Cocked And Locked
  • The practice of carrying a self-loading pistol with a round in the chamber, the hammer cocked and the safety engaged. (CONDITION ONE)
  • Proper condition for active carrying of a Colt 1911 pistol: a round in the chamber, the hammer cocked, and the thumb safety engaged. Somewhat unnerving to the uninitiated.
  • A state of readiness of a firearm. The hammer (or similar mechanism if there is no hammer) only needs to be released by the trigger to cause the gun to fire.
Cocked and Locked
Cocked and Locked