Carry a Glock with one in the chamber?

Carry a Glock with one in the chamber?

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    Carry a Glock with one in the chamber?

    I know this is an old discussion. But I am still a newbie and considering my options. So what is the advice of this group? I have a Glock 23 that I plan to carry in an IWB (Tucker "The Answer"). I will have the shirt tucked to help hide the gun and avoid the need for a cover garment. My IWB does a nice job of completely covering the trigger guard.

    Would you carry a round in the chamber in a Glock that you are carrying in an IWB holster? I have been training myself to never, ever put a finger inside the trigger guard until ready to shoot. My natural position now when I pick up the gun is to place the index finger on the side of the slide as I grip the gun. But it is still a Glock, with no safety other than the "safe-action trigger".
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    pulling back the slide waste time. Keep one in the chamber.

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    It would take an act of God to make your Glock go off while holstered in The Answer. The danger is when you're holstering it. Be damn careful to keep your finger off that trigger and you'll be fine.
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    I carry one in the pipe of my G27 every day. It takes long enough to draw from a tuckable, let alone trying to rack one in the chamber too. There are too many reasons to have one ready in the pipe. What if your off hand is busy keeping the attacker away from you or fending off knife blows for example?
    "Run for your life from the man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another-their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun."

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    Study the manual; it has 3 safeties.

    I don't believe in carrying a pistol with an empty chamber for several reasons, one of them is that under stress you can very well not rack the slide all the way and create a failure to feed, in which case you find yourself with an expensive rock

    Decent guns, in a good holster covering the trigger guard don't fire by themselves ...

    Carry your Glock the way it is meant, one in the pipe and be happy !!!
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    If you are trained, keep one in the chamber. I always do.

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    While fending off and attacker with your weak hand, and drawing with your strong hand..........

    Not a pleasant scenario. Keep one in the pipe.
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    Draw fast, reholster slow. The only way to make your gun go bang is to press the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by community View Post
    If you are trained, keep one in the chamber. I always do.
    If you're not trained, get trained and carry one in the chamber. Practice!
    "Run for your life from the man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another-their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun."

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    I always carry my Glocks with one in the chamber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerinWstuff View Post
    If you're not trained, get trained and carry one in the chamber. Practice!
    Ditto on the training. An empty chamber is an unloaded gun.
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    If you're not going to carry your weapon loaded then it's not likely to do you any good when you really need it. Read about the safety's designed in to your firearm and understand them. That will go a long way toward helping you and then get some quality training from a reputable source.
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    Read this thread

    This guy found out today that you need one in the chamber interesting-response-today from right here on this board.
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    1 in the chamber always, or your just wasting your time.
    "Without fear there can be no Courage!"

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    It took me a little while to get comfortable with having one in the chamber at first. I would feel uncomfortable without one in the chamber now. Watch that your shirt doesnt get stuck inside the trigger gaurd when holstering and you should be fine. I make a habit of never taking putting my gun into my inside the waisteband holster when the holster is attached to my belt (ie, the gun and holster always go on together, so I don't have to worry about my shirt getting caught in the trigger gaurd). Oh, and yes, I carry a glock.
    Benjamin Franklin once said, "he that would supplant a little liberty for a little safety deserves neither".

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