What is the Proper way to carry a 1911.

What is the Proper way to carry a 1911.

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    Cool What is the Proper way to carry a 1911.

    Hello All.
    I am a new owner of my first 1911. S&W SW1911Sc E-Series. I carry concealed all the time. I used to carry a Ruger P90; yes I know big and fat. hey was my first pistol. So My question; what is the right way to carry a 1911; cocked and locked? My holster has the leather strap that goes over the hammer. I carry now with the hammer forward. Thanks.


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    Condition 1: cocked and locked. Hammer forward is a no-go. There is safety hazard dropping the hammer on a live round. Dropping the hammer on an empty chamber is an act of futility.

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    This topic was covered pretty well in this recent thread:

    New To Carrying

    You can read over the link above, but start with these two sources:

    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post


    Watch this video. It pinpoints exactly why your 1911 is safe to carry "cocked and locked."
    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Read over this to supplement the video above: Is Cocked and Locked Dangerous?

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