XDSC carry with a round in the chamber?

XDSC carry with a round in the chamber?

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    Question XDSC carry with a round in the chamber?

    Should I carry my Springfield XDSC .40 with a round in the chamber? What's the chances of the round accidentally going off? Any input is appreciated ~thanx
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    I think JD about covered it
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    Yeah definitely carry with one in the chamber. If you aren't comfortable with it yet carry it around where its cocked but without one in the chamber and see if at the end of the day it's been fired. It won't be. The only way one of our XD's are going to fire are if there is pressure on the grip and rearward pressure on the trigger. If you're properly holstered you have got nothing to worry about.
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    The only times my guns have empty chambers are:

    Long term storage
    When they are shot empty to slide lock
    When being cleaned
    On the range awaited the LOAD & MAKE READY command

    They always have 1 in the camber when carrying for personal defense.
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    absolutely carry with a round in the chamber. the combination of the external and internal safties make it perfectly safe.

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    When I was thinking about starting to carry I thought about it, if I should or not. I concluded If I have time to rack the slide and get one in the chamber did I have time to run.... carry one in the chamber, holster properly.

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    Absofrigginlutely! You will not have time to rack a round when you need it most. Don't forget to add another round to your magazine!

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    A lot of people have worried about the same thing. Carry it without a round in the chamber and really test it around the house there. You'll find that it's perfectly safe and it will give you the confidence that you're good to go. A gun not loaded is kinda like a knife with no blade in my opinion.
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    IMO chambered.

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    Nah i wouldn't put one in the chamber. I would just give the bad guys all the advantages.



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    Chambered. My XD9SC is when I carry.
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    Stay armed...always a round in the chamber...stay safe!
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    Always one in the chamber. The reason why is because you might have to draw and shoot within a split second...no time to rack the slide. (or you might forget) Another reason would be if you loose the use of one arm from either somebody grabbing it or being wounded then you would have a hard time racking. If you are worried about a accidental discharge while holstering, then put your thumb on top of the rear site. That way you will disengage the grip safety when holstering.

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