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    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.

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    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.

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    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.




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    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.

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    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.
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    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?

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.)
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    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!

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