How long can you keep a 1911 cocked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    I am not sure how you are considering decocking your 1911 but if it is any other method than
    remove mag,
    disengage safety,
    cycle slide to remove chambering round,
    lock slide to rear and check chamber and magwell,
    lower slide,
    either drop hammer by hand or pull trigger all depends on you.

    Done this way there is no chance of a ND or any other type discharge. Normally when I am home and carrying my 1911 I empty it at the end of the day simply because I have house guns set up for the purpose of home defense Except to change the weight on a spring for one reason or another I have never had to replace a hammer spring for being worn, but if you are looking for a specific time limit 6 years, 7 months and 14 days not a minute more.
    Got it.

    I don't have a 1911 yet, but I will.

    Thanks for the explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augrunt View Post
    3 ANSWERS:
    1. Forever
    2. until a Bad Guy comes in my house.
    3. until my daughter starts dating.


    Mine is cocked and locked right now. That's the state that it's in unless I'm cleaning or shooting it.
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    I can't give an exact source, but I swear I've heard of them being cocked and locked all the way from WWII up until present day. And they still work.

    Anybody actually seen that? Like grandpa's 1911 tucked away in the top of the closet for 50 years and then it fires fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcj View Post
    If the rabbit hadn't stopped to pee, the turtle wouldn't have won the race... statistics will NOT cause you to have a negligent discharge. Negligence will.... what's your point?
    I thought it was a hare and I thought it stopped to take a nap.
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    Until I ride the safety off? The safe queens are stored unloaded but one of my beauties is stored "cocked and locked" and within easy reach. THis is also one of the guns thats gets the most carry and practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2KeepAndBear View Post
    I can't give an exact source, but I swear I've heard of them being cocked and locked all the way from WWII up until present day. And they still work.

    Anybody actually seen that? Like grandpa's 1911 tucked away in the top of the closet for 50 years and then it fires fine?
    My father kept one in a lock box under his bed for about 16 years when I got my permit he gave it to me he had previously fired 2 mags through it before storing it cocked&locked I still shoot it regularly to this day, never replaced a thing.

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    I wouldn't worry about it. You could always try and let us know...

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