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Old 07-26-2013, 10:44 PM   #501
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News just on FOX 5 Atlanta.

The newscaster (on TV & video ) said security guard did this: ... "he racked his gun and fired the 2 shots".

Article below just said security guard fired 2 shots. Does not mention racking/chambering a round

Robber robs a Waffle House & points gun at off duty LEO & security guard (both armed & sitting at the counter by the cash register - beside the standing robber) and the shoot out begins

The video and written article --> http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22...-shoots-robber

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A customer at a Union City Waffle House who turned the tables on an armed robber is now being called a hero. Authorities say the suspect pointed his gun at an off-duty Atlanta police officer, who was having a late meal with his best friend-- an armed, off-duty security guard.

Officers were called to the Waffle House located in the 4300 block of Jonesboro Road just before 2 a.m. Monday. Officers were told that a black man wearing a black bandana and a hood over his head walked into the restaurant with a gun in hand and demanded money. At least 13 people were inside the restaurant at the time.

Authorities say the suspect, 21-year-old Aston McAfee, pointed his gun at the customer sitting closest to the register. That customer happened to be off-duty Atlanta police officer Jonathan Sutton. Sutton couldn't get to his gun.

Sutton's best friend, Chad Pollard-- a security guard and former firefighter-- was also off duty, but he was armed with his gun. He grabbed it and fired two shots. McAfee dropped his weapon and fell to the floor.

The police report says McAfee told the first officers who arrived at the scene, "Man, I'm just trying to get some money for my baby."

Pollard says with so many potentially innocent victims in the restaurant, instinct took over and he's glad he did what he did.
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Sutton's best friend, Chad Pollard-- a security guard and former firefighter-- was also off duty, but he was armed with his gun. He grabbed it and fired two shots. McAfee dropped his weapon and fell to the floor.

The police report says McAfee told the first officers who arrived at the scene, "Man, I'm just trying to get some money for my baby."

Pffft......get a damn job! Good for the security guard!
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:17 PM   #504
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Pffft......get a damn job! Good for the security guard!
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... ^^^ ... All of us that saw the news cast said the same thing ...
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:03 PM   #505
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A gun not loaded is no good to me. That couple seconds it takes to chamber a round may be the difference between life and death.. Just My Opinion...

+2 chambered and on safety.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:22 PM   #506
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+2 chambered and on safety.
What safety? All three of my safeties disengage as I pull the trigger.

Pull and shoot, like a revolver, but several more bullets.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:08 AM   #507
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What safety? All three of my safeties disengage as I pull the trigger.

Pull and shoot, like a revolver, but several more bullets.
Just depends on what piece you carry. I can flick the thumb safety off as I unholster.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #508
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I leave the safety off on my 1911. It has the rear grip safety, obviously the trigger is protected in holster, and the safety that I choose not to engage. Different strokes.

I still stand by, if you don't train with it you're wrong. None of this matters much then.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #509
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I leave the safety off on my 1911. It has the rear grip safety, obviously the trigger is protected in holster, and the safety that I choose not to engage. Different strokes.

I still stand by, if you don't train with it you're wrong. None of this matters much then.
I agree "different strokes" and definitely to train with what you carry. I've been told though that the 1911 was designed to be carried "cocked and locked" - meaning the hammer back (round chambered) and safety engaged. Something to consider if you ever decide to make a change, or change holsters, etc.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #510
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I carry my G19 now. I'm enjoying it
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:54 PM   #511
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Excellent choice!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #512
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Excellent choice!
I agree.

I just spent my birthday afternoon training my girlfriend and little brother with it. It was a successful evening. We went through over 400 rounds and by the end they were doing failure drills and speed reloads sidestepping and taking a knee and all that jazz. A great evening indeed


I'd trust my 11 year old brother with a pistol more than most grown men with their ccw to be honest.

I saw a guy in Scheels just yesterday talking about how his ccw is in the mail and he's totally going to be BA with a gun (didn't even know which one he wanted to pick at this point. Just came in to hold em all and talk about himself).
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I leave the safety off on my 1911. It has the rear grip safety, obviously the trigger is protected in holster, and the safety that I choose not to engage. Different strokes.

I still stand by, if you don't train with it you're wrong. None of this matters much then.
The 1911 is not intended to be carried that way. The thumb safety blocks the hammer. The grip safety does not.
As a side note. If your pistol is ever forcibly removed from you, it adds a second of reaction time for you, as they figure out how to disengage it.
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The time it takes to chamber a round could be the same amount of time it takes for the bad guy to take your life

Always carry chambered, a firearm with an empty chamber is nothing more than a rock

Might as well keep a rock in your pocket
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I chose to not chamber one today as I ran to the tire store in a nice small town



Now I'm going to hear it (probably from people who don't train) about how changing up the way you carry will be the end of the world in a shtf situation. Haha

There is no "right answer" it is all situational. I would never tell a noob with his first gun with no training to chamber a round. While I carry chambered I chose not to today.
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I would never tell a noob with his first gun with no training to chamber a round.
I agree

Anyone that is going to carry daily, should have training

Without training, they are a danger to themselves and everyone around them
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #518
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I chose to not chamber one today as I ran to the tire store in a nice small town



Now I'm going to hear it (probably from people who don't train) about how changing up the way you carry will be the end of the world in a shtf situation. Haha

There is no "right answer" it is all situational. I would never tell a noob with his first gun with no training to chamber a round. While I carry chambered I chose not to today.
I'll bite. I would say one thing worse than not chambering a round is changing your carry routine. Muscle memory is extremely important, and in a pinch, you might leave yourself wondering if you already have a round chambered or not. I'm becoming more and more concerned about people around me carrying guns after reading this thread.
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My logic has always been that if someone comes up from behind you and grabs you or if someone has a gun in your face, it's gonna be a helluva lot more difficult to chamber a round and shoot than to just have a bullet chambered and ready to go in the first place. What the hell is the point of carrying an unloaded gun? You gonna pistol whip them to death?
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I say locked and loaded.. Chambered

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