I have to agree that carrying a 1911 in condition 1, (round chambered, cocked & locked) seems to me to be a perfectly safe way to carry. There are a lot of things that have to happen for that gun to fire. As well, the single action allows for quicker engagement as soon as the safeties are deactivated. No long unnecessary trigger pull.
I have an all steel Kimber Compact that has a 4" bbl. on an officer's frame. The officer's frame helps a little on concealability. It's a little on the heavy side for CCW, but then again I usually open carry. It's one of the nicest guns I own.