Chambered round

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  • I would rather have a single round ready to go.

    253 80.32%
  • I would rather have an empty chamber with a full mag.

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    Paperweight vs. single shot pistol.

    I guess I'd go with the single shot pistol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    For a brief moment only.

    If there's a choice of a full magazine or not, then the decision being proposed is versus having a single bullet versus a whole magazine load. For example, that's 0+1 versus 12+0. That comes down to how perfect one believes a one-shot club can be, in a life-or-death situation.
    Maybe also the type of SD situation a person is most concerned with. I've always been good getting out of a jam and and not going where I will be outnumbered.

    I know even a careful person can get ambushed. But I question my odds with multiple BG when ambushed.

    If I had to make a choice. One in the barrel for the CC SD situation I'm concerned with, BG that uses social norms to get close. Now at home, I would want a full clip. Less concerned with strangers walking around at home.

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    I've had to pull before, with the threat within 10 feet - I doubt I would have had time to rack a slide, or cock a hammer if it was a SA gun I was carrying at the time.

    Chamber loaded, manual safeties applied (if applicable). That is the ONLY way I will ever carry a pistol with the intended use of defensive purposes.

    But ******, I will have a fully loaded magazine seated in the grip to back up that one in the chamber.
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    I carry with one loaded at all times no matter how many rounds in the magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titleist View Post
    Heres the question... in response to sooo many people not carrying a round in the chamber, in spite of extensive research that almost every def. shooting "all happened so fast", if you had a choice between carrying 1 round chambered and an empty mag, or an empty chamber with a full magazine, what would you pick?
    One quick shot is good, but from the gun fights involving law enforcment on TV, there are more misses than hits. If I had to choose one, I would have to consider learning the Israeli method of carry a handgun with an empty chamber. They are so fast that they can draw, rack the slide and fire instinctively. It requires a lot of practice, though.

    I carry condition one all the time. It's the only way to. Our CCW instructor told us that if we are willing to take the class to obtain a permit, we have to be prepared to take a life in self-defense. That means being at the ready with a chambered firearm at all times. If we are not willing to do this, we should not get a permit. This was the first thing the instructor told us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    My bad....I just saw an opening. This used to be called the 'land of opportunity'. Now it's the 'natural state'. Sounds like a bunch of nudists running around.
    Might be off topic, but I'm enjoying myself.
    Gives a whole new meaning to "Open Carry", d'n't it?

    Of course it depends on the situation, but one in the chamber.

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    Empty chamber, full magazine. I can train myself to get faster at an Israeli draw, I cannot train my adversary to lie down after he is shot once.
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    Worst poll ever. I only voted to get it off my active poll page!

    Empty chamber, full mag. If it turns out to be a 2 or 3 on one fight, I'd rather have more than 1 round.

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    Silly choice...not one I'm ever going to have to make...but I'll take the cambered round, if you're asking.
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    Full mag without a doubt. I keep seeing myself missing the first shot in a strenuous situation....and then...game over.
    It is utterly illogical to believe that passing laws to reduce gun violence will be successful when those who are commiting the gun violence do not obey the law.

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    um...what exactly was the point of this poll?

    If I have a round in the chamber and an empty mag, it's because I already fired 15 and the spare is going to be on it's way to the gun.

    If I have an empty chamber and a full mag, it's because I just slammed a mag into the mag-well and in less that 1/2 of a second I'll be racking the slide.
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    I would be dead as would most trying to chamber a round under STRESS. Possibly with a revolver but I don t Carry one.
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    Why one rnd, that to shoot your self?

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    I can't believe after 182 votes there are actually 42 empties in it. Wonders never cease.
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    No arguing against the speed of a chambered round to settle things quickly. However, thugs usually travel in wolf packs and the 15 rounds in my fully loaded magazine would be a lot more comforting.
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