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1911 concealed, safety on or off?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Hworth18, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Hworth18

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    I usually carry a P320 but recently picked up a SA 1911 in 9mm. I carry one in the chamber, cocked and locked and have a owb holster. I usually wear a long, untucked shirt as concealment. Is the 1911 something I need to worry about without the safety on? Or is it like any other poly gun? I really don’t like the safety on.
     
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    Yes safety on with hammer cocked
     
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    Safety on.

    Apples and oranges between striker fire and a nice SAO.
     
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    Yes, if you have one in the chamber and the safety is off, you are courting disaster. The trigger on a 1911 is a lot lighter than most poly guns. You are a tiny step away from an ND if you carry loaded, one in the chamber, and safety OFF. The 1911 is meant to be carried in condition one, one in the chamber and safety ON. If that is not your thing, consider selling the 1911 and going to either a striker fired or DA/SA pistol for carry.
     
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    Carry with safety on? Train with safety on (and coming off)
     
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    Cocked and locked means hammer cocked, safety on.

    Practice the draw with an empty weapon and a snap cap in, and you can get good at swiping off the safety as you bring the weapon up. Or you can carry hammer down but you have to practice cocking at the same point. Coming up to horizontal and the muzzle is away from your body. At least that is how I was taught. Probably has changed since then.
     
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    1. Cocked

    2. Locked

    3. Ready to Rock!

    :mosh:
     
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    Cocked and locked , Practice sweeping the lock until you have to consciously make your self not sweep it !! :cool:
     
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    When I carry the 1911, I have been carrying with the safety on, just wondered if I could carry with it off. I'm not very familiar with the 1911 frame so I have to get used to it. It looks like i'll be doing more draw practice to get that safety off in one draw movement.
     
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    I would never advocate carrying any gun with the safety off, but if your booger hook isn’t in the trigger guard and the grip safety isn’t pressed, your 1911 won’t fire even if the thumb safety is off.
     

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