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Posted: 2/26/2007 2:53:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 2:55:13 PM EST by liquidcooled]
So in order to fire a 1911 am i to understand correctly that you have to cock back the hammer by hand. You cant just pull the trigger and have it go off or does it not lock back at all or what not. Im really confused and thinking about buying one, cause everybody likes 1911's apparently and its just a classic american gun. Thanks in advance.
ETA- i realize that if my understanding is correct this would only be for the first shot and the action of the gun would cock it for the rest.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 2:56:57 PM EST
Leave the hammer back. Use the safety. There is no need to ever drop the hammer on a 1911 except when firing or dry firing.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 2:59:31 PM EST
^ im not asking how to use it im asking if you have to have the hammer back for it to fire.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:05:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:10:15 PM EST
thanks.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:33:26 PM EST
But to further answer your question, you will never have to cock the hammer back, because it should remain to the rear all the time.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 5:40:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 5:47:28 PM EST by pulpsmack]

Originally Posted By RolandofGilead:
But to further answer your question, you will never have to cock the hammer back, because it should remain to the rear all the time.


Not when you are doing dry fire excercises, and this is where you would discover the 1911 is SAO, requiring a cocking of the hammer (either operator's thumb or the slide) to reset the trigger.

Having said that it bears threepeating to NEVER thumb the hammer down on a loaded chamber.
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