CC of single action autos

CC of single action autos

This is a discussion on CC of single action autos within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am wondering how people out there are carrying their SA autos, I do not mean holster type. Do you carry: -cocked and locked -draw ...

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    CC of single action autos

    I am wondering how people out there are carrying their SA autos, I do not mean holster type.
    Do you carry:
    -cocked and locked
    -draw and cock
    -draw and rack a round
    -or some other way




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    1911, one in the pipe with hammer on first click up. I used to go cocked and locked but i found that the safety got bumped to fire once in a while.

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    I carry a Colt Commander daily, cocked and locked, just like it was designed.

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    Condition 1. Cocked & locked, ready to rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Condition 1. Cocked & locked, ready to rock.
    Same here just the way JMB designed it to be carried.
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    This question or some variant of it must be the most asked on the interweb and yet I can't not answer - FNP45T in C1 on duty, Colt 1991A1 Commander or Compact in C1 off duty.
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    Cocked and locked is the way God and John Browning intended the 1911 to be carried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedz View Post
    1911, one in the pipe with hammer on first click up. I used to go cocked and locked but i found that the safety got bumped to fire once in a while.
    Assuming you're carrying a 1911 you still had at least two safeties backing the thumb safety up - they won't fire without the grip safety deactivated and the trigger pulled - no worries.
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    I have a pair of HK's (USP 9mm compact and HK45 compact) that I choose to carry cocked + locked. They could both be used DA/SA, but I prefer to operate them SAO.

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    Remember I am new to guns. I have not had a gun my entire life and I am 58 now. My wife and I recently got our CHL and I carry now regularly.
    In my life I have NEVER had an instance where I could say - it would have been better with a gun (so far). Since it is not what I do for a living. I practice getting it out of the holster and removing the safety and racking a round. I can do it rather quickly.

    Consequently I NEVER have a round in the chamber and it is not cocked and the safety is on (Sig Sauer P238)
    Since accidents can happen, I would rather be safe than to be able to say that I could have fired 1 second sooner. Could I be wrong - yes - but the CHANCES are higher that I would cause myself damage or someone that I love damage if I do not take the maximum safety precautions.

    Does one in the pipe and cocked and locked sound cooler - yup. But for me this is not a Bruce Willis competition or even a Steven Segal. It is simply safety. You have to do what is right for you. (IMHO).

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    one in the pipe, cocked and locked. THat is how the 1911 was designed to be carried. Why try fix what isn't broke?

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    Remember there are "5" safeties on a modern 1911.

    1.) Proper holster
    2.) Safety switch
    3.) Grip safety
    4.) Your finger
    5.) Your brain (Most Important one)

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    Cocked, locked and one in the chamber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strmwatch View Post
    Remember there are "5" safeties on a modern 1911.

    1.) Proper holster
    2.) Safety switch
    3.) Grip safety
    4.) Your finger
    5.) Your brain (Most Important one)
    In some cases number 5.) might be missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBill View Post
    Remember I am new to guns. I have not had a gun my entire life and I am 58 now. My wife and I recently got our CHL and I carry now regularly.
    In my life I have NEVER had an instance where I could say - it would have been better with a gun (so far). Since it is not what I do for a living. I practice getting it out of the holster and removing the safety and racking a round. I can do it rather quickly.



    Consequently I NEVER have a round in the chamber and it is not cocked and the safety is on (Sig Sauer P238)
    Since accidents can happen, I would rather be safe than to be able to say that I could have fired 1 second sooner. Could I be wrong - yes - but the CHANCES are higher that I would cause myself damage or someone that I love damage if I do not take the maximum safety precautions.

    Does one in the pipe and cocked and locked sound cooler - yup. But for me this is not a Bruce Willis competition or even a Steven Segal. It is simply safety. You have to do what is right for you. (IMHO).

    Bill
    As you get more comfortable with the gun, it will feel more natural. I have one single action that I do carry hammer down tho. Its safety doesn't lock the hammer like a 1911, So I carry it with one in the chamber and the hammer down. DR

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