Do you carry chambered or not

Do you carry chambered or not

This is a discussion on Do you carry chambered or not within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; like it says... do you carry loaded and why or unloaded and why... just wondering what some peoples opinion is.. i carry unloaded, just to ...

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    Question Do you carry chambered or not

    like it says... do you carry loaded and why or unloaded and why... just wondering what some peoples opinion is.. i carry unloaded, just to have that extra security from an accedeintal discharge... so whats yalls veiws


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    I haven't carried yet as my new Glock won't be here until next week, but I won't be leaving one chambered when carrying.

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    Chamber, release mag, and fill mag to capacity again.
    No fuss, no muss.

    Including two Glocks, one XD45, Kel Tec P3AT, and Springfield Loaded 1911.

    If nervous with you Glock, leave it trigger ready but unchambered. And wait and see that at the end of the day, week, month, it still will be cocked. Unless you leave the trigger exposed and tampered with.

    They are safe firearms if you follow the rules and treat them with respect, just use your head and common sense.

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    Ok, well, I guess its been a few weeks since this question was asked, so again I will answer . . . . ABSOLUTELY chambered 24/7 except when cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Ok, well, I guess its been a few weeks since this question was asked, so again I will answer . . . . ABSOLUTELY chambered 24/7 except when cleaning.
    yeah when i searched for it i couldnt find anything, did a search for locked and loaded (the new shotime tv show) and a ton came up sorry

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    yes....its how the gun was designed to be carried
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    If you really need it, you will need it really fast. ALWAYS one in the chamber.
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    My 2 revolvers carry fully loaded cylinders and my 2 Walthers (neither has a safety) both carry 1 in the chamber (decocked) and need a long first shot trigger pull.

    If carried in good holsters the semi autos are just as safe as the revolvers.

    It would be like loading 1 less in a revolver so that you had to pull the rigger twice to get to a live round.

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    * How do you know you will have enough time to chamber a round in an emergency, under stress?
    * You may be compromising the critical element of surprise.
    * Who says you get to have both hands available when you need to draw?
    * You may be setting yourself up for a careless moment someday when you incorrectly assume that no round is chambered.

    Basically you're saying that you do not trust yourself to handle a gun safely. Once you train enough then that fear will go away and hopefully leave a sense of responsibility and vigilance.

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    The search function is your friend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by larefugee View Post
    Basically you're saying that you do not trust yourself to handle a gun safely. Once you train enough then that fear will go away and hopefully leave a sense of responsibility and vigilance.
    yes i am nervous about carrying a loaded weapon. i feel safer with it unchambered... i understand that the XDm .40 is very safe as any gun is in the right hands. but the lack of a safety switch makes me even more nervous... maybe its because i just started carrying. im not sure. i carryed around one day chambered and all that was on my mind was the gun... unchambered i never think about it.. dont know why just do>>>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxersixxer View Post
    yeah when i searched for it i couldnt find anything, did a search for locked and loaded (the new shotime tv show) and a ton came up sorry
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    Having one round chambered is a significant advantage because you may only have one hand free... especially if one as be significantly wounded or is holding/fighting of an attacker's knife, bat, fists etc.
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    An unloaded gun is just a badly designed hammer.

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    If you're going to leave the gun unloaded, then just leave it at home. It'll be much less hassle, and just as effective.

    I avoid NDs with my Glocks by simply not pulling the trigger.
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