This is a discussion on XD owners...do you carry cocked? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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, ...
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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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.
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.
Always carry my XD45 with 13+1.
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.
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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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
or as I like to say push button get banana
It's easier to avoid trouble than it is to get out of it.
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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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.