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Why carry "cocked and locked" instead of chambered with hammer down?

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:41 AM   #31
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Because if I drop it I don't want it to go off. Because it was the way the gun was designed AFTER the military made JMB put a grip safety on it. Because it is the safest way to carry a 1911. Because a flip of the safety and good to go. It is the safest way as pulling the hammer back in stressful situation could go wrong and cause a bullet to go down range when it needed to stay in the gun. Want more?
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:29 AM   #32
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I think this thread has run its course. The OP asked a question, got his responses, and yielded to logic some time ago. Coming here and making additional posts that cover what has already been said accomplishes nothing, let this thread die.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:39 AM   #33
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Yeah, what he said!!... R.I.P. informative thread.
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Well yeah but check out his avatar...
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