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by tacticool
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: Carrying With One Loaded In Chamber (Question?)
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Re: Carrying With One Loaded In Chamber (Question?)

Zen wrote:Condition 2: A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer down
At the risk of adding to the dog pile, this is not recommended for personal defense or any other reason with a traditional single action like a 1911 or BHP. As already mentioned, it's unnecessarily risky to put it into this state and it's no safer than cocked&locked if dropped, etc. When you need to put it into Condition 0 to shoot, there's a risk of ND when thumbing the hammer. Even worse, it's slower than racking the slide from Condition 3 for most shooters, because we have thousands (if not millions) of repetitions racking the slide with various handguns. Working the slide is also a gross motor skill, so it degrades less under stress.

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