Why carry chambered article

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    Why carry chambered article

    An interesting article on the carrying chambered issue. Short, sweet and to the point.

    John Farnam's Quips - 03Feb12.html - Little Mistakes
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    Love it! The author, IMO, did a great job arguing his point. I never understood NOT carrying with one in the chamber...if you've gone through all the motions to have a concealed carry permit and then choose to essentially disable your firearm for use at a moments notice, well it's all wasted to me, and so could your life!

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    Can not argue with Logic............

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    Nicely said.
    "Your mind is the weapon, all the rest are just tools." --gasmitty

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    Great article...John Farnam is probably one of the most respected men in the firearms community and as an instructor, is known throughout the weapons community...Here's a good article on John Farnam: World BlackBelt Online I hope one day in the near future to be able to train under him.
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    ...get serious....LMAO

    we have been there; a question arising from a mindset that just did not exist prior
    to the rise of the entitlement generation...the ones who went to school being told they
    were all special and all of them were student of the month. despite simple math making that
    impossible; except that the idea holds hands with the new math--which failed also.
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    locked and cocked or in the chamber...
    I would rather live my life as if there is a God,
    And die to find out there isn't, than live my life
    As if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
    God Bless

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    On most pistols currently manufactured, five to seven pounds of trigger resistance is considered about right for most users, under most serious circumstances. Heaver triggers make it difficult to shoot the pistol quickly, with sufficient accuracy.
    Good article but I do disagree with the above statement, due to arthritis in both hands a 3 to 5 lb trigger is far more accurate for me and just as safe.
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    This is on the Owners manual of my P238 that i just bought

    WARNING DROPPED PISTOL
    If dropped, the pistol may fire.
    Keep the chamber empty unless
    actually firing!

    ANY GUN MAY FIRE IF DROPPED
    http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/CmsC...01.2%20web.pdf

    Pg 23

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    This one is on my Kimber's Manual

    Safe Carrying Condition: Never carry this
    pistol cocked, loaded and ready to fire as this
    practice could easily result in an unintentional
    discharge. Do not carry a loaded gun with a
    live round in the chamber while walking, running
    or crossing any obstacle, where there is any
    possibility of slipping or falling as this could
    lead to a possible unintentional discharge.
    http://www.kimberamerica.com/uploads...ad/Compact.pdf

    Pgs 8 and 9

    I am at odds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911_Kimber View Post
    This is on the Owners manual of my P238 that i just bought



    http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/CmsContent/documents/P238 MANUAL 1200901 REV 1.2 web.pdf

    Pg 23
    I advise you to sell it immediately and buy a Glock. Sheesh. Even the manufacturer, SIG/Sauer, does not trust their own design. You certainly shouldn't trust their design.
    Last edited by marcclarke; March 4th, 2012 at 01:09 AM. Reason: Spell "Sauer" properly.

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    I'm guessing the warnings in the Sig and Kimber manuals are simply a CYA tactic.

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    Very good article. Mine is ready at all times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911_Kimber View Post
    This one is on my Kimber's Manual



    http://www.kimberamerica.com/uploads...ad/Compact.pdf

    Pgs 8 and 9

    I am at odds...
    It's your gun, your life and your prorogative. Firearms don't unintentionally discarge. I don't care what manual says so. God forbid you are put in a precarious situation unchambered..you lose and they're not changing pgs 8 or 9 for the rest of us.
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    Why?? Because at the last second, the Police are minutes away.

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