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    Still not believing this thread is still active....


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    Smile Round Chambered CONVERT

    Thank you everyone for such insightful and well thought out responses to this question!

    I've always followed the thought that it is safer to go unchambered, the thinking being that if I have to brandish from concealment, the exrta half second wouldn't matter (If I would need to be that fast I'd likely be dead)...so why take the risk of a ND?

    But based on this thread though, and especially hearing from those who have had to draw, I'm converting to the 'one in the pipe' team!

    The only drawback in switching over would be that I may accidentally eject a live round in a tense situation, but having one less round is far better than expecting a bang and getting a click. Plus I could now carry a full mag +1, so I'm really no worse off anyway.

    Also, I'm quitting cold turkey and going chambered whenever I carry, so there shouldn't be any training issues.

    Thanks all! Who knows, you may have saved a life!

    I carry an LCP, and occasionally my Glock 23...both chambered from now on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12gun View Post
    Thank you everyone for such insightful and well thought out responses to this question!

    I've always followed the thought that it is safer to go unchambered, the thinking being that if I have to brandish from concealment, the exrta half second wouldn't matter (If I would need to be that fast I'd likely be dead)...so why take the risk of a ND?

    But based on this thread though, and especially hearing from those who have had to draw, I'm converting to the 'one in the pipe' team!

    The only drawback in switching over would be that I may accidentally eject a live round in a tense situation, but having one less round is far better than expecting a bang and getting a click. Plus I could now carry a full mag +1, so I'm really no worse off anyway.

    Also, I'm quitting cold turkey and going chambered whenever I carry, so there shouldn't be any training issues.

    Thanks all! Who knows, you may have saved a life!

    I carry an LCP, and occasionally my Glock 23...both chambered from now on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12gun View Post
    Thank you everyone for such insightful and well thought out responses to this question!

    I've always followed the thought that it is safer to go unchambered, the thinking being that if I have to brandish from concealment, the exrta half second wouldn't matter (If I would need to be that fast I'd likely be dead)...so why take the risk of a ND?

    But based on this thread though, and especially hearing from those who have had to draw, I'm converting to the 'one in the pipe' team!

    The only drawback in switching over would be that I may accidentally eject a live round in a tense situation, but having one less round is far better than expecting a bang and getting a click. Plus I could now carry a full mag +1, so I'm really no worse off anyway.

    Also, I'm quitting cold turkey and going chambered whenever I carry, so there shouldn't be any training issues.

    Thanks all! Who knows, you may have saved a life!

    I carry an LCP, and occasionally my Glock 23...both chambered from now on!
    Glad we can help.

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    My revolver chambers are always full.
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    Always chambered

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    I never carry with one in the chamber but I have chambered a round while i was out.

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    round chambered , my p250sc is DAO

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    Just changed my mind

    Glad I read this sticky.

    My wife and I both got our CPL's recently and I have struggled with this question - the utmost in safety versus the extra half-second or so to chamber a round in a bad situation. We carry to protect ourselves so we want every advantage.

    Before reading this sticky I kept the mag full but an empty chamber, ostensibly to be "safer". In my mind though, I was leaning toward a chambered round already but wanted to hear some wisdom from others. This is what I came up with.

    I carry a Ruger LC9 semi-auto, my wife carries a Ruger LCR revolver. Semi-auto's are different now, with the double action trigger set, making that part just like a revolver. My wife's revolver is hammerless (concealed hammer anyway) and not nearly as prone to AD from dropping it as with classic hammered revolvers.

    Essentially, with a full cylinder, my wife already carries with "one in the chamber" requiring only a trigger pull to fire. In my way of thinking, a round in the chamber in my LC9 is no different, as it requires a full DA trigger pull. With proper trigger finger training I see no difference in safety between the two weapons.

    Reading this sticky was affirmation enough for me. I just pulled the slide and will always carry this way from now on. That extra half-second (or more if I happened to get fumble fingers) may just be the difference between me living through a worst case scenario or ending up the victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slider51 View Post
    Glad I read this sticky.

    My wife's revolver is hammerless (concealed hammer anyway) and not nearly as prone to AD from dropping it as with classic hammered revolvers.
    Most modern firearms have a drop safeties, glocks and other semis have a metal (sliver) drum that when you pull the trigger, the trigger hits the drum, pushing it up, only then when the firing pin is struck, will it pop out where the round is.
    On my ruger revolver, the hammer is machined so it never touches the firing pin. When the trigger is pulled, a plate is pushed up, the hammer smacks the plate and the plate smacks the firing pin. No trigger pull no plate.
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    Chambered, always.

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    Most definitely have a round chambered. While racking a round may take only a split second it is still an additional step to take, remember, and allow for.

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