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Old March 9th, 2017, 07:46 AM   #16
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A firearm without one in the chamber is a hammer. It definitely would be cheaper for you to carry a hammer, and you can practice for free. You also don't need a license to carry a hammer.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 08:09 AM   #17
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A firearm without one in the chamber is a hammer. It definitely would be cheaper for you to carry a hammer, and you can practice for free. You also don't need a license to carry a hammer.
Might be true, BUT, a firearm is alot quicker than a hammer.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 09:34 AM   #18
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Or you could get a hybrid handgun/hammer and get a Hi-Point.
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PaPow, it's PCness run amok in some cases.

In many of the larger police departments especially the Police Chief job is less being a LEO and much more being a politician. Decisions like that are made not for the officer or soldier, but for expediency. One doesn't need to train so much if the officer or soldier is carrying what is essentially an unloaded weapon. The paperwork for negligent or accidental discharges is greatly reduced and it took no additional training to get there.

But in the case of my chief he was just an ignorant bonehead from the sticks. He carried a firearm, but knew squat about them. Many cops I've come across in the job carry a gun only because they must and he was one of them. I never understood that since the firearm is ones last ditch insurance policy so that they could get home after a shift. Like any insurance one hopes it's never needed. But it better be there and "in force" for when it is needed.

I did resign from that job, but not for that reason. I wanted to be a LEO and not a politician and always be fighting just stay in place in the swift current. So I moved to a much better paying job that I was good at but ultimately hated.
Reminds me of the old Andy Griffith Show where Deputy Barney Fife was never permitted to carry a loaded gun. He had to keep one bullet in his shirt pocket, "in case of an emergency."

Somehow that bullet always seemed to end up in the gun, where Barney would usually end up accidentally shooting the floor, the ceiling, or his own gun holster.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 01:24 PM   #20
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Of course.....................apparently they think differently in UTAH........
Only if they don't have a permit.

Utah allows UNLICENSED OPEN CARRY OF A FIREARM THAT IS AT LEAST 2 ACTIONS FROM FIRING. For example, a semi-auto may have a full mag but the chamber must be empty.
PERMIT HOLDER MAY OPEN CARRY AS WELL, BUT THEIR FIREARMS MAY BE FULLY LOADED.

HTTP://WWW.OPENCARRY.ORG/STATE-INFO-T-Z/UTAH/
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Old March 9th, 2017, 01:27 PM   #21
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I look at it this way...
when you can prove to me, that ALL criminals DONT have weapons,
....yeahhhh i`m 100% chambered with a syco stopper 24/7
Exactly, You know the criminal will have a round chambered. You are at a tactical disadvantage if they only need to pull the trigger and you need to both rack the slide or spin the cylinder then pull the trigger.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 03:59 PM   #22
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Exactly, You know the criminal will have a round chambered. You are at a tactical disadvantage if they only need to pull the trigger and you need to both rack the slide or spin the cylinder then pull the trigger.
Mmmm, not necessarily so. Watch some robbery videos. Some thugs barely can operate the firearm. You may be giving criminals too much credit in their gun handling skills.

Personally I carry with one in the pipe. Otherwise the firearm is really a fancy club at first draw. I agree with you there.
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Mmmm, not necessarily so. Watch some robbery videos. Some thugs barely can operate the firearm. You may be giving criminals too much credit in their gun handling skills.

Personally I carry with one in the pipe. Otherwise the firearm is really a fancy club at first draw. I agree with you there.
LOL, True, Youtube is full of them, fun watches, always got a kick out of the 80's gangbangers shooting their guns sideways.
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Thazzz RIGHT you ole`coot...!
Yep; and I didn't get to be that way by accident!

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PaPow, it's PCness run amok in some cases.

In many of the larger police departments especially the Police Chief job is less being a LEO and much more being a politician. Decisions like that are made not for the officer or soldier, but for expediency. One doesn't need to train so much if the officer or soldier is carrying what is essentially an unloaded weapon. The paperwork for negligent or accidental discharges is greatly reduced and it took no additional training to get there.

But in the case of my chief he was just an ignorant bonehead from the sticks. He carried a firearm, but knew squat about them. Many cops I've come across in the job carry a gun only because they must and he was one of them. I never understood that since the firearm is ones last ditch insurance policy so that they could get home after a shift. Like any insurance one hopes it's never needed. But it better be there and "in force" for when it is needed.

I did resign from that job, but not for that reason. I wanted to be a LEO and not a politician and always be fighting just stay in place in the swift current. So I moved to a much better paying job that I was good at but ultimately hated.
Same type of scenario i`ve lived... in a job i hate, but i`m to dam`d good at it to quit. I make a hell of alot more money, but hate the place and business i work for. I`m being forced to retire sometime this year, thank god, how bout a HELL YEAHHHH...lol.
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There isn't any other way to carry a handgun properly...
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Or you could get a hybrid handgun/hammer and get a Hi-Point.
your right...!!!! I had forgotten about that lead sled...hahahaha
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Old May 26th, 2017, 05:42 PM   #29
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I do,it won't do me any good if I need one in the chamber and it empty.
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