Do you load 8 rounds in the magazine, then chamber a round? Are you breaking the law?
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  1. Do you load 8 rounds in the magazine, then chamber a round? Are you breaking the law?

    Are you breaking the law until you chamber the round? How much time is allotted , if any.

    Shouldn't I be able to load my spare ten round mags with 8.

    Or do we have to drop the mag to add the seventh round.

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    I'm sure the law varies from state to state. In my mind that is the most dangerous way to concealed carry unless you're walking the streets in a very dangerous area, which I would avoid anyways. It's always assumed there is one in the chamber anyways. It only takes a second to rack, and if you're using a revolver it's there already anyways. I never put one in the chamber until I'm ready to fire!

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    7 in the mag plus one in the chamber. DO NOT load 8 in the mag in NYS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmath View Post
    I'm sure the law varies from state to state. In my mind that is the most dangerous way to concealed carry unless you're walking the streets in a very dangerous area, which I would avoid anyways. It's always assumed there is one in the chamber anyways. It only takes a second to rack, and if you're using a revolver it's there already anyways. I never put one in the chamber until I'm ready to fire!
    It takes 1.7 sec for an average male to run 21 feet and stab you. Can you draw from concealment, rack the slide, aim and fire with a huge adrenaline dump? And who says you see the guy attacking you? Ever heard of the element of surprise?
    What you're doing is reducing a firing gun to a useless chunk of polymer and steel. Why don't you just carry a rock in your pocket instead? It's just as useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    It takes 1.7 sec for an average male to run 21 feet and stab you. Can you draw from concealment, rack the slide, aim and fire with a huge adrenaline dump? And who says you see the guy attacking you? Ever heard of the element of surprise?
    What you're doing is reducing a firing gun to a useless chunk of polymer and steel. Why don't you just carry a rock in your pocket instead? It's just as useful.
    Probably about as fast too, with drawing, racking the slide then getting it on aim.
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    I always carry plus 1 but don't live in N.Y. If something were to happen where I need my firearm, getting it out and racking the slide is an extra step I don't need.

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    My family and my life is worth more than supporting stupidity. Thank God I live in Texas my senators voted against gun control and I am proud of them and will continue to support them, every gun owner in NY should file a lawsuit against the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_ny View Post
    Are you breaking the law until you chamber the round? How much time is allotted , if any.

    Shouldn't I be able to load my spare ten round mags with 8.

    Or do we have to drop the mag to add the seventh round.
    I don't know where you live, but come to Oklahoma. I have a magazine with 15 on my left hip and a gun with15+1 on my right hip. Oh and I don't have to hide either of them, if I so wish.

    So it really depends on where you live and the state laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
    I don't know where you live, but come to Oklahoma. I have a magazine with 15 on my left hip and a gun with15+1 on my right hip. Oh and I don't have to hide either of them, if I so wish.

    So it really depends on where you live and the state laws.
    Today, I am OCing two on my right side. 14+1, with 10 in the extra mag pouch, then 10+1 right behind it in a fitted leather holster. I feel blessed living in an OC friendly state! Glad I left NY.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by docmath View Post
    I never put one in the chamber until I'm ready to fire!
    Big mistake. If the BG comes at you from around the gas pump, you will not have time to rack the slide. If you're trying to fend him off with one arm, how are you going to do so with only one arm? Countless other scenarios play out the same way.

    Get comfortable and familiar with your gun, so that keeping one in the chamber is second nature.

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