1911 storage question

Discussion in 'Other Guns' started by oldbrass, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    Question for the 1911 gurus out here...Should it be stored in full-cock position or hammer released..or does it matter ?? I was wondering if it weakens the hammer spring to be in full-cock all the time..Although this is how its carried
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    I always store my 1911a1's with the hammer down...

    No reason other than when I remove the mag and check chamber clear...I ride the hammer down as I release the trigger.
     

  3. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Mine are kept Hammer Down.
     
  4. FordTruck

    FordTruck Well-Known Member

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    Many years ago, I had an Argentine 1911A1 that rode cocked & locked under the seat of the pickup truck. It spent 6 months like that before I pulled it out to shoot a woodchuck. The springs hadn't lost any of their resiliency & everything functioned fine.