Cocked and Locked 1911A1
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Cocked and Locked 1911A1
USN 78-82/USAF 82-93 Medically Retired
Desert Shield/Desert Storm
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Xd40 chambered and ready. If I have to pull my gun, I better be ready to destroy whatever is in my sights.
With my Taurus PT911 DA/SA: round in chamber, hammer down, safety off.
With my Taurus PT111 Mil Pro DAO: round in the chamber, safety off.
Cocked and locked. Any other way and you might as well carry a brick in your pocket.
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That's the beauty of a Glock.
Round in the chamber and no safety to worry about.
If its on the hip, It's ready to go.
Carry it Locked & loaded all waking hours!!!!!!!!!!
If it is unloaded it is just a metal club with a trigger, Useless in a gunfight. From what sim. training I have done i can tell you that in a real life situation there is no time to rack back a slide to get into the action, Hardly enuff time to get the gun into play.
what ever makes you feel good, But I sure hope a badguy that has his eyes on me.. thinks that one in the pipe is unsafe.... gives me more time to cap his a...
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Originally Posted by Anubis
yes and no.. I was thinking that 1 in the chamber was the way to go. If you need it now, those ~3 seconds could be your life.
I am glad to see that some people were just like me. Trying to get comfortable with 1 in the chamber.
I would suggest carrying around the house with a empty gun holstered to get used to carrying. I did this when I first got my 1911. Cocked and locked is the only way I will carry ut. I have handled guns since I was old enough to hunt. still wanted to have some practice with a 1911 BEFORE trusting myself to carry loaded.
Im thinking to myself , most bad guys would give you time to first chamber a round before they did anything bad RIGHT ? For sure on one in the chamber...and i carry a glock so no external saftey to worry about just point and shoot.....
PT145 carried with one in the pipe and safety on. When I draw, my thumb is on the safety, ready to flick it off as my index finger moves from the frame to the trigger.
1911's always cocked & locked.
PT-145 Millennium Pro has one in the tube and safety on.
I carry extra mags for both!
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carry sig 220 most of the time so it's DA/SA....
No external safety...
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Sig P229, full mag, 1 in the chamber, decocked - Always