Made the switch today

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    Made the switch today

    I have been carrying every day for the last 30 days, have not left the house, and in fact even in the house, I am carrying. However, up until today I have been carrying without a round in the chamber, just to make sure my behaviors’ were proper. Today I decided to pull the trigger, pun intended, and switch to carrying cocked and locked. It’s kind of weird, even though I it is not going to “just go off” I have been a little bit jumpy today.

    Has anyone else made this type of transition, any suggestions?

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    Soon you will feel naked without it.
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    Glock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintguy View Post
    Glock?
    Springfield XD 9mm Subcompact and a Ruger LCP.

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    You'll get over it (that feeling). My primary is locked and loaded right over my family jewels all the time.

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    My first non-revolver was an XD40SC. I was very edgy initially carrying it chambered. Try this: Unload it and chamber a snap cap. Then hit it against your hand from every direction, holster and unholster it, try pulling the trigger without having the grip safety pushed in, try pulling the trigger from the side without pulling the trigger safety. Try everything you can think of to try to get it to "fire" unintentionally (again, with a snap cap in it). Pretty soon you'll be convinced that it's just about impossible for the gun to fire without pulling the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blanco64 View Post
    My first non-revolver was an XD40SC. I was very edgy initially carrying it chambered. Try this: Unload it and chamber a snap cap. Then hit it against your hand from every direction, holster and unholster it, try pulling the trigger without having the grip safety pushed in, try pulling the trigger from the side without pulling the trigger safety. Try everything you can think of to try to get it to "fire" unintentionally (again, with a snap cap in it). Pretty soon you'll be convinced that it's just about impossible for the gun to fire without pulling the trigger.
    I like that suggestion, I am going to go give that a shot right now!!!

    Thanks

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    I've been carrying a glock loaded since day one. Absolutely nothing to worry about if you have a quality holster that has a trigger guard.

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    Well now you are over the 'hurdle'...move on and forget it!
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    Move very very carefully. No sudden movements. Do not sneeze. Do not cough.

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    As long as the trigger is covered its safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baruffic View Post
    I like that suggestion, I am going to go give that a shot right now!!!

    Thanks
    And never forget always to be very afraid.
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    Move very very carefully. No sudden movements. Do not sneeze. Do not cough.

    And don't touch it.
    Seriously, don't adjust it unless you clear it.
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    Youll get used to it. The few first times I carried it was unchambered. But now Im not complete without one in the pipe. Stay safe.

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    You haven't left your house in 30 days?
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    Don't mess with Texas.

    Seriously, don't even think about it.

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    Is a Remora a good holster to use while carrying lock and loaded?

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