1911 always cocked?

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    Question 1911 always cocked?

    Alright I have searched but never came up with the right phrase to get a good hit on the site here.

    I own my 1911. Kimber. I am curious if I can leave it cocked all the time as I like to use it both home defense, next to my pillow, and then I holster her up and take er' with me wherever the day takes me.

    It is pretty much in condition 1 24/7 until I unload to clean or swap rounds to practice at the range every week.

    I have shot around 1500 rds through it so far.

    Is this safe or will it wear out the hammer spring (not sure what it is called)?

    Thanks all!
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    My 1911 is always cocked and locked (safety on) at all times. But I would advise NOT putting it next to your pillow, on the night stand would be a safer option IMO.
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    They were designed to be left cocked and locked. With modern metallurgy, springs don't wear out by just putting them under load. They wear by cycling them under load. Leaving static under a load is fine.

    BTW, don't leave it next to or under your pillow. ;) Night stand is good.

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    You can get holsters that attach to the side of your bedframe. I personally would be concerned about having a ready to go gun with nothing over the trigger guard. There's a Darwin Award winner out there who answered his phone in the middle of the night... except picked up his gun, and answered it. Bang!

    Do I believe that story? No - but I still don't like the idea of an exposed trigger, for basically the same reason.

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    My Single Action Autoloading pistols are all kept in a hammer back safety on mode unless I am at the range or other wise in the act of firing or cleaning the weapon.

    As far as keeping a gun under your pillow or next to the bed, this is a really really bad idea IMHO. If you are in a mode of deep sleep and having a dream, you may find yourself shooting your gun when you shouldn't be. I'd strongly recommend that you at least place the gun in a holster. I myself have my gun in a holster and the gun is between the mattress and box spring. That way I have to actually wake up to retrieve the weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    My Single Action Autoloading pistols are all kept in a hammer back safety on mode unless I am at the range or other wise in the act of firing or cleaning the weapon.

    As far as keeping a gun under your pillow or next to the bed, this is a really really bad idea IMHO. If you are in a mode of deep sleep and having a dream, you may find yourself shooting your gun when you shouldn't be. I'd strongly recommend that you at least place the gun in a holster. I myself have my gun in a holster and the gun is between the mattress and box spring. That way I have to actually wake up to retrieve the weapon.

    It's the little things that can keep you from hurting yourself or a loved one. Biker


    I'm with Biker 100% on this one. Mine is in the same location.
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    Both my Kimber CDP's are C&L all the time. The Ultra goes with me everywhere and sits in a holster on the nightstand at night.

    Stay armed...enjoy those Kimbers...stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Both my Kimber CDP's are C&L all the time. The Ultra goes with me everywhere and sits in a holster on the nightstand at night.

    Stay armed...enjoy those Kimbers...stay safe!
    that's the way i leave my sig at night,i don't sleep walk..
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    My Kimber is always C&L if I have it out for carry or home defense. Otherwise it is pretty useless when SHTF. Same reason my Glocks are always ready with one in the chamber. FWIW we have no kids, the wife is a great shot, and the dogs show no interest in shooting our guns.
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    Cocked and locked unless I'm shooting it.

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    Well I do appreciate the replies.

    But dont take me so literally.

    I dont sleep with it NEXT to my pillow. It was a saying. I have it holsterd and right behind my headboard hahah. It is close enough that I can reach down and grab it.

    But to prevent my self my having to type all that earlier I said next to my pillow.
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    My Kimber Ultra Carry is always in Condition 1.

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    Cocked and locked carry, and cocked and locked in the holster next to my Surefire on the nightstand while sleeping. ALWAYS!
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    Always, Always ready to rock,

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