Mine (a flat-dark earth USG model) allows condition 1 carry. It shoot's really nice too. I'm not entirely sure if I like the FDE because it shows the gun powder residue significantly and is somewhat difficult to get off of the textured part of the frame, but it shows well on the internals making it easier to clean. That's my dilemma. I know where to clean it well, but it can be a bit of a hassle, but the condition 1 carry makes up for that.