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Old 01-16-2020, 05:05 PM
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That's a scary thought on how undefended stuff is.
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:07 PM
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Whatever John Moses Browning's original intention may have been for his 1911 pistol design's carry status, Jeff Cooper's subsequent advocacy and demonstration of the 1911's reliability has convincingly shown both the efficiency and safety of carrying the 1911 in a "cocked and locked" state.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:58 PM
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My 1911s are in one of two conditions: unloaded or condition 1.
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:10 PM
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Q: Does ANYONE here carry in Condition 0?

My guess is no.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:36 PM
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US Army field manuals always called for the 1911 to be carried hammer down on an empty chamber.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:45 AM
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No responses yet from anyone who carries in Condition 0. I think that people carrying chambered, cocked, with safety off, is mostly myth.

I bet there's more people in the Vintage Harmonica Collectors Club than carry 0.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:54 AM
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Could you please elaborate on this for me? Please and Thank You.
The now familiar thumb safety or 'lock' was added by Colt at the insistence of Cavalry officers as a way to temporarily safe the pistol while mounted.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:23 PM
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Q: Does ANYONE here carry in Condition 0?

My guess is no.
It has been suggested, if not advocated for, by some who are "afraid they will forget to disengage the safety", which makes about as much sense - for someone who's chosen the 1911 - as being afraid of forgetting to pull the trigger.
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Btw, if one chooses to carry with the hammer down or at half cock you can lower it with a finger blocking it's path. Thus gently easing it down with little chance of an ND from a thumb-slip.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:25 PM
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:24 PM
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Wow, I learned something new today, condition 0. Never heard it before and it frankly never crossed my mind to leave the safety off with one in the chamber and hammer back.
So yes, another member here who carries in condition 1.

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