Statesman wrote:There is nothing alleged about the combat proof of 1911's. From 1911 to the mid 80's they were used by the military of the US. They work real well. And yes, they are safe to carry that way. The series 80 colt type safeties on some newer 1911'smake them even more so.I think I should go for the Kimber Ultra Carry (1911 design). I've heard nothing but good things about the 1911. I was shown today that it is, by design, supposed to be cocked and locked when carrying. I assume since the design is alleged to be combat proven, this is safe to carry this way?
Although, I like 1911's,my current carry gun is a Sig. You get all the .45 auto goodness of a 1911, with no safety to fiddle with. Only a heavy double action trigger pull for the first shot, and a nice single action pull for follow up shots.