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Old 03-16-2017, 08:08 AM   #1
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The comfort of a safety.

For the first time I found a measure of comfort from engaging a safety.
Perhaps it was merely the decades of familiarity with 1911's rushing back during stress, but when the better half crossed between the muzzle and the intended target line: pop on went the safety.

Now I understand that the Old Trigger Finger is the ultimate safety, and I've got experience from revolvers to glocks without incident, but that's the first time I've ever engaged the safety on a sidearm without thinking about it first.

Of all the different safety systems: Decockers, Push through bolts (ie Model 51 Beretta) Trigger centered activators, etc..... It appears that the simple thumb safety on the 1911 is the only one I trust subconsciously, or is it just the reflexive actions of decades of familiarity?

Anyone else suddenly finding that they found a measure of comfort when they engaged the safety?
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usually I cuss and swear at mine coming on at the most inopportune times- then it doesn't matter what type it is- they're all bad- the 92s has the frame safety you speak of-
however I was taught mag in , and fire ,forget about the safety- if there's an interruption for any reason, mag out, clear, and action locked to the rear no need for safety
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Anyone else suddenly finding that they found a measure of comfort when they engaged the safety?
I've had a measure of discomfort by having the pistol fire merely taking it off safe. Trigger had been polished too light and the movement caused a discharge.
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usually I cuss and swear at mine coming on at the most inopportune times- then it doesn't matter what type it is- they're all bad- the 92s has the frame safety you speak of-
however I was taught mag in , and fire ,forget about the safety- if there's an interruption for any reason, mag out, clear, and action locked to the rear no need for safety
Model 51: note the cross bolt safety (Circle at top pf grip)this was used on the original 92 which changed on the S models
http://www.berettacollection.com/dave1/Picture39.jpg

Model 92s:http://pistol-training.com/wp-conten...ta92whogue.jpg

1911:https://snwcdnprod.azureedge.net/sit...?itok=rX8k1YlL

As an after action review I can't explain why I just didn't raise the muzzle to the ceiling like on the CQB conga line? But perhaps with advancing age I feared a sympathy discharge more than the need to reengage immediately? It isn't a good feeling to question what your hands are doing when they move quicker than your mind. That's part of the reason I'm getting a little comfort from just flicking on the thumb safety.

PS, Thank Y'all for not piling on an Old Man's out of practice failing.

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