Ok, So I have been talking about getting a 1911 for exactly one year today. Many of you have suggested a RIA, SA Milspec, STI, Firestorm, CD, and some others for my first 1911. Well, being a lefty requires me to have the ambi safety. I have narrowed it down to a few choices, and will be purchasing within 48 hrs, but have some very newbie questions. What are the do's and don'ts for 1911's? My google fu is at a white belt status tonight and I cannot find anything here on GT via the search function. I know: -Not to force the slide stop in, sans the "idiot" mark. -Never let the slide slam on an empty chamber. -Don't ease the hammer down, rather dry fire. This is the basic knowledge that I have for 1911's. Is there anything else that I am missing? Thanks. Captdreifus Wanna kill these ads? We can help!