Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

HomeHome  AIRSOFT TIGERSAIRSOFT TIGERS  GalleryGallery  Latest imagesLatest images  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Log in
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password

ASTIG Shoutbox
Latest topics
» 2010 Candidates
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 17, 2009 6:55 pm by donWACKER

» 2010 Candidates
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 17, 2009 6:14 pm by donWACKER

» Baby Dancing Single Ladies (by Beyonce)
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 11, 2009 9:56 pm by donWACKER

» Nobody, Nobody Bayot - (BISAYA) Wondergirls Parody
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm by donWACKER

» Bagiuo: Police promoting Tourism
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm by donWACKER

» FS: S&A Mainspring Housing with Magazine Well
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 25, 2009 10:46 am by donWACKER

» International Airsoft Practical Shooting
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 14, 2009 1:04 pm by donWACKER

» "Camfrog Video Chat"
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 14, 2009 12:42 pm by donWACKER

» No To Proposed Bills Amending Philippine Firearms Laws
Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 06, 2009 11:28 am by donWACKER


Display results as :
Rechercher Advanced Search

"click to link"

ACM Games
ACM Airsoft Forum

Filipino Airsoft
Filipino Airsoft Forum

United Airsoft Alliance

Airsoft Xtreme
Philippines' Premiere
Airsoft Magazine

Surigao City
Community Forum



For Sale: Holster
Brand New
PARTAK Quickdraw Competition Holster Set
Price: P4,300.00
(order basis with 1/2 downpayment /
NO Refund)
text or call:
or visit WACKER e-Store
Visitor Counter

Free Web Counters

Filipino Directory
Music & Lyrics


 Safety/Function Checking a 1911

Go down 


Male Number of posts : 229
Age : 41
Registration date : 2008-10-22

Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Empty
PostSubject: Safety/Function Checking a 1911   Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Icon_minitimeSat Nov 01, 2008 3:23 pm

Safety/Function Checking a 1911

The following steps are necessary when evaluating any M1911-type pistol that you plan on purchasing, in order to verify that the pistol is in safe working condition. Even if you have no plans to ever shoot the pistol, by verifying the working condition of the gun you will get an idea as to its true condition, and also feel assured that you are buying a real working firearm and not just an expensive paperweight. If the pistol fails these safety checks and you plan on purchasing it anyway, you MUST either have it repaired by a competent pistolsmith or else make sure that live ammunition is never fired in the pistol. Either find a tasteful way to mark it as being "not safe to fire", or else disable the firing mechanism completely.

It should also be understood that merely passing these safety checks does NOT guarantee that the pistol in question is safe to fire. Due to other factors such as improper headspace, metallurgical flaws, etc. it is still necessary to have a pistolsmith check the firearm over before firing live ammunition in it. These safety checks are merely for your use at the time of sale, in order to do a quick verification that there is nothing seriously wrong with the pistol. Once again, have a pistolsmith check over ANY used gun you buy before taking it to the range!


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Magazine

SAFETY FIRST: DO NOT attempt any of the following safety checks until you have made ABSOLUTELY certain that the gun is unloaded! Point the gun is a safe direction, then:
1. FIRST completely remove the magazine.

2. Lock the slide back, engaging the slide stop.

3. LOOK into the chamber to ensure that no live round is present. Feel into the chamber with the tip of your little finger if you have to.

Even after verifying that you are holding an unloaded gun, always keep the pistol pointed in a safe direction while performing the following tests.


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Fire

BASIC TEST: Slide forward, hammer cocked, thumb safety off, holding pistol normally with firing hand. Pull trigger- hammer should fall.


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Function1

FUNCTIONING TEST: Still holding gun in the firing hand, leave trigger pressed and pull slide back.


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Function2

Release slide, keeping trigger pressed. Hammer should now be fully cocked. Release trigger, then pull it again. Hammer should fall.


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Halfcock

HALF-COCK TEST: Using thumb, pull hammer back until the first audible click. Hammer should be at half-cock notch. Grip gun normally, attempt to pull trigger. Hammer should NOT fall for any reason, unless the gun is a Series 80 commercial. These guns have a re-designed half-cock notch that engages near the at-rest position, thus the hammer cannot fall hard enough to strike the firing pin with force. MILITARY GUNS WILL ALWAYS USE THE OLDER HALF-COCK NOTCH, WHICH SHOULD NEVER ALLOW THE HAMMER TO FALL.


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Slidelock

SEAR ENGAGEMENT TEST: Lock the slide back, grip gun normally, then release the slide stop, allowing slide to slam home with force. The hammer should NOT fall for any reason. If it does then the hammer/sear engagement is too weak. Repeat test once again to be sure.
Note: The gun's current owner may not appreciate seeing the slide being slammed home on an empty chamber in this fashion, even though it is a critical safety check. Tell the owner what you intend to do beforehand and why, and limit it to one or two attempts.


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Thumbsafety

THUMB SAFETY CHECK: Holding gun normally with firing hand, slide forward, hammer cocked, thumb safety ON. Attempt to pull trigger. The hammer should not fall, nor should you feel any perceptible movement of internal parts. If you squeezed the trigger and it didn't come to a quick, hard stop (i.e. the trigger felt mushy) then there may have been some sear movement.
Release trigger, disengage thumb safety. Hammer still should not fall. If it does the thumb safety and/or sear is faulty.


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Gripsafety

GRIP SAFETY TEST: Hammer cocked, slide forward, thumb safety OFF. Hold the gun so as to not depress the grip safety. Attempt to pull trigger. Hammer should not fall. If it does the grip safety is worn or has been deactivated.


Safety/Function Checking a 1911 Disconnect

DISCONNECTOR TEST: Slide forward, hammer back, thumb safety OFF. Grip gun normally with firing hand, while pulling slide back 1/4" with support hand. Pull trigger. Hammer should not fall. Repeat test by pulling slide all the way back, then releasing it slowly, pulling trigger every 1/2" of slide movement. The hammer should NOT fall until the slide has returned to the full forward position. If it does then the disconnector is worn. DO NOT fire the pistol until it is repaired, or else it may possibly go into firing uncontrollable bursts or go completely "full-auto".

--courtesy of coolgunsite.com
Back to top Go down
Safety/Function Checking a 1911
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Design/Modify your 1911 HANDGUN (Virtual 1911 Customize)
» Classification of 1911 modifications
» Tips on buyng COLT 1911's
» 1911/1911A1 Disassembly - By D. Kamm
» Field Stripping the Norinco 1911

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Other Hobbies & Outdoor Sports :: Practical Shooting-
Jump to: