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What is purpose of 1911 grip safety?

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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?
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i, too am very comfortable with the grip safety on the 1911s, and have never had any problem of the gun not goin' off when it's supposed to or goin' off when it's not supposed to. there are aftermarket grip safetys that have a raised bump on them to minimize the problem some people have with their normal grip not depressing the grip safety fully.

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