This is a discussion on One in the chamber within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Agreed with TCox4. Akin to the more often you start your car the greater your potential chance of an auto accident. The mitigator for this ...
Agreed with TCox4.
Akin to the more often you start your car the greater your potential chance of an auto accident.
The mitigator for this and much more though is as these guys have all been advising is to _invest_ in some good training.
I know. I probably should have added something like, "and I agree with what Janq said..." except that at this point, that's starting to get redundant. Most likely, I'm going to just start linking to your posts, and trademark the expression, "Yeah, what Janq said."I did not raise the question, the OP did in one of his follow on posts.
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
An unchambered weapon is 3/4 useless. On the move its in my holster, at work its in my bag, in its OWN compartment that has thick walls so that nothing can stick through, and that's soon going to be upgraded to an in place holster. In the car its in the glove box alone (I keep my info in the sun visor) At home I take it out of the holster...and put it in my wine cooler and then moved to the night stand at night. I know that sounds silly but Im afraid to put it on the desk or shelf as a cat or dog might grow thumbs or something. All my other weapons are locked in a safe.
I used to not carry one in the chamber until seeing a video. No I do.
This is one of those timeless questions - and a good one.
Much good advice has been shared here.
The answer will ultimately depend upon your level of comfort HOWEVER (imho) you will need to commit yourself to practice and training WHICHEVER route you go.
Proficiency in any thing will cost an in investment in time - approximately 10,000 hours to reach 'expert' status.
One can become proficient in condition 3 and executing an "israeli draw" - if they practice enough.
In truth they may actually become more proficient with their weapon because of their added practice and focus.
Bruce Lee once said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
The main thing is to stay responsible and continuing to learn and improve.
It has been said before - Fast is Fine, but Accuracy is Final.
Stay Safe, Stay Smart!
"The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."
That's not even including the possibility of failing to chamber the round due to the round jamming due to a poor rack. If you're going to put that much effort into practicing the Israeli draw, you're better off practicing proper trigger control when drawing and re-holstering.
Absolutely one one in the chamber. Otherwise, it's a paperweight.
Without 1 in........................don't even bother.
Had one encounter many years ago at +6'-0........convinced me real quick.
JD and I decided to test chambered vs unchambered carry out today in a little airsoft force-on-force... watch and see how that worked out for me....
Really nicely done and great demo. You guys made the point and you presented it exceptionally well.
Big round of applause and the usual personal gratitude to you too for all you do for all of us.
Excellent job, Lima, JD!
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