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    Carrying Cocked and Locked

    It depends on how old your firearm is? and, How old are your magazines? If both are 1980 or newer, the spring steel used in modern firearms and mags has much better metallurgy than firearms made during WWII or earlier. I have carried my 1911's in condition one for years at a stretch, only de-cocking them while cleaning or changing ammo. They fed and fired everytime.


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    Doesn't sound like there is a definitive answer ... I carry in condition one as you and most everyone else does. When/if the day comes when ol' faithful starts to have hiccups the first thing I'll do is get new springs. I don't have to know when because the gun will start telling me that it's time.

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    I have been carying a 1911 for 40 years. I change the springs every 4000 to 5000 rounds. I have never had a spring failure by leaving them cocked and locked. I currently carry a WC - CQB LT and it has been cocked for over a year ( I do practce with it) and it is just as good as new.
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    A 1911 is Not an obsession, it's simply a recognition that it's THE Gun. :-) All others are runner ups. And hey, if all else fails, aim for the nose and fling it to knock out your foe. Let's see y'all do that with a kel-Tec. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsonge View Post
    A 1911 is Not an obsession, it's simply a recognition that it's THE Gun. :-) All others are runner ups. And hey, if all else fails, aim for the nose and fling it to knock out your foe. Let's see y'all do that with a kel-Tec. ;-)

    Thats funny....lol. My 1911 has been cocked and locked for a year now. No problems so far.
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    My Kimbers have been C&L continually since their purchase (years) without any problems...I wouldn't worry about it.
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    I have a Colt seris 70 that has been continually C&L for nearly 30 years the exception being when I carry it to the range.

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    I purchased a Colt Officer's ACP in 1986. The only time it was not C&L, since that time, was when it was being shot or cleaned.

    I just replaced the recoil and magazine springs in 2007. I only replaced them because I thought it was time to do so after 21 years.

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