When to replace the hammer on an M1911?
If the hammer falls, the hammer or sear must be replaced or repaired. Draw the hammer back nearly to full cock position, do not squeeze the trigger, and then let thumb slip off hammer. The hammer should fall only to the half-cock notch. Replace hammer when it falls past the half-cock position.
What should I do if my M1911 falls off?
With the pistol unloaded, draw back the hammer until the sear engages the half-cock position notch. Then squeeze the trigger. If the hammer falls, the hammer or sear must be replaced or repaired. Draw the hammer back nearly to full cock position, do not squeeze the trigger, and then let thumb slip off hammer.
Is the cocked and locked 1911 a problem?
First, yes the P-O LDA is an excellent option when the cocked and locked 1911 is a problem. Charles Riggs wrote a nice article for me on the LDA which addresses this: Second, I believe that the concern about the safety of the “cocked and locked” (condition 1) pistol is more a matter of perceptions than reality.
Is it dangerous to shoot an M1911 1911?
The 1911 has two manual safeties. It may look scary, but it is really much safer than many current designs. If an M1911 has been butchered internally, all bets are off, and I have seen a couple like that.
What happens when the hammer strikes the primer?
The released hammer then transfers its energey to the inertial firing pin, which, in turn, strikes the primer. As the primer ignites the propellant charge in the chambered cartridge, the hot powder gasses expand, building pressure that forces the bullet down the barrel.
When does vertical locking start on a pistol?
In pistols with standard ordnance dimension barrels, barrel linkdown and vertical locking lug disengagement begin momentarily after the lugs horizontally disengage at zero breech pressure just after the firing of a chambered round.
How do you remove hammer pin from 1911?
Remove hammer pin. Using hammer strut, punch out mainspring housing pin. Push in on the CONCAVE (dished) end of the pin, not convex. Pin will be positioned with the dished end on either the left or right side of the frame. Slide mainspring housing off receiver. Lift out grip safety. Lift out sear spring. Remove sear pin.