What condition do you carry your "non-1911" DA semi-auto gun?

What condition do you carry your "non-1911" DA semi-auto gun?

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    What condition do you carry your "non-1911" DA semi-auto gun?

    Before I ask my very basic question I will say that my EDC is a Glock 30, and I carry with 1 in the chamber.

    Therefore, I am curious what condition you carry your "non-1911" DA semi-auto pistol? Do you carry in one of the 3 typical conditions of readiness, or do you carry is some variant condition such as chambered round with the hammer in the "half-cocked" position? Also, is your condition determined by the presence of a "decocker" on your carry gun? I look forward to everyones comments.
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    Glock, XD, Kel-Tec: 1 in the pipe and full magazine.

    CZ-75B: Condition 1 (round in chamber, hammer cocked, safety engaged, and full magazine.)

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    Bersa Thunder uc45 One in the chamber, hammer down, full mag
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    KelTec P11. Always one in the pipe and a full mag.

    I wouldnt have it any other way. You pull trigger, it goes bang.
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    When carrying my CZ75 P-01 or P-06, they are carried with 1 in the chamber, half cock position with a full mag. Both guns are decocker models. Under no circumstances would I ever attempt to carry one with the hammer cocked. That is a ND looking to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAmerican View Post
    KelTec P11. Always one in the pipe and a full mag.

    I wouldnt have it any other way. You pull trigger, it goes bang.

    Same way but with a M&P 45c.
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    I was ultimately interested to find out how many people let the hammer down on a live round vs leaving the gun in the cocked or half-cocked position. I personally don't feel comfortable carrying in the cocked and locked position without a grip safety, but just MHO.
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    Glock 26....1 in the pipe and full mag.
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    EDC is 95% DA/SA and ALWAYS 1 in the chamber and a full magazine. It is always decocked and carried DA. If it matters either a Sig or H&K.
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    There is only one way to carry......it goes bang right out of the holster. I carry Glock 27 & 30, nothing to think about except squeezing the trigger.
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    Taurus PT140 - 1 in the pipe, full mag, safety engaged. I don't have an external hammer...but if I did...I don't think i'd carry cocked without a grip safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PackinTiger View Post
    I was ultimately interested to find out how many people let the hammer down on a live round vs leaving the gun in the cocked or half-cocked position. I personally don't feel comfortable carrying in the cocked and locked position without a grip safety, but just MHO.
    To answer your question.

    Back when I use to carry a 45 Colt, I never felt conferrable carrying a round in the chamber of my Colt 45 with it cocked, and locked. Instead I carried it half cocked. However, I will tell you it was about Ĺ and Ĺ with the other guys in the department.

    The only ďADĒ Iíve ever had in the 30 years Iíve been carrying a gun, is lowing the hammer of that Colt Combat Commander.

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    I always carry with one in the chamber. Full Magazine. Even then I only have 20 rounds. Gotta take every advantage I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PackinTiger View Post
    I was ultimately interested to find out how many people let the hammer down on a live round vs leaving the gun in the cocked or half-cocked position. I personally don't feel comfortable carrying in the cocked and locked position without a grip safety, but just MHO.
    Most modern guns are equipped with a firing pin safety. If the gun your carrying has a firing pin safety it is safe to carry with the hammer down. The firing pin is blocked until the trigger is pulled.

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    SA micro condition 1, but very rare a ppk/s 1 in the pipe I dont top my mags, and hammer down no safety,"rebound hammer".

    I used to carry condition 3 with a XD but I was young and naive then, now I'm just naive.
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