I used to carry my 26 just like that. I bought a sheet of the talon grip and cut pieces to put around the Xgrip. Never had an issue with the 26 with the G19 mag.Either via mag extension or mag sleeve (XGRIP utilizing G19 mags) I think the 26 is a better EDC option for me. While the 43X is a bit thinner and lighter, the 26 is not as tall even with the XGRIP, and you're carrying an extra 5 rounds which might come in handy if you're living on the fringes of Memphis like I am. In any case, I'm partial to GEN3 frames.........to each his own. The 43X is a nice package.
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I'll try axing again, cuz I feel lucky. Besides, I gots to know:Correct me if I am wrong but with a 1911 hammer down on a loaded chamber it can fire if enough force is applied to the hammer? To me that is far more dangerous than cocked and locked.
A.) If You carry a 1911 Series 80, there's No "Concerns" about a round in the chamber, and with Ruger's Heavy Return Spring and Titanium Firing pin, it's not a worry in a Series 70 1911A1, either..I'll try axing again, cuz I feel lucky. Besides, I gots to know:
There are reasons to be concerned about carrying a 1911 with a round in the chamber. Does the same concern apply with a DA hammer-fired?
Sure, a DA trigger pull is safer. But can applying force to the hammer make it fire, like the point about the 1911?
By the way, does dropping it apply enough force to the hammer to make it fire?
Series 80's have a firing pin block, so unless the trigger is pulled, You won't get an AD.Correct, we were hoping you would tell us
You are more than Welcome...It's a difference WORTH Knowing. Both for Safety sake and most claim smoother/ lighter trigger pulls in the Series 70's, but There's a "Kit", sold by Brownwells'Thanks, that post actually did prompt me to run a duckduckgo search and learn more about it
I appreciate the insight, I doubt I would have got that on my own, because I was focused on DASeries 80's have a firing pin block, so unless the trigger is pulled, You won't get an AD.
The Series 70's don't have the Frame & Slide Blocking parts and CAN be fired, even when just "Checking" for a loaded Chamber, if not careful.
The difference can be seen in the Slide and also the Frame.