As I read about the various accidents, it's obvious that it's not the gun but simply not abiding by the four basic rules of firearms safety. Note; finger off the trigger until ready to fire the gun. Every firearms course I've taken a hot range is fine but keep the gun holstered until facing down range and ready to acquire the target. Low ready under some circumstances.Thought I'd throw this in just for fun . I met a guy a while back with a very bad limp at my LGS . I'd heard about him through the other regulars at the shop . He then told us first hand how he got the limp . He was at a doctor appointment , and for what ever dumb reason decided to transition to condition 2 and shot himself .
This is what a lack of training , understanding of the 1911 platform , and total lack of common sense safety can bring about . Luckily he was in front of his doctor's office and they managed to save his leg . Believe it or not , he is not the only man I knew that did this . The other was a Army veteran , 82 Airborne . This one happened about 37 years ago . He was always at the gun shows wearing his beret selling cheap Deawoo rifles and bragging how his Llama was as good as a Colt . While reholstering it he managed to shoot himself , luckily no one else was injured . Moral to the stories , if you're carrying cond.1 learn the correct way and place to unload . Don't be stupid like these idiots . There is no good reason to set hammer down on a loaded chamber .