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What condition do you carry your 1911 style pistol?

  • Condition 2 – Round in the chamber; hammer down; full magazine in gun.

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  • Condition 4 – Chamber is empty; hammer down; NO magazine in the gun.

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Condition 0 – Round in the chamber; hammer cocked; thumb safety is OFF; full magazine in gun.

Condition 1 – (Also known as “Cocked and Locked”)- Round in the chamber; hammer cocked; thumb safety is ON; full magazine in gun.

Condition 2 – Round in the chamber; hammer down; full magazine in gun.

Condition 3 – Chamber is empty; hammer down; full magazine in gun.

Condition 4 – Chamber is empty; hammer down; NO magazine in the gun.
 

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Majority I'd think would go condition 1 or 2.

Condition 0 is too unsafe, 3 I would think would cause problems in a high stress situation (fumbling around trying to chamber a round), and 4 is pointless. At that point you don't really have a gun, you have a really expensive club.

I haven't carried a 1911 (yet), but when I do, it'll be condition 1.
 
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The only time I've carried condition 4 is carried in my range bag going to an indoor range :smile:
I didn't even realize there was a condition 4.

One for me.
As originally coined/developed by Jeff Cooper, you are correct, there was no condition 4. People have added two additional conditions 0 and 4, they weren't original to Cooper's system to define the state of readiness of the 1911-pattern pistol.
 

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Not sure what "condition" it is, but my wife carries full mag,hammer back, safety off, but no round in the chamber. A very light pull back on the slide and its ready to fire,, This is with a Sig P238, which is similar to a little 1911, but may not be identical in all functions.. With the hammer back, the slide is ridiculously light, and she feels it would be just as quick to chamber a round than to disengage the thumb safety with her arthritic fingers... bob
 
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