Prefered 1911 carry methods

Prefered 1911 carry methods

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    Prefered 1911 carry methods

    I carry a Glock 23 when I am fly fishing (not as worried about water) and a Kahr CW9 in town so I don't have to think/worry to much about extra levers and safeties and that sort of thing. Recently I bought a Taurus pt 1911 ss and really liked the 1911 platform as a shooter.
    So last week I bought a Springfield Armory EMP 1911 in 40 s&w to have as an alternate carry piece...
    this is where my questions lies: How do you prefer to carry a 1911?
    Empty w/hammer down?
    Fully loaded, hammer cocked and on safe?
    Or fully loaded on half cock?
    If you would be so kind as to share your methods and maybe a brief description as to why you carry it that way I would greatly appreciate to hear the insite.
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    Fully loaded, hammer cocked and on safe. It's the only way to go IMO, and I do this with my P220 SAO as well.

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    That is how I have liked it so far, seems like the quickest way to gain access to it if needed and involves the least amount of movement and thought

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    Cocked, locked and ready to rock! (one in the chamber)
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    What Thumper said...
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    Only way to go is as stated above, it is entirely safe to carry with a round in the chamber and safety on. Just practice so you get the muscle memory down for the safety. Do not carry loaded and at half cock!
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    Carry it the way it was designed to be carried--condition 1(cocked and locked).

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    This is one of those topics that comes up quite often, I doubt that there will be much new insight on this matter..

    Quote Originally Posted by JEC View Post
    This topic has been discussed in depth.
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...dangerous.html

    Jack
    Thanks for posting that link Jack, that's probably the best thread on the subject matter.

    Post 29: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-question.html was actually copied over to the reference forum IIRC...

    Quote Originally Posted by 45ATB View Post
    Thanks Jack
    I did a search and must have overlooked that one. There is some real good info in there.

    The search tool has been acting a little funny lately, there are plenty of pretty good threads on this topic, dig in and enjoy.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ition-2-a.html (Still open)

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ed-1911-a.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...st-cocked.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...you-carry.html
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-carrying.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...lf-cocked.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...1911-long.html


    The links provided in this post and as posted by JEC, should answer most if not all of the OPs questions.
    In order to prevent 5 pages of "Cocked and Locked" I'm going to close this thread as the above links will provide plenty of feedback re: Carry condition of the 1911 pattern pistol.

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