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Old March 25th, 2015, 03:47 PM   #1
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1911 SC Safety Issue

When I fire my SC holding what seems to be a proper 2 handed grip, The recoil sometimes
pushes my right thumb against the safety lever and it engages. Have I got a gun problem or a thumb
problem?
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Old March 26th, 2015, 10:03 AM   #2
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I say fix your thumb, I think it is broke for sure. You may want to call heaven and see if you can return it, I think it's under warrantee.....
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Old March 26th, 2015, 10:34 AM   #3
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The problem is your grip, thumb rides on the safety always to avoid this!
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The problem is your grip, thumb rides on the safety always to avoid this!
This.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply, I understand that, but my safety seems very easy to move. I would never dare carry this gun
cocked and locked. I also have a full size 1911 Smith and the safety is crisp and positive. I suppose I could
compensate by altering my thumb position, but I would think there should be enough resistance to prevent
the safety from moving that easily. My thumb rides under the safety when I fire, not on it.

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Thanks for the reply, I understand that, but my safety seems very easy to move. I would never dare carry this gun
cocked and locked. I also have a full size 1911 Smith and the safety is crisp and positive. I suppose I could
compensate by altering my thumb position, but I would think there should be enough resistance to prevent
the safety from moving that easily. My thumb rides under the safety when I fire, not on it.
You should have stated this in your first post, if your safety is not working properly to begin with... you should know the answer to your own question. You should be calling S&W not asking a question here when you already decided the safety is too loose...
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Old March 26th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #7
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Find a "1911 guy" at your range.

The TS could easily be made "stiffer" by a couple of minutes work on the front edge of the safety where it interacts with the plunger.
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Besides a stiffer detent spring, you could try the old version of the safety paddle which is much less apt to be thumbed at the wrong time.
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Besides a stiffer detent spring, you could try the old version of the safety paddle which is much less apt to be thumbed at the wrong time.
A "stiffer" spring would also increase the force on the slide stop (if such a thing is even made).

The front edge of the thumb safety where it interacts with the TS plunger is what needs attention.

AGAIN: he needs to get with a local "1911 guy," or start studying the 1911 himself.

Looking for 1911"help" on a poly pistol forum is an exercise in futility.

If he were local, I could fix the "problem" in less than five minutes.
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