grip safety


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grip safety

[′grip ¦sāf·tē]
(ordnance)
Safety mechanism that prevents a gun from being fired unless the stock is firmly grasped while the trigger is pulled; used mainly on automatic pistols.
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They are fitted with the authentically styled standard original parts made up of the hammer, grip safety, thumb safety and slide lock.
The extended ambidextrous thumb safety, beavertail grip safety, slide stop, and magazine release operate the same as those of a centerfire Model 1911.
After checking to make sure this spring is properly in place, work the grip safety into the receiver at the top and push down and into the receiver at the bottom against the small leaf of the sear spring.
That bump at the bottom of the grip safety (I think Ed Brown invented it) helps you depress it enough to deactivate it.
The grip safety when the gun is at rest should show a small roll pin about a third of the way down its length from the top.
The grip safety is a feature of all the steel pistols made by Kimber Mfg.
Other features include front- and rear-angled serrations, an extended slide stop and thumb safety, a 3-hole trigger and skeleton hammer, a beavertail grip safety with memory cut, a slightly beveled magwell and Super Walnut dual-texture grips.
The standard R1 Hunter as available from Remington has a black PVD finish, but the R1 LS ORB Hunter from Davidson's has an exclusive oil-rubbed bronze PVD frame and slide; a bright black barrel and bushing; and matte black slide stop, magazine release, grip safety, and mainspring housing.
But until the single-stack 9mm XD-E-which the company recently premiered in Las Vegas--all models stuck to the original striker-fired template, which included a grip safety.
Like many modern 1911 pistols, it comes from with factory enhancements like good sights (Novaks), an extended safety, beaver-tail grip safety, and accessory rail.
That design was changed with the introduction of the 1911A1 (circa 1924), and like the original 1911A1, the Inland has an arched mainspring housing, longer grip safety spur and a short trigger.
Please note the 1922-style grip safety and the slide lock where the 1911 safety would normally be found.