Originally Posted by DonziGT230
There's a practice system I saw years back that uses a dummy round with a laser or some kinda light and a target that receives the light. ...... Unchambered reduces this risk but increases the risk of an attacker getting your weapon or at least stopping you from being able to use it. If someone gets close in before you can rack the slide you're stuck with a gun that you now have to protect instead of it protecting you. ....Choosing to carry is a big responsibility and in my opinion if you don't feel fully confident carrying in a ready state you're not ready to carry....
Thanks for the lead on Laser Rounds for practice. I researched this last night and I will be getting this:
I will carry condition 3.
I am not military or police. Both of which I have the utmost respect for. I do not have to put myself into questionable situations. I don't have any visions of grandeur. I am a civilian that has limited use for a tool, but even if you come after the start, you can't bring a sammich to a gun fight.
You mention the gun like it is your only tool. As if they get too close for you to use your gun then you are toast. Someone here in another thread mentioned that if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
I am not too proud to change my path, cross the street or just stand my ground at an intersection with many escape avenues open, watching, while someone questionable passes by. My grappling and disengaging skills along with my situational awareness have kept me safe many years walking through Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and others while not carrying a gun or a knife.
My intent for carrying is to be prepared if there is a psycho shooter. I will trust in my ability to move and/or find concealment while I draw, rack and aim.
If there is war, riot, etc.. then I will go to condition 1. Until then, 95 percent of the other people on this planet are not out to get me, and an additional 4.9999 percent do not want to kill me out right, and I will do my best to be aware of and avoid the other .0001 percent.
here is a link to another discussion where the author proposes condition 3 is valid for some people and there are many comments for and against below: