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ajgranda
01-16-2010, 17:54
Hi,

Just wondering how many 1911 shooters here rest/ride their thumb on the safety while they shoot. If not where do you usually place your strong handed thumb?

Thanks

Annoyedgrunt
01-16-2010, 18:09
Never on the safety- mostly on the base of my left thumb.

Zombie Steve
01-16-2010, 18:16
I ride the safety.

CC Glock
01-16-2010, 18:18
I ride the saftey

Jeff82
01-16-2010, 18:23
Ride the safety. Any reputable (gunfighting) school will tell you that.

Agent6-3/8
01-16-2010, 19:16
Yes, I ride the safety and use a thumbs foward grip.

Cobra64
01-16-2010, 19:20
I ride the safety.

faawrenchbndr
01-16-2010, 19:28
Yep,.....helps with proper grip and repeatable grip every time.
Works for me,...............:supergrin:

Black Cloud
01-16-2010, 19:44
Yes, I ride the safety and use a thumbs foward grip.

What he said.:wavey:

MoNsTeR
01-16-2010, 20:05
Ride the safety, thumbs forward. Only way to go except for those with super-small hands.

Novocaine
01-16-2010, 20:08
You don't?:wow:

willowofwisp
01-16-2010, 20:25
i have a quick question i normally ride my thumb on the safety with a thumbs forward grip...except like 4 days ago i was shooting and none of my shells would full eject...my grandpa shot after me and the 1911 shot fine. So can the thumbs forward or thumb on the safety slow the slide down? or maybe i was hitting the slide release lever with my thumb? and that caused the shells not to full eject?

txinvestigator
01-16-2010, 20:27
Hi,

Just wondering how many 1911 shooters here rest/ride their thumb on the safety while they shoot.
Thanks

That's where it belongs

Cobra64
01-16-2010, 20:40
Ride the safety, thumbs forward. Only way to go except for those with super-small hands.

It'd be sorta tough too for a lefty unless there's an ambi safety. :)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Grayguns%20Classes/LeftGrip2.jpg

(DA/SA P226ST illustrated)

1006
01-16-2010, 20:46
I have found that riding the safety can cause me to fail in depressing the grip safety. So, I try to avoid it, and keep my thumb on top of my support hand's thumb.

Cobra64
01-16-2010, 20:56
I have found that riding the safety can cause me to fail in depressing the grip safety. So, I try to avoid it, and keep my thumb on top of my support hand's thumb.You may want to re-examine your master grip.

Todd Jarrett discusses here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa50-plo48

Brucev
01-16-2010, 21:20
I do not ride the safety. In the past when I had a beavertail safety on my 1911 it was comfortable to ride the safety. I am currently shooting a Mil Spec. 1911 and find that it is more comfortable for me to place my right thumb on top of the ball of my left thumb. Additionally I am not able to properly depress the grip safety when resting my thumb on the safety. Sincerely. Brucev.

R*E
01-16-2010, 22:19
I have found that riding the safety can cause me to fail in depressing the grip safety. So, I try to avoid it, and keep my thumb on top of my support hand's thumb.
Me too.

CAcop
01-16-2010, 23:32
I ride the safety.

Sometimes the non hump grip safety will cause the gun to not fire if I have my thumb not pointing forward enough. Usually it happens when I am shooting from the hip. Gloves it can do that too but I am not sure it involves the thumb. It is easily fixed with a humped safety.

Black Cloud
01-17-2010, 00:40
i have a quick question i normally ride my thumb on the safety with a thumbs forward grip...except like 4 days ago i was shooting and none of my shells would full eject...my grandpa shot after me and the 1911 shot fine. So can the thumbs forward or thumb on the safety slow the slide down? or maybe i was hitting the slide release lever with my thumb? and that caused the shells not to full eject?

Yes it can, if not done properly.

bac1023
01-17-2010, 00:58
Thumb along safety as well.

Black Cloud
01-17-2010, 01:04
What are you doing up so late? :wavey:

Brian Brazier
01-17-2010, 13:31
I also ride the thumb safety

HAMMERHEAD
01-17-2010, 13:36
No. I got out of that habit when I had a H&K USP .45 V1 (it de-cocks the gun if you ride the safety)

myanof
01-17-2010, 19:51
I began riding the safety when I switched to a Gunsite Lo Mount Safety. I can not ride a standard safety.

1006
01-17-2010, 22:27
nice article about lots of grips and the pros and cons:

each person has a reason.

http://www.handgunsmag.com/tactics_training/combatg_100306/index.html

myanof
01-18-2010, 11:37
nice article about lots of grips and the pros and cons:

each person has a reason.

http://www.handgunsmag.com/tactics_training/combatg_100306/index.html

Good article, thanks for shariing.

pinoy43
01-18-2010, 20:43
no, i rest my right thumb on top of my left support hand thumb, this way i get better grip and easy access engaging the safety.