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View Poll Results: Your preferred method of 1911 carry?
cocked & locked 41 75.93%
fully loaded but with hammer down 6 11.11%
fully loaded but at 1/2 cock 1 1.85%
loaded in mag but empty chamber 6 11.11%
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Recently it came to my attention that some people (unlike me and everyone I know), don't carry their 1911s in the method originally designated by the 1911 design, condition 1. I'm wondering how many people carry other than cocked & locked? And please explain reason if so.

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Old 01-17-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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If you don't...get a different gun

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If you own a 1911, then you should be well versed in the safety features behind the wonderful machine and WHY Condition 1 is the ONLY way to carry it...

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can't find a good reason why to carry it any other way?

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J.M.B. designed it to be carried cocked and locked. The end.

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If you do not have confidence in the weapon when carried in condition 1, you should carry a different gun. If you do not have the confidence in your level of training and experience to carry a pistol in condition 1, you should get a BUNCH more training.

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Without a round in the tube, it's just a neat looking hammer.

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I would like to throw in 'ON THE beach"

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Condition 1 is the way to go.

Carrying it any other way is not advised. Like a famous country comedian would say:

"It's like wiping before you poop. It just don't make any sense."

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I would like to throw in 'ON THE beach"
Seein' a little snow and cold there Sarge?
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