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Cocked and Locked

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    Cocked and Locked

    I was in my local gun store yesterday looking around, I guess this is a bad time because they didn't have anything that I was interested in,
    in stock.

    Two other people came in while I was there and I could tell they were not new to pistols. I noticed 1 of them had a interest in the
    1911's. I had mine on and I am looking to sell it to finance another one.

    I left the store and they came out right behind me, so I asked the guy if he was interested in a 1911. He looked at it and said I like it but you have to cock it. I told him you carry it cocked and locked and showed him. He looked horrified ( it is empty) he said I could not get over carrying like that, even though I no Glocks are like that but I can not see it.

    Not to get all technical about the Glock Safe-Action, I said yes and you have to do more to make a cock & locked 1911 go off than a Glock ( I like Glocks so don't get me wrong). He repeated I just can't get over seeing that hammer cocked. No sale for me.

    Are there others here that feel it dangerous to carry cock & locked?

    Moderators feel free to close this thread if you like, I see someone else has stared almost the same thread.
    Last edited by redrick; December 31st, 2008 at 06:55 PM. Reason: Another thread on this is running.


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    Well... Glocks are cocked and un-locked!

    The "cocked and locked" subject has been discussed to death here.

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    When I started carrying mine it took a while to get used to carrying cocked and locked. He may not be experienced with 1911's. Carrying this way still concerns me but not the way it used to. I never want to be so comfortable with it that I become complacent and have an accident. I want it to be in the back of my mind all the time I am carrying it. So that said give the guy a break he may get used to it as he gains experience.

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    Indeed - a well beaten subject ....... but I like to think those who do carry C&L with a 1911 do so because they have total familiarity with the platform and are well practiced with both shooting it and safety considerations. Not just because someone else browbeats them into it.

    I used to carry a Browning HP C&L - and that has no grip safety .... and I was OK with it but I admit not as confident as I'd have liked. Much as I like the 1911 type platform I know I am better off with my SIG - preferring in general a DA/SA option.

    To anyone - pick what suits your confidence level and abilities - that IMO has be best.
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    Closed at OP's request as another thread running on same.
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