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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I never said it was brave-I said it was proper based on my years of training and my well recognized expertise in this field. Go and find me a single reputable trainer who advocates carrying an empty chamber. And find me one police department where that is the norm
    I only dechamber under certain circumstances, like children or irresponsbile adults present or if I get an intuitive feeling that I should. Under normal circumstances I'm locked and loaded.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Hmm. I get the napalm comment but maybe it was their first line, the new stuff is exceptional IMO. The material definitely doesn't like open fire though I can vouch for that, when I smoked I had a cigarette ash into my shirt and it pretty much melted with all the side effects on my skin, hurt like hell.
    They may have better cuts now, but from what I can tell, they use the same materials. The hot weather stuff was real pinchy around the armpits, and the sleeves were weird. Ended up cutting the sleeves off of one shirt, which made it so much more comfortable. The cold weather stuff was the worst, though, because it stayed warm for about 30 seconds before it started making me even colder. It only works if you're staying active at all times because it's a temperature conductor. IMO, cotton is still the reigning champ. For a concealed kevlar vest, I just wore a wife-beater underneath. Did the trick well enough.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    They may have better cuts now, but from what I can tell, they use the same materials. The hot weather stuff was real pinchy around the armpits, and the sleeves were weird. Ended up cutting the sleeves off of one shirt, which made it so much more comfortable. The cold weather stuff was the worst, though, because it stayed warm for about 30 seconds before it started making me even colder. It only works if you're staying active at all times because it's a temperature conductor. IMO, cotton is still the reigning champ. For a concealed kevlar vest, I just wore a wife-beater underneath. Did the trick well enough.
    My big worry was the UA cold weather gear, still haven't tried it for winter training and probably will go cotton for that, my UA shirt though is extremely comfortable, I've actually gotten more pinch from a few of my cotton shirts than my gym wear. Then again, everyone is built differently and has different comfort levels, but I loved the Under Armor gear personally.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    My big worry was the UA cold weather gear, still haven't tried it for winter training and probably will go cotton for that, my UA shirt though is extremely comfortable, I've actually gotten more pinch from a few of my cotton shirts than my gym wear. Then again, everyone is built differently and has different comfort levels, but I loved the Under Armor gear personally.
    Body type is definitely a factor, and the fact that I haven't worn UA since maybe 2010. The cold weather stuff they had then felt like a thinner wetsuit fabric, and you had to stay active to generate the body heat it needed in order to work properly. Good for PT, bad for anything that has you sitting around more than moving around. The silk-weight poly pro stuff they issued in the Army works very well, though. You can probably pick up a shirt and bottom for about 30-40 bucks at a surplus store.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    How I wish there had been sound with that. I'd love to know what he said to the guy.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm sure I will, Surtr. No, I'm not going to carry the .38. It's too big. I want something smaller. Last weekend, we were with a good friend who showed me his carry weapon. It's a 380...? If I remember correctly? I'll ask again when the time comes. It's a small weapon, but he says it packs a great punch. (Again ??) He put it in his cargo pants pocket and it was invisible. I like that. I'd have to worry about showing a holster. A pocket seems more user-friendly to me. Who knows though? I'm going to try as many as I can before I buy.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Your analysis is sound and gun packers are damned by the anti defense crowd no matter what they do. But one of the reasons for the ridicule is that it involves self hating by the hoplophobes. Many anti rights advocates are fearful of their own lack of skill and courage and they see gun ownership as something that reminds them of their personal inadequacies. They ridicule gun carriers in an attempt to exorcise their own failings
    I think it goes deeper than that, because I don't consider myself well trained or an expert on all firearms but I've never had any issues with gun ownership, the 2nd Amendment or people pursuing gun expertise either for hobby, profession or just self-defense. Fortunately I have access to friends who are highly knowledgeable, experienced, trained and have adequate collections of firearms of various types. So when I have a question, I have no problem getting an answer.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    It honestly makes you feel "brave" to have a round chamber at all times? How exactly is that bravery?



    I've been shooting since I was 9 and I started boxing when I was 15. Maybe you don't know what you're talking about?





    So there's not enough of a danger to be uncomfortable but there is enough of a danger to keep a round chamber? I mean, if there's a real risk at any given time, I agree. But if there isn't, I just think it's an unnecessary addition to an already high risk. Any time you handle a gun it's dangerous. I'm sure you already know that. Any time you handle one that's round, it's much, much more dangerous.

    For example, at a range I used to shoot on, we had to walk out to pull our targets. When we broke to get our targets, everyone had to put their gun on the table, unloaded with the safety on, and no one was allowed to touch their weapons again until we all agreed to an all clear. That's because it's dangerous any time you handle a gun, especially one that's loaded and round. (That site, by the way, had been open since before I was born and had never had an accident -- for good reason, they practiced rational safety).

    Sometimes there's a call for carrying hot. I don't argue that at all. Cops, soldiers, some security personel, and people who are being stalked or are moving through a risky area or expect to be in an area they feel could present danger -- along with people who have dangerous lifestyles, like drug dealers. All good reasons to carry hot. I just think people should take a look at their environment before they decide to step it up to position one.

    Most of you probably already have. Some of you, though, are probably doing it because it makes you feel "brave" for some reason.
    All ranges require guns unloaded and pointing down range. Everyone knows the safest place on a gun is behind the muzzle. What does that have to do with a holstered weapon?
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