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Old 05-25-2012, 11:33 AM
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It may take you awhile to get used to it but like most on here, you will.
Just take it at your own pace.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:37 AM
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I was taught the safest way to carry my 1911 was in condition one... Because you can engage the safety AND if something happens to where SHTF you are ready to go at the drop of a finger (aka safety disengage)
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:08 PM
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Thanks for all the great input on how you carry. You've pretty well convinced me that C1 is the preferred option.

And jtq, thanks for posting that educational list showing the various conditions.
+1. being new to 1911's, i am still learning the lingo and such. i have been carrying a Beretta 92FS as my CCW gun. carrying a 1911 is much different. it may take awhile to get used to having a SA pistol with the hammer cocked as my CCW gun. in due time.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:23 PM
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Yes hot in the chamber and locked safety.

It's a good way to carry. I can pull a Israeli and go from Mode 3 to opening fire from concealment in a hurry... but do much better clearing the safe off during the draw.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:34 PM
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To help instil confidence ,make sure weapon is empty,carry in your holster with safety off and hammer back,cocked and UNLOCKED for a couple days around the house and doing chores if you have a good holster that covers the trigger I'll give odds the hammer never falls. COLD.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:44 PM
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My Preference.....

I will be carrying Condition 1 but my C-flex (special ordered) will have a thumb break/Strap that goes between the firing pin and the the hammer. That is just my preference. (flame suite engage)
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:45 PM
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Condition 1, always. I always carry with one in chamber, no matter whether it's a 1911 or not. If it ain't safe to carry with one in chamber, it gets left at home
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:48 PM
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I will be carrying Condition 1 but my C-flex (special ordered) will have a thumb break/Strap that goes between the firing pin and the the hammer. That is just my preference. (flame suite engage)
No flames here.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:54 PM
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I always carry my 1911 in Condition 1. I therefore never have to question if a round is in the chamber or not. My EMP 40 fits the same holster as my Kimber Ultra CDP II and has become my primary carry pistol.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:57 PM
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Condition 1 is the ONLY way to safely carry a 1911. To do otherwise is well just plain stupid and asking for an ND.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:26 PM
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Yep, on my hip as I type.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:07 PM
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Cocked and locked all day.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:14 PM
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Yes.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:25 PM
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To echo what many others have said, if you want a 1911 to carry, C1 is the way to go...if you don't want to carry it that way, then a 1911 isn't the best choice for you, IMO.

I have owned an EMP in 9mm, and they are great little pistols. As has already been mentioned, though, they are proprietary in many parts, and some things can be hard to find. When I owned mine, aftermarket magazines were hard to find (like Wilson's for example.) If you want a .45, then look at the Colt Defender or New Agent. It will actually be cheaper, and will have more standard parts...they also come in 9mm, if you are focused on 9mm.

Any of the three will make a good carry gun.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:02 PM
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Good info guys. I don't carry either of my 1911 as I'm new to them, however I've just ordered an IWB holster for the Sig to make it my CC weapon.

Currently I carry my HK45C, in condition 1 I guess. Round chambered, decocker/safety lever safely lowers the hammer on a loaded chamber.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:14 PM
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This is all good info for a newbie like me. I've been practicing condition 1 around the house.....minus one in the pipe. Feeling much better about it now. You guy's are a ton of help!~
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:16 PM
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I carry all day, every day either in a shoulder holster or a OWB side holster. No matter which, it is loaded, cocked and locked.

A 1911 is the safest gun I know of and I have carried them all at some time or another. No worries about carrying it like that.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:34 PM
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Condition 1 always, on all my 1911s, my H&K USP 40 which has a decocker and could be carried in another mode, even my little Beretta 84 and my Walther P230 get carried the same way. In fact, my mouse gun, which sometimes rides on my ankle, a tiny Beretta Bobcat model 21 has one down the spout and a full mag. Now those last few guns I mentioned are DA/SA and don't need to be carried like that but I train to use a cocked and locked gun and I prefer to not have to think. Draw gun, disengage safety on presentation shortly followed by something varying between a loud noise and a little pop.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:11 PM
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Yes............it is the only way I carry. Carrying any other way is just wrong.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:16 PM
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yes

and periodically check the position of the ambi safety.

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