Many, many people have carried the 1911 "cocked and locked."
Maybe Hoss just has his ol' hoglegs in mind.
Some people just find carrying "cocked and locked" scary. I myself carry my 1911's "cocked and locked" while hunting. I sometimes carry my CZ 75B and Browning Hi-Power this way. I actually hate shooting an auto in DA mode. Hence the reason I don't care for ANY striker fired pistol.
You misunderstood---To carry a 1911 in any condition other than cocked 'n locked is just ----- well, ------ not right
I was mearly stating a "IF" your going to carry like the OP
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different platform with different safety blocks.
(This is the 1911 forum)
I know but what's the difference there is a round in the chamber. It's more ready to be fire than a cocked and locked 1911 in which you would have to thumb the safety. And unless you train, adrenaline makes small things like a safety easy to forget. I used it as an example for those who are unsure how to carry a 1911.
[QUOTE="PlaysWithZombies"]The 1911 was DESIGNED to be carried cocked and locked, no offense but anyone who's afraid to do so probably shouldn't carry to begin with. Either that or get something other than a taurus [/QUO
How did you know I had a Taurus...lol. I do like my tuarus but 97% of the time I carry a g19 or 23. My question was just something that had been bugging me for a while and I knew you guys could set me straight.
lol to be honest, the only personal experience i have with taurus is a judge i got a good deal on. Only paid $150 for it new but i was still dissapointed
Seriously though, if you have any doubts about carrying in condition 1 or 0, get yourself a nice revolver. I've heard a lot of handgun SD instructors say they carry a revolver, only reason i don't is because i'm simply more comfortable with my 1911.
I'm comfortable with my safety skills with C&L'd. I'm just gonna have to get some range time in to correct my bad habbit and apply some good ones. Oh, and I also really like my Judge (6.5" SS). That thing with some 410 Buck, or pdx, accompanied with a good flashlight is a formidable home defense combo