Chambered, or not?

Chambered, or not?

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    Chambered, or not?

    Do you guys carry with a round in the chamber? (assuming you don't carry a revolver) Why / why not?


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    Absolutley carry one in the chamber.

    As a civillian I'm already behind the power curve; therefore, no safeties and it must go bang all the time every time. If I practice avoidance, and the reasonable man theory, and have to break leather I'm going to pull the trigger, and I will be reacting to a situation rather that acting on.


    If you don't carry one in the chamber have somebody show you the tueller drill. After one sees that drill you start thinking about dumping all the safeties and the whiz bang devices hanging off the pistol. Stryker fired is good, Revolver is good, okay I like Sigs too.
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    Cool

    Always one in the chamber!
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    Yes.

    Why shouldn't I?

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    Anyone who doesn't feel its safe to carry a gun with one in the chamber should not be carrying a gun.
    ‘‘To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.’’

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    Yes

    Can't see CCW wih a gun I NEED two hands to fire. I wouldn't trust a gun that wasn't safe to carry fully loaded. If I was worried that it would "go off" with a round in the chamber, I wouldn't carry it. I have always trained that way. Can't think of a LEO agency that carries empty chamber. Not done in any competition I can think of.

    Just a couple of reasons I could think of quick.

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    Always one in the chamber.

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    The only shooters who carry empty chamber are the actors on TV. TV execs don't think a gun is scary unless you hear the slide rack.
    There’s an old and true, military motto, “Si vis pacem, para bellum” - “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmenspidey View Post
    The only shooters who carry empty chamber are the actors on TV. TV execs don't think a gun is scary unless you hear the slide rack.
    and GLOCKs with hammers.....
    “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll

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    Always. The only time I didn't was when the gun was new and I didn't have a quality holster. Once there is a holster that will completely protect your trigger, there is no reason to worry, and you will be the most prepared with one in the pipe.

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    I have no use for an expensive paper weight, which is exactly what an unloaded gun is, unloaded meaning one NOT in the chamber.

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    Yes, because I don't always have both hands free.

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    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.

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    One in the chamber always, to state the cliche' "An unloaded gun will get you killed"

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    I am not sure why one would ask such a question . I will however suggest that if carrying chambered makes you in the least uncomfortable that you go directly to the range and spend some quality time in a threesome with your handgun , you , and a competent instructor .
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