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arp1 03-23-2010 02:04 PM

saftest way to carry a 1911
 
I have carried a S&W .40 for years,recently I got a Kimber 1911. What is the saftest way to carry, cocked and locked, or hammer down?

NGIB 03-23-2010 02:13 PM

They are designed for cocked & locked carry and IMO that's the only correct way...

masterPsmith 03-23-2010 02:22 PM

Condition one (cocked and locked with one up the pipe), the way they are meant to be carried. With proper practice, it will become your best friend...

Jim..............

NGIB 03-23-2010 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by james_black (Post 255570)
Safest way of carrying a 1911 is by not carrying one at all. ;)

Ah OK, this added a lot to the thread...

cpttango30 03-23-2010 02:38 PM

In a holster or a case with your booger hook not on the bang switch.

CA357 03-23-2010 02:42 PM

Condition one, cocked and locked. That's how it's designed to be carried. It has a thumb safety, grip safety and a trigger that must be squeezed. It cannot fire unless all three have been activated.

Gojubrian 03-23-2010 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 255578)
Condition one, cocked and locked. That's how it's designed to be carried. It has a thumb safety, grip safety and a trigger that must be squeezed. It cannot fire unless all three have been activated.

There ya go?

Safer than most others imo. People like James up there are only firghtened by that evil hammer exposure. ;)

stalkingbear 03-23-2010 04:51 PM

I can't add anything that hasn't already been said. I concur with condition 1 being the only way to carry a 1911. I've heard horror stories of 1911s discharging when dropped but after careful investigation it was revealed that these guns were UNSAFELY MODIFIED in the 1st place. Even if a 1911 is dropped on the hammer so hard it shears the full cock notch, it'll just drop down to the 1/2 cock notch.

jackg 03-23-2010 05:43 PM

In agreement with condition 1, cocked & locked.

canebrake 03-23-2010 06:23 PM

Texas Ranger Charlie Miller was minding his own business when a concerned citizen came up to him, noted the hammer cocked back on the big 1911 dangling from the Ranger's belt, and asked, "Isn't that dangerous?" Charlie replied, "I wouldn't carry the son-of-a-bitch if it wasn't dangerous."

Cocked and Locked by Robert H. Boatman


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