One in the chamber - Page 4

One in the chamber

This is a discussion on One in the chamber within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Why carry an empty gun?...

Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 100

Thread: One in the chamber

  1. #46
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Why carry an empty gun?
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

  2. #47
    Member Array 3rik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Quote Originally Posted by ssmtbracer View Post
    Do you guys always have one in the chamber?
    I have two kids and wonder if I should unload it at home.
    I pocket carry sometimes and when I sit it may be pointing at someone.
    I have it in a holster and when I sit I try to point it down.
    Should I worry about this kind of thing? What do you guys do?
    Here's an idea. If you don't already have some snap caps for your gun pick some up. Load 'em up and chamber one, then carry that around the house for a while (a couple hours a night for an evening or two) to assure yourself nothing will go wrong. Practice clearing the dummy rounds from the chamber extensively.

    Just don't forget to replace them with the real thing when you're finished "training".

    Edit: Take care and BE SAFE.

  3. #48
    VIP Member Array BugDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Under a Volkswagen somewhere in Florida
    I have a 9 year old and a 2 year old. When I pocket carry at home (usually a 442 revolver) I tilt the holstered revolver forward before I sit down so that the barrel is still pointing down when I'm sitting. Semi auto carried at home stays in the holster IWB or OWB.
    Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
    No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.

  4. #49
    Distinguished Member Array XD 45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Where ever the government says go
    always carry one in the pipe
    XD .45, Glock 23, Mossberg 590A, M&P 15 Rossi 641, RIA 1911

    If You Want To Know The Mind Of A Man Listen To His Words

  5. #50
    VIP Member Array shockwave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    One in the chamber for the same reason that the revolvers have full cylinders. Follow the basic rules of safety.

    Up above, Janq raises the "don't point the gun at anything..." issue. My interpretation of that one is that it only applies when you are actually holding a gun, as if to use it. It doesn't apply if it's in a box, in a holster, etc. Even so, if you and I were talking, and I removed my holstered firearm from my belt and placed it on the table between us, I wouldn't point the barrel at you.
    "It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."

  6. #51
    Member Array sixsccw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    New York
    I carry one chambered, IWB at 1:30, so if anybody's gonna suffer because of an ND it's gonna be me.....
    "I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you ---- with me, I'll kill you all."

    Marine Corps General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders

  7. #52
    Member Array jwalker497's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by sixsccw View Post
    I carry one chambered, IWB at 1:30, so if anybody's gonna suffer because of an ND it's gonna be me.....
    Why do you carry @ 1:30?, just curious.

  8. #53
    VIP Member Array rammerjammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Always +1

  9. #54
    Senior Member Array Hot Wing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Melbourne Florida
    I carry hot

  10. #55
    VIP Member Array Janq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Please re-read my post as related to bore, in full.

    I did not raise the question, the OP did in one of his follow on posts.
    To which I responded in my post, mirroring exactly what you state, in detail toward real world occurrences where 'sweeping' persons with the bore of a gun is normal, nearly impossible to avoid AND is completely safe.

    - Janq
    "Killers who are not deterred by laws against murder are not going to be deterred by laws against guns. " - Robert A. Levy

    "A license to carry a concealed weapon does not make you a free-lance policeman." - Florida Div. of Licensing

  11. #56
    Senior Member Array adaman04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Show Me State
    If you donít have a round in the chamber you might as well leave it at home. This is a very common question so donít feel bad. With that said, you need to get some additional training to increase your comfort level.

    If it isnít on your person at home, it needs to be locked up in a small safe or other QUALITY locker that your kids canít get in to. I donít buy in to the unload it and keep it separate from the ammo if you donít have a safe. You can buy a $40 cheap basic ďsafeĒ at the big box stores and they work just fine for that. Kids can and will find things. When I was 7 my friends and I were smart enough to knock the exposed hinge pins out of the close door the Christmas presents were hid in. Removed the door, rifled through things, and then put the door back. This day in age, there is ZERO reason for you to not have at least a small safe to keep your handgun in.

    Donít worry about the pocket carry thing. Unload the gun, put it in your pocket in the pocket holster (you are using a pocket holster right?) go in the middle of the living room and go into convulsions moving every which possible way that you would ever move in daily life. Pull the gun out and I bet it is still waiting for you to pull the trigger.

    We all start somewhere, more than happy to answer any questions you have. Thatís what weíre here for.

  12. #57
    VIP Member Array Paco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    McKinney, TX
    Quote Originally Posted by ssmtbracer View Post
    So basically I should no worry if it's in my holster and in my pocket
    I carry one in the chamber at all times, in my holster. I have taken a nap while wearing it, wrestled with the kids, played ball, done framing (the construction type, not pictures) all while wearing my holstered firearm.

    If the trigger is covered then there should be no way it can go off. You should feel safe knowing that you are OK to carry the same.
    "Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt


  13. #58
    New Member Array PEBKAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    The pistol I carry and the one in the safe by my bed have one in the chamber all the time. If I put my carry weapon in the safe in my closet I unload it.

  14. #59
    Distinguished Member Array tcox4freedom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    South Carolina USA
    Quote Originally Posted by Moga View Post

    Also keep in mind that the more you load and unload your weapon to pocket carry at home the more likely there exists a chance for a ND.
    ^^^Please pay attention to this post.^^^

    The more you handle your firearm while loading and unloading, the GREATER the risk of an unwanted discharge. (In other words, loading and unloading actually "increases" the risk of a ND.)

    Like glockman said; you just need some additional training to build your confidence.

    Try and get you some "professional" training. They're a lot of good firearms instructors around the country; and training is not that expensive.

    Welcome to the forum!

  15. #60
    VIP Member Array TN_Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Shelby County TN
    Quote Originally Posted by ssmtbracer View Post
    Do you guys always have one in the chamber?
    I have two kids and wonder if I should unload it at home.
    I pocket carry sometimes and when I sit it may be pointing at someone.
    I have it in a holster and when I sit I try to point it down.
    Should I worry about this kind of thing? What do you guys do?

    This is one of the drawbacks of pocket carry in my opinion. It is the main reason that I am not a big fan of pocket carry and I choose not to do it. I'm not saying it isn't a valid way to carry nor am I criticizing anyone who does pocket carry. I'm just explaining that this is the reason I choose not to do it.
    ,=====o00o _
    l_--- \___l---[]lllllll[]
    (o)_)-o- (o)_)--o-)_)

Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Always keep one in the chamber!
    By Mojoski in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 69
    Last Post: April 30th, 2013, 05:19 PM
  2. OK.. Why Do Some Carry Without One In The Chamber..?
    By xXxplosive in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 111
    Last Post: February 6th, 2010, 12:16 PM
  3. why you should always carry with one in the chamber. . .
    By mutumbo in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: February 17th, 2009, 11:40 PM
  4. To chamber or not to chamber? The +1 Question: MERGED
    By V8 in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 105
    Last Post: April 30th, 2008, 06:57 PM
  5. 1 In The Chamber?
    By jcheinaman in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: November 25th, 2006, 07:47 AM

Search tags for this page

carrying concealed weapons with one in the chamber

concealed carry one in the chamber

is it legal to carry a round in the chamber in connecticut?
is legal to carry one bullet in the chamber in connecticut
loaded appendix
massad adobo chamber carry
massad ayoob carry with one in the chamber
muzzle sweep while pocket carry
one in the chamber carry rule
pocket carry muzzle sweep

pocket holster sitting down muzzle sweep

unload with one in chamber
Click on a term to search for related topics.