I am very sorry to hear of these troubles with the 1903. Neat pistol
I wonder how practical a pistol it would be if the grip safety was not supposed to be depressed when racking the slide to load it????
Seems completely illogical
...and then, there's this inescapable nugget:
Think about it for a moment, IF what that idiot said was true, how could the gun even fire? The gun doesn't know if you are cycling the slide by hand, or if its being cycled by firing. You have the grip safety depressed when you fire the gun, and the slide cycles, leaving the hammer cocked.