1911 Carriers, in What Condition Do You Carry?

1911 Carriers, in What Condition Do You Carry?

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    1911 Carriers, in What Condition Do You Carry?

    carry a 1911. Which is preferred? round in chamber, hammer cocked, safety on?---Chamber empty? --Half-cocked, round in chamber/ (my preferred)


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    Round in chamber, fully cocked, safety on is the safest and most practical way to carry IMO.
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    They are made to be cocked and locked with one up.
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    Cocked and locked!!
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    Welcome qwert!

    Cocked, locked and ready to rock!

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    Welcome from Western WA.

    Condition 1: Cocked and Locked!

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    Greetings and Welcome from Fayetteville, NC!!!

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    Condition 1.....safest way.
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    if you're not going to carry with a round in the chamber, my advice is to coat it with vaseline...
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    The missus and I both carry our 1911 Kimbers in Condition 1. Hers is an Aegis Ultra II and mine is a Ultra CDP II.

    I am having a 5" 1911 custom made in a couple months.

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    Depends

    In my Smart Carry, chambered but not cocked. IWB, cocked & locked.
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    Welcome from North Carolina. Cocked and locked just as JMB designed it.
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    Condition one, all day, every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomTrain View Post
    In my Smart Carry, chambered but not cocked. IWB, cocked & locked.


    VERY dangerous. I strongly suggest you never lower the hammer on a chambered round in a 1911 unless you're firing it!!!!!!!!
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Carry it as designed to be carried. Round in the chamber cocked and locked.

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