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Old 03-23-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 03-23-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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They are designed for cocked & locked carry and IMO that's the only correct way...

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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...

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Safest way of carrying a 1911 is by not carrying one at all.
Ah OK, this added a lot to the thread...
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In a holster or a case with your booger hook not on the bang switch.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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In agreement with condition 1, cocked & locked.

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