I never unload mine.
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When you leave your house each day, are you always adding the extra round (+1) on top of a full magazine or do you find yourself just going with the full mag and another spare mag?
Each day when I come home I fully unload and store my CC firearm in the safe. (I have small kids) My home defense firearm is fully loaded in a small quick release safe should I need it.
Each morning when I take out my CC firearm and load it I most often find myself just loading in one magazine, chambering a round, and taking an extra mag with me.
I guess it's just laziness on my part but I was wondering what the consensus here does and what the general feelings are regarding not carrying that one extra round.
I unload when I clean it. When finished I insert magazine, relaese slide.
Remove magazine, insert one round to top off. Reinsert magazine.
Only unload it when I clean it again.
Always +1 and I never take it off my hip or out of my pocket until I go to bed.
The plcae you feel the safest is at home..... Which means that's where you're most vulnerable unfortunately. :-/
When I do reload, after cleaning, etc. Chamber load the first round, release the slide and load a full mag. It eliminates the in and out, load another round, mag process.
It depends on the gun for me. I carried an M&P 40 for a while and when I did I went the lazy mans way and just had 15 and no plus one. I have started carrying a Kahr CW9 and since the capacity is so much less I do take the time to go +1.
With all of that said, I still carry a revolver on most days anyhow because it's even easier.
"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." Ted Nugent
Always +1. I only unload it to replace with range ammo for practice. But when it comes off at night...it goes into a quick safe and stays +1. I too have a little one running around.
Full mag. +1 in the chamber when I leave the house.
Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. PSALM 144:1
I CLING to my guns and my Bible.
Lately, I've been just going with what I have in the mag. I feel like 13 is enough +13 more in the spare.
I will concede that, that may change when I'm carrying a single stack.
Trust in God and keep your powder dry
"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source