• Thadiator 9 years, 3 months ago

    Cocked and locked, aka "condition1" is the preferred carry method of many. Most (if not all) LEOs carry in condition 1, but they usually carry non-1911 style pistols which have internal hammers. It's more of a psychological/perception issue than it is actually a safety thing. There are typically at least one additional safety on the gun preventing accidental discharge even if the hammer were to fall.


  • Loadedpocketz

    Loadedpocketz 9 years, 3 months ago

    Thadiator - you're spot on. My comment was a little tongue in cheek, but the 1911 was designed to be carried cocked and locked with a round in the chamber. It has both a grip and thumb safety to prevent accidental discharge.