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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.
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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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