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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't keep a round in the chamber regardless of a safety, as I don't think it's a safe practice, but I tend to be overly cautious, since that's what I was taught.
    that must be from someone trained on the old six shooters that didn't have a transfer bar and the firing pin was attached to the hammer and rested on the primer of the live cartridge.



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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    if one is going to carry i think it defeats the purpose to not have one in the chamber read to go

    when i do carry its a Walter p99 DA
    theres no manual safety and its always ready to go

    now the first trigger pull of course is harder you have to want to fire the gun it just wont go off and the internal safeties in it wont let it accidentally fire. Ive seen videos where they throw it down stairs etc, it cant fire because there is a wall blacking the firing pin.

    I mean say im carrying and something happens where i only have use of one arm, one hand? then what?
    Seriously? This is a consideration in your life? Or is it just an indulgence of macho juvenile fantasies.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that must be from someone trained on the old six shooters that didn't have a transfer bar and the firing pin was attached to the hammer and rested on the primer of the live cartridge.
    That- and I tend to be paranoid about doing something stupid with a weapon in my possession.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    very few guns do not have a safety though in some cases its a passive safety like Glock's safe action trigger that has been copied by several other makers. Revolvers never have safeties per say but the long double action trigger is the safety feature. back in the old days of six shooters, people carried the chamber under the hammer empty because a blow to the hammer could fire the weapon. and other than limiting your ammo capacity to five shots, it didn't slow your shooting down because to fire a SA revolver you had to cock the hammer which rotated the cylinder to a live round.

    the IDF often carries their Browning Hi Powers (Kareens) with the chamber empty and practicing drawing while yanking back the slide in the same motion. Reason-IDF personnel are often in crowded urban environments and this practice was seen as a safety measure against Jihadists grabbing IDF pistols and then shooting the Israeli with it.

    Pistols are reflexive defensive weapons. They need to be ready for instant use
    Yeah. Reflexive. Life requires hair-trigger responses to immediate lethal threats when you're trying to make a safe way through the Matrix.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Seriously? This is a consideration in your life? Or is it just an indulgence of macho juvenile fantasies.
    so you came here to spew anti gun insults or is it your goal to derail this thread?



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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That- and I tend to be paranoid about doing something stupid with a weapon in my possession.
    fair enough. but having had to shoot someone after two thugs jumped me in an alley, I sure wouldn't have had time to rack the slide



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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you came here to spew anti gun insults or is it your goal to derail this thread?
    Was I talking to you? Scroll down and reply in your turn.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    I carry and always do so with a round in the chamber. A firearm without a round in the chamber is nothin more than a fancy rock. I will not have a gun in my home that is not loaded. I also do not carry firearms with manual safeties. Anything that would impose a barrier to immediate use of the firearm is not something I care to deal with.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Was I talking to you? Scroll down and reply in your turn.
    Last I checked, there wasn't a rule that you can't reply to whomever you wish on the forum.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I carry and always do so with a round in the chamber. A firearm without a round in the chamber is nothin more than a fancy rock. I will not have a gun in my home that is not loaded. I also do not carry firearms with manual safeties. Anything that would impose a barrier to immediate use of the firearm is not something I care to deal with.
    many of us grew up shooting 1911 style pistols in competition so for us wiping off the safety is rather second nature. The reason why almost every police department either when to a Glock style (Glock MP or XD) or a decocker style (Beretta, HK, SIG) is that cops don't have the time to make that action reflexively



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