Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
HB80 Signed by Governor Corbett!

Thanks to everyone's support of this bill, it has been signed into law by Governor Corbett. Municipalities can now be held liable for firearms laws on the books which are in direct violation of the state's preemption laws. To link to continuing discussion on the new law, CLICK HERE


Go Back   Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association Discussion Forum > Discussion > General

Notices

General General firearm-related talk that does not fit into any of the other forums.

PAFOA Sponsors Businesses that provide financial and technical support to PAFOA. PAFOA Shopping Partners A percentage of all sales made through these partner links goes to PAFOA.
Arms Dealer Logo

Arms Dealer — Free Firearm Classifieds, Gun Shop & Shooting Range Reviews

Arms Dealer is your one-stop shop for free firearm classifieds, gun shop & shooting range reviews.

Join today to start buying, selling and reviewing!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old November 27th, 2007, 02:22 PM
shermdo's Avatar
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location:
Drexel Hill / Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
(Delaware County)
Posts: 754
Rep Power: 9705
shermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond reputeshermdo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

My son purchased a used 1911 a while back and I happened to be the first person to fire it at the range. About every third round it would do an automatic double or even triple tap. It was kind of cool but spooky at the same time. We had a little for for a while. He ordered a new sear for it and the problem was resolved.

Being that this is a new 1911 I would definitely send it back to the manufacture for factory repair. You should have no problem with the manufacturer stepping up to deal with the repair.
Reply With Quote

Thanks for visiting our forum! If you ever plan to return you should consider quickly registering for a forum account, especially if you're in Pennsylvania. It's simple to do and best of all free. Once registered you'll be able to participate in our discussions and keep up to date on issues important to Pennsylvania firearm owners!

  #12 (permalink)  
Old November 27th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Lycanthrope's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
New Castle, Pennsylvania
(Lawrence County)
Posts: 7,994
Rep Power: 139959
Lycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

Take sear spring pressure off of ANY 1911 and you will have that.

Or......bad hammer/sear geometry.

Lycannotalwaysabadtriggerjobthrope
__________________

I taught Chuck Norris to bump-fire.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old November 28th, 2007, 09:10 AM
Atomic Dog's Avatar
Grand Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
West Deer, Pennsylvania
(Allegheny County)
Posts: 3,109
Rep Power: 7882
Atomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond reputeAtomic Dog has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Dog Send a message via Skype™ to Atomic Dog
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

Isn't this just a cheap/illegal way to obtain a full auto pistol?


No, No, that's wrong. Get it fixed.




However.......


JOEsenditbackSMITH
__________________
http://img.geocaching.com/cache/a0dc1c41-8312-4ae8-86ab-5e16678a528c.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old December 9th, 2007, 10:53 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location:
S. Williamsport, Pennsylvania
(Lycoming County)
Posts: 164
Rep Power: 13
crazy charlie is a name known to allcrazy charlie is a name known to allcrazy charlie is a name known to allcrazy charlie is a name known to allcrazy charlie is a name known to allcrazy charlie is a name known to all
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

If in doubt contact the manufacturer.
I shot a lot of .45 match autos and there is a technique to drop the slide on a loaded weapon just in case a malfunction should develop.
Holding the weapon pointed downrange place your left thumb on the hammer, release the slide with left trigger finger. When the slide drops place left trigger finger between frame and hammer, release thumb from hammer and slowly roll your finger forward. If you feel the hammer going forward stop.
Without a tight grip a full auto .45 can rotate in the hand and you could shoot yourself or someone else.
This has happened with match weapons when the sears get worn.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old December 9th, 2007, 02:28 PM
Pukindog's Avatar
Grand Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
(Bucks County)
Posts: 1,188
Rep Power: 6183
Pukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond reputePukindog has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

