Lasermax? Does that mean the laser shows exactly where you're aimed? I'm in!!!!!
Thank you, Quazi!
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
I want to restate that my whole argument does not apply to people who have a meaningful reason to fear a likely attack, but that's why I brought up the vest test. How much danger are you actually in at any given point in time? If you're pretty much not in any danger at all, then the argument for carrying it hot, that you could be attacked at any second, seems less meaningful.
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
Reducto ad absurdium, that same argument could be used for saying you don't need to carry a gun at all.
But seriously... if you don't feel comfortable with one in the chamber, then carry on an empty chamber.
Plenty of us have done otherwise for decades and had no problems. My theory is if you're going to carry it should be ready to go without a lot of fiddling about, because (even if the ODDS are low) IF it DOES happen it usually happens really quick and the more operations you have to engage in (like racking) to ready your answer, the more likely to are to end up in 'second place' (ie dead).
But to each his own...
Fiddling While Rome Burns
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Anyway, I don't think it should be illegal or anything. I just wanted to see someone sell their thinking. The hypothetical about the vest was meant to flush that out. Sadly, no bites. Just juvenile nonsense about being "afraid" to have a gun with a round chamber.
Had only intended to get a good discussion going, but this really didn't turn out to be the right thread for any kind of discussion above ad hominem.
where lasers have their uses is in a prison where a bad guy is holding a hostage and you have one on a rifle with a spotter.
that is just plain silly. I have shot in over 100 USPSA matches and a 100+ other matches that required a draw. I have done over 2000 draws at training academies. I have never seen an AD at any of those places on the draw.
And you seem to be impervious to the realty that if I am EXPECTING an attack I will be behind hard cover with some serious artillery like a Red Jacket 20 round AK shotgun or a M4 rifle.
I carry a pistol in case I am attacked when I am not expecting it