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    Always one in the pipe. Reason is the B.G. wont wait while I rack one in.
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    Good question. I know a couple of folks with CCW's who frankly, I would feel better if they had no ammo at all or a gun. Personally, mine is loaded and ready to rock.
    I know, I know, you are smarter than me..just ask you..

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    Always one in the chamber. If a person didn't carry with one in the chamber, how would the practice session go? Draw, rack slide , shoot , drop mag, empty chamber, insert mag ,reholster, repeat ?
    Practice should include drawing from the holster and firing.
    If someone thinks they're going to have time to rack the slide (especially under stress ), they're kidding themself.
    Carry a revolver would be the only other option.

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    I always carry one in the chamber.

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    Always in condition 1.

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    My Father in Law is and ex-cop. Just before I got my CHL I asked him if kept one in the chamber, his answer was "what do you think?" Nuff said. Always keep one in the chamber. You may not have time to rack your slide.

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    Of course! And I also keep gas in my truck!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Of course! And I also keep gas in my truck!
    haha, best answer.

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    Your friend would probably also advise to carry a revolver with an empty chamber in front of the firing pin. If you're feeling a little exposed by it, get a semi-auto with a double action first pull and a manual safety.

    Ruger's new SR9 is a double action only polymer frame 9mm with a manual safety and is priced right, as I understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty View Post
    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.
    How would you confirm self defense when your dead??? Always one in the pipe, I also do not like any safety that I have to mentally and manually maneuver.


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    May as well ask if I should carry a firearm. Condition 1 for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devone6 View Post
    One in the chamber always, to state the cliche' "An unloaded gun will get you killed"
    I always carry with one in the chamber because im not ready to die yet!

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    yup always...if not it is only as effective as a rock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty View Post
    Do you guys carry with a round in the chamber? Why / why not?
    Yes, always. 'Cause, without a round in the chamber, a gun is merely a lightweight club that's too short to get the job done and that has no chance of trumping a firearm in the hands of a BG.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Carrying an auto with a round in the chamber is no different than carrying a six shot revolver with six rounds in the chamber. If the gun isn't ready to go BANG when the trigger is pulled, why do you have it?

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