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I am more comfortable now.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by BP Hunter, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. BP Hunter

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    First of all, please don't get started on the character of a new CCW holder who feels uncomfortable carrying a piece with one in the pipe. Thanks.:)

    I started out carrying a Taurus Model 85 .38 snubbie. Then I later progressed into carrying a Kel TecPF9 becauser I wanted a greater capacity pistol with a larger caliber. I studied the mechanics of the firing mechanism of the PF9 closely and saw that it was close to impossible to accidentlly fire the weapon unless you intentionally pull the trigger. But for my comfort, instead of a live round in the chamber, I had a snap cap in the pipe. Many months have passed and it still has not accidentally gone off carrying it wherever I go.

    Last week, I bought a Sig P220 carry. With that pistol, I felt more comfortable with a round in the chamber. It's SA/DA action makes it "safer".

    Just wanted to share.
     
  2. DR505

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    Well, one should be confident and comfortable with the firearm they carry. That counts for a lot. The P220 is quite a good pistol and should serve you well.
     
  3. CJ

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    No issues from me. I carried for a long time with an empty chamber. I know if I needed it quickly, I'd be in trouble, but I figure I was still in a better position that someone who had nothing.
     
  4. middy

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    Sometimes it just takes a while to get comfortable with it.
     
  5. Lonestar49

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    One safe/comfy day at a time. Then before ya know it, months of safe carry. Then before ya know it, years of safe carry..

    A Sig P220 Carry DA/SA, decocker only, will serve you well for a lifetime, if that be your choice.. (a good one too)

    Many have started off their first month, or 3, or 6, etc., with an empty chamber then, change, to one in the chamber and have, nothing short of, an epiphany when that change occurs, for the better, not long after..


    Ls
     
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  6. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    Honestly, I think nothing (literally, no empty chamber) would be better than a snap cap, depending on the type of snap cap.

    I've had one of the red plastic and brass rimmed snap caps separate, and if it did that inside of the gun, you'd have a very jammed chamber.
     
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    When I was able to get a permit I wore my gun around for a while at my house awaiting the arrival of my permit. This was with a loaded magazine but none in the chamber. The lack of it firing even when performing hard work around the house it never fired. This greatly increased my confidence in the safety of the gun as well as reinforcing that I was the safety to be concentrating on.
     
  8. steve s

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    Feeling confortable is most important.
     
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