View Single Post
Old August 3, 2011, 10:17 PM   #129
Frank Ettin
Staff
 
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 9,356
Quote:
Originally Posted by gc70
...I suspect that a lot of 1911's without firing pin locks are carried with a round in the chamber, regardless of Ayoob's opinion...
A properly maintained 1911 is drop safe without a firing pin block. There are quite a number of 1911s without firing pin blocks on the California Roster of Handguns Approved for Sale, and that means that they have passed the California required drop test. Also see this post on another board.

Most pistols of current manufacture from good manufacturers will be drop safe.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gc70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Massad Ayoob
These should NEVER be carried with live rounds in the chamber. If one must use such a pistol, load only the magazine, and rack the slide to bring a cartridge into the chamber only when you perceive an immediate need to actually fire.
Nevertheless, I suspect that a lot of 1911's without firing pin locks are carried with a round in the chamber, regardless of Ayoob's opinion....
And here, you've been misleading. You really should post the entire quote. In that context, as you've posted, you've implied that Mas was writing about 1911s, but he was not; and what he wrote was (emphasis added):
Quote:
Originally Posted by Massad Ayoob
...There are several inexpensive pistols such as the Lorcin and the Raven, to name but two, floating around out there that do not have secure firing pin designs and can discharge from impact if struck or dropped. These should NEVER be carried with live rounds in the chamber. If one must use such a pistol, load only the magazine, and rack the slide to bring a cartridge into the chamber only when you perceive an immediate need to actually fire...
So carry quality guns.
Frank Ettin is offline  
 
Page generated in 0.03027 seconds with 8 queries