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  1. #11
    As far as I know, 1911 model pistols are the only ones designed for "Cocked & Locked" carry. I carry a SA/DA gun at half-cock, safety off. It's a matter of personal comfort and trust in your weapon, but my suggestion is that you carry one in the pipe, safety off, and learn to double tap with the first shot being double action.
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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  3. I see. My Taurus has a thumb safety lever up near the hammer and I am carrying with the weapon cocked and the thumb lever engaged.

  4. #13
    Sounds like you have the standard arrangement of most SA/DA weapons nowadays. With the 1911, it has the grip safety AND the toggle safety up by the slide. It's a redundancy deal that if the grip safety's not engaged, the firing pin won't move. Your Taurus, if I'm correct, is a replica of the Beretta M-9. The only thing preventing firing is that manual safety. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but military guys don't carry that one Cocked and Locked, right? Long story short, I prefer to not have the hammer back when I carry.
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

  5. #14
    I carry with the hammer down on a double action loaded chamber. As for the Desantis Tuck this. You might want to rethink that. If you can look at one first please do. Initially I liked mine, but it has some sharp edges that cut into me. Another reasonable price IWB is Bianchi 100 pro. It's not tuckable, but I like mine a lot better than the desanti. However, I am still looking for a better holster. My wife has a Don Hume that is very nice.
    David

    The only person available to protect you 24 hours a day is you.

  6. #15
    I carry a Sig P229 Equinox in a Galco IWB holster most of the time. Sometimes I carry a Kahr CW9 in an OWB holster by Bob Mernickle. In weather too warm for a vest or jacket, I carry either the Kahr or a Ruger SP101 in a holster similar to a SmartCarry. I'm in Nevada, so I'm not very worried about printing. I just prefer not to make people uneasy. I carry all of these guns with one in the chamber. On the rare occasion that I wear my Taurus PT1911, I carry it cocked and locked, like it was designed.

  7. #16
    echo_5 Guest

    responses and opinions

    1. gun 'printing': Dress around the gun. Either a longer shirt is in order or consider an IWB.
    2. cocked and locked carry: A friend has the same Taurus and it is designed to be safely carried either way. I would recommend carrying with the first shot DA for liability/safety reasons until you are more comfortable and proficient.

  8. Post New Permit

    As stated above, all can depend on where you live, and I would add, where you are at. Not much of an issue here in VA, and I would think even where they do not have 'open carry' it would not be the issue of concern, to a major degree. There again you never know. Quite frankly, there are those out there that love to make issues out of just about anything. A gun? They really jump on the band wagon. Concealed means just that, but with your permit, I would think you would be on firmer ground than without it. Also, where you are can play a part. If you find yourself in the post office, that could be bad news. Many states are passing laws that forbid the 'bergs' from passing their own idiot laws, as well they should. Many new permit holders worry way too much about printing, at least I feel they do. However, it is always good to be a bit concerned, if only to make life easier on yourself. ;) Congrats on your permit! :)

  9. Thanks. I'll take a look at the holsters tonight. Thanks for your input guys.

  10. #19
    i agree with Red Hat,after awhile you will miss it like your wallet or watch,i've carried since 1963 and it is the first thing i think of,my wife said to me one day,why don't you shower with it you have it all the time.it will come natural before long

  11. Quote Originally Posted by PascalFleischman View Post
    Sounds like you have the standard arrangement of most SA/DA weapons nowadays. With the 1911, it has the grip safety AND the toggle safety up by the slide. It's a redundancy deal that if the grip safety's not engaged, the firing pin won't move. Your Taurus, if I'm correct, is a replica of the Beretta M-9. The only thing preventing firing is that manual safety. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but military guys don't carry that one Cocked and Locked, right? Long story short, I prefer to not have the hammer back when I carry.
    That is correct as regards the M-9 AKA the Beretta and the excellent copy that Taurus makes. The story I got on the Taurus model is that they bought all the manufacturing equipment from Beretta and just changed the name on the gun. It should function the same way with the safety also acting as a de-cocker. In other words if there is a round in the chamber all you have to do is put the weapon on safe and it will send the hammer home with out firing the gun. Practice on the range untile you are completly comfortable with it.
    ["Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
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