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I just detailed stripped my Kimber Custom Eclipse II and noticed how easy it was to disassemble and reassamble. I was wondering how to properly test the safeties and on (series 70) 1911s in general, less firing the gun...

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You've got it covered pretty well DH. But there are two steps, suggested by Bill Laughridge, you left out.

After the thumb safety test (as described by DH) without touching the trigger again, hold the back of the pistol close to your ear (it's unloaded, RIGHT?) and just touch the hammer slightly to the rear. If you hear anything like a click, the hammer/sear engagement surfaces are re-engaging and that's bad.

The same procedure should be done after the grip safety test as described by DH.

I've never used the half-cock test and wouldn't want to do it a lot.

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