This is a discussion on Anybody ever carry an empty gun? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by msgt/ret Gotta love the military, did the same thing in USAF. Down side is it was in RVN, had to call command ...
"If I were the Devil, I'd take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious."-Paul Harvey, 1964
My two carry weapons are NEVER unloaded unless they are in the process of being cleaned, and as soon as I finish cleaning, I reload them. But I still check them EVERY morning when I put them on. I can see the cartridge heads in my snubby, but I still swing out the cylinder every morning. I check the "loaded chamber" indicator on auto-loader and drop mag and re-insert, every morning.
It's just a 15 sec. habit to form, doesn't take long before it's ingrained. I do it as I say a little prayer, in the morning..."Father don't let me have to use this today". and at night as I take it off..."Thank you Lord for not having to use this today"
Just my $.02 but it works for me.
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I'm pretty obsessive about checking (both when I think it's loaded or when it's empty). I'll unload it, check it, start to dry practice and have a compulsion to check again for it's condition. Similarly, each time I get set to carry, I'll double check it's status as well.
I attended a carbine class a year or two ago and forgot to top my pistol up before I left. I had used it throughout the day on transition drills. It started raining at the end of the day and it was getting cold too. I hurried while packing up my stuff and got back in the car and headed home, pistol still on my belt. When I got the pistol out to clean later that night I realized I had 3 rounds of FMJ in my M&P. I did have a full spare mag on me though.
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Nope never have.
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Not completely unloaded but I have accidentally carried one time with a full mag and nothing in the chamber. Always having one in the chamber, I thought at the time the surprise I would have had when the gun would have said, "click!" I would have had a negligent non-discharge.
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Yes, intentionally when I went out to the bar. It is unlawful in ct to carry a loaded weapon capable of firing a shot when your BAC is over 0.001 so i carried empty with a loaded mag.
When I initially read the title of this thread, I have to say I thought to myself, "Why would you carry an empty gun? They make such poor striking weapons. Why not just carry a hammer?".
Haven't done that one yet!
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First year on the job 1968.
Came home from working a midnight shift at 0800.
Had to be testifying infront of the Grand Jury at 0900.
Changed out of uniform and into suit and tie.
Put off duty S&W Model 36 and Buckheimer-Clark cross draw holster on.
Went and testified.
Went out afterwards for breakfast.
Came home and took off holster and pulled out gun.
I had not loaded the off duty S&W.
First,last and only time it has ever happened but it did happen.
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