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Old 08-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #21
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Happened years ago so I don't recall the holster, but I had an SA 1911 TRP (this model features a slightly oversized strong side safety + ambidextrous safety) that I carried for about a week, cocked and locked. One day I noticed the safety was off and wasn't too cool with it (it must have happened some time during the course of the day, getting in and out of my vehicle, etc.). So, my preference for 1911s has moved to strong side, stock (Colt) sized safety only.

Of note, I don't carry cocked and locked anymore but don't fault those who do. I think the original safety is much more forgiving for daily carry than what I had. These days, mostly, I use a Galco summer comfort IWB for my G19 but plan on getting a N82 soon after I get back to the US.
You will love the N82 holsters. They're the only IWB holsters I will buy. I have one for my SR1911 and my G35!!!!


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4 o'clock, IWB (Theis holster) cocked & locked.

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If your carrying a 1911 round in the chamber and the safety gets accidentally brushed off or you forget to put it on your still safer than carrying a glock or m&p. The grip safety and half cock notch are still there.

Now, if you have disabled your grip safety and filed off the half cock notch on the hammer and carry with the safety off round in the chamber, At THAT point your carrying with the exact same risk factor of a glock or m&p....

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4 o'clock, IWB (Theis holster) cocked & locked.
^^^^^^This!!!
Exact same gun DW Guardian and exact same holster (Thies IWB).
Pistol has strong side safety only (so there is no way the safety can be brushed and turned off/deactivated) while carrying.
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Hmmm looking closer at Overkill's pic, that does not appear to be a Guardian (not bobtailed like mine). But it is very similar anyway.

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Hmmm looking closer at Overkill's pic, that does not appear to be a Guardian (not bobtailed like mine). But it is very similar anyway.
It's a CCO.
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If your carrying a 1911 round in the chamber and the safety gets accidentally brushed off or you forget to put it on your still safer than carrying a glock or m&p. The grip safety and half cock notch are still there.

Now, if you have disabled your grip safety and filed off the half cock notch on the hammer and carry with the safety off round in the chamber, At THAT point your carrying with the exact same risk factor of a glock or m&p....
Agree 100%!!!!

I don't have a CCL yet (will soon), but I do carry around the house occasionally. I prefer condition 1.
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Cocked and locked. It's the way the designer designed it to be carried. The government wasn't comfortable with a cocked pistol either, hence the addition of the grip safety during trials. California and others, and myriad legislators, owners, and some anti gun people weren't comfortable with that, hence the addition of the drop safety (Schwartz?). There is also the half cock sear notch should there be a failure of the thumb safety, grip safety, drop safety, and the safety between your ears.

I've only heard of a few guns going off due to no ****, honest equipment failure. I've gotten a machine gun hot enough to cook off, but that's not exactly a failure. Even though us 1911 guys like to pick on GLOCK, I've only heard of one honest equipment failure induced ND with GLOCK.

Point being: with any gun, follow the owner's manual, and you should be fine. In the case of the 1911, manufacturers recommended against cocked and locked only because stupid people want to get paid in court for their own idiocy. It's still the way Browning intended for it to be carried, and is the way the military trained for it to be carried, I believe (verification needed).


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Round in the chamber safety on hammer cocked (it is unsafe to have the hammer lowered). Jit slide 4 o'clock position
I was going to get one of those for my old Smith 65. I'm still considering it for my 1911. How do you like it?
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Oh, I'm one of the lucky ones that managed to get a longballer holster before that whole operation fell apart. Or scam, or whatever anyone wants to call it. I can't stick up for the guy anymore, but his work was still awesome.

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Another vote for condition one, in a holster that covers the trigger. Just don't see any advantage to not having the chamber loaded.

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