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Conditions of Readiness - refresher
09-03-2015, 11:41 AM
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Conditions of Readiness - refresher
I recently was thinking about which CoR that I prefer, in that I'd prefer taking into account the risk of accidental discharge (shooting my foot) vs having the added delay putting your gun into a readiness to fire, should a bad guy come at you.

The conditions are:

Condition 4: Chamber empty / Empty Mag / hammer down
Condition 3: Chamber empty / Full Mag in Place / hammer down
Condition 2: Round Chambered / Full Mag in Place / hammer down
Condition 1: Round Chambered / Full Mag in Place / Hammer cocked / Safety ON
Condition 0: Round Chambered / Full Mag in Place / Hammer Cocked / Safety OFF

Lately, I carry in Condition 3. Although seconds can count, I see more risk in accidentally shooting myself (Sig 938) through forgetfulness, than an actual altercation. That might change. I figure if I feel the need to draw, it would take me two additional seconds to chamber and safety off.

Thoughts? I bet most of you probably carry in Condition 1, or "cocked and locked".
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09-03-2015, 02:15 PM
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RE: Conditions of Readiness - refresher
When I do carry I am usually in Condition 2
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09-03-2015, 04:53 PM (This post was last modified: 09-03-2015 08:11 PM by BelieveIn308.)
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RE: Conditions of Readiness - refresher
I usually carry in Condition 1. But I train to with pistols to release the safety when I draw. I know I am old school, and prefer a manual safety. I think that many accidents (some say negligence) occur on firearms without a safety. If I was really concerned about an accidental discharge, and didn't feel confident that hand off the trigger, safety on would totally safe, I might drop to Condition 3, but I might not carry at all in that case. You could almost say that with Glock, you have only 0, 3 and 4...

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Col. Jeff Cooper
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09-03-2015, 06:32 PM
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RE: Conditions of Readiness - refresher
I have a striker fired and I carry in chamber, mag full, and safety off.
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09-20-2015, 05:52 PM (This post was last modified: 09-20-2015 05:53 PM by mikereddot.)
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RE: Conditions of Readiness - refresher
First time I say this. I'm a big fat ZERO.

BUT.....been carrying my new R1 this weekend, so that make me #1 now.
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