You may have heard of it. We’ve tried it. It works and I love it. I think it is one of best enhancements you make to a 1911. —Massad Ayoob
The Safety Fast Shooting system developed by Cylinder and Slide Shop Incorporated is a unique safety system for 1911 pistols that makes it safer and less intimidating than the regular “cocked and locked” or Condition One carry that many use.
Here is how it is used, as explained on the Cylinder and Slide website:
“To use the SFS, load the 1911 in the normal fashion. Whether dropping the slide on a loaded magazine or actuating the slide by hand, the hammer is in a cocked position when the pistol is loaded. Then things become interesting. The hammer is pressed forward until at rest. It is not in a half cock position but close to the rear of the slide. The slide lock safety pops up when the hammer is lowered, locking both hammer and slide. As an additional safety, a firing pin and hammer block rises. To fire the gun the slide lock safety is released. The hammer springs to the rear, ready for a conventional single action trigger press. The gun has not been converted to a double action or double action only pistol. It is still a single action.”
Give us a call at either location, Burrton, KS, or Headland, AL, and we would be happy to add this feature to your 1911.