Press checks - they can save your life....

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    Press checks - they can save your life....

    David Reyes, 19, allegedly came up behind Lopez and jumped him, and he and others punched Lopez, said witnesses.

    Lopez, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his pistol to use in self-defense, but there were no bullets in it. After Reyes allegedly shot at Lopez several times, Lopez loaded his gun and fired back, hitting Reyes twice.

    Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/0...#ixzz0wgh324Py
    Wow. Mr. Lopez is a very luck man. Primarily, he's lucky that his assailant apparently can't shoot.

    How many of us do a readiness check on our carry gun every time we holster up for the day?

    Personally, I do every time the gun comes out of the safe. Drop mag, check to ensure it is full, press-check chamber, holster.

    It's a good habit to be in, IMHO.
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    I check mine, without fail, every time I holster up.
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    Not really, The only time it's unloaded, Is when I'm cleaning it or dry firing ; )
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    Or is Mr. Lopez one of those people who intentionally carries without one in the chamber because he thinks it's safer? If so, I bet he doesn't do that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    Wow. Mr. Lopez is a very luck man. Primarily, he's lucky that his assailant apparently can't shoot.

    How many of us do a readiness check on our carry gun every time we holster up for the day?

    Personally, I do every time the gun comes out of the safe. Drop mag, check to ensure it is full, press-check chamber, holster.

    It's a good habit to be in, IMHO.
    Everytime without fail It takes 20 seconds to check your weapon. If you cant do something so simple you shouldnt have a gun. Mr Lopez was VERY lucky
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdaddy View Post
    Not really, The only time it's unloaded, Is when I'm cleaning it or dry firing ; )
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    This pretty much sums it up for me. I can't even remember a time when I thought my pistol was loaded, but it really wasn't. IMO it's a good habit to have though. Most all my pistols have a loaded chamber indicator so checking to see if its charged is mostly a visual thing for me. In that sense, I do check often.
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    Not something that I worry about...easy check with a Glock, but then it's always loaded with one in the chamber.
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    Not usually, unless it has been shot and cleaned. On occasion I run a finger nail over the chamber indicator. I have a separate practice and dry fire duplicate of my carry gun so my carry piece is never messed with.

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    I've become pretty good at identifying how many rounds are in my Glock by the weight. That being said, I check the loaded chamber indicator every time I put my holster on my belt.
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    I rarely if ever check if my gun is loaded before carrying it. If it is out of the safe its already guaranteed that its loaded regardless if its being carried or not. Only time I check is if i'm going to clean it or something that involves the gun being unloaded and then usually I check it about 4 times during whatever process I'm doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdaddy View Post
    Not really, The only time it's unloaded, Is when I'm cleaning it or dry firing ; )
    H/D
    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    This pretty much sums it up for me. I can't even remember a time when I thought my pistol was loaded, but it really wasn't. IMO it's a good habit to have though. Most all my pistols have a loaded chamber indicator so checking to see if its charged is mostly a visual thing for me. In that sense, I do check often.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chevyguy85 View Post
    I rarely if ever check if my gun is loaded before carrying it. If it is out of the safe its already guaranteed that its loaded regardless if its being carried or not. Only time I check is if I'm going to clean it or something that involves the gun being unloaded and then usually I check it about 4 times during whatever process I'm doing
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    Nobody, but NOBODY touches my firearms (carry weapons), they are always loaded unless I've Just cleaned it or we are on the range firing them.
    So for anyone to say, that because I don't check them EVERY TIME I gear up to go out is just grandstanding or self righteous.

    Don't be that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    So for anyone to say, that because I don't check them EVERY TIME I gear up to go out is just grandstanding or self righteous.

    Don't be that way.
    I think you omitted a word here, when perhaps omitting the personal attack on others would have been a better idea.

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    Agreed on the checking thing....I will always verify a loaded chamber and clip usually before holstering and leaving the house, when home, I continue treating any weapon out of the safe as fully loaded, cocked and safety on . (no rugrats, only dawgs in the house).

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    My carry guns are always loaded and ready to go. Even so I still do a quick visual check.

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    Excuse me for sounding like a new guy but, what does the term "press-check" mean?
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