Safe carry

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by ysacres, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Pullman WA
    Posts: 3
    (12/23/02 12:27:10 pm)
    Reply Safe carry
    I'd like to know what other shooters think is the safer way to carry a .45. Hammer forward or hammer back safty on. I'll be carring it unconcelled and mostly camping or hiking.

    Posts: 6662
    (12/23/02 2:19:52 pm)
    Re: Safe carry
    Unless you've had propper advice/training in the
    cocked & locked carry method and a holster
    designed for C&L carry, I wouldn't if I were in
    your position.

    If simply for camping and such, I'd advise loaded
    mag, chamber when needed until at least until
    you get a bit more info on C&L.

    Just my .02

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    shooter45 us
    *TFF Chief Of Staff*
    Posts: 2020
    (12/23/02 3:27:53 pm)
    Reply Re: Safe carry
    I carry my 1911 cocked and locked everyday and have been doing so for years. That's the way the 1911 is designed to be carried. That being said, make sure you have plenty of experience (shooting and handling) before you carry that way. JMHO.

    *TFF Senior Staff*
    Posts: 3298
    (12/23/02 6:04:47 pm)
    Reply Re: Safe carry
    Hi Az45Shooter......Welcome to TFF, and a particular welcome to the 1911nuts Forum!

    If you're not too experienced with M1911-type firearms, I'd go with Tac's suggestion of a "chamber empty-hammer down" carry in a holster with a strap.

    If you're an experienced '11 user, I see no problem with C&L carry.....if you have a proper C&L holster. A C&L holster has a hold-down strap or snap between the hammer and the rear of the slide. Also, for hiking/trail carry, I prefer a holster with no trigger cutout.

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    (12/23/02 8:29:59 pm)
    Re: Safe carry
    Yup, yup and yup.

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