A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, November 12, 2006

1911 Safeties

Occasionally, a photo is taken that succinctly shows exactly how a mechanism works. I try to save these for future reference. This is one such illustration, provided by John Holbrook.

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Blogger Mulliga said...

Great picture. Also shows just how many things would have to fail to have a true "accidental discharge." I sorta wish it animated like STI's screensaver, though:


8:06 PM  
Blogger Firehand said...

Beautiful set of illustrations. All very simple and interlocking. JMB really was a bloody genius.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Code Brown said...

I prefer just a grip safety myself. I just don't want to fumble around in the dark with trying to release a safety switch. I carry a Springfield XD-40 by the way. I don't know what you think about these but I can tell you that's been reliable and accurate as hell. Check out my blog please. I'll be adding a link to your blog on my blog. Thanks.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hester said...

Great pics. Really helps me to understand how things work, especially seeing as how I'm not terribly mechanical.

More, please, if possible.

4:55 PM  
Blogger alpineman said...

Okay, now THAT's cool. I just learned something -- I never understood what the "sear" was for!

8:08 PM  
Blogger ExistingThing said...

That's quite helpful! I could have used that last a bit ago when I was discovering that I needed to dremel my grip safety for my new trigger. :)

9:55 PM  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

John Holbrook is one of my favorite CSP-forum guys. He has the best guns and gun-pictures.

3:35 PM  

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