When you carry, are you chambered? Safety on?

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    Xd40 chambered and ready. If I have to pull my gun, I better be ready to destroy whatever is in my sights.

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    +1 for cocked and locked 1911

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    With my Taurus PT911 DA/SA: round in chamber, hammer down, safety off.
    With my Taurus PT111 Mil Pro DAO: round in the chamber, safety off.

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    Cocked and locked. Any other way and you might as well carry a brick in your pocket.
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    That's the beauty of a Glock.

    Round in the chamber and no safety to worry about.

    If its on the hip, It's ready to go.

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    Carry it Locked & loaded all waking hours!!!!!!!!!!

    If it is unloaded it is just a metal club with a trigger, Useless in a gunfight. From what sim. training I have done i can tell you that in a real life situation there is no time to rack back a slide to get into the action, Hardly enuff time to get the gun into play.

    what ever makes you feel good, But I sure hope a badguy that has his eyes on me.. thinks that one in the pipe is unsafe.... gives me more time to cap his a...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis
    Bags: 79 replies so far indicate a unanimous preference for 1 in the pipe.

    I wonder if you expected so one-sided a set of replies... I was somewhat surprised.

    yes and no.. I was thinking that 1 in the chamber was the way to go. If you need it now, those ~3 seconds could be your life.

    I am glad to see that some people were just like me. Trying to get comfortable with 1 in the chamber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkhunter
    All,
    I was up till midnight reading through all the posts here.
    Like I said to my friend and basic pistol instructor, "I'm just not there yet."
    All my life long gun safety teaching tells me to not carry a loaded gun. So I carry with a full clip but none in the chamber.
    I am, after all, new to CC. My reference is to be able to carry while archery hunting with my boys in Mountain Lion territory. The reason for CC, is that Colorado Dept. Wildlife Wardens do not look kindly on a person archery hunting with a firearm. (My argument is, I'm not hunting with the gun. I'm hunting with my bow, I'm protecting myself with my gun.) I figure that what the warden doesn't see, can't become an issue. Otherwise, I'll let the judge decide. At least my Boys & I will be able to return home (With or without elk steak.)

    All this to say, I totally appreciate all your opinions and expect to "get there" in time. I have spoken with my instructor in the past about some advanced training for CC so can feel a little more comfortable carrying in the way my 1911 "wants" to be carried, chambered, cocked & locked. Until then, I am exploring the techniques & practices of safe CC. I am trying different holsters and carrying options and learning from more experienced people like yourselves. I also carry as often as I can just to get used to the feel of a gun on my person.
    I still get the heebie-jeebies at the thought of disobeying my father's advice on how to handle a firearm. I'm still a safety nut I guess, and am trying to pass as much of that fatherly advice to my kids as possible.
    I'd just hate to undo everything I taught them by shooting myself one day. I'd rather be trained to do what I need to do in providing safety for my family BEFORE I take actions I'm not comfortable with or trained for.
    Know what I mean?

    So, you can (for now) put me down for full mag. empty pipe (& pray I don’t need more readiness until trained.)

    After all:
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    He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. -David

    I am with you

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    I would suggest carrying around the house with a empty gun holstered to get used to carrying. I did this when I first got my 1911. Cocked and locked is the only way I will carry ut. I have handled guns since I was old enough to hunt. still wanted to have some practice with a 1911 BEFORE trusting myself to carry loaded.

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    Im thinking to myself , most bad guys would give you time to first chamber a round before they did anything bad RIGHT ? For sure on one in the chamber...and i carry a glock so no external saftey to worry about just point and shoot.....

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    PT145 carried with one in the pipe and safety on. When I draw, my thumb is on the safety, ready to flick it off as my index finger moves from the frame to the trigger.

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    1911's always cocked & locked.

    PT-145 Millennium Pro has one in the tube and safety on.

    I carry extra mags for both!
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    carry sig 220 most of the time so it's DA/SA....
    No external safety...
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    Sig P229, full mag, 1 in the chamber, decocked - Always

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