It's weird. Anytime this friend see's my 1911, he becomes weirded-out by my cocked and locked 1911. I've explained the design, the safeties, etc., numerous times. He's been wanting a 1911, but even more so, he's wanting a Sig P938 (nearly same manual of arms, minus grip safety). He has two Glock's and a Taurus .38Spc, so 1911's are a different design to him. He's afraid that the hammer will fall inadvertently, from what I gather. Says he'd feel more comfortable chambering a round, and then lowering the hammer (on that live round) for carry... Ugh. Is this an old revolver mind-set? What's so scary about cocked and locked? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!