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Safe to carry a 1911 with hammer down?
A friend of mine had bought and is carrying a 1911 clone pistol. I noticed when he was holstering the weapon that he lowered the hammer on a loaded chamber. The thumb safety would not engage in that mode. I asked him not to carry that way because it wasn't safe. I'm not certain of that and wanted to check with more knowledgeable 1911 fans. So is it safe to carry it that way?