Question on 1911 style or exposed hammer guns
*warning - NEWBIE question*
This is probably a dumb question. I've done my search but can't find anything on this topic. If you carry a 1911 style or similar pistol cocked - can the hammer be bumped forward and cause a discharge? Or can the gun only be fired by pulling the trigger?
I'm starting to fall in love with the p238 as a small pocket carry option but this has me worried. Figured I'd through it out to the experts. I know that you typically carry cocked AND locked (meaning safety on - I assume?) but this issue still concerns me.