Ok, your sleek alloy frame commander sized melt-job bobtail 1911 you carry IWB is always in condition 1. Safety on, cocked, round in the chamber.
What about the heavy double stack race gun with a light on the rail you keep in the nightstand for the bumps in the night? Do you keep that in condition 1, too, because that is what you are used to? Or maybe condition 3 for some reason? You know, hammer down, full magazine, nothing in the chamber. Do you keep it in a holster?
And if not in Condition 1 for some reason what is your reason?
And your other guns in the gun vault that aren't even a possible go-to in an emergency? Do you keep them loaded with a round in the chamber or loaded no round or just flat unloaded?
If you just had one gun and it was on your belt when you were awake and on your nightstand in the holster when you are asleep. This might be the best way. Just one gun, just one way, and don't mess with it. But lots of folks I know have a secondary gun around. They have the holstered carry gun right that and another gun in the nightstand and sometimes others in other places. A carbine in a quick access area with a loaded magazine of 5.56, way. Uncharged, on safe.
There are pros and cons for keeping them all in the same condition or just keeping the holstered primary in condition 1 only. I wish the pros and cons were more obviously weighted one way or the other.
So what is my answer? Everything in Condition 1, primary and secondary. If a body isn't comfortable with that one might want to get more comfortable or get fewer guns around to worry about.
I'm just trying to work this out in my head.
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