When you carry, are you chambered? Safety on?

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    Taurus PT-145. One in the chamber and safety off. It's DAO, though. Just my .02

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    I carry with a round in the chamber, safety off. My DAO 9mm is quite happy that way.

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    Condition 1 also

    1911 Cocked and Locked-Always

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    BHP: Condition 1 as John Moses Browning (blessings be upon his name) intended.

    And of course the primary safety (between my ears) is always engaged when carrying (Hopefully at any rate!)
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    Glock - round in, finger off trigger.

    DAO w/ safety- round in, safety off while on my person.

    That's just what I'm comfortable with, and how I am training.

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    Mine's a DAO, chambered and ready to go. My new Commander will be carried cocked and locked, and my bedside shotgun is currently chambered and on safe. No one under the age of 19 lives in my house and they're all well versed in gun safety so I feel comfortable doing this. Whenever we throw a party every gun gets unloaded, disabled with a key lock and hidden, with the ammo seperate.
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    xd40 sub with one in the pipe ever time I'm wearing it. Passive safeties only (grip & trigger) means its always ready to go.
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    I carry my Kimber 1911 chambered, hammer back, safety off in my hip holster with a thumb strap that doesn't snap well with safety on. Looking through these posts, I'm wondering if that's wise, or I should adjust the strap to make it easier to keep the safety on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shekkian
    I carry my Kimber 1911 chambered, hammer back, safety off in my hip holster with a thumb strap that doesn't snap well with safety on. Looking through these posts, I'm wondering if that's wise, or I should adjust the strap to make it easier to keep the safety on.
    I would consider it very unwise to carry in that condition.

    Either fix the holster or buy a new one.
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    +1. Carrying a cocked and unlocked single action is practically begging for a ND.
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    Cocked & Locked 1911

    Not to be argumentative, forgive me if it sounds that way, the gun as designed by JMB didn't have a thumb safety until the U. S. Calvary (via the Ordnance Department) requested a way for the gun to be made safe with one hand so the mounted trooper would not have to let go of the reins completely. The gun was developed for the military (not the civilian market), whose regulations at the time were for the gun to be carried hammer down on an empty chamber.

    Before the Calvary request, the M1910.



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    I carry a Goverment Model Cocked and locked with a 230grs Personal Protection Remington JHP



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    True OD, I'd forgotten about the original lack of thumb safety but, as you said, military carry was also hammer down on an empty chamber. IMHO, few people outside of the Mossad can carry that way effectively.
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    When I carry (pretty much all the time), I always keep one in the chamber.

    As far as safeties go, most of the guns I carry don't have a manual safety. My carry guns include: Glock 23, Glock 33, Glock 29, Sig P229 DAK SAS, Sig P239 DAK SAS, H&K P2000SK, Springfield XD-40, and a North American Arms Guardian, none of which have safeties.

    I have two single action guns that I frequently carry: a Kimber Ultra Carry II and a Kimber TLE/RL II 4". Those I always carry cocked and locked with one in the chamber.

    I don't see the point of carrying a gun if you can't fire it as soon as you need it (without having to rack the slide).
    Guns don't kill people - bad people (and stupid people) with guns kill people!

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    Kimber Ultra Carry II, Glock 23, Colt AR-15

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    I agree Jack, I have only ever carried the 1911 C&L.
    I just believe that the ability of C&L is a side benefit of the genius of John Moses and the Colt engineers of the time.
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