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View Poll Results: Do you carry concealed with a round in the chamber?

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Thread: One in the Chamber?

  1. #111
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    The instructors that I have trained with all carry one in the chamber and they were very fast drawing their guns. I am not near as fast as some of them so I follow their lead and carry one in the chamber in a holster that covers the the trigger and guard. I also never put my finger on the trigger until I am ready to fire.

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  3. #112
    In the days of ye olde Wild West they indeed all had to cock the weapon first and usually left the chamber under the hammer empty because of accidents. But now it's 2011 and we use rather different guns with different designs and safeties.

    I do not expect to have some quick draw shoutout but having to rack the slide first is just one more thing to think about in a situation where time might be short and a lot happening very quickly.

    Let's all relax, everybody gets to make his choice.

  4. #113
    When I first started carrying a modern semi-automatic, I too was nervous about having it chambered. So here is a suggestion to those who are concerned with carrying with one in the pipe.
    Rack your slid with out the mag in place, then insert the mag. Now go about your natural daily activity's. Then check the gun regularly to see if you have had any accidental discharges. After doing this for awhile you will start to feel safer with the internal safeties. This can also help identify if your handaling your weapon safely, and help teach you how to keep your finger off the trigger when handling your firearm. And if you do find your weapon has discharged while safely in your holster then you need to have it inspected by a competent gunsmith.
    A proper holster will prevent any accidental discharges, along with proper handling.
    I hope this helps. Be safe, that is priority one.
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  5. waltincranston

    depends on what I'm carying. The Glock-yes, the LCP no;

  6. #115

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waltincranston View Post
    depends on what I'm carying. The Glock-yes, the LCP no;
    This puzzled me. I own both, or at least the original P3AT which the LCP was copied from, and a Glock 23. I would think the Glock would be much more apt to "go off" than the LCP, unless that is, you happen to carry it in a pocket with no holster. Just wondering.
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  7. #116
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badman400 View Post
    This puzzled me. I own both, or at least the original P3AT which the LCP was copied from, and a Glock 23. I would think the Glock would be much more apt to "go off" than the LCP, unless that is, you happen to carry it in a pocket with no holster. Just wondering.
    Personally, I would think it is "MORE" important for a "bug" or "pocket" pistol to be "fully" ready to get in action.

    (I guess that's just me though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badman400 View Post
    This puzzled me. I own both, or at least the original P3AT which the LCP was copied from, and a Glock 23. I would think the Glock would be much more apt to "go off" than the LCP, unless that is, you happen to carry it in a pocket with no holster. Just wondering.
    When I'm carrying my LCP I always have it in a pocket holster and there is never anything else in that particular pocket. Nothing to make contact with the trigger and nothing to impede me should I have to take it out.
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  9. elteemike

    No disrespect intended toward anyone who carries "empty chamber"...If you have sincerely thought it through, and didn't just get the idea 'cause "someone said" or read it somewhere on the 'Net, I respect your decision...

    But ponder this...You're concerned enough about your personal safety to carry a firearm, yet then deliberately place yourself at a disadvantage "for safety"?

    Whose safety are we talking about?

    If you cannot carry safely with a loaded chamber, "cocked and locked" as it were in all it's various hardware-dictated permutations because you don't think you can be "safe"...

    If you don't think you can rely on your equipment because you don't maintain it...

    If you can't rely on your pistolcraft because you don't practice...

    If you don't or can't trust your own ability to take your gun off safe as you present, or won't keep your finger off the trigger until it belongs there...

    If you don't understand at a fundamental, instinctive level that the only "safety" you can really rely on is the one between your own ears...

    Then I most humbly suggest anyone who fits into any of the above catagories should fundamentally rethink their decision to carry at all...

    This is adult stuff, folks...AKA Serious Business!

    The decision to carry a concealed weapon is not simple nor should it be spontaneous, and should never be made lightly or on a whim, but only after much self-analysis and soul-searching...This is an awesome responsibilty and power we take unto ourselves when we carry...

    Before anyone brings out the flame-throwers, please allow me to simply add...I realize nobody ever knows for sure how they will react, but we CAN prepare ourselves mentally and phychologically for the potential event...THEN...

    We must know ourselves and anticipate how we will likely react, and be prepared mentally and psychologically for the situations that may arise and the potential outcomes...Then train, train, and train somemore...

    Then and only then, start to carry...We will be glad we did, and will then be able to take full advantage of the feeling of liberation bearing arms provides the Free Man...

    Good luck, and God Bless You, All...

    Cogito! Ergo Armatum Sum!

  10. #119

    Question

    I agree with both above posters, that's why I was puzzled that Walt would say yes to one in the Glock, but no to one in the LCP.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by truckie011 View Post
    When I first started carrying a modern semi-automatic, I too was nervous about having it chambered. So here is a suggestion to those who are concerned with carrying with one in the pipe.
    Rack your slid with out the mag in place, then insert the mag. Now go about your natural daily activity's. Then check the gun regularly to see if you have had any accidental discharges. After doing this for awhile you will start to feel safer with the internal safeties. This can also help identify if your handaling your weapon safely, and help teach you how to keep your finger off the trigger when handling your firearm. And if you do find your weapon has discharged while safely in your holster then you need to have it inspected by a competent gunsmith.
    A proper holster will prevent any accidental discharges, along with proper handling.
    I hope this helps. Be safe, that is priority one.
    While this is a good idea, I think it may actually CAUSE a Negligent Discharge. The only way to check to see if there has been an accidental discharge (on a firearm without an external hammer) is to pull the trigger and see if it goes CLICK. Remember, the two loudest sounds in the world is a CLICK when you were expecting a BOOM and a BOOM when you were expecting a CLICK.

    I don't know about others but I will NEVER dry fire a weapon unless I KNOW it is unloaded for certain. I don't mean it wasn't loaded at 8am when I put it on I mean I JUST removed the magazine and physically and visually inspected the chamber.

    Not to say this idea is bad, just saying if you are going to do this maybe take a round of spent brass, put a little bit of masking tape over the primer, and at the end of the day eject the brass look at the primer (which is covered in tape) and see if the tape is dimpled....you can place the empty brass in the chamber with tape over it and pull the trigger the night before so you know what it'll look like if the firing pin did infact come in contact with the taped primer.
    Quick to the gun, Sure of your grip. Quick to the threat, sure of your shot. - Chris Costa

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