DON'T Do This To Your Guns

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Amp Mangum, May 22, 2019.

  1. Amp Mangum

    Amp Mangum Well-Known Member

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    Apr 1, 2018
    From dropping the slide on an empty chamber to flipping your revolver cylinder shut, these are some things you never want to do to a handgun.
     
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  2. 1911fanatic

    1911fanatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    Totally agree. I don’t drop the slide on anything, on an empty chamber, 1911 or not. I only have 1 revolver, old Smith model 10. I don’t slam anything. I just don’t understand why people think it’s necessary to slam parts together. It is beyond me.


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  3. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    I cringe when anyone drops the slide on a auto. On a 1911 I go through the roof! I see employees at gun shops do it. If I'm the boss, your fired. I refuse to by a display model of any gun. Period. :eek1:
     
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  4. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Awww hell those two are internet idiots! Don’t listen to them, I’ve done that thousands of times with my high points and never had a failure:geek:
     
  5. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Yes, you have a point. Those High Point trigger jobs will stand up to a good beating!
     
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  6. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Happy to see Bill and Ken speak up on these topics !
     
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  7. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Ought to be in every owners manual and gun course taught. I know when I began shooting I was ignorant (and guilty) of these facts.
     
  8. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Odd man out....again.
    But dropping the slide on an empty chamber on a 1911
    does not hurt the trigger job UNLESS it falls to half-cock.
    And if the hammer half-cock is properly narrowed, no damage to the trigger job at all.
    It does stress multiple parts, such as SLAMMING the door on your Mercedes, and there is NO reason to do so.
     
  9. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    Think I've seen this before but certainly some good thoughts and tips on operating 1911's and any semi autos, wheelies as well.
     
  10. C_Hallbert

    C_Hallbert Well-Known Member

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    Oct 11, 2017
    Treat em like the woman you want to keep.....


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  11. dash

    dash Well-Known Member

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    Apr 3, 2016
    Thank you for this reply. I’ve wanted to hear from a 1911 smith on this topic for a long time, specifically the effect on the trigger job.
     
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