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  1. #31
    Unless you're carrying something used in the civil war, it is perfectly safe to carry one in the chamber. If you're seriously worried, carry something like a Para C6. It is DAO but in addition has a manual thumb safety.
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  3. I have to agree. An unloaded gun is as useful as any other hunk of metal that can be tossed at a BG. Regarding safeties, the last thing I want to happen in a crisis moment is to pull the trigger and here a click. So right now I'm carrying a M&P 40 C. One in the chamber and no safety worries. And none of my holsters have straps to be undone before the weapon can be drawn.

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    I carry my Glock 23 with one in the chamber. When I first started carrying everyday, I bought a Taurus PT140 which had a thumb safety. Then I decided to get the glock with no thumb safetly as I just want to pull the trigger if I have to draw my weapon. I don't want to be messing with a safety or chambering a round. It was a little strange at first knowing there is no safety but I'm used to it now. I'm confident in my training that I will handle the gun properly at all times and have no problems.


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    OK THEN! If you are carrying one in the chamber, do you keep the safety on ?
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    I carry double action pistols and most don't even have safeties. My Taurus PT140pro does have a safety. I initially carried it with the safety on, but realized it was perfectly safe without it because it is double action only. I won't carry a single action because you must keep the safety on with them and I am not used to having to use the safety. There certainly is nothing wrong with keeping the safety on as long as you practice with it and learn to deactivate the safety as you draw the gun. Again, it is necessary to use a safety on single action only and there are certainly a lot of people that carry 1911's cocked and locked. I simply choose a double action so I don't have to risk a pull of the trigger with the safety still engaged.
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    If I carry my Taurus, yes it will be on as that's how it was made to be carried. My Beretta Tomcat I carry cocked with the safety on. My Beretta 90-two I would carry off safety as the first pull will be long.


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  8. OK I agree but my really advanced friends call Glocks in condition 0. I like Glocks -1911-keltec train with all. Had to carry wheel gun at work. Is may brain confused? Pick one and stay with it. Clothing mandates type of carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burley View Post
    This is the way I learned 1911 condition carry levels;
    Condition 0 - A round is in the chamber, hammer is cocked, and the safety is off.

    Condition 1 - Also known as "cocked and locked," means a round is in the chamber, the hammer is cocked, and the manual thumb safety on the side of the frame is applied.

    Condition 2 - A round is in the chamber and the hammer is down.

    Condition 3 - The chamber is empty and hammer is down with a charged magazine in the gun.

    Condition 4 - The chamber is empty, hammer is down and no magazine is in the gun.
    Je m'excuse. I had that wrong. In the limited opportunity I have to carry now, and when I was active and assigned responsibilies that had me carrying, I was always in condition 1. If I were out on the street, I would be inclined to carry Condition 0...cocked and unlocked...but would probably carry Condition 1 for that extra level of safety it affords and because - correctly or not - I have faith in my training to get UNlocked quickly enough when drawing that it wouldn't be a hindrance.
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  10. #39
    I certainly appreciate the pull of the O frame (1911) trigger over the double action trigger. I train to sweep the safety and it is automatic.

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  11. I just don't see the problem people talk about with having to sweep the safety off with a 1911. Step 1. You pull from the holster and as you bring it up to aim you sweep the safety off. When your aim is on target you pull the trigger.

    How the heck is that slower than a DA? Hopefully you aren't pulling the trigger while the gun is in the holster, or while it's being raised to the target.

    I have three DA and one SA. In my opinion the SA is faster.

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