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Old November 29, 2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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CCW question...

I know my answer to this, but read on before you blast me:

Do you all carry CCW with the hammer cocked?

Stupid question IMHO but I was on the Galco website looking around and all the pics I looked at, if there was a external hammer, it was cocked. (I only looked at semi, no revolver pics.)

My SIG maybe chambered but never cocked. Am I missing something? or do they just think a cocked weapon looks better in their holsters
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Old November 29, 2008, 12:21 PM   #2
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I'm guessing the gun in the pictures was a 1911 model, single action, carried in condition one (AKA cocked and locked)?
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Old November 29, 2008, 12:46 PM   #3
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it was a 1911.

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Old November 29, 2008, 12:53 PM   #4
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When I carry, it's a 1911, and it's cocked and locked.
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Old November 29, 2008, 12:58 PM   #5
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we can just act like this thread never started.

I was thinking along the lines of my SIG with DA/SA trigger. I am lock and loaded without being cocked.
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Old November 30, 2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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Normally, when carrying a SA....

Semi-auto, I prefer the "hammer -blocking" type of ISW holster.

e.g.: Bianchi #3 & #6 (the old style triple layer suede)
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Old November 30, 2008, 01:50 PM   #7
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There are only two ways to carry the 1911, Locked and Cocked or empty and left in the gun box.
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Old December 2, 2008, 09:38 AM   #8
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when I'm carrying my Kimber, always cocked and locked ...
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Old December 3, 2008, 01:10 AM   #9
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IMO, if its a DA/SA gun, it is safe & easy to carry with chamber loaded, hammer down & safety off. My CF98 's safety acts as a decocking lever so it cant be carried with hammer cocked & locked anyway.
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Old December 3, 2008, 01:26 AM   #10
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1911 Cocked and locked with one in the pipe.
Sig uncocked, one in the pipe.
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Old December 3, 2008, 02:03 AM   #11
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hartzell, I know you want this thread buried on page 925 of this forum but I'll post a comment anyway

The more advanced DA/SA design allows for safe and effective carry with out the hammer being cocked. (1911-lovers )
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Old December 3, 2008, 06:42 AM   #12
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1911 cocked and locked. Others would depend on what is the ready position for that weapon. Like a CZ75BD I would have one in the chamber use the decocker to lower the hammer, understanding that this weapon is a double / single action etc. I just make sure the holster I am wearing covers the trigger.
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Old December 3, 2008, 06:54 AM   #13
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is it safe

is it ever safe to carry a 1911 loaded with one in the chamber and the hammer down?
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Old December 3, 2008, 07:40 AM   #14
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is it ever safe to carry a 1911 loaded with one in the chamber and the hammer down?
IMHO, no. In the heat of the moment you will either have to rack the slide, which will extract the chambered round, or you will have to fumble with cocking the hammer. When I have just a couple seconds, probably, to shoot a BG, I don't want to be messing with all that.
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Old December 3, 2008, 08:00 AM   #15
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My 1911 CCW is always in Condition 1; cocked and locked.
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Old December 3, 2008, 08:52 PM   #16
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My understanding is that some soldiers were taught to carry a 1911 in condition 2. Round chambered hammer down. I would never recommend lowering the hammer on a live round in a series 70 "Classic John Browning" type 1911 but there are a few that are comfortable with the procedure. I agree though it really doesn't do you much good in a stressful situation were reaction is key. I know I would just throw a live round away as I racked the slide to get the pistol to fire.

Cocked and locked "Condition One" is the proper condition for a 1911 to be in to be ready to react to a situation. Else your just futzing around with the pistol as bullets are zinging about.

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Old December 4, 2008, 05:53 AM   #17
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FN-HP cocked and locked......
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