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  1. #261
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    I will be 63 year's old on the 29th. of this mo. The only reason that I made it this far along with a 25 year career in Law Enforcement is because I always keep one in the chamber. Sometime's when you need to use your weapon you will not or do not have the time to jack a round into the chamber and then you will never have a chance to use a weapon again. Keep one in the chamber.
    Bill

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  3. #262
    Quote Originally Posted by sgtbill View Post
    I will be 63 year's old on the 29th. of this mo. The only reason that I made it this far along with a 25 year career in Law Enforcement is because I always keep one in the chamber. Sometime's when you need to use your weapon you will not or do not have the time to jack a round into the chamber and then you will never have a chance to use a weapon again. Keep one in the chamber.
    Bill
    About as an knowledgeable informed post on the subject that anyone can get. IMO the only people who DO NOT carry one the the pipe are newbies and complete morons neither are qualified to have an opinion much less give advise.
    Those who would, deny, require permit, qualification, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family

  4. Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by thedoc96 View Post
    I know this thread is old as dirt, but my opinion as a combat veteran is that a weapon without a round in the pipe is nothing more than an expensive paperweight. In combat I ALWAYS carried chambered. There is no other way. What concerns me is this. Police officers (two) here in the Great State of Indiana have told me that carrying chambered is against the law. I have found nothing in the Indiana Code to that effect. Can anyone here help me with that? Thanks!!
    So where would a DA revolver come into that scenario? It's BS!!!

  5. One in the chamber

    Always carry one in the chamber in an Auto, DA or Single. Safeties are self evident on DAs and SAs and if you're carrying a Glock, be careful when holstering and take care not to let a shirt or jacket material get caught up in the trigger guard. For revolvers, carry what it will take. Cowboy shooters, you know the deal witb old style six-guns.

    A handgun is no use if it doesn't have one in the tube. A split second used to chamber one only aids the bad guy, who, I assure you will be ready.

    Train, train and train some more and make the decision to use lethal force in self defense now before it's necessary.
    I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened. - Mark Twain -

  6. #265
    I've had my CWP for one week now. I've become accustomed to having one in the tube now (aka, condition one). It's the only way to carry. If you're not comfortable with it... go to the range and get comfortable.
    SC CWP
    NH non-res CWP
    NRA Member

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    Carrying a weapon is a big responsibility. Whether you have been carrying for 30 years or a week, you should never get too comfortable having your weapon on you. What I mean is, you should at all times know where your weapon is on your person, what weapon you have on you, what its condition is(safety or no safety) and who is around you, behind you, in front of you. You should know your surroundings, if there are children or other people around or on the other side of walls. I dont say this meaning that you should be on red alert all of the time but you should always be on top of your game. This for one, prevents you from being an easy target, two, it gives you the edge if something does go down, and three, prevents accidents. I was uncomfortable carrying chambered at first but I know that I have taken all other factors out of the equation. I am aware of my handgun all of the time. I practice (EMPTY) drawing my handgun, and I have chosen a handgun that has proven itself to be safe, accurate, and most of all reliable. You can't go back and do it over again. You need to factor out anything working against you. Just for example, if someone comes at you with a knife you have less than a second to react. If you have to stop them with one hand while drawing and shooting from the hip, you will be dead. After they cut your fingers off they are not going to stop and chamber your handgun for you and then proceed.. Thanks for letting me ramble I hope I could help. BE SAFE!
    Last edited by Neversatisfied; 05-18-2009 at 10:31 AM. Reason: put word in twice

  8. One in the chamber? Or not!!

    I have been carrying with 1 in the chamber and on safe (1911 Officers)for 2 years now. I have also dropped it several times, some on hard surface once on a dance floor(carrying on the waist band) It slipped and I made a grab for it, caught at the knee pretended to tie my shoe string. Un like Plexico caught it at his thigh pulled the trigger the gun fired you know the rest of the story, By the way He had a Glock, the so called safe gun!!!
    Alex

  9. #268
    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    I have been carrying with 1 in the chamber and on safe (1911 Officers)for 2 years now. I have also dropped it several times


    Might want to look into a holster with better retention... or a smaller gun. I'll be sure to stay off of dance floors when you're around.
    SC CWP
    NH non-res CWP
    NRA Member

  10. #269
    Here's what I tell my students;

    "Without a round in the chamber you may as well be carrying a blunt force weapon and there are much better blunt force weapons than a pistol."

    I was told some time back that the majority of all shootings fall within a triple 3 rule,

    1. 3 rounds or less fired.

    2. Within 3 yards.

    3. Completed within 3 seconds.

    If you can draw your firearm, rack the slide, get on target and fire the shot with your attacker inside a 3 yard circle and within 3 seconds, you'll be fine.

    If you are not comfortable enough to carry a firearm with a round in the chamber you either need a different firearm or don't carry!



    MO Instructor

  11. #270
    I carry a Springfield XD. After not carrying for ~20 years, I must admit that the new technology is a little scary, however, I lock and load before I conceal my weapon, and am confident that if I need it...it's ready. Mechanical safeties can fail. The most important safety is 1" behind your eyes and directly between your ears.

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