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Old 07-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default I have a 1911 question.

Okay, I usually carry a Glock, Occasionally I will use a 1911 or a selective Sa and DA auto ( m9 etc). With my m9, I carry with the hammer down and safety off. With the 1911 I carry with the hammer up and safety on. The gun doesn't have a hair trigger or anything. O was just wondering if it is safe to carry with the hammer up and safety off.

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Old 07-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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Okay, I usually carry a Glock, Occasionally I will use a 1911 or a selective Sa and DA auto ( m9 etc). With my m9, I carry with the hammer down and safety off. With the 1911 I carry with the hammer up and safety on. The gun doesn't have a hair trigger or anything. O was just wondering if it is safe to carry with the hammer up and safety off.
In My Highly Opinionated mind, you should use all safeties available.
The 1911 thumb safety blocks movement of the sear. Carrying it cocked and unlocked would allow movement of the sear and release of the hammer should it hit something.

Carry it cocked and locked.
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Okay, I usually carry a Glock, Occasionally I will use a 1911 or a selective Sa and DA auto ( m9 etc). With my m9, I carry with the hammer down and safety off. With the 1911 I carry with the hammer up and safety on. The gun doesn't have a hair trigger or anything. O was just wondering if it is safe to carry with the hammer up and safety off.
Let me just say NO!!!!!!
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This past weekend, an off-duty Detroit Police officer had a negligent discharge that killed a woman. His piece was holstered and allegedly went off when he hugged this woman. Point is, like others have said, utilize every safety available. Accidents happen.
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Okay, I usually carry a Glock, Occasionally I will use a 1911 or a selective Sa and DA auto ( m9 etc). With my m9, I carry with the hammer down and safety off. With the 1911 I carry with the hammer up and safety on. The gun doesn't have a hair trigger or anything. O was just wondering if it is safe to carry with the hammer up and safety off.
I know a guy who did this, bumped into a wall and shot himself in the ass, he deserved it.
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Just one reasonable answer -----NO
Cocked & Locked or no round in chamber---

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Exactly, What Hoss said.

http://www.sightm1911.com/Care/1911_conditions.htm Study this.

There is no such thing in my book as an AD~~ACCIDENTAL Discharge~~. They are CARELESS discharges, caused by unsafe practices.

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I rarely carry with one in the chamber but if I do the weapon has a hammer and I will usually lay the hammer back against the stop so you have to pull the hammer back to fire like I said that is rare though I usually Carry with nothing in the chamber and never do I carry my glock with one in the chamber

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I rarely carry with one in the chamber but if I do the weapon has a hammer and I will usually lay the hammer back against the stop so you have to pull the hammer back to fire like I said that is rare though I usually Carry with nothing in the chamber and never do I carry my glock with one in the chamber
I know this has been argued forever, but the only safe way to carry a 1911 with a round in the chamber is Cocked and Locked! Hammer down leaves the safeties off allows for inertia to cause a discharge.
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I've been carrying various 1911s for 40 years. They are designed to be carried safely in condition one (cocked and locked). It is also the only proper way to carry it. I also use a paddle holster that has a thumb strap, that when snapped, lies between the hammer and slide. Anyone familiar enough with the 1911 to carry it properly, will never have an AD. In my opinion, the 1911 is probably the safest semi auto handgun ever designed.

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