Every body play nice. We're getting pretty darn close to start having to axe posts etc.
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LOL yes dad.
I am still sitting here trying to figure out how to make a 442 have a ND.
"A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013
If you follow the basic rules you don't have a ND.
If someone will let me borrow their 642 I will load it up and drive nails with it to see if it will go off
Noli nothis permittere te terere
Lord, Grant me a good sword and no need to use it.
I'll let you know if my preference changes following some solid training.
Like Tacman I have been carrying guns professionally for over 30 years. I have a certain way I carry my guns.
For long guns; bouncing around the truck or in the rack it is hot standby or cruiser ready, what that means to the layman is magazine full, empty chamber safety off. When I exit the vehicle with the long gun it then gets a round chambered.
For hand guns; loaded to capacity, one in the pipe.
Downloading a modern revolver is silly and unrealistic BTW, an empty chamber under the hammer is not gonna stop it from firing when you pull the trigger.
If you feel that you are likely to accidentally shoot yourself with a loaded gun, that should be a sign.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
There was a time I could take most any four BGs on in hth combat. Today, I'm 55yr old & partially disabled. BUT, I would still put my hth skills up against most anybody. HOWEVER!
- Why should I give myself any DIS-advantages at all?
Why not give myself EVERY advantage possible?
Sure, I could probaly take on an armed BG in hth combat & win. (You may be able to do that as well.)
But, why not give yourself every advantage possible?
- Why put yourself at a disadvantage going in?
- What about two, three, four or more bad guys jumping on your back & bashing your head in?
- Wouldn't it be better to be able to deflect, counter & move WITHOUT having the added worry of racking a round?
It's a shame the basic rules are broken from time to time (even by the best of them) and people end up getting hurt. Although I'm confident in my safety discipline and adherence to the four rules, the numerous stories about experienced firearm handlers having ND's indicates to me that I'm not immune from the same mistakes. For this reason, and because the odds of ever having to draw in SD are low, I choose to take on a bit more risk to ensure I never make a mistake that ends up hurting someone.
Excellent discussion and feedback, the overwhelming opinion here on the matter has me thinking and I'll be pursuing training.
"The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper
"Dilgentia Vis Celeritas"