Personally, I would not carry cocked and locked in a pocket, nor would I carry hammer down on a live round.
Bingo!!! Also, the hammer can get snagged on something, drawn back partially, and release, and possibly have enough enertia to strike a primer in a S70 type action.Originally posted by emmo:
Why would it be dangerous to carry any 1911 with a round in the chamber and the hammer down?
I guess the only danger I see is when one must lower the hammer initially on the live round.
Originally posted by KenH:
I wouldn't. I was in a large gun store last week. They were talking about one of their regulars who shot accidently his right leg with his 45. It shattered his leg. The key word was "accidently."
I tell people either chamber empty (hammer back or down, doesn't matter) or cocked & locked. When they ask me how to lower the hammer, I tell them the gun's not designed to be carried with the hammer down on a loaded chamber.If I were to carry my 1911 I would carry it with an empty chamber, except in military conditions. But my preference would be a .357 revolver (model 66) first, followed by a DA pistol or Glock.