It’s imperative to ensure that your firearm is functioning properly and safely.
Perform these Function and Safety Checks for a 1911 Pistol after every cleaning (or partial disassembly), or when evaluating a pistol for purchase.
These are excellent tests to check the condition of a used 1911 prior to purchasing it. For the most part, if a firearm that I’m considering buying fails any of these tests, I would pass on that particular gun. That’s not a hard-and-fast rule, but unless the gun was of such value that it was worth the time, effort and expense of an immediate trip to a qualified gunsmith, I would look at other guns. Continue reading →