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Carry with a chambered round???

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by cgs2k2, Feb 22, 2013.

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do you keep a round chambered when you carry?

  1. Yes - keep one chambered

    715 vote(s)
    84.0%
  2. No - i don't (post your reasoning)

    136 vote(s)
    16.0%
  1. Aug 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    skytower

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    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.
     
  2. Aug 15, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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  3. Aug 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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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
     
  4. Aug 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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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.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    I agree

    Anyone that is going to carry daily, should have training

    Without training, they are a danger to themselves and everyone around them
     
  6. Aug 17, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    12DblCab

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    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.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    zacharypaul89

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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?
     
  8. Aug 17, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    I say locked and loaded.. Chambered

    I don't have my cow but thinking of getting a non resident cow in Nevada
     
  9. Aug 17, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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    Unloaded and empty chambered are entirely different.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    zacharypaul89

    zacharypaul89 Eat right, be fit, die anyway

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  12. Aug 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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    Not really.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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    If that happens, you are not likely going to have the opportunity to draw and shoot. You are going to follow their directions and pray that they don't kill you before you have the opportunity to either escape or "get the drop" on them.
    Hopefully they will hesitate to shoot and you won't... but if you aren't chambered, you're screwed.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    zacharypaul89

    zacharypaul89 Eat right, be fit, die anyway

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    Unless you're this guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWP3vZcKUvo
     
  15. Aug 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    Even him.

    It all depends on how "itchy" the assailant is.
    The victim's only advantage is the assailant's hesitation to kill.
     
  16. Aug 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    Exactly.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    True, but I'd rather take my chances with a chambered round, rather than having to rack one in that kind of situation
     
  18. Aug 17, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    Oh I'm with you 1000% on that.
    ALL of my handguns except for my single action .22lr revolver are chambered at all times unless I'm transporting them.
    My wife knows that if needed, the first available handgun will be ready to use.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    if someone has you at gun point then theyre probably robbing you, "reach to your back pocket for your wallet" and then draw. first step of the draw is draw and rotate the barrel of your pistol straight ahead, and start shooting from there untill you can get a good extend and get a good two handed grip, by then more than half your mag would be in his chest. always one in the chamber, always have good night sights, always carry an extra mag too. If you think about many situations, things get sketchy at night and ussually when your life feels threatened to pull your pistol on you its when there is a group of guys or theyre about to jump you. keep a good eye out and avoid sketchy situations. or just make sure your buddies are carrying too.
     
  20. Aug 17, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    Probably not many psychics around here. If you think you're going to get jumped or approaching a group you feel sketch about, turn around.
     
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