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Went to the Range with a friend this afternoon and brought my Springfield 1911A1 45 pistol. After shooting for awhile I went to reload the 45 and started with putting one in the chamber that I was going to follow with 7 in the mag. Well, after putting one in the chamber I went to reset the hammer before slapping the mag up and, sure enough, the hammer slipped as I was letting it down and the round went off. The gun was of course down range but the round ended up hitting the floor about 3 feet in front of my friend and I. So, after the smell cleared from the slight mess in my shorts :wink: and me recovering from feeling like an a$$, I went ahead and continued shooting. The gun is fairly new even though it's more than 20 years old it's had less than 500 rounds put through it. Will definitely have to be more careful with this weapon in the future.
 

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I'm glad to hear that no one was hurt.

In the future I would reccomend not manipulating the hammer manually when you have a loaded chamber. If you want 7+1, I would suggest loading your mag, chambering a round, eject the mag and replace the round that you chambered, then reinsert the mag. Remember to keep your fingers away from the trigger when ejecting and re inserting the mag.
 

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Traditional 1911's are not designed to be loaded with the hammer down. I am just glad no one was hurt.
 

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Jmark said:
Traditional 1911's are not designed to be loaded with the hammer down. I am just glad no one was hurt.
Exactly, Thanks.

Sounds like a fellow Paratrooper.
 

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Take a spare magazine to use as a loader, insert the loader into the magazine well, run the slide, manual safety on, remove the loader and put it in the off side pocket, load full magazine and shoot as required and/or needed.
 

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Yeah, made their .22 seem kind of wimpy....however, their dads 7mm rem mag was fairly impressive.
 

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GunNut said:
Yeah, made their .22 seem kind of wimpy....however, their dads 7mm rem mag was fairly impressive.
Yep. The concussion alone was impressive.
 

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Firearmz said:
Take a spare magazine to use as a loader, insert the loader into the magazine well, run the slide, manual safety on, remove the loader and put it in the off side pocket, load full magazine and shoot as required and/or needed.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the the manual safety on a 1911 prevents the slide from being cycled.
 

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Firearmz said:
Take a spare magazine to use as a loader, insert the loader into the magazine well, run the slide, manual safety on, remove the loader and put it in the off side pocket, load full magazine and shoot as required and/or needed.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the the manual safety on a 1911 prevents the slide from being cycled.
That's how my similarly-designed CZ works. I assume the 1911 is the same way, as well.
 

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71L1P said:
Firearmz said:
Take a spare magazine to use as a loader, insert the loader into the magazine well, run the slide, manual safety on, remove the loader and put it in the off side pocket, load full magazine and shoot as required and/or needed.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the the manual safety on a 1911 prevents the slide from being cycled.
Yes, after a round was chambered, you could have put the safety on while inserting the magazine...instead of dropping the hammer.

Don't really need the safety on before a round is chambered. :)
 

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71L1P said:
Firearmz said:
Take a spare magazine to use as a loader, insert the loader into the magazine well, run the slide, manual safety on, remove the loader and put it in the off side pocket, load full magazine and shoot as required and/or needed.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the the manual safety on a 1911 prevents the slide from being cycled.
I just double checked and mine does.
 

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Adam5 said:
71L1P said:
Firearmz said:
Take a spare magazine to use as a loader, insert the loader into the magazine well, run the slide, manual safety on, remove the loader and put it in the off side pocket, load full magazine and shoot as required and/or needed.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the the manual safety on a 1911 prevents the slide from being cycled.
I just double checked and mine does.
Ok. My mistake.
 

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Guess I should have went and looked at one of mine.. :) I don't typically cycle mine with the safety on they are mostly range toys.
 
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