Carrying H&K in Condition 2

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    Carrying H&K in Condition 2

    Question...I see all the 1911 threads on how dangerous it is to carry them in Condition two. I have a H&K USP Compact with a thumb safety with a decocker. I usually rack the slide and use the decocker to bring the hammer down and put the safety on. I thought this was safe because the hammer was down and the safety would keep the hammer from hitting the firing pin...am I wrong here?

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    You're fine. This is how the USP was intended to be carried.

    There is a firing pin block that prevents the pin from moving forward unless the trigger is pulled.

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    It is dangrous on 1911 because:

    A. You have to manualy drop the hammer.

    B. 1911s are Single Action So you have to manually thumb the hammer before you can shoot.
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    That's what I thought but wanted to be sure. Do the 1911's not work this way then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by los7883 View Post
    That's what I thought but wanted to be sure. Do the 1911's not work this way then?
    No, there isn't a decocker on a 1911. Just a thumb and grip safety. If you wanted to carry condition 2 you would have to lower the trigger manually, i.e., pull the trigger and ride the hammer down slowly. Not considered to be the safest thing to do.

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    I have an HK USP Compact in .40.....Sweet pistol!! I carry decocked, safety on as well.

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    I've always carried the Var1 USP on safe and cocked, but DA would have real advantages too and I understand why y'all would do it that way.

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    I carry the H&K 45C decocked with the safety off. That 10+ pound first trigger pull seems safety enough.

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    When I carry my HK it's decocked safety off. It's heavier trigger pull on double action is no different than a Sig or a revolver.

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    +1 with safety off & hammer down on .45C.

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