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Question for 1911 guys - safety on or off?

This is a discussion on Question for 1911 guys - safety on or off? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Thumper DANG! I ain't gonna mess with you Rugergirl! (blush) and I felt slow and clumsy, knowing I was being timed. I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    DANG! I ain't gonna mess with you Rugergirl!
    (blush) and I felt slow and clumsy, knowing I was being timed.
    I do pratice that drill often, no such thing as too much practice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    no such thing as too much practice
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    Condition 1.


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    For the 1911, P 35 and other handguns similar to the browning design, I carry with the safety engaged.

    IMHO only a fool would do otherwise.

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    When carrying a1911 platform it is in condition ONE and Locked and COCKED

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    If the 1911 is holstered, and there's a round in the chamber---the safety should be ON.

    Period.

    No ifs, ands or buts.
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    Another vote for thumb safety on. I carry my Randall Raider - one in the pipe, full cock, safety on.
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    Add one more for carrying the 1911 WITH the safety on.
    "Gun control is being able to hit your target."
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    I always carry a 1911 Condition One: Round chambered, hammer cocked, safety on.

    I carry a Browning Hi-Power in the same condition.
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    Please , safety on !
    We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police

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    Wow, a 100% consensus and I concur too. There goes another trite saying down in flames - "The only safety you need is the one between your ears."

    BTW, an XD is carried fully cocked but not locked. And if I understand it correctly, an M&P is even more cocked and not locked due to a pivoting trigger sear - quite similar to a 1911 pivoting trigger sear.
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    This is a no-brainer. Keep the safety engaged.


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    Practice, Practice, Practice drawing the weapon and kicking the safety off. If you practice this enough you will do this during a stressful situation.

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    Cocked AND LOCKED!

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    When I carried my 1911, I carried with one in the chamber, cocked, and safety on. Condition 1, cocked 'n' locked or whatever you want to call it, but ready for action with a flick of the thumb and slight pressure on the trigger.

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