Shooters Forum banner

What is purpose of 1911 grip safety?

5489 Views 8 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  500 magnum nut
I like shooting 1911 type pistols and I understand the U.S. military told Browning to add the grip safety to all of the "new" pistols before entering service. I wish that they would get smart and do away with these annoying devices! What is the purpose of the grip safety?
1 - 2 of 9 Posts
I shoot revolvers more so than pistols. I find the 1911 grip safety somewhat annoying. My latest SW1911 pistol was defective and I had S&W rework the safeties. Yes, their rework/repair was excellent. If you have a pistol that is perfect, then it is a great feeling. While waiting for the pistol to be returned I was just wondering what the thing was for. I learned something new! Thanks for the posts.
1 - 2 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.