XD owners...do you carry cocked?

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    I wouldn't carry w/o the round in the chamber, so yes, I carry cocked.

    *oh, BG, wait a sec while I rack the slide here...ok, you were saying, about my wallet?*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I am not sufficiently familiar with either the XD or the Glock to know if either has a decocker and easy way to re-cock without completely cycling the slide. My recollection is that Glock does not. Don't know about the XD.
    No de-cocker on the XDs. You can re-cock in the case of a mis-fire or something by moving the slide back a tad, less than an inch or so without fully racking. I do this all the time when using snap-caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auburn4 View Post
    My wife carries the XD9sc unloaded in her purse. I carry the clip with the ammo. When we are attacked I will ask her for the XD. She will unzip her purse and hand it to me. As this is happening I will get the clip out of my pocket and load the XD by racking the slide, hand her the weapon and run like hell in the opposite way to save myself.
    I bet you let her wear your "lucky hunting hat" too when you both go hunting. You know.. the one with the horns on it!

    I have DAO with one in the pipe.

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    When I first got my LTCF I carried for about 2 weeks, without one in the chamber, just to get used to the feeling of being out in public with my firearm. By then I felt very comfortable, and nobody really noticed it, even when I was OCing. I always carry chambered, always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auburn4 View Post
    My wife carries the XD9sc unloaded in her purse. I carry the clip with the ammo. When we are attacked I will ask her for the XD. She will unzip her purse and hand it to me. As this is happening I will get the clip out of my pocket and load the XD by racking the slide, hand her the weapon and run like hell in the opposite way to save myself.
    WOW.

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    My XD 9 SC was my first automatic and first carry gun. I carried it without a round in the chamber for a while (about a week probably) just to make sure the trigger never managed to get pulled. I don't know how I thought the trigger would get pulled, but it helped me get over the irrational fear that the gun would somehow manage to go off in my holster.

    Since then, I always carry with 10 in the mag and 1 in the chamber.

    I also carry my Ruger LCP cocked with a round in the chamber and a full mag.

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    Always carry my XD45 with 13+1.


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    Yes, always!

    Why would I/you/we not? If not, then why choose to carry at all?
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    Doesn't matter whither I'm carrying my XD9SC, Kimber Raptor II or PPK. I always carry with one up the spout and the weapon cocked and ready to go. Actually same thing applies if I happen to be carrying one of my S&W Mountain Guns, since a six-gun is always ready with one up the spout.

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    Yep always have one in the chamber so all I have to do is point and hear the gun go Bang
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    Striker Block

    Correct me if I am wrong, but there is a striker blocking pin, barrell, what ever you want to call it that is pushed out of the way ONLY when the trigger is fully engaged, Glocks, XD's, Tarus PT's, Kahrs all have the same block, so if there is a neglagent discharge there will have to be some explaining to do So my point here is ALWAYS one in the snout, and carry and practice, practice, practice
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    Would you guys carry a 1911 cocked and UNLOCKED?

    I ask because that single action trigger pull is pretty darn light on an XD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrar97 View Post
    I currently own an XD-M and since I just applied for my CCW license, I'm going to purchase an XD9 subcompact. I want an XD subcompact because it operates just like my XD that I'm used to...and I like the grip safety for carry, because you don't have to remember to de-activate it under stress, yet it does provide some type of safety system.

    Question...with the grip safety setup, do you guys carry your weapons cocked with a round in the chamber or not?
    If you are considering carrying any gun with an empty chamber, why not just carry a hammer or rock? Because that is what you have with a gun with out a round in the chamber.

    I had an incident a few weeks ago where I had to draw and I nearly had to shoot someone. I did not have time to draw and rack a round into the chamber. Had I had to fire, I only just barely had time to get my gun into action, if I had to take the extra time to rack the slide I think I would have been killed.

    Always carry with a round in the chamber. All modern firearms, certainly the XD, are designed to be carried in that manner.
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