I agree. The only time in my life where I ever had a negligent discharge was when I was trying to lower the hammer on a 1911 so I could carry in Condition 2. I had done it successfully many times before, but this time my finger slipped. Luckily, the muzzle WAS pointed in a safe direction so the only casualty was a hole in my bed mattress which I slept on for many years more. But never again. Now I carry only in Condition 1!To start with I didn't tell anyone anything.. Secondly I am entitled to my opinion, and that opinion is that the generally accepted way to carry a 1911 pistol is in condition 1 PERIOD.. I posted this little story in a light hearted way, trying to convey that I was happy to see so many individuals exercising their 2nd amendment rights on a pleasant Sunday morning. Yes, it's none of my business how that young man carries his 1911, so I didn't bother to share my opinion with him. Not my job to train him. I was just happy to see that he had the wisdom to choose the finest fighting handgun ever invented. I DO feel that open carry is unwise, and carrying with a hammer down on an empty, or even loaded chamber just invites disaster, as that's just one more thing to go wrong as you attempt to run a slide, or thumb a hammer in an emergency. Again, MY OPINION.. In the event he ever had to defend himself or his wife, I'd hate to see him dying on the ground with a failed to chamber round jammed in his gun. But yeah that's his business, not mine, hell I'm retired.
I carried a 1911 pistol daily, in harms way for over twenty five years. I was carrying a 1911, and before that, a revolver in a duty holster, most likely before many of you here were even born. I have trained extensively with firearms for over forty years, so yes I do have a bit of expertise on the subject. I've screwed the business end of a combat magnum into the ear of a guy reaching for a gun he intended to shoot me with. I've talked nut cases holding guns to their heads into putting the gun down and taking a ride to the mental hospital, and seen people shot in the back of the head so a puke can see what its like to kill someone. Then I've seen that puke all the way to the lethal injection table. I've been pulled out of a burning squad car, and woke up the next day in a hospital after crashing while responding to a serious accident, because an idiot purposely failed to yield to an emergency vehicle, so that's who I am.. So there ya go, key board warrior, I won't comment any further.