I joined the "pipe club".

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    I carried around without one in the pipe until I was comfortable with the gun and holster, then moved on up to condition one. It takes some time to get comfortable with carrying a loaded gun. Of course IMHO.

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    I have always kept my chamber empty on my Glock 23. Figured it was safer. Figured I could rack a round if needed. Then I read some of the storys here about needing a gun for real self defense situations. I decided I really needed to be ready. Better to have a gun than an expensive hammer. Still very nervous about it thou. Then I went elk hunting with some buddys. Figured its the perfect time to try it. If its gonna "accidently" go off, what better place than in the woods? After tromping around in the woods for 4 days with a chambered round, I never did shoot myself in the leg or anyone else for that matter. Now I wouldnt think of not having "one in the pipe"! Just follow the safty rules!

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    iv never carried my gun w/o one in the pipe. dont really see the point. glad u joined the club!
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    Since the LCP wouldn't even be good as a club if unloaded, you made the right choice. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I don't know that I would be saying that too loud if I were you, but then, to each their own I guess. :wink
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    Quote Originally Posted by cl00bie View Post
    My concern was a mechanical failure. It was pointed out to me that the hammer was not all the way back, and if dropped from that point via a sear failure, it wouldn't drop hard enough to fire the round.

    I also have a hard plastic holster which completely covers the trigger with an extremely long trigger pull. I feel safe with it now.
    So is this a half-cock notch like on a 1911? I'm confused? Does this mean your routine is to chamber a round and then manually lower the hammer to this fail point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngda9 View Post
    I am returning your "man card", you should receive it in the mail in 5-7 buisness days.
    And what does it suppose to mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cl00bie View Post
    The "one-in-the-pipe" club, that is. After having my fears put to rest that the slightly cocked hammer on my LCP won't fire a round in case of a sear failure, I decided to start carrying fully loaded.

    Two things...

    1. Thanks for the advice.
    Glad you decided to wise up.

    Quote Originally Posted by cl00bie View Post
    2. I still won't criticize anyone else's carry choices.
    Don't worry...there are plenty of us who will...


    Quote Originally Posted by youngda9 View Post
    I am returning your "man card", you should receive it in the mail in 5-7 buisness days.
    nice
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    Pipe club

    My gun is always ready to go.

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    Good for you... "A man, has got to know his limitations..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    So is this a half-cock notch like on a 1911? I'm confused? Does this mean your routine is to chamber a round and then manually lower the hammer to this fail point?
    The LCP has a hammer block that holds the hammer about 1/4 or 1/3 cocked. Pulling the trigger draws the hammer full back and defeats the hammer block for firing.

    The hammer goes into that 1/4 cocked position automagically when cycling the slide.

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    I too started out carrying my XD without a round chambered, but after reading all of the information on this forum, decided differently. Some situations wouldn't allow time to rack the slide, so now I'm ready to roll.
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    You have it now! Congrats!
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    that +1 could save your life

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