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Old 01-03-2017, 05:59 AM   #1
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Cocked and Locked question

Possibly a dumb question, but maybe not.
Is there any harm in leaving my new Micro Carry cocked and locked, for extended time periods ?
Example: I pocket carried the pistol all day yesterday, then put the pistol away in my safe still cocked and locked, where it will sit until being carried again. Assuming this is fine, no ?
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No problem what so ever.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:11 AM   #3
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Just don't dry fire a Kimber. Any other pistol is fine. Just kidding.

Your Micro was designed to be carried that way. Springs wear out from cycling, not from remaining compressed. There's plenty of info on the web if you want to read about it. And the mainspring in the Micro is probably the last spring you'll ever wear out.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:30 AM   #4
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No offense Trump1 you probably have more experience with weapons than I do :-)
I think the main thing is to be consistent in how you handle your pistols. Leaving the gun in condition 1 won't hurt anything, not realizing a pistol is loaded...
The old "treat every gun as though it's loaded" thing comes to mind.
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Treat every gun as if it is loaded. Very wise advise, and very important. Accidents happen when this mindset is not used.
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