Way, way, back when I was shooting on a Navy pistol team we were taught from day one to hold the hammer while releasing the slide.
Prevented a following hammer. Our pistols were checked every so often and sent back to the armorers if any problems were noticed.
Might add, they were some of the finest 1911's I ever shot. Bought a set of them at Perry one year. ( in the early 70's) Cost me $25.00 per pistol. Still have them. One is still unshot to this day.
Jeff
__________________
NRA Benefactor member
NRA 2nd Amendment Foundation
Colt Collectors Association
Browning Collectors Association
Sharps Arms Collectors Association
SASS Association

SANS PEUR et SANS REPROACHE
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old December 9th, 2007, 05:33 PM
Lycanthrope's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
New Castle, Pennsylvania
(Lawrence County)
Posts: 7,994
Rep Power: 139959
Lycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazy charlie View Post
If in doubt contact the manufacturer.
I shot a lot of .45 match autos and there is a technique to drop the slide on a loaded weapon just in case a malfunction should develop.
Holding the weapon pointed downrange place your left thumb on the hammer, release the slide with left trigger finger. When the slide drops place left trigger finger between frame and hammer, release thumb from hammer and slowly roll your finger forward. If you feel the hammer going forward stop.
Without a tight grip a full auto .45 can rotate in the hand and you could shoot yourself or someone else.
This has happened with match weapons when the sears get worn.
I'm not clear on that. Can you rephrase?

Lycanthanksthrope
__________________

I taught Chuck Norris to bump-fire.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old December 10th, 2007, 12:20 AM
dragonofpa's Avatar
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location:
Secure Location, Pennsylvania
(Delaware County)
Posts: 231
Rep Power: 8
dragonofpa will become famous soon enough
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frenchy View Post
Now you see why it is important to NEVER point a gun at some thing you do not intend to distroy....

Guns are mechanical things, you can never know when mechanics fail.

This is not that new 1911 with the decocker is it? dont know the model, but some one was telling me about a 1911 DA that decocks its self to the DA position on sluide release
Feh--this would never happen to a revolver. This is why I carry and advocate revolvers for "mission-critical" use.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old December 10th, 2007, 07:49 AM
DaveM55's Avatar
Grand Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(Allegheny County)
Age: 58
Posts: 2,766
Rep Power: 126614
DaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

It's not broken in, IT'S BROKEN. Carefully unload it and send it back to be repaired.
__________________
"Having a gun and thinking you are armed is like having a piano and thinking you are a musician" Col. Jeff Cooper (U.S.M.C. Ret.)
Speed is fine, Accuracy is final

Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old December 10th, 2007, 07:50 AM
DaveM55's Avatar
Grand Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(Allegheny County)
Age: 58
Posts: 2,766
Rep Power: 126614
DaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond reputeDaveM55 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragonofpa View Post
Feh--this would never happen to a revolver. This is why I carry and advocate revolvers for "mission-critical" use.
Anything can break, even revolvers.
__________________
"Having a gun and thinking you are armed is like having a piano and thinking you are a musician" Col. Jeff Cooper (U.S.M.C. Ret.)
Speed is fine, Accuracy is final

Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old December 10th, 2007, 09:05 AM
dragonofpa's Avatar
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location:
Secure Location, Pennsylvania
(Delaware County)
Posts: 231
Rep Power: 8
dragonofpa will become famous soon enough
Default Re: 1911 hammer doesn't always stay cocked

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveM55 View Post
Anything can break, even revolvers.
True, but if a revolver breaks there isn't a risk of accidental discharge!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hammer vs. Hammerless Glocker General 19 May 24th, 2008 10:20 PM
vick ordered to stay away from training camp normanvin General 11 July 26th, 2007 06:27 AM
shrouded hammer airlite? XD45 General 30 July 15th, 2007 12:56 PM
HK USPc V1 w/ spurred hammer Wales General 2 June 30th, 2007 08:17 AM
What are the labor laws for breaks in PA? & how long can they make you stay... Nate General 8 April 20th, 2007 08:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.2.0 ©2008, Crawlability, Inc.
Marketing Services provided by MergeMedia.
Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops