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    im switching from my easy to make ready glock (draw gun while dropping mag and pulling loaded mag, put mag in gun, rack) to a 1911. so now i guess it will be; draw gun while dropping mag and pulling loaded mag, put mag in gun, defeat thumb safety, rack, ensure grip safety and thumb safety are defeated.

    maybe to me it just sounds more complicated because of safeties on the 1911 that arent an issue with glock.

    how quickly can you 1911 users have your gun go from holstered to ready to go bang?

    also, do you carry in mock condition 1? if not, what condition to you carry?
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    Kinda like Condition 3, but w/o a magazine, and no round in the chamber.
    I leave the thumb safety off and the hammer back.
    I have to pull the weapon, slip in a mag and rack the slide, and I'm ready to go boom.
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    I've done the same thing as RK...cocked, but not locked.

    For me personally, the bigger issue is that unless you have a mag-change-friendly mag-well on a 1911, changing a doubl-stack mag is much faster.

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    You're just trying to slyly inform the board that you now have a 1911! Where are the pics? Personally, if I were you, I'd draw that sidearm by filling out a PPT for me and then signing off on it and paying the FFL for their trouble. Gimmie a call ten days later and I'll give you a good thumbs up on your successful draw.

    Since I lack a 1911, I'm curious if the effort it takes to rack the slide without the hammer cocked is noticeably different from racking with the hammer down.

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    bigtoe416 wrote:
    You're just trying to slyly inform the board that you now have a 1911! Where are the pics? Personally, if I were you, I'd draw that sidearm by filling out a PPT for me and then signing off on it and paying the FFL for their trouble. Gimmie a call ten days later and I'll give you a good thumbs up on your successful draw.

    Since I lack a 1911, I'm curious if the effort it takes to rack the slide without the hammer cocked is noticeably different from racking with the hammer down.
    Essentially the same as any other firearm with the hammer down. Firearms like Sigs where the hammer doesn't rest on the slide are the easiest...but ultimately the difference is pretty negligible.

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    bigtoe416 wrote:
    You're just trying to slyly inform the board that you now have a 1911! Where are the pics? Personally, if I were you, I'd draw that sidearm by filling out a PPT for me and then signing off on it and paying the FFL for their trouble. Gimmie a call ten days later and I'll give you a good thumbs up on your successful draw.

    Since I lack a 1911, I'm curious if the effort it takes to rack the slide without the hammer cocked is noticeably different from racking with the hammer down.
    haha. pics will be up when the waiting period is over. you should buy my glock, then you could do this:





    i am a little concerned about how tight the new gun is, and the safties, and as mjones pointed out, how hard loading 1911s can be when you need to do it fast. ive put thousands of rounds through my glock and practiced with it tons. its gonna take a while to get as comfortable with the kimber.
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