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  1. #251
    One in the chamber always.

    If there isn't one in the chamber, it may as well be a rock.

    The time it takes to rack the slide will seem an eternity in a SHTF situation.
    "No one knows what it's like to be the bad man...." -The Who

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  3. One in the pipe.

    Train like you fight. In a high stress situation you should not have to fumble with safeties or cambering your weapon. Keep it simple. Train, train, train. Back in the revolver days when cops were training they used to have the students empty the spent cartridges into their hands and then drop the spent brass into the brass can. They found that in a firefight that cops were not reloading but catching their brass. I'll say it again, keep it simple and train,train,train.

  4. #253
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    At first, I carried without one in the chamber. As a "newbie", I had the fear that the thing would go off with just the slightest bump or whatever was going through my head back then.

    Now, I have a few guns, and every single one of them are loaded and chambered, including my carry weapon. My carry gun doesn't really have safeties on it, which is good since if I ever have to use it in a life/death situation, I don't have that extra second or two to slow me down.

    Many people, like me, start off afraid of carrying a fully ready weapon. You get over the fear rather quickly after you get comfortable with concealed carry in general.

  5. Same here, always one in the pipe. On top of always being immediately ready you get one more round before reload too. I carry my wheel gun fully loaded too. My PT145 Mil Pro is DAO so I always keep one in the hole and sometimes safety on sometimes off. If I'm just riding down the highway or something I run the safety on but if I go somewhere I wish I had a gun I reach back and flip the safety off(regardless which way it is I aways practice safety off in holster a split second before or as drawing because I'm left handed and safety isn't ambidextrous) because as was mentioned earlier with the long trigger pull that's a safety in itself and the holster I use is full combat grip and covers the guard completely so no chance of an accidental fire draw(plus I practice draw and re-holster on a constant basis so it's very comfortable). The main thing is I won't CCW a gun until I've shot it and feel comfortable with it so it's an extension of me at the point should I ever need it.

    sorry guys I'm really long winded today.

  6. #255
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    I have carried a firearm most of my adult life both on and off duty. For safety sake don't carry one in the pipe. You can carry safely with a round in the chamber but if, God forbid, you must use your weapon it is not THAT time consuming to rack the slide when you are presenting your weapon during the draw. ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION but it is personal choice.

    carry condition 1 or 3 never, never, never #2

  7. "One in the Chamber"

    As a matter of being prepared, and safely so, always keeping in mind the idea that the muzzle pointed in a direction away from harm unless intended - will be well directed and timely when necessary. You won't have another chance to second guess your approach to chambering, especially after confronted by someone with one already in your face or pointed at a loved one or neighbor within your protected community. Do you think they'll wait for you to get one ready to fire?

  8. #257
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    if they already have the gun in my face i dont think it matters. the gun is still in my holster

  9. I keep one in the chamber.

  10. #259
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    Every weapon carried for the purpose of defense should be condition RED. Otherwise, what good is it?

    I don't believe in "BackUpGuns" - Every weapon you carry should be a PRIMARY.

    Don't let PUBLIC EDUCATION be responsible for your legacy of "Gun Control". If you don't train them, who will?

  11. #260
    If the original poster of the thread is feeling unsure of themselves then I would recommend some type of CQC course. Basically, it is a course like they would give the police recruits. It will give you confidence, teach you how to draw, when to draw. A good confidence builder.

    I keep one in battery at all times when I carry. A unloaded gun is just a paperweight otherwise.

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