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    Only time I ever carried a 1911 any other way other than cocked and locked, was in the military. We had to carry hammer down on an empty chamber. Guess they precieved that as safer.
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    Cocked and locked for both of my 1911s

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    Cocked and locked for the 1911, one in the chamber with the Glock and P32. Why waste time when your life is on the line...and I don't intend on having anything in the trigger guard unless my life is on the line. If I shoot myself in the leg on accident, it's becuase my finger was in the trigger guard when it shouldn't have been, plain and simple...guns do'nt go off by themselves!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Condition 0 for me thank you.
    Gee mom it's just like a Glock that way.
    There is a grip safety you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis
    I'm sure this has been covered before, but I'm curious how you all carry. Cocked and locked? what about a single action pistol with no safety? Still carry cocked? It makes most sense to carry cocked, if the pistol is needed, chances are every split second counts. I like to practice cocking my pistol as I draw it. I can have it cocked by the time I bring it up to eye level. What are your thoughts on this important part of concealed carry?
    I always carry Cocked and Locked. I have an XD as well and that is cocked, with a Glock style trigger safety and a 1911 style grip safety.
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    Is There Another Way?

    1911 cocked and locked in a thumb break holster! No other way IMHO!

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    Cocked and locked. The Tacoma PD claims in their testing that the Kimber (grip safety, firing pin block, deactivated by the grip safety a la Schwartz) was safer cocked and unlocked than all the other score of tested pistols and revolvers. Keep it locked anyway, and when wiping off the safety, be sure to follow through with the thumb under the safety, aligning the gun on target, and making the decision to fire before putting finger into trigger guard.
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    gunthorp, From this Kimber man--------thanks. "Follow through with thumb under safety" is the way that I teach the 1911. Don't believe that I've heard that mentioned on this forum. It is amazeing how many people will shoot with their thumb still over and don't even realize it. I have found that it makes the weapon torque fairly bad and hurts shot placement. Great advice.----

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    Should see what it can do to the thumb ):

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    Well,-------we have something in common. I'm a Kimber master owner(and proud of it !)--------

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    Be ware the half cock notch. It has ruined many a sear. If you're not going to snap the hammer down with the trigger (a la dry fire) maintain pressure on the trigger as you lower the hammer with your thumb. NEVER DO THIS WITH A LIVE ROUND IN THE CHAMBER. Always pull the hammer back all the way with your thumb, never stop at the half cock. The HC notch and sear were never meant to mate. I think it was meant as another passive safety device should the hammer sear engagement fail.

    In the fourties, operatives were taught hammer down on an empty chamber. During the draw the 1911 was held sideways at the low ready while the slide was racked. I feel this takes too long, has the chance for misfeed, and NG, especially in a car seat. Again, I prefer cocked and locked.
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    When carrying my Colt Defender 1911 SA it's cocked and locked. Designed to carry that way.

    When carrying my Ruger P94 DA\SA it's one in the chamber, hammer down, Usually safety ON with One in the Chamber.
    Designed to carry that way. If you cock this one and put safety on it acts as a de-cocker and goes to hammer down with safety ON.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop
    When carrying my Ruger P94 DA\SA it's one in the chamber, hammer down, Usually safety ON with One in the Chamber.
    I used to carry my 94 the same way, until I got a Glock.

    It's nice not having to fart around with an external safety.
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    Wink I think this thread is in reference to 1911 style carry...

    Quote Originally Posted by Q-ball
    I used to carry my 94 the same way, until I got a Glock.

    It's nice not having to fart around with an external safety.
    I'm with you. I no longer carry either of my 1911's or my BHP. I stick with a Glock or a Sig P245. Although, I have to admit that I'm eyeing a ParaOrd TAC-4 LDA and that has a safety to wipe. I could leave it in the "off" position and there would still be the grip safety and there's the LDA....I wish Sig would come out with a high-cap 45!
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    1911's cocked and locked. PT 92 usually in DA mode such a long pull it's safe that way. But I can carry it cocked and locked also.

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