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    Stacked phone books, newpapers and magazines were used for years as a test medium no reason they would not work in this case.
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    I have two areas where I can chamber a round if necessary. The first is in to a large crate of old phone books as described. This is also my dry-fire back stop. The other is 9 feet of book shelf - full, of course.
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    Pail of Sand..............

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    Ok...was just rolling thru the threads when I stopped to read this one...I can understand the recommendations being made for a novice or inexperienced shooter. With that being said, what happened to the recommendation of "professional defensive weapon training". Seems this would go a long way toward weapons handling mindset and safety.

    Other than the military and LE and civilian contractor requirements for clearing a weapon and/or chambering a weapon.....How many experienced civilian shooters have those phone books and/or pail of sand available? I'm sorry, depending on my surroundings and location, it's either high ready positioning, low ready positioning, or in some circumstances, down range positioning when I chamber a round...JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    Ok...was just rolling thru the threads when I stopped to read this one...I can understand the recommendations being made for a novice or inexperienced shooter. With that being said, what happened to the recommendation of "professional defensive weapon training". Seems this would go a long way toward weapons handling mindset and safety.

    Other than the military and LE and civilian contractor requirements for clearing a weapon and/or chambering a weapon.....How many experienced civilian shooters have those phone books and/or pail of sand available? I'm sorry, depending on my surroundings and location, it's either high ready positioning, low ready positioning, or in some circumstances, down range positioning when I chamber a round...JMO
    I would say that almost all of them have these items available to them if they want them. How many people do you believe do not have access to them?

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    Perhaps "available" was not the proper choice of wording or was interpreted differently than what I meant...Sooo...let me rephrase and ask the same question in a different manner......


    And to answer your question, I'm sure all of us have "access" to them...Maybe the repharase below will be a bit clearer to those that will pick apart my phrasing...


    "How many experienced civilian shooters have phone books, pails of sand, or some other item, set up for chambering a round into their weapon?".....My apologies for being vague in my question...
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    "How many experienced civilian shooters have phone books, pails of sand, or some other item, set up for chambering a round into their weapon?".....My apologies for being vague in my question...
    I'll be clearer in my answer. As many of them who want to take the time to stack some old magazines in a box or fill up an empty plastic bucket with some sand. Those of us who are willing to take the extra step necessary to protect outers from a possible accident on our part. I no longer use a sand bucket because I find it easier to step out back and point the weapon into my garden when chambering a round.

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    I'm fairly new to CC but have been around guns most of my life. I have never heard of a round going off when chambering. I now assume it's possible but has anyone experienced it? I've always just pointed in a safe direction and racked the slide.

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    Go to Home Depot Get a Big Pot and some decrative flowers or just get a nicebig potted plant stick it in the corner of your home.....Boom your done you don't have to worry about phone books. Plus its decrative. Also nobody is going to wonder why you have a bunch of phone books in the corner or a big pot of sand. YOu could grow a tomato bush and have fresh veggies.
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    Soooo.... "the neighbor's cat" is not an acceptable answer here then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    Soooo.... "the neighbor's cat" is not an acceptable answer here then?

    Funny I just came back to say the same thing. Need to try out the new suppressor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dono View Post
    I'm fairly new to CC but have been around guns most of my life. I have never heard of a round going off when chambering. I now assume it's possible but has anyone experienced it? I've always just pointed in a safe direction and racked the slide.
    Yes I have heard of it happening. POS firearm, poor condition with zero maintenance from what I understand. Firing pin frozen forward. Emptied the magazine in short order. Could have been tragic instead he just shot up the floorboards on his truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babarock View Post
    Yes I have heard of it happening. POS firearm, poor condition with zero maintenance from what I understand. Firing pin frozen forward. Emptied the magazine in short order. Could have been tragic instead he just shot up the floorboards on his truck.
    That must have been... energetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dono View Post
    I'm fairly new to CC but have been around guns most of my life. I have never heard of a round going off when chambering. I now assume it's possible but has anyone experienced it? I've always just pointed in a safe direction and racked the slide.
    I've never experienced it or heard of it happening to anybody either.. but that doesn't mean much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dono View Post
    I'm fairly new to CC but have been around guns most of my life. I have never heard of a round going off when chambering. I now assume it's possible but has anyone experienced it? I've always just pointed in a safe direction and racked the slide.
    Had a Remy 700 go off while chambering a round many years ago. Have seen both a SKS and a M1a slamfire.

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