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Does anyone store or carry in Condition 3?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ReadyontheRight, Jan 8, 2003.

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  1. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Member

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    Does anyone here store or carry their defensive firearm(s) in Condition 3? I can see condition 1 for carry if I could in MN and I use a good holster. For home defense, I don't really see the difference between Condition 3 and racking a shotgun slide.

    I like the extra bit of knowledge required if somehow someone got into my safe.

    I'm not saying there's anything wrong with Condition 1. You all should do what you like and my thoughts would change quickly (as quickly as I could rack a slide) if I had a percieved or real threat. I'm just curious on other reasons any of you use Condition 3.
     
  2. No4Mk1*

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    I almost always keep chambers empty as a safety precaution. I prefer to carry chamber empty and saftey off. No one will ever negligently shoot my firearm.
    I may change my ways as I gain more experience.
     
  3. HS/LD

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    Cocked and Locked

    ClickBANG

    HS/LD
     
  4. ruger357

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    I store one of my guns in the safe with a full clip and the chamber empty.
     
  5. WonderNine

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    Mag in, safety off and empty chamber is how I prefer to carry an auto as well.
     
  6. eagles1181

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    If a gun has ammo in it there is one in the chamber. For carry if you need the gun you need it NOW not a second down the road, once you have had time to rack the slide. Also racking the slide takes both hands, what if one hand is busy protecting yourself?

    Eagle
     
  7. Sean Smith

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    Store: Yes.

    Carry: No. Cocked & locked.

    Around-the-house: It depends. :D
     
  8. cordex

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    Handguns on person are fully loaded, cartridge in the chamber, safety (if applicable) engaged.
    Handguns in the safe are fully unloaded with empty chamber.
    Shotgun by bed is fully loaded, empty chamber, safety off.
    Most rifles in the safe are fully unloaded, empty chamber.
    One rifle in the safe is fully loaded, cartridge in chamber, safety engaged.

    It's what I'm comfortable with.
     
  9. JPM70535

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    Guns in safe-unloaded-magazines empty-stored separate from guns. Gun on person-fulkly loaded-oneup spout-safety on


    THE TWO MOST USELESS THINGS ARE AN EMPTY GUN AND A DULL KNIFE.
     
  10. Diesle

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    Do you CCW in MPLS?

    What was the reason you used?

    Diesle
     
  11. 10-Ring

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    At home, condition 3. Out & about, round chambered, hammer decocked & safety off.
     
  12. cookhj

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    the only pistol that i carry in condition 3 is a 9mm chinese tokarev and that's only because it's single action and i don't know if i trust the safety. it's only intended to be a back-up weapon that lives in my car, but i have carried it a few times. the funny thing is that it's almost as accurate as my sig p-228.
     
  13. Croyance

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    Storage, not carry.
     
  14. Gophfer

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    Carry, Condition 1, Storage in safe condition 3, other in house storage condition 1.
     
  15. agony

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    Chambered and ready to rock when CCW is absorbing my body heat.

    When in the safe, all of my firearms are empty.

    HD SG is loaded full, with chamber empty....to give the BG something to think about when I need to rack the slide.
     
  16. J.Gillespie

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    In my safe, condition 3.
    When I start to carry (1 month), Condition 1.
    If you can't rack that slide with one hand, you might as well hit the mag release and throw the buillets at the BG. I am horrible at baseball so I will keep one in the pipe.
     
  17. joeoim

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    My guns are fully loaded. Always, whether stored or around the house. Condition 3. Carry gun (s), round chambered, decocked. I don't have any "empty guns". I never carry a round chambered in a rifle or shotgun tho. So the safetys on some of my rifles have never been used.
     
  18. New_comer

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    during storage only...

    Condition 2 when carried ;)
     
  19. WonderNine

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    If you need your gun in less than one second, you're SOL anyways. Keep alert. Be aware of your surroundings. People shouldn't be walking around with their H.U.Y.A. in the first place that they'd actually need their gun in 1/10 a second. But everyone should do what is most comfortable for them honestly.
     
  20. Blackhawk

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    Pull the trigger, get a bang. No kids or visitors even see them unless invited to, and that's when the mags come out, the chamber cleared and the actions get locked open.
     
  21. Kahr carrier

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    I leave mine hot Condition 1 chambered and loaded and locked up except for the one in my hand.:neener:
     
  22. yzguy

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    shot gun, .22 rifle, AK-47 all with loaded mags and empty chambers.

    MKII totaly unloaded.

    1911 cocked and locked in a simplex lock box (5 yr old around) next to the bed

    P-11 and P-32 (carry guns) in a smaller safe in my room chambered with a full clip in a holster (simply pick up holster and gun and put it on, never an exposed trigger)
     
  23. firestar

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    Uncocked and locked DA/SA Beretta 92fs bed side gun. The best is a decocker in DA/SA ala SIG or Ruger P95 DC no safety to worry about at all.
     
  24. eagles1181

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    I leave a G23 locked, loaded and holstered by the bed.

    Eagle
     
  25. dinosaur

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    Last night there was a car with just its parking lights on near my house. I live on a posted private road and no one except for the residents or police are allowed on it. In fact when I got my new truck last week my neighbor was going to call the cops until he saw it by my house.

    I went to the safe, pulled out the shotgun, empty chamber, 7 in the mag and reached for....what? Oh dear. Revolver(s) loaded, .45, .40, 9mm all with full mags and empty chambers. Since I just put shock buffers in the Brownings, I opted for the 1927. Racked the slide, ah Nirvana, :evil: and strolled to the window. It was gone.

    Checked with the Chief this morning, he thinks it was one of his guys on a dog complaint.

    Did I mention my Kahr MK9 that is always with me?:D
     
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