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.
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