Student of the Gun - Carrying loaded vs. unloaded

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    Student of the Gun - Carrying loaded vs. unloaded

    Found a new TV show on the Sportsmans Channel called Student of the Gun. It's a quick, 30 minute show that covers all kinds of gun related topics.

    Last night had a discussion on carrying loaded vs. unloaded. They timed an instructor on the differences between drawing loaded and unloaded (having to pull the slide and load) and shots on target. Basically, having to 'rack a round' added one second in each test.

    The guy doing the tests was a professional and probably shoots everyday as part of his job, which tells me that your average Joe carrying unloaded might even add more time to be ready to engage.

    All-in-all, a good little lesson on carrying loaded!
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    Why are we even having this discussion now or again? Hey--anyone can do what they want and if no safety really upsets them, I would kindly tell them to sell the dumb gun and buy one that has a safety--other than that--give me a break--if it ain't ready to fire it won't fire==period/end of story----and a good chance, g-d forbid, end of life.

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    Carrying without a round chambered is as good as trying to squirt mustard on your fries before unscrewing the cap and taking the seal off. It just don't work that way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Why are we even having this discussion now or again? Hey--anyone can do what they want and if no safety really upsets them, I would kindly tell them to sell the dumb gun and buy one that has a safety--other than that--give me a break--if it ain't ready to fire it won't fire==period/end of story----and a good chance, g-d forbid, end of life.
    I suppose you should have just passed this thread by if the subject isn't to your liking. The OP simply mentioned a TV show he saw on The Sportsman's Channel. Student Of The Gun is often worth watching.
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    I watch that show every monday. As well as the "personal defense" show that come on before it. Both are very educational and I would recommend them.

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    I saw that episode last night. Not to bad...
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    One in the chamber. Always....while CC.
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    5 or so years ago this was not ever brought up.
    people understood that you learn how to use a tool as it is designed.
    if you do not like the design, find a tool that fits your specific needs or
    you may realize that its made a certain way and if you want it than you have to have it on its terms.

    the entitlement generation seems to have gotten up in years and now they, having never been told that anything they did was wrong
    or that they could not have it their way....all of a sudden there is this concept. further drawing some power via the Israel method
    which was an answer to a specific situation--no standardized small arms; make training easier and also reduce the possibility of mishaps by carrying unchambered.
    and its ok for them IN THEIR SITUATION being that they carry a rifle and the side arm, if needed, is carried open and its need is not in an instant--like CCW is.

    not just in Great Britain has commen sense died
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    If you don't carry chambered, you're not ready to carry at all.

    The unchambered folks are more likely to get hurt and have their gun forcibly taken from them to be used in future crimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    I suppose you should have just passed this thread by if the subject isn't to your liking. The OP simply mentioned a TV show he saw on The Sportsman's Channel. Student Of The Gun is often worth watching.
    Excellent point.
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    I always carry one in the pipe. It actually makes me even more cautious when handling my firearms, even when I know they are unloaded, because I'm used to having them ready to go all the time. Even when dry firing, after I've already checked, I check and re-check and check again.

    I'm not very accurate when throwing awkwardly-shaped objects, so I figure I'd be better off carrying red than chucking my sidearm at someone in a time of crisis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI View Post
    Carrying without a round chambered is as good as trying to squirt mustard on your fries before unscrewing the cap and taking the seal off. It just don't work that way!
    What is wrong with you people in Ohio? Mustard on fries.....that ain't right!
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    Not sure about the show but this topic is definitely a rerun.



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