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Do you Carry chambered?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Stover954rr, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. Stover954rr

    Stover954rr Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I was just wondering for those of you who carry chambered (I am assuming most of us), do you carry on safe, or off? If off what precautions do you take, or does your particular holster offer that makes you feel safe doing so?

    Okay that is a paraphrased question from a female co-worker who has a pistol permit but doesn't carry. And who "informed" me that you can't carry with one in the chamber (which is false).

    Any how, I informed her that it was legal (which she still disputed until I showed her NYS pistol laws, laws that she should have read when getting her permit), and that it wouldn't make sense to carry unchambered unless one was proficient in the israeli draw, and even then it is adding an unnecessary step in a potentially life threatening situation.

    When asked what my procautions for safety was, I simply replied: "You never take your gun out of the holster unless you are disarming it/yourself, or are using it." That way it doesn't go off unless you intend for it.

    I was just curious what everyone elses philosophies are, and what their answers might have been (see original questions at top).

    ~Stover
     
  2. PT92

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    I simply can not and never will understand why one would carry absent one in the pipe...? As far as the safety, I have no problem if one uses this or not (just practice with it so you will remember the safety feature when you need to utilize the gun). Personally, I carry a KT P11 most of the time and it doesn't have a safety.

    -Cheers
     
  3. Aran

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    I carry a Glock in a Serpa.

    If it manages to go off, either the gun is broken, or I've done something ridiculously retarded.
     
  4. cat9x

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    Chambered.

    my seecamp always has one in the chamber
     
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    Chambered.

    XD9 - it features a trigger safety and a backstrap/palm safety and my hand is connected to my brain and features proper finger control.
     
  6. DC300a

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    Chambered---

    I carry a Beretta 92G in a Bianchi holster and it has no manuel safety. It is important to remember the old saying... keep your booger picker off the band switch. :)
     
  7. Robert

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    Chambered... otherwise I have a 2 pound door stop.
    1911 Cocked with the safety on.
     
  8. Phil DeGraves

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    Chambered, cocked and locked.
     
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    Very cool guys,
    So I see that some of you have a palm and/or trigger safety. That is a personal choice of mine. Best of both world; safety & function.
     
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    Chambered, of course.
    As has been stated numerous times before, the most important safety is the one between your ears. All my handguns are DAO semi-automatics or DA revolvers, no safeties on any of them. If I don't want them to fire I don't pull the triggers.
     
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    What's up with this topic? This has to be AT LEAST the third time I've seen it come up somewhere in the last month.
     
  13. makarovnik

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    If it were unlawful to carry a round in the chamber then you would have to completely empty your revolver when carrying. Most revolvers have five or more chambers. Make sense?
     
  14. Walkalong

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    I do sometimes. Cocked and locked when I have one up the pipe, which is most of the time.
     
  15. 2FNSLO

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    Glock 23 or 36. Always one in the pipe. Smart Carry holster. Safety on until I pull the trigger. :)
     
  16. Nacho Libre

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    I carry cocked and locked on a 1911A1. As for DAO or DA/SA gun such as Glock or Sig, you really don't need a safety if you got a good holster for it.
     
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    Glock 22 Beretta 92 and a Kahr P40 currently. Always keep one in the pipe. Safety off hammer down on the beretta 92, the others don't have safeties.
     
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    Chambered. When things go bad, they can go bad quick!
     
  19. Jackson7291

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    I carry a Wilson cocked and locked. With one in the chamber it gives me nine rounds ready to go. I would never carry a 1911 without the safety on.
     
  20. The Lone Haranguer

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    Always. To do otherwise is nonsensical and defeats the purpose of being armed in the first place.

    No modern handgun in proper working order is going to "just go off." You have to pull the trigger.
     
  21. Speedo66

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    I can't imagine carrying it any other way.
     
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    Kimber UCC II Chambered. Cocked and locked...
     
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    In summer time a Kahr CW9, one in the pipe.

    In fall/winter CZ 2075 RAMI, one in the pipe, hammer down, safety off.
     
  24. BornAgainBullseye

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    I carry a 1911 and it has 1 in the chamber and hammer cocked safety on.
     
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    Always chambered. I'll be the first to say that I was uncomfortable w/ it in the beginning, but after about 2 days of it I was fine...
     
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