Originally Posted by TXPROMAN
do you keep a round chambered while you carry?
Yes. If you carry for self defense. You don't have time for chambering a round. I have train by one of the best Firearms Consultant and Trainer there is. Jim Cirillo you find lots of web sites on him. He had more real shoot out's and kill's as a police officer. We work out sometimes two days a week together for years. I Miss not having him around anymore.
Police Officer, NYPD, for 23 years. Retired.
•Served in the Stakeout Squad with the NYPD from 1967 until 1973.
•From 1976 until 1981 was the Chief Firearms Trainer with the U.S. Customs Department, Region II.
•From 1981 until 1991 was one of the Lead Firearm Instructors for the U.S.
•Treasury Department at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
•Jim won numerous awards from the U.S. Department of the Treasury concerning firearm course design and training for Treasury Agents. His firearm techniques and courses have been adopted across the nation.
•Nominated as one of the Top 10 Handgunners in the United States.
•Recipient of the NYPD Honor of Legion Award, which is bestowed on a NY Police Officer for having been in one or more gunfights. Jim had many such commendations.
•Awarded the Queens County, New York, District Attorney's Award for Outstanding Heroism.
•Four time State Champion in Police Combat Shooting.
•Served on the Emergency Service Unit of the NYPD while also serving on the elite NYPD Stakeout Squad.
•Holds several U.S. Patents regarding Police and Firearms related equipment.
•Co-holder of the National Record for Pistol Shooting at 25 yards.
•Winner of the NRA Distinguished Police Combat Medal, number 11.
•Author of many articles concerning firearms and survival combat shooting, as well as having had many such articles written about him and his unique combat shooting style.
•Videos: Jim Cirillo - "Modern Day Gunfighter." "Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights."
•Won the President's Medal for Police Combat Shooting.
•One of the contributors to the Police Text Book entitled SEARCH FOR AN EFFECTIVE POLICE HANDGUN, by Professor Allen Bristow.
•Author of GUNS, BULLETS, AND GUNFIGHTS published by Paladin Press.