I carry a Ruger Commander as my CCW. In Az were are allowed to have open carry. Most defense classes teach you to carry in the stage 1 position. I have an OWB holster without a thumb break. I carry my pistol in stage two, 1 round chambered and uncocked. I understand the 21 feet rule: how a man can run 21 feet and assault you before you clear leather. In stage one, with a 1911, the hammer is cocked, round chambered and the safety is on. I am very reluctant to carry in the stage 1 position even though I run the risk of personal assault. I also have a Colt Commander that I carry occasionally on a OWB holster with a thumb break, but I do not carry it cocked. Carrying a Glock, you are in stage 1 if you have a round in the chamber. What stage or position do you, if you have a CCW, carry in your holster. I have had different discussions on this locally and half believe in stage 1 and half in stage 2. What are your thoughts?