View Full Version : First 1911

02-15-2012, 6:20 PM
I would like impressions and opinions on my first 1911 which is a Smith & Wesson 1911pd commander with crimson traces.

02-15-2012, 6:52 PM
ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

Know your target and what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important, be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential for mishap. Think first. Shoot second.

Know how to use the gun safely.
Before handling a gun, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or magazine. Remember, a gun's mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe gun handling.

02-15-2012, 7:16 PM
First off welcome to Calguns! Second, When discussing a newly aquired firearm we require pictures :43:

S&W makes some quality 1911s. I dont own one but i have handled a few at various gunshops and they are built very well. I fondled the 108282 models. The fit and finish on them is very nice. I like the satin stainless steel finish they have. Out of all the ones i tried, they all had excellent, smooth light triggers.