Home defense USP 45 compact: cocked and locked?

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  1. Godskid2

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    Is spring fatigue an issue with cocked and locked handguns held as such for home defense?
     
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    Should be no problem
     
  4. Larry V

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    They are built like tanks
     
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    and kids around? Un-chambered is less likely to be a problem.
    YOMV
     
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    Just the wife and myself around, no problem. Just like a 1911. Kids around? Left in double action mode or locked in the safe unless in my immediate control.
     
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    It has a firing pin block, no better or worse than any other pistol of similar design.. well maybe better (I own one)
     
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    I would leave it hammer down, safety off which is how I use my DA/SA guns for SD as intended.
    I used to have a full size USP .45 as my night stand gun in this condition with a WML.
     
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    I carry one of mine cocked and locked and the is Light LEM
     
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    On nightstand right now, USP40, hammer down, safely off, every night!
     
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    Round in chamber, hammer down, safety off.
     
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    I converted my 45 USP compact to variant 3 because it was always in this mode. Now I don't worry about the safety accidentally being on. I don't miss the safety.
     
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    My HK45 sits on nightstand most of the time, one in the chamber, hammer back and safety on.
     
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    My nightstand gun is a USP 45 Tactical-one in chamber, hammer down, safety on.
     
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    That's the beauty of the USP. It can be carried just like a 1911 if one chooses (and has trained the way). When I carried one I had the hammer down and safety off