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    why wouldn't u have one in the chamber?

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    Always one in the chamber. Always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamisou View Post
    Bet ya didn't expect this many responses in such short time. But this is an important subject to learn about if unsure. Soak it all in.
    haha, that's for sure.

    I'm really glad EVERY response is to carry with one in the chamber. Because the guy who told me he didn't, had me worried I was being overzealous. He made a fairly convincing argument that if you ever get stopped, or if an incident were to take place, you'd have a better case confirming self defense if you were not carrying chambered.

    But thank you for all the replies, I'll continue to chamber a round when I carry, and stop doubting if it's a smart thing to do.

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    Always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty View Post
    He made a fairly convincing argument that if .....an incident were to take place, you'd have a better case confirming self defense if you were not carrying chambered.
    Completely illogical argument. Once a person chambered and fired a round in self defense, how could he prove that no round was chambered prior to commencing the action?

    About 99.999% of the responses here (to many similar threads) are "I carry chambered".

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    Always round in chamber. Heavy DA trigger on Sigs.

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    Always 2 in the chambers.

    When I first got my CCW and was concerned about carrying in the chamber, I read something that made a lot of sense to me. Someone said, "I am too inexperienced NOT to carry one in the chamber." Meaning at the moment of decision, if I didn't have one in the chamber already, inexperience in threat recognition, confrontation, chambering, etc. could lead to me doing something wrong and getting killed.

    I'm also a big fan of point and shoot--I don't want any small levers to flip before I hear results. I want it simple... I'll have other things on my mind if I need to fire.

    Didn't really need that chamber indicator after all...

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    Always.

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    Even with an M&P, no manual safety, yet still one in the chamber. Makes no sense not to.

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    Always one in the pipe. If I carry becuase I feel there might be a need for a gun, then why put myself at a handicap by carrying in such a fashion as to make me slower at bringing arms to bear?
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    1 in the pipe with my Sig

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasSIG View Post
    Always round in chamber. Heavy DA trigger on Sigs.
    Same here. I have 2 sigs (P229 DA/SA and GSR 1911). The 1911 I carry Condition 1 (One in the pipe, hammer high, external safety on). I feel 100% comfortable carring that way. I have no visions of an accidental discharge due to having one in the pipe. i think lots of training helps.

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    When my carry was a semi-auto I usually kept a round in the chamber all the time. I have owned semi-auto's with heavy trigger pulls mostly so I wasn't worried too much of an accidental discharge on a snag or such. With a revolver, like I currently carry, the question is automatically answered.

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    Cool

    Of course.

    I would never carry a gun unchambered. And I can't think of a reason to own a gun that is not safe to carry chambered either.


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    My view is that the majority of self-defense situations happen very suddenly, and take place up close and personal with the assailant. Time spent racking the slide may be the last second of your life. If you are really serious about defending yourself, your weapon must be ready to fire as soon as it is drawn.
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