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Ok I know that this applies to 1911 models...
Condition 0 - A round is in the chamber, hammer is cocked, and the safety is off.

Condition 1 - Also known as "cocked and locked," means a round is in the chamber, the hammer is cocked, and the manual thumb safety on the side of the frame is applied.

Condition 2 - A round is in the chamber and the hammer is down.

Condition 3 - The chamber is empty and hammer is down with a charged magazine in the gun.

Condition 4 - The chamber is empty, hammer is down and no magazine is in the gun.

But is the P99 safe to carry in the condition one, cocked and locked position. I use this in USPSA but was wondering how safe it would be for CCW?

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If you're talking about an AS P99, I have heard of people carrying in single action (AS) mode with the trigger forward, but with a really light pull.  If you have a good holster, this shouldn't be a problem as it will protect the trigger from modulation.  The P99 has a firing pin block that prevents the firing pin from hitting the primer on the cartridge unless the trigger is pulled all the way back.

If you have a QA, I believe you're always going to be carrying "cocked and locked" even though there isn't a manual safety.  Same firing pin safety applies.

I don't own a QA, so I might be wrong, does it use a partially cocked striker like a glock, or is it fulled cocked all the time like a Springfield XD?

Anyways, the most important thing in this question, I think, is the acquisition of a good holster for your gun.  Like I said, this will protect the trigger from being actuated until the gun is drawn and trigger actuated to fire a shot.


P.S.  Sorry for all the edits, but the Springfield XD, like stated above, is always cocked whenever a round is chambered.  You cannot decock it.  The gun is perfectly safe to carry in this way, and there are no "manual" safeties, although there is a grip safety, similar to a 1911, that is deactivated when properly gripping the weapon, along with a glock-like trigger safety...  I think this situation demonstrates just how safe modern firearms (like the P99) are in regards to concealed carry safety.  As long as you're doing your part in safe gun handling, your chances of an AD or ND are VERY VERY low.
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