POLL - Do you carry: With a round chambered - No round in chamber

POLL - Do you carry: With a round chambered - No round in chamber

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    Question POLL - Do you carry: With a round chambered - No round in chamber

    As I have not been able to find a simple poll (recent or not) of members regarding your choice on keeping a round chambered or not. (please forgive me if I've missed anything from the last 365 days!) Please vote at the top of this post!

    There are plenty of discussions, but I am just looking for a simple count.

    After answering, please feel free to expound upon your choice by giving details such as your pistol's usual condition (0 ~ 4), its trigger type (DA/SA, etc.) & so on.

    Thanks much!
    Last edited by ArkhmAsylm; May 27th, 2011 at 11:27 PM. Reason: * clarification, emphasis *
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    I always carry in good holsters and with a round chambered. My handguns are DAO.
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    My semi autos are....2 Glocks, 1 Beretta 92FS and 1 XD9. All of these are carried with chambered rounds.
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    I always have one chambered. Its one less thing to worry about dealing with if I had to use it. Besides, my holsters are in working order. I make sure of it since I carry appendix.
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    Always chambered...ALWAYS!!!!
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    Nope.

    The odds of me needing my gun in self defense are very slim.
    The odds of me needing my gun in self defense .5 seconds faster, even more slim.
    Human error has shown time and time again that no matter how careful you think you are, stuff happens and you realize you are only human and the gun is only something humans create.

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    Round chambered; trigger finger disciplined.
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    The chamber is 'full'...is there another way?
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    - I've borrowed my post from another thread as it now seems more appropriate here than there - apologies if this is against the rules! -
    I am currently awaiting response to my application for my Permit to Carry, but I do carry in my home & on my property without a round chambered. I've done my best to stay prepared for the slim chance that I'd need to use the weapon, keeping in mind that I'd need that extra second to pull the slide & be ready for the next step.

    When I began to consider a weapon purchase, I decided to start out right & take a basic handgun familiarization course (convinciing my wife to join me). I also took a membership at my local range & used my free pistol rentals to help me decide what weapon would suit my needs & start the process of proper handling & training. Since purchasing my first weapons about a year ago, I've always kept a full magazine of my SD ammo in the pistols along with a full back-up mag or so, but didn't want to keep a round chambered because I wasn't sure I'd be able to practice safe handling. I felt that as long as I prepared for the extra second that was needed to chamber a round, that my SD plan was reasonable.

    For the first 4 months or so I carried sporadically in & around my home with my Remora no clip holster, but at times found it uncomfortable to do so without wearing a belt on my shorts during warmer weather. When the weapon wasn't on me it would be holstered & high atop a shelf nearby, where I figured that it was at least available if needed. I made sure to go to the range at least monthly to improve on my handling & trigger skills, & become more comfortable with my weapons' operation. Sometime during the fall I purchased an affordable Bianchi IWB clip-on (Professional 100) & soon after made the decision to carry in & around the home full-time, because you never truly know if you'll have time to get to a weapon when you need it - but I still didn't feel completely safe keeping a round chambered.

    After a year of much thought & contemplation, I recently took the required training & applied for my permit to carry. During that year I've spent many (many) hours at the range, I've transferred my weapons from the storage safe to my at-ready safe & holster multiple times a day - clearing the weapons each time I did so, kept them clean & in working order, & throughout have not made the mistake of putting finger on trigger when it wasn't called for.

    We do not have children of our own & my weapon is concealed (holstered) on me or secured. I have now come to the conclusion that the extra second needed to chamber a round is no longer reasonable. When my permit hits my mailbox & I start carrying full-time, I will trust myself to do what I feel is right for me & my state of preparedness. My weapons will be at the ready...with a round chambered.
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    Absolutely always. In my particular experience, a decade of carrying a long arm in the field (hunting) with a round in the chamber was good practice
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    One in the chamber. Springfield XDM, S&W M&P Sig P229(duty carry) :DA and DA/SA.
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    Ark, your self-analysis of the topic is very thorough and introspective. I applaud your attention to safety and scenario when it comes to 'having one in the pipe'. Very good idea to practice carrying around your property or anywhere else you can do so legally. I have and will always carried with one chambered, but respect those who do not.

    For me, if a SD scenario unfolds it will do so VERY fast and I will not have time to chamber a round. One less thing to worry about......

    I mostly carry a Springfield XD sc9 in a Minotaur MTAC and sometimes a S&W 642 in a DeSantis Softuck or Don Hume 715 open top. Best of luck with permit once it arrives!


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    I agree that chances of ever needing a firearm for self defense is slim.... so why even carry if the chances are that slim? If you're going to carry, and that slim chance ever happens that you do need it, you're not going to want to fumble around. Hell, I don't even like carrying firearms with external safeties. If you're carrying a weapon in a proper holster and you leave it put and don't play with it, you won't have any problem's. Almost all ND's are caused by people fumbling around with their firearm when they shouldn't be, cleaning an "unloaded" firearm, carrying without a holster or even unholstering it to show a friend and not clearing it. I'm not against showing a friend my Glock if they wish to see it and are curious as long as it's not in public. But ALWAYS clear the weapon. Treat a loaded firearm like a rattlesnake. You shouldn't be afraid of a loaded gun, but you MUST have respect for a loaded gun.

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    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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    xd40sc chambered but not toped. 12 in the gun and 1 spair mag. all the time
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