1911 .45 APC operation

 Loading Operations
 magazine  The issued 1911 magazine holds 7 – .45 ACP cartridges.
 magazine1  The magazine is loaded one cartridge at a time.
 magazine2  With weapon pointed in a safe direction: Insert the located
magazine into the magazine well located in the pistol’s grip.
 magazine3  The magazine locks into place by firmly applying upward pressure.
 magazine4  Grip the rear of the slide.
 magazine5  Pull the slide all the way tot he rear. Note position of fingers in
relationship to the trigger.
 magazine6  Allow slide to slide forward.
 Unloading
 magazine7  With weapon pointed in a safe direction: Depress the magazine
release.
 magazine8  Remove the magazine.
 magazine9  While your fingers are not touching the trigger, grip the rear of the
slide.
 magazine10  Pull the slide to the rear ejecting the cartridge.
 magazine11  Check one more time to make sure the chamber is clear.
 Manual Slide Stop Operation
 slidestop1  The slide stop is located on the left hand side of the pistol. Pull the
slide to the rear and push the slide stop up so it rests in the slide’s
detent as shown above.
 slidestop2  The pistol shown with the slide stop locking the slide in its rear
position.
 slidestop3  After manual releasing the slide stop the slide will slide forward.
 Safety Operation
 gripsafety  There are two safeties on the 1911. The first being the grip safety
as shown above. The grip safety must be depressed prior to the
pistol firing.
 safety1  The safety on the 1911 is one of the most ergonomic is design for a
right handed person. It is operated by swiping the thumb on the
right hand while gripping the pistol.
 safety2  By swiping the thumb upwards the safety is engaged and the pistol
cannot be fired.
 safety3  The photo above shows the safety engaged.
 safety4  To disengage the safety: while gripping the pistol swipe down with
your thumb.
 safetyon  The photo above shows the safety engaged.
 safetyoff  The photo above shows the safety disengaged or in the “off”
position.