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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
If I'm carrying a holstered 1911, it will be in Condition 1 (cocked and locked) in all probability. If I have a 1911 in bed with me, it will be in Condition 3.

I ran some experiments a few years back and found that presenting an automatic from Condition 3 averaged only about 0.3-second slower than a presentation from Condition 1. The big drawback to Condition 3 is that it requires two hands, which might make things more difficult if you needed to shoot somebody who was grappling you at close quarters.

I used to be able to chamber a round in a cz 9mm one handed - on the leg of my pants. our training was all starting out with an empty chamber essentially drawing and chambering in one movement. one thing that we learned to do was chamber one handed with either hand, for just such an occasion.
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I used to be able to chamber a round in a cz 9mm one handed - on the leg of my pants. our training was all starting out with an empty chamber essentially drawing and chambering in one movement. one thing that we learned to do was chamber one handed with either hand, for just such an occasion.

I am aware of many such tricks, snagging the sight on your holster or belt, holsters with cocking shelves, etc. I always felt the increased fumble potential and the possibility of sending a bullet into your leg offset any safety advantages afforded by Condition 3. Still, such drills are useful in case you ever have to deploy your pistol or clear a jam when one arm has been disabled.
post #93 of 94
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
I am aware of many such tricks, snagging the sight on your holster or belt, holsters with cocking shelves, etc. I always felt the increased fumble potential and the possibility of sending a bullet into your leg offset any safety advantages afforded by Condition 3. Still, such drills are useful in case you ever have to deploy your pistol or clear a jam when one arm has been disabled.

I agree with you on all counts.
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Edited by Dan189 - 2/17/12 at 3:59pm
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