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Old March 7th, 2017, 04:26 PM   #1
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Should you carry with a round in the chamber

Came across this interesting video outlining why you should carry with a round in the chamber.

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Old March 7th, 2017, 05:21 PM   #2
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I dont/wont carry any other way, never have, never will.
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Since all the training I've ever received can basically be broken down into gettting "accurate enough" fire onto the BG in the shortest amount of time possible to achieve the greatest chance of prevailing and surviving the encounter; why in the world would anyone throw all that away by carrying a weapon with an empty chamber?

My take on that issue is "no way in hell."
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Since all the training I've ever received can basically be broken down into gettting "accurate enough" fire onto the BG in the shortest amount of time possible to achieve the greatest chance of prevailing and surviving the encounter; why in the world would anyone throw all that away by carrying a weapon with an empty chamber?

My take on that issue is "no way in hell."
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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
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Short answer is YES!
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Old March 8th, 2017, 04:42 AM   #9
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why in the world would anyone throw all that away by carrying a weapon with an empty chamber?
Believe it or not I have actually heard people advocate for carrying without one in the chamber "for safety reasons". The most prevalent of these is "the gun could go off while being pulled from the holster".

Ridiculous I know, after all that is what training is for.

Considering how quickly an attack can occur, if you are not carrying with a round in the chamber, that gun might as well be at home in a drawer.
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Believe it or not I have actually heard people advocate for carrying without one in the chamber "for safety reasons". The most prevalent of these is "the gun could go off while being pulled from the holster".

Ridiculous I know, after all that is what training is for.

Considering how quickly an attack can occur, if you are not carrying with a round in the chamber, that gun might as well be at home in a drawer.
Precisely. IMO those folks are carrying just to prevent themselves from flying away by having extra weight on the their person. Or they're armchair commandos. (or both)
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Of course.....................apparently they think differently in UTAH........
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While I dont carry this way (Unchambered) this is a good read.
http://thinkinggunfighter.blogspot.c...r-why.html?m=1


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I read it; I'm unmoved. Yes, there are 2 sides to it. When I was a LEO if someone had told me that I had to leave the first cylinder in my revolver unloaded or a round out of the pipe in my off duty gun I would have resigned. It's just not going to happen. That could have happened BTW, 'cause our chief knew absolutely NOTHING about guns. He was surprised that I carried my off duty 1911 condition 1 and was horrified despite the retention strap between the hammer and the firing pin. I had to educate him.

At most I see it as a training issue. If someone is untrained they should just keep it in the safe, not carry at all, and trust to luck. I don't want them to be a potential resupply point for a dirtbag.

BTW, when I was in the Army, many decades ago, they also got it wrong with an empty chamber on the 1911. It has multiple safeties! Again, a training issue. Their handgun training left a great deal to be desired. I have no idea what it's like today, more than 40 years later. But it's the military mind so I doubt that much has changed.
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I read it; I'm unmoved. Yes, there are 2 sides to it. When I was a LEO if someone had told me that I had to leave the first cylinder in my revolver unloaded or a round out of the pipe in my off duty gun I would have resigned. It's just not going to happen. That could have happened BTW, 'cause our chief knew absolutely NOTHING about guns. He was surprised that I carried my off duty 1911 condition 1 and was horrified despite the retention strap between the hammer and the firing pin. I had to educate him.

At most I see it as a training issue. If someone is untrained they should just keep it in the safe, not carry at all, and trust to luck. I don't want them to be a potential resupply point for a dirtbag.

BTW, when I was in the Army, many decades ago, they also got it wrong with an empty chamber on the 1911. It has multiple safeties! Again, a training issue. Their handgun training left a great deal to be desired. I have no idea what it's like today, more than 40 years later. But it's the military mind so I doubt that much has changed.
I dont blame you at all, i would have resigned as well.
My carry weapon will ALWAYS have one in the fire pipe.

I will NEVER understand why these people in power want to keep us less safe with all their fuggin non-sense gun laws.
Its like they WANT the criminals to take us out or something... i just dont get it.

I dont give a rats`azz, if i have to kill someone to protect my family or myself, so be`it,
i`ll take my chances in court over the matter. Sure beats being dead in my opinion..!
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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.
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