POLL: When you carry is it chambered or not?

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View Poll Results: How do you carry?

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  • Chambered SA (or cocked DA)

    8 61.54%
  • Chambered decocked DA

    4 30.77%
  • Unchambered

    1 7.69%
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    POLL: When you carry is it chambered or not?

    Still not sure about it. Not sure if I'd consider a SA with a safety or a DA decocked safer.

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    Yippee! Another poll!
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    73.4% of people polled responded favorably.
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    chambered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Yippee! Another should I carry one in the chamber poll!
    Fixed it for you.
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    chambered...always and forever..

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    I carry a revolver, so it is chambered and uncocked with the safety off
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    AdBro, if you're STILL NOT SURE about this, please go check the dozens of already dead & gone threads that addressed/polled the exact same question. That way, at least you'll then know what...the REST OF US are already SURE ABOUT! My question is, where did this idea of carrying a handgun unchambered come from to begin with?!?

    It's like starting a bike ride...with your chain off.
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    My son carries semi auto no round in the chamber. I keep asking him has he hit his head or something?
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    Now this is a question I've never even thought about. I usually keep the firearm separated from the ammunition with a kryptonite box, but I guess maybe I don't have to go that far...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post

    It's like starting a bike ride...with your chain off.
    that's a horrible analogy. a better analogy would be like it's like going to ride your bike but a bike lock is on it.

    i understand both sides of the argument. but it's not like the firearm is unusable if it's not chambered, you just rack it quick

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    Chambered, full magazine, cocked, and trigger covered until it's time to get nasty. My firing pin is very patient.
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    Yea,if someone attempted to rob you at a mall,or jumped from some bushes,to attack you,im sure,if you ask nicely,they would give you time to chamber your firearm,smh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdBro View Post
    that's a horrible analogy. a better analogy would be like it's like going to ride your bike but a bike lock is on it.

    i understand both sides of the argument. but it's not like the firearm is unusable if it's not chambered, you just rack it quick
    Well, yeah... I could push start my stick shift truck every time too, but since there's no real reason to do things the hard way just because you can, I choose to just use the key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnsc View Post
    Yea,if someone attempted to rob you at a mall,or jumped from some bushes,to attack you,im sure,if you ask nicely,they would give you time to chamber your firearm,smh.
    obviously that's the argument against keeping it unchambered, however i think many situations would give you enough time to quickly pull the slide back.

    firing pins accidentally dropping wouldn't do anything, right? the trigger NEEDS to be pulled for the pin to strike the primer, right?

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