL

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    I like to save using my middle finger for those "Special Occasions" :thumbup:
     
  8. Doubletap

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    Hmm..is that the method known as
    "Bird Shooting"?
     
  9. YFZsandrider

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    I think most shooters have far better dexterity in their pointer finger, rather than their middle finger. I know, for me, any advantage gained with aiming by pointing my finger, would be far offset by the reducion in trigger and mussle contol given in that method.
     
  10. tattoo

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    Yea I tried to berry mine it the ground to get rid of that evil thing, and the sob keeps growing back.:(
    What ta do?
    What ta do?

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  11. Sandman86

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    If you wanna get rid of that pesky weed, ill take it off your hands :laugh::thumbup:
     
  12. sasquatch98226

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    Wow!!! What a horrible deign flaw that has stayed with us for 100-years and every major skirmish the US has been in. Besides that, why not just recess the slide stop pin like Ed-Brown does?
     
  13. GUNNY

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    you can have my 1911, if you can pry it from my cold dead finger's.
     
  14. Kanewpadle

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    Don't tell me you believe everything you see on Youtube.

    The 1911 or any other quality handgun is only as good as the person using it.
     
  15. PlayboyPenguin

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    ...but at my age and weight so can standing too quickly after sitting in the floor eating cookies.

    I am serious. I just did it and almost passed out. I could have fell and hit my head. :eek:
     
  16. Trlsmn

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    This is an easy fix! If you own a 1911 and you shoot with your middle finger just have your index finger surgically removed at the first knuckle. :paranoid:
     
  17. GRUNDEL

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    Now I know I am screwed :(
     
  18. steveracer

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    Trolling, I assume.
    This is such a non-issue that in 100 years, it's never caused a failure in a gunfight.
    Ever read the account of it happening? That's right, you didn't, because it never happened.
     
  19. nixuser

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    re: buy a Tokarev.......... cuz Youtube said they are better
    in my opinion the tokarev with hollow points is better !!
     
  20. GRUNDEL

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    In my opinion 1911’s are better and if you don’t agree with me my next Post will be about “Your Mom” ;)
     
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