I assume you are talking 1911 .45 style gun. I do not own one but i do carry glocks and xd's. I always carry cocked and locked so to speak. Always a round chamberd. Who know how much time you will have to react to a bad guy. I dont want to be racking the slide while i'm being shot at or stabbed. To me my gun needs to be ready when i need it. I never unload a round from the chamber not even at home.If you carry cocked and locked, what do you do at the end of the day: clear the weapon and lower the hammer or just leave it ready for tomorrow? What's the pros and cons of each method?