View Poll Results: Do you carry with one in the chamber?

Voters
44. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    24 54.55%
  • No

    14 31.82%
  • I don't believe private citizens should have guns

    1 2.27%
  • Rutubega

    5 11.36%
Page 6 of 18 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 180

Thread: Do you carry one in the chamber?[W:26]

  1. #51
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,185

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    Handling a firearm with a round chambers is where firearm accidents come from. It's just one step closer to accidentally shooting someone and becoming the new poster child for egregious gun bans.

    If you want to carry on an empty chamber, do so. I don't.


    Four decades, no accidents of this kind.

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "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.'.."

  2. #52
    Sometimes wrong

    ttwtt78640's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Uhland, Texas
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    34,667

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    Handling a firearm with a round chambers is where firearm accidents come from. It's just one step closer to accidentally shooting someone and becoming the new poster child for egregious gun bans.
    I disagree. Handling a firearm while assuming that no round is chambered is what causes problems. If you are possitive, either way, then no accident should occur.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

  3. #53
    Question authority
    Grand Mal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    on an island off the left coast of Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    16,497
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    You don't have to live in Somalia, or Chicago for that matter, to suffer very severe consequences from being victimized by a criminal and not be prepared to defend your life and person. This is demonstrated every day in every state in the union, and every province of Canada, and indeed almost everywhere.

    The odds may vary, but even if the odds are long that is of no comfort whatsoever to the unlucky one who gets targeted by a criminal who cannot spell compassion let alone exhibit any.


    Some of us have experienced these things first hand, or seen them impact people we care about; thus we are passionate about being prepared to defend ourselves and those we love.


    There is no "safe place" on the face of the earth, that is an illusion. The only real safety we have is that which we can provide for ourselves.
    Bullsh*t. I'm more likely to be eaten by a bear than be shot at, and I'm not afraid of bears. Fear has twisted your perception of danger.

  4. #54
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,185

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Bullsh*t. I'm more likely to be eaten by a bear than be shot at, and I'm not afraid of bears. Fear has twisted your perception of danger.

    I hear this sort of thing quite a bit from those of your perspective. It is untrue.


    I do not live in fear. I do not go around in a constant state of anxiety over being attacked. Far from it.

    I am simply aware, and take precautions. I carry a gun for reasons very similar to why I have a fire extinguisher by the bed, and a med kit in my truck.


    Depending on where you live, perhaps you ARE more likely to be eaten by a bear than assaulted by a criminal... I wouldn't know, as you have not shared your location.


    However, my own life experiences, both as a private citizen and from my time in law enforcement, has taught me that there is no such thing as a safe neighborhood, that is simply a lie people tell themselves so they don't have to deal with the truth: that there is no such thing.


    Plenty of people in this county have told me 'oh, I live in a SAFE neighborhood'. Most of the time I can ask them where they live, then give them a litany of violent or serious crimes that have occurred in their supposedly "safe" neighborhood that they've either forgotten about or never heard of.


    To each his own. I have no interest in telling you how to live your life. I appreciate the same courtesy from others.

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "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.'.."

  5. #55
    Question authority
    Grand Mal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    on an island off the left coast of Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    16,497
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    No sir. I am a former law enforcement officer. My experiences have brought me to the belief that the concept of "Oh, I live in a safe neighborhood" is largely an illusion, and that there are no guarantees of safety anywhere except that which you create. Given the severity of the consequences of being unprepared, consequences which I have all too often seen with my own eyes, I choose to take responsibility for my own protection and that of my family.

    And yes, I've dealt with potentially dangerous situations as a civilian where I was very glad to be armed.


    No macho fantasies involved, just pragmatic choices based on life experience.
    My pragmatic choices have been made based on life experiences, too, and I'll flat-out guarantee you I'm more likely to be struck by lightening while pissing on a pine tree than I am to be shot at. I'm 59 years old and I've seen real-live handguns twice in my life. I've hunted since I was 16 and never had a round in the chamber unless I was ready to shoot. And I never felt fear anywhere, any time of night.
    Maybe I'd be different if I lived where you do. Probably I'd have bugged out long ago.

  6. #56
    Question authority
    Grand Mal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    on an island off the left coast of Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    16,497
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I hear this sort of thing quite a bit from those of your perspective. It is untrue.


    I do not live in fear. I do not go around in a constant state of anxiety over being attacked. Far from it.

    I am simply aware, and take precautions. I carry a gun for reasons very similar to why I have a fire extinguisher by the bed, and a med kit in my truck.


    Depending on where you live, perhaps you ARE more likely to be eaten by a bear than assaulted by a criminal... I wouldn't know, as you have not shared your location.


    However, my own life experiences, both as a private citizen and from my time in law enforcement, has taught me that there is no such thing as a safe neighborhood, that is simply a lie people tell themselves so they don't have to deal with the truth: that there is no such thing.


    Plenty of people in this county have told me 'oh, I live in a SAFE neighborhood'. Most of the time I can ask them where they live, then give them a litany of violent or serious crimes that have occurred in their supposedly "safe" neighborhood that they've either forgotten about or never heard of.


    To each his own. I have no interest in telling you how to live your life. I appreciate the same courtesy from others.
    C'est la vie, et c'est la guerre.

  7. #57
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,729

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Bullsh*t. I'm more likely to be eaten by a bear than be shot at, and I'm not afraid of bears. Fear has twisted your perception of danger.
    that is not consistent with reality when applied to most people. IF that were true, there would be more than tenK bear attacks. Your side constantly whines about the 10K firearms deaths each year (many of them mope on mope killings). I can think of maybe 2-4 fatal bear attacks a year. So your perception does not comport with known factual evidence



  8. #58
    Educator Starbuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    03-01-17 @ 11:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    881

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    I stopped carrying several years ago, but when I did it was only logical to have one round in the chamber.

    If you're going to be required to discharge your firearm for any reason, not having a round in the chamber represents one additional action. From a speed/ practicality standpoint, it doesn't make any sense to have an empty chamber.

    Also, I always carried a Glock, which as previously stated has no safety.

  9. #59
    Anti-Hypocrite
    molten_dragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southeast Michigan
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:50 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    9,351

    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Yes, I carry with a round in the chamber. It means I have faster access to my gun when I need it, and it gives me 7 round instead of 6, which might matter some day. My gun has no external safety, but it's got a long, fairly hard trigger pull, and I carry it in a pocket holster that covers the trigger guard so nothing can accidentally pull the trigger while it's in my pocket.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

  10. #60
    Don't Give a Rat's Ass
    SMTA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    OH
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    21,870

    Do you carry one in the chamber?[W:26]

    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.
    Ver dangerous, Lizzie.

    Empty your carry weapon - checking it twice.

    Put it in your carry rig and wear it around the house for a week or so.

    When you see it won't discharge, then you will trust it.

    I did this many years ago, and it cured my fears.

    I always carry with the gun 100% ready to go.

    Fumbling to get a round chambered correctly while under duress would not be good.
    Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
    Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn

Page 6 of 18 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •