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Old 10-03-2015, 04:47 PM   #11
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I have carried in Condition 0, but I was ready to fire, and it was in my hand, not my holster.
And I have carried in Condition 1, cocked and locked and gun in my holster. It is a pretty scary thing to look at, if you are a a passerby, but it is as safe as can be. I was carrying it openly, in cocked and locked condition.

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I've recently purchased a Colt 1911, and it is a Series 80 Pistol.

As I understand, the Series 80 Firing System possesses a Firing Pin Block Safety also.

While of course while not as ready to shoot as quickly as a cocked and locked Pistol, can I assume if the Hammer is dropped carefully-safely, can one then assume this is another safe way to carry if one chooses with a round in the Chamber?

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Old 12-10-2015, 03:42 PM   #13
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I look forward to meeting you, Jeff -

Condition one.
ONLY way to carry a 1911.

Christ told me to arm myself.
If you want me disarmed, Molon Labe!
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This is why I prefer SA/DA triggers with a de-cocker as opposed to a safety on a SA only pistol. You get what is basically a 'condition 1.5':

Round in chamber, hammer down, long first trigger pull or thumb-cock and you are ready to roll. Nothing to think about except the trigger
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The U.S. Army has a completely different set of conditions of readiness.

Trained in one or trained in the other can lead to confusion.

It's always best to specify which system you're using, just like the safety rules: the Cooper Four vs. the NRA system.

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