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  1. #71
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    If I am carrying my Kimber 1911 its full mag, empty chamber. With the H&K's and the Beretta its got one in the pipe. I just get hinky with the hammer cocked over a live round. I know all the arguments, and have no wish to continue with any of them, it's just how I feel.
    MR

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  3. the ole saying

    It better to have it not need it, than to need it not have it so if you go around with nothing in the chamber u might feel safe but it u have to go into fire fight and u are SAFELY having you index finger along the slide yes but all and all be SAFE

  4. #73
    It's foolish to CCW without one in the tube. IT IS VERY LIKELY that, if you need to draw, you will not have time to chamber a round.
    War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
    If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.

  5. #74
    I have carried a Taurus 709 Slim with one chambered. I bought a Desert Eagle 1911 C a few weeks back and it took a little while to get used to it. After about ten trips to the range getting used to it, I now feel comfortable with one in the chamber.

  6. Well, in military training with the M9 (Beretta 9mm), we're taught to have one in the chamber at the beginning. That is, when you put in the magazine, you pull back and let go. The safety keeps it from firing off accidentally. When the magazine is empty after shooting, the slide stays back and open. When you put in a new magazine, you push the slide release, and it automatically puts one in the chamber for you as it slides forward. This way you're not having to pull back the slide if your in a situation needing to use your gun.

  7. I have to agree with the other posters in training is key! I carry a Glock 27 one in the chamber, Before that 1911 locked and loaded,before that 2in .357 revolver.
    Having an unloaded chamber is just one more step I have to take,which equals seconds which I may not have!
    I would rather take the time to train in proper handling and carry with the chamber loaded.
    Remember you may not get the chance to wish you had trained better.
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.” --Edmund Burke

  8. yes ALWAYS

  9. #78
    I am new to a ccw but not new to firearms. I had a DA semi with a hammer block safety and was very familiar and comfortable handling it with one in the chamber. When I saw someone carrying or at the range with a 1911 in the locked and cocked position I was uncomfortable because I wasn't educated in the system. It was very intimidating. After reading alot and educating myself on the proper way to handle a 1911 I fully understood the process. I now carry a 1911 in the condition one position and am completely comfortable in this decision. I feel that the few or less seconds to prepare to fire may give the edge to opposition. It will mean life or death and I intend to go home to my family. I feel that education and familiarity with the firearm you plan on carrying is of the utmost importance. Do NOT give any advantage to the opposition, educate yourself and practice, practice and more practice until you are confident in your choice. Be safe and go home.

  10. A handgun is already a defensive weapon. If you knew a fight was coming, you should have a shotgun ready.
    Always have a round chambered.

    For those who disagree, send them this


    Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety



    RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

    RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

    RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

    RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

    There is no addtional risk by carrying with one in the chamber if you religiously follow these rules.

  11. #80
    I figure the bad guy probably won't accommodate me by waiting while I chamber a round, so yes... I carry it chambered. (S&W M&P9 with thumb safety)

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