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Old 06-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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If you carry cocked and locked, what do you do at the end of the day: clear the weapon and lower the hammer or just leave it ready for tomorrow? What's the pros and cons of each method?

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Old 06-07-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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I mostly carry 1911A1 and BHP Pistols, I carry cocked and Locked the entire time I'm up and about (Condition 1), when I get home and Set the gun in the Safe I download it and keep A LOADED MAG IN PLACE (CONDITION 3) ! Works for me, I've carried this way for over 25 years!

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If you carry cocked and locked, what do you do at the end of the day: clear the weapon and lower the hammer or just leave it ready for tomorrow? What's the pros and cons of each method?
I assume you are talking 1911 .45 style gun. I do not own one but i do carry glocks and xd's. I always carry cocked and locked so to speak. Always a round chamberd. Who know how much time you will have to react to a bad guy. I dont want to be racking the slide while i'm being shot at or stabbed. To me my gun needs to be ready when i need it. I never unload a round from the chamber not even at home.
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I carry my Springfield Armory 1911 EMP Cocked and Locked. Before bed I put it into Condition 3 and it goes into a custom bedside holster / lock next to a SureFire Lumamax L1 Flashlight.

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My weapon is always hot and ready as every second counts when you need it the most. I unload it when i get home and leave the slide back so i know that there's nothing in the chamber.

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When I carry a 1911-pattern firearm I carry cocked and locked (I prefer my Milt Sparks Summer Special II holster) and then just leave the gun that way at night. I always press-check it in the morning to make sure nothing changed (nighttime chamber-emptying gnomes, whatever) while it was out of my sight.

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Yes I carry cocked and locked. I carry a 1911

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In the 1911A1 format, I've always carried in Cond. #3. Too many reasons to enumerate and certainly do not want to hijack this thread. However, in other variations; there is one in the tube...

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I carry my 1911 cocked & locked. At the end of the day I will place it in the safe w/ the round in the chamber and I will remove the mag and unload it. If you unchamber the round and then rechamber it every night eventually the force of the rounds impact with the feed ramp can "push" the bullet further into the case causing all kinds of possible problems. Try and avoid rechambering the same round over and over. Unload the mag and change carry mags often to give the magazine springs time to "decompress" don't leave a magazine loaded for a long period of time.

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When I carry my 1911, it is always cocked and locked, whether it is on my hip or beside my bed. It's the way it was designed to be carried, military policy notwithstanding. I have no kids at home, so I'm quite comfortable with that condition. When I carry something else, it is unloaded in one of my safes.

When I carry one of my other pistols, they are DA / SA, and don't need to be either cocked, or locked. Same with revolvers.

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