The whole concept of carrying a loaded 1911 on half cock just makes my teeth tingle.
Ack! Mine too!
I know Eric likes to talk about how easy it is to take apart a Block, but I would hazard to guess that at most 1 in 100 Block owners ever do that.
Probably even fewer. Outside a broken trigger spring, there's rarely (if ever) a need, and shooting with proper trigger reset, it'll work anyway. I shot an entire course of fire at MAG40 with my trigger spring removed.
Probably about that number take apart a 1911, too.
I would guess even fewer still. I've owned more 1911s than G
locks, and for longer, and I have zero interest in detail stripping one.
So the half cock ledge is only allegedly for catching the hammer if it should inadvertently fall - not much of a likelyhood with modern cut sears. If you have the hammer on the half cock ledge, the safety doesn't work. So now you are left with a gun that is loaded, that is sitting on a small ledge not in any way optimized to hold a sear, and that has no safety ability. How is that even vaguely rational? Best idea today would be to take out the half cock notch completely - takes away the possibility to do something stupid (and isn't that where today's society goes).