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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by MANDRIX3791 View Post
    What's goin on? My opinion on that is per the type of gun that your carrying.. Like me I have a Glock 19 that is my daily carry gun, and I do not carry one in the chamber simply because of 2 reasons.. 1) The owners manual states not to if your are using the gun for civilian carry. and 2) I'm just as fast pulling it and chambering a bullet(with lots and lots of practice), Because of the style and the shape of the frame of the gun. But.. if i'm carrying my Browning Hi-Power 1911 I do carry one in the chamber because of its external safety and hammer. Glocks don't feature these, only a "Safe Action Trigger"... so I say that (Depending on what your daily tasks are and your job Ex. Police, Security....) and Pistol that your carrying.. should make your determination. (ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ASSUMING THAT YOU PRACTICE PROPER GUN HANDLING TECHNIQUES)
    Good reasons for doing that. After all, they are your reasons for doing what you do. It would make no sense to carry any way other than what felt best to you. Personally, I'm afraid I'd "forget" if I had one in the chamber if I varied it from day to day or gun to gun. We all need to do what works best for us. I'm comfortable with one in the chamber of my XD.

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  3. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by MANDRIX3791 View Post
    What's goin on? My opinion on that is per the type of gun that your carrying.. Like me I have a Glock 19 that is my daily carry gun, and I do not carry one in the chamber simply because of 2 reasons.. 1) The owners manual states not to if your are using the gun for civilian carry. and 2) I'm just as fast pulling it and chambering a bullet(with lots and lots of practice), Because of the style and the shape of the frame of the gun. But.. if i'm carrying my Browning Hi-Power 1911 I do carry one in the chamber because of its external safety and hammer. Glocks don't feature these, only a "Safe Action Trigger"... so I say that (Depending on what your daily tasks are and your job Ex. Police, Security....) and Pistol that your carrying.. should make your determination. (ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ASSUMING THAT YOU PRACTICE PROPER GUN HANDLING TECHNIQUES)

    So it is o.k. to carry a glock chambered if you are law enforcement but not if you are a civilian you are not supposed to be smart enough to do that? Or is it just that only police should be fullly ready to defend themselves and not the public?
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  4. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    So it is o.k. to carry a glock chambered if you are law enforcement but not if you are a civilian you are not supposed to be smart enough to do that? Or is it just that only police should be fullly ready to defend themselves and not the public?
    I'm just a lowly junior member so I'm sure I'll hear about it if I'm not allowed to take issue with the post of a "senior" member -- someone that has posted on this forum more than me -- unless they are cashing their Social Security check they are actually junior to me:)

    Lighten up and read the post. His point was what made sense to him and was comfortable for him. He didn't even come close to suggesting that the police were the only ones welcome to defend themselves. For starters, I think it makes sense to assume that most folks on this forum have assumed the responsibilty for self defense. Next thought is that these forums are for expressing opinions -- some of which we don't agree with. I give extra respect to those that express their opinion and let us know the reasons.

    Disagreeing respectfully is the best way for us to learn. Give me a good reason why I am wrong and I might agree with you. Tell me I'm an idiot and I tune you out.

  5. #54
    Steve, sonny, you juniors have just as many opinions as we seniors do and you are always welcome to voice them. As you said, that is what these forums are all about. We always welcome input. If there was no input, we would have no forum. :) . Sometimes opinions are strong. A large portion of communication is nonverbal. These expressions cannot be seen here and, at times, things appear offensive when that's not the intent. As you said constructive information is always best. The members of this forum are the best. I don't think any of us want to offend anyone. Except maybe anti 2A people :D
    David

    The only person available to protect you 24 hours a day is you.

  6. Very few of us here like only one round in wheel gun. Barny Fife condition 69. Train the way you carry pratice the way you will be in the fight. Train with what you carry.

  7. #56
    I can't believe that this subject comes up on ALL the firearms boards.

    1. If you are afraid that you might shoot yourself with one in the pipe, DON'T CARRY THAT WAY

    2. If you ARE confident in your firearm handling skills and chose to carry with round chambered, Carry On

    3. I DO carry with a round chambered.
    Always have, always will.
    Safety or non,
    Glock or Sig, or 1911 or P35 or revolver. Works for me
    Regards
    James

  8. #57
    Always anything less would be like carrying an unloaded gun.
    This is my pistol there are many like it but this one is mine............Ta Ya! Ta Ya!

  9. Anything less

    No, carrying an unloaded gun is like carrying an unloaded gun. Carrying a loaded gun is like, uh, carrying a loaded gun.

  10. I carried without one in the pipe for about a month.

    This might be off topic and maybe it was a bad idea but here is how I gained some confidence in carrying with one in the chamber:

    Since I was carrying with an empty chamber anyway, I deliberated COCKED my DA handgun and left the safety OFF. I was SURE that the chamber was empty when I holstered the gun.

    Anyway, every day I'd check the hammer to see that it was still cocked. It always was. After seeing for myself that guns with their triggers covered didn't allow the hammer to fall I decided I would be very safe with one in the chamber and the hammer down.

    If I need a FAST shot it will be a DA shot. If I have time (unlikely but you never know) I can always cock it manually.

    I don't want to spot myself any time trying to chamber a round though. Might not even be that easy under pressure... or in a pouring down rain... or with one already injured hand.... etc.

  11. #60
    I never considered carrying a piece without one in the chute. For this reason, I purchased a DAO piece that does not incorporate a safety for my carry piece. While the sound of a round being jacked into a shotgun might give a BG cause for alarm , I don't think the same can be said of a handgun, and that's if you are allowed the privilege of the time it takes to make that kind of move.

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