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Old 05-07-2021, 12:12 PM
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Safety question. Please help. I have a high standard 45. I need verificatioowhethupor



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I have a high standard 45. I need verification on whether the safety is up or down on the side of the back of the gun. I'm pretty sure the safety is on when it's down but I'm not a hundred percent for sure. Sorry new to handguns. Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2021, 12:57 PM
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Welcome to RFC Adelle. On any 1911 variant which is what you have, the safety is on when pushed up and off when pushed down.

You can confirm this by removing the magazine, making sure there is no round in the chamber. Then point the barrel in a safe direction and while depressing the grip safety on the back strap pull the trigger with the safety in both positions.

Taking a NRA firearms safety course is highly recommended and they can further help you with the operational characteristics of this pistol.

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Most guns reveal a RED spot or an "F" when ready to fire. White, "S", or sometimes (rarely) nothing showing means the safety is on.
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Most guns reveal a RED spot or an "F" when ready to fire. White, "S", or sometimes (rarely) nothing showing means the safety is on.
Since 1911 no John Browning pistol has been so marked.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:21 PM
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this video may help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg2agReY49I
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Old 05-08-2021, 03:28 AM
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None of mine do. Up is safe. Same with the Shield.

You really should be comfortable clearing and function-checking your firearms.

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Old 05-25-2021, 02:17 PM
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As others have said, "Up is safety ON." This is the case with any 1911 pattern pistol.

You can visually verify that this is correct on a 1911 by looking at the thumb safety in the "up safe" position. You will seeing that when the safety is up that it also obstructs the slide from moving.

Get thy self to an NRA safety course PDQ and Welcome to RFC. Where you'll find we know center fire too.

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Old 05-25-2021, 03:20 PM
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She joined, asked the question, then skedaddled the same day not to be seen here since.

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...r.php?u=312845

Lord I hope she wasn't looking down the barrel while testing safety function

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Old 05-25-2021, 08:37 PM
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