|04-09-2016, 11:14 AM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Johnson City
Yes. It's quite a garbage can out there.
I am a 35 year NRA instructor. I have been a gun dealer on and off since the 1980's. I have carnied revolvers and pistols. My gun of choice is the 1911. My retail store is expanding into manufacturing modified 1911 carry and un-enhanced tactical guns - and so we have put a lot of thought into the 1911.
Recently I saw a photo on the NRA site that had the weak hand cocking the J frame. Right hand gripping the gun and the left hand cocking the hammer.
I contacted the NRA and voiced my opinion about teaching shooters to use two hands to cock a gun.
Well, one thing lead to another and it appears the NRA somehow distinguishes between cocking a revolver and cocking a pistol. According to their entire staff and Springfield (I assume) it is dangerous to de-cock a 1911 - and should never be carried on the half cock as I do and I teach.
Well, I knew the reason for the thumb safety, but the NRA won't accept it.
But, I was glad to find this thread, as we have spent a good deal of energy in redesigning the 1911 for carry without the gimmicks - based upon carrying on half cock and learning to cock the gun on the draw.
You guys are right - the zombies are in control.
Last edited by SurvivorArms; 04-11-2016 at 10:38 AM.
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