Sucks to be him then.:bang::bang::bang::bang::bang:My BIL carries unchambered ALL of the time. I have shared my insight as well as videos to prove that I am correct and he is not. I have taught him, or attempted to, all that I can. He refuses to listen to reason. I have even tried to shame him into changing his ways.
He is convinced that he can chamber a round in time to defend himself. :bang:
Precisely this as well ^^^ And yet ANOTHER reason to make sure that external safeties (if equipped) are off.Even if not a time thing, you need to be able to fire one handed. The other hand may be holding someone off, or it might be unable to move for some reason.
MikeG, Regardless of the holster design, I would always have the thumb safety on over a loaded chamber.Question for those who carry hammer fired pistols, and I think applies to this conversation... When carrying with a loaded chamber and manual safety off, do you use a holster that has a strap covering the firing pin area so if there is an "accidental firing" the hammer won't hit the pin? I just got my first 1911 and curious about the style holster I should get since some are saying to carry cocked but no safety on. I assumed I would carry cocked and locked, but now I'm considering this alternative as well. Thanks