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Old March 2nd, 2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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Are LEO's taught to lock and load before they start their shift? Or do they keep it unchambered until they see fit? This is of course with a glock, MP, no-safety pistol, etc....
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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Are LEO's taught to lock and load before they start their shift? Or do they keep it unchambered until they see fit? This is of course with a glock, MP, no-safety pistol, etc....


With the pistols you mentioned is like you asking if you load your revolver when you need it....
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One in the pipe, every shift without question.



Same goes for every day carry too.



I would be willing to bet most departments have a policy requiring it.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:42 PM   #4
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"A pistol that's cocked and unloaded ain't good for nuthin" Rooster Cogburn, US Marshall



Empty chamber = unloaded.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #5
 
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The only times that my duty weapon is unloaded is for cleaning and dry fire practice. That said, I recall during my time with the AF security forces at some army bases that they wanted our duty weapon with a full mag, empty chamber and the safety on, on our M9 sidearms. I personally do not trust a safty in any way, the only safty I can trust is my trigger finger being off the trigger.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #6
 
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Ditto for whoever said the only time the gun is unloaded only for maintenance. I unload when switching to range ammo for training/quals/practice, but other wise my duty and off duty pistols are always loaded with one in the chamber. Pretty much useless otherwise.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 07:49 PM   #7
 
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My Chief gives me my one bullet at the beginning of the shift and I keep it in my pocket.
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My Chief gives me my one bullet at the beginning of the shift and I keep it in my pocket.




JHP or target round? all i get is a box of copperhead BB's.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:21 PM   #9
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I guess we don't technically "require" it, but we teach folks to keep a round in the chamber and the mag fully topped off. In fact, we normally shoot our carry ammo during quarterly quals, so we don't even make folks unload their carry ammo and load with practice ammo....it's just easier, safer and faster that way. After we're done shooting everybody cleans their weapon and we issue new carry ammo.



I usually carry two guns, one in a belt holster, one in an ankle holster and they're both hot....when you need them is not the time to wonder whether there's a round in the chambe.



Empty chamber = funny looking hammer that doesn't hammer very well. R,



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Empty chamber = funny looking hammer that doesn't hammer very well.


Ha! Haven't heard it phrased quite that way but yeah!
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 07:37 AM   #11
 
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JHP or target round? all i get is a box of copperhead BB's.




I belive it is a paintball round? never get too shoot so not really 100% sure.
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Yep! Just call for a time out so you can get your pistol loaded
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I belive it is a paintball round? never get too shoot so not really 100% sure.




LOL! the elusive high-powered jet-puff marshmallow canon for riot / civil unrest.
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I prefer to keep the chamber empty, that way I can twirl my gun around on my finger when I reholster
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Yep same here, always loaded w/ one in the pipe. The first thing I do when I get home is go to my safe and put the gun and taser inside. The last thing I do before I go to work is return to the safe and get my gun and taser out. No reason to unload except for cleaning and maintenance.
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