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LCP pocket carry...Do you chamber a round?

This is a discussion on LCP pocket carry...Do you chamber a round? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Thanks guys. Looks unanomous to me :) I am from the old school where I was raised to always keep the safety on until ready ...

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    Thanks guys. Looks unanomous to me :) I am from the old school where I was raised to always keep the safety on until ready to fire. If you walked around with the safety off, then you were living life on the edge. These guns without a safety are a whole new concept to me. My other cw's that I carry iwb all have a safety, so its not as concerning to me. I'll be sure to keep one in the pipe. Thanks for all your input. Happy 4th :)

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    The LCP trigger pull is like that of a double action revolver. I carry one in the pipe always, just like I carry 5 rounds in my S&W 36.

    There is a vast difference in carrying a round in the LCP as compared to an older striker fired auto with an external safety. (Baby Browning, Bauer, Jennings, etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh10ring View Post
    .............These guns without a safety are a whole new concept to me. My other cw's that I carry iwb all have a safety, so its not as concerning to me..............
    Actually, the concept is 100 or so years old. It's called a double-action revolver.

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    LCP or 442 in a pocket holster and ready to be fired.

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    Empty gun is just a piece of pipe.
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    As stated above, always chamber a round in any Semi Auto.

    I pocket carry a PM9 and a P3AT. Always chambered, always in a pocket holster (which protects the trigger guard from intrusion).

    Be careful to keep your finger off the trigger (as you always should) unless firing. Double that caution when reholstering (caution also that no clothing, ie: shirt, etc. gets caught on the trigger). Probably best to simply remove holster from pocket, insert gun then put the whole package into the pocket.
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    Ditto everyone else....I carry my lcp chambered, front right pocket, trigger covered in a blackhawk pocket holster.......
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    Are you suicidal? Don't carry with one in the chamber, hell don't even have a magazine in the gun!


















    That is excatly what the bad guy is hoping for! Sorry, couldn't resist contradicting everyone else.





    Of course you should have one in the chamber, just be smart (good holster) about carrying it-no more pocket pool in that pocket!

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    What About the Risk of Discharge with One in the Pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by nh10ring View Post
    I just bought a new Ruger LCP and front pocket holster. This is my first pistol without a safety, and am a bit nervous about chambering a round and carrying in my pocket with no safety. At the same time, if I ever have a need to draw it, I would kinda like to have a round ready to go. What do you guys recommend? Chambered or unchambered?
    I own an LCP-C, manufactured within the last 12 months. I like the weapon very much: fires well (no failures in 120 rounds of jacketed and hollow points). I like the look of it, and it holsters well w/an IWB nylon.

    I appreciate all the comments here re: making the weapon a 6+1, concurring with the time factor and whether one can afford to jack the slide in a stress situation.

    What I've yet to see is discussion of the risk of the weapon discharging w/o squeezing the trigger. What is anyone's history/knowledge of incidents re: "accidental" firing? In my heart, I want to believe it's OK to keep one jacked. I also see the Ruger website/owner's manual that cautions having the weapon in a firing condition unless the shooter is ready to shoot.

    Comments are welcome. Thanks.

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    An empty chamber is useless to me unless it's in the safe or being cleaned.

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    Not until I buy a new holster.

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    SafetyPro, Ruger is looking out for legal. nearly everyone that carries a firearm everyday, professionally or for defensive reasons carry with one in the chamber. When people get shot when carrying, it is from because the trigger is pulled, intentionally or carelessly.
    If you are confronted by a threat it is highly unlikely that you will have time to rack the slide before being shot. To me, when manipulating your firearm from day to day carrying, at the range, taking it off for storage, etc., you have time to be careful, but if you need to bring your weapon to fire on a threat you will be glad you carried ready to fire.
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    1 in the chamber, 7 in the mag, lcp in the uncle George wallet holster. I love that 380 in the back pocket. The lcp is like a quarterback sneak.

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