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Thread: Ria 1911 accidental discharge

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    Get those lottery tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglin82 View Post
    None of my "1911's"- so far 6... would allow the hammer to fall past half cock unless the trigger was pulled. On the rare occasions when I did have to carry/handle them loaded, hammer "down"- it was at 'half cock. I was instructed that was "Condition 2"? Am I missing something?
    Wow! I somehow missed this for six weeks.

    Yes, you are missing something. Wherever you learned the conditions was incorrect. There are five (5) generally-accepted conditions of readiness for the 1911, from zero through 4. Hammer on half-cock is not one of them. The half-cock is a mechanical safety. It was never intended to be used as a primary carry position/condition. Carrying on half-cock over a loaded round? When you do that, there is nothing between you and a negligent discharge. The thumb safety can't be engaged with the hammer on half cock.

    https://sightm1911.com/Care/1911_conditions.htm

    The legendary guru of the combat 1911, Jeff Cooper, came up with the “Condition” system to define the state of readiness of the 1911-pattern pistol. They are:

    Condition 0 – A round is in the chamber, hammer is cocked, and the safety is off.
    Condition 1 – Also known as “cocked and locked,” means a round is in the chamber, the hammer is cocked, and the manual thumb safety on the side of the frame is applied.
    Condition 2 – A round is in the chamber and the hammer is down.
    Condition 3 – The chamber is empty and hammer is down with a charged magazine in the gun.
    Condition 4 – The chamber is empty, hammer is down and no magazine is in the gun.

    The mode of readiness preferred by the experts is Condition One. Generally speaking, Condition One offers the best balance of readiness and safety. Its biggest drawback is that it looks scary to people who don’t understand the operation and safety features of the pistol.
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