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Sear shattering???

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In another thread someone mentioned having seen 1911 sears shatter. How is this possible and what is truly meant by "shattering. I could see part of the narrow portion breaking, but not the whole thing and if I'm not mistaken the sear should stop an accidental hammer fall as long as there is any narrow part of the sear left to catch the half cock. Any thoughts on this? Please move this to the appropriate forum if this aint it :)