How Long Before You CC With a Bullet In the Chamber?

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    always got my Glock cocked.


    whats faster? chachick, cilck, clack or clack, clack mofo?

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    Guess I'm the odd one out...almost a year for me.

    No, not ideal, but I'd still have more of a chance than many others around. If I ever needed it quickly, I was in trouble. Having a new little one to take care of, and seeing the speed of some attacks finally sank it home for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iu2baiw View Post
    I also wanted to ask this might seem simple but.
    After i start carrying a gun and Not a Paper weight (lol i totally understand this NOW!)
    do you reload or unload everyday or every few days to not hurt the mag springs or cause something like "Spring memory" ?

    compared to loading the gun and doing nothing (which can't be good) and having problems when i need it most
    Did you buy your XD new or used?

    If I buy a used handgun and I don't know its history, I replace the mag springs (as well as the recoil spring). Mag springs cost around $6.

    If you bought your XD new, you probably have several years of mag spring life left no matter what you do.

    No need to unload it every few days or so. Many say the springs wear quicker with multiple loadings and unloadings vs. just leaving them loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Did you buy your XD new or used?

    If I buy a used handgun and I don't know its history, I replace the mag springs (as well as the recoil spring). Mag springs cost around $6.

    If you bought your XD new, you probably have several years of mag spring life left no matter what you do.

    No need to unload it every few days or so. Many say the springs wear quicker with multiple loadings and unloadings vs. just leaving them loaded.
    Yes i did buy it used and i wasn't sure if i needed to replace anything ..
    As far as i know the XD 40 i have has had 300 from previous owner and 600 from me.
    give or take a few 100 rnds ....is there a rule of thumb with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iu2baiw View Post
    Yes i did buy it used and i wasn't sure if i needed to replace anything ..
    As far as i know the XD 40 i have has had 300 from previous owner and 600 from me.
    give or take a few 100 rnds ....is there a rule of thumb with this?
    I don't know the rule of thumb, and I don't know if the manufacturer has a recommendation, but if you only have 1,000 or so through it, you'll be good for a long time to come unless you shoot lots.

    I would keep a rough count, but I won't be concerned with mine until I get several thousand through it as long as it doesn't develop any issues. That should give me time to do some research on when the recommended change is due.

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    Ok yea i have alot more rnds to go then :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defensive Arms View Post
    XD's actually have two safeties---a grip safety and a trigger safety.
    I do/did actually know that, what I should have said was a idiot proof safety, that manually has to be moved for the gun to function.

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    I carried a .38 revolver for a few years before I got into semi-auto so I guess I was comfortable. That said, I did carry my .380 a few times unchambered and got to thinking that I'd likely not get it chambered in time to save my life. I will admit, it felt a bit risky to chamber a round in the house on on the driveway but I've shot the gun enough to feel comfortable.


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    For an added level of safety I waited two or three days before carrying chambered to first get used to the feel of concealing and drawing my weapon. Oh, and I disagree with the sediment that carrying unchambered is no different than carrying a club. While I personally trained myself to draw and chamber a rd in one smooth motion I do realize that it takes a small degree of time to do so which is why I quickly moved to chambered. However, When the shtf I'd take the unchambered gun over a club any day.
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    The only pistol I've ever carried without "one under the hammer" was an old style Ruger SA, before they started putting in the transfer bar.I've never carried a semi-auto, or a newer revolver without one under the hammer or in the pipe.

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    Just remember though... no matter how comfortable you get carrying - the second you don't respect your gun it kills you.

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