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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

    698 vote(s)
    83.8%
  2. No - i don't (post your reasoning)

    135 vote(s)
    16.2%
  1. Aug 1, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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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.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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    Hunter.V.White

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    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.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    I carry my G19 now. I'm enjoying it :)
     
  4. Aug 1, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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  5. Aug 1, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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    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).
     
  6. Aug 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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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.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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  8. 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
     
  9. Aug 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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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.
     
  10. 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
     
  11. Aug 17, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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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.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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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?
     
  13. 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
     
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    Unloaded and empty chambered are entirely different.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    zacharypaul89

    zacharypaul89 Eat right, be fit, die anyway

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  16. Aug 17, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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  17. Aug 17, 2013 at 3:22 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.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    Unless you're this guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWP3vZcKUvo
     
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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.
     
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