So why carry a concealed pistol w/ an empty chamber??

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by 45nut, Jul 9, 2018.

How do you carry?

Poll closed Jul 12, 2018.
  1. Cocked and locked (chambered w/ safety on)

    76.5%
  2. chambered hammer down (safety off)

    29.4%
  3. not chambered with full magazine (NOT clip!! lol)

    8.8%
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  1. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

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    Most pistols have a manual external safety. When seconds count why would you place yourself at a disadvantage by wasting precious seconds to rack the slide? This should have been done before leaving the house.

    This is in response to my NRA instructor sister telling me she always carries chamber empty. I just don't understand. It makes absolutely no sense to me from a tactical standpoint. Maybe she doesn't understand how quickly things escalate these days.

    I carry Glocks and 1911's and I'm in Condition "1" with my 1911's (cocked and locked) 24/7. Having survived a car jacking attempt, I can attest to just how fast a punk can get to you.

    How do you carry and what is your justification / reason for doing so?



     
  2. Scott Mitchell

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  3. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

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    Well, technically, that little finger thingy is a safety. Right?
     
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    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Cocked and locked, for the reason you stated. I find it pretty stupid to have a gun and then NOT have it ready. You gonna ask the bad guy if he can wait just a second so you can chamber a round?
     
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    XDS no real safety, its off once I grab the pistol and pull from holster, so I am not one of the ones you will read about shooting themselves, on the other hand thats why I am looking for a SIG 229 in 9MM. Now my Ruger P91 was always loaded but it has like a 12lb DA only trigger pull, so was my SIG Tacop 1911.
     
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    1911s, cocked locked and one in the chamber
    Glocks, one in the chamber ready to fire
     
  7. Scott Mitchell

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    ;)Keep your booger hook off the bang switch.
     
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  8. jwdurf

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    My EDC is a Smith Model 60, carried fully loaded, hammer down, built in hammer block. I also carry a Kimber Pro Carry II cocked and locked. Not may things will get you killed as fast as drawing an unloaded gun in a gunfight will.
     
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  9. crystalphoto

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    Cocked and locked...
     
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    I have seen to many AD in my day not to be as safe as I can. I train pulling my gun and racking the slide. I can do it pretty fast.

    If I am in a hot zone where the likelihood of needing my gun is high it will be racked. Otherwise it will not be. When I carry my revolvers they are ready to go since they have no safety. I don't use the safety on my auto's ether.
     
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    I should add that my holsters are all thumbstrap types, adding to the safety while the guns are holstered.
     
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  12. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    These polls always get me, I don't understand the figures. If you add the percentages up, they come to 107.2%!! New math??????
     
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    Glocks have a round chambered. Sig has round chambered, hammer down.
     
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    jwdurf Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Must be because he allowed multiple votes.
     
  15. crystalphoto

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    For the resident Democrats...:rolleyes:
     
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