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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