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View Poll Results: do you have a round chambered when you carry concealed?
yes always 148 93.08%
no never 3 1.89%
sometimes 8 5.03%
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Old February 27, 2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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when you carry concealed, do you have a round chambered?

am curious as to how this breaks down, i bet more do than dont.
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Old February 27, 2005, 05:30 PM   #2
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I always do. Just one less step if you REALLY need to go to defense mode quickly. I would hate to be a 1/2 second behind because I had forgotten to jack one in the chamber.
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Old February 27, 2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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Voted "sometimes". Depending on what I had for breakfast.
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Old February 27, 2005, 05:39 PM   #4
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I formally didn't, now I do.
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Old February 27, 2005, 05:43 PM   #5
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Yes , since I'm not stupid.
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Old February 27, 2005, 05:47 PM   #6
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If you're going to the trouble of carrying concealed, what would be the point of anything less than 100% readiness?
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Old February 27, 2005, 06:33 PM   #7
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DEFINITLY !!!, keep one in the chamber. The time to find out you forgot to chamber a round isnt when you pull the trigger I guess which ever way a person carrys either chambered or not is just be consistent and carry that way all the time. Those who sometimes do and sometimes dont keep it chambered, are the ones who are gonna end up in a bad situation of click and no go bang when they need it the most.
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Old February 27, 2005, 06:39 PM   #8
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going on this theory, would you then carry a revolver empty and fill it only in crisis?????
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Old February 27, 2005, 06:44 PM   #9
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If you cannot not trust your weapon enough to carry it without a round in the chamber, you have no business carrying that weapon, period.
Either the gun is to dangerous to trust or you are to dangerous to trust.
Either you need a more depenable/safe weapon or you need some serious safety training in the use of firearms.
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Old February 27, 2005, 06:44 PM   #10
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Always.

If there is a need to draw it, then there is a need to shoot it. Period.

If not, don't draw. If you're not ready to shoot, don't carry.
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Old February 27, 2005, 06:52 PM   #11
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As the wise sage Michael Keaton said in Gung-Ho....Is a frog's ass watertight?

No reason to carry a gun if it is not ready to shoot when you draw and point. Can't ask for a Time-out while you cycle it.
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Old February 27, 2005, 07:01 PM   #12
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I absolutely agree with the above posts. I will also say that in past years when I had not yet purchased an IWB holster for an issued and at the time only approved off duty weapon I used waistband carry without a round chambered. Of course the weapon was a Glock with a 3 1/2 lb. connector. My only point is if you're carrying the tupperglock, use a holster or you could end up with an extra evacuation route.
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Old February 27, 2005, 07:09 PM   #13
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Old February 27, 2005, 07:24 PM   #14
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Old February 27, 2005, 08:51 PM   #15
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Always. I second what 4thHorseman said.
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Old February 27, 2005, 09:06 PM   #16
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I like the fact my CZ has a decocker and pulls from half cock. I may lighten up the hammer spring some, so in that case may carry hammer down.

Either way, I've gotten over my initial sketchy-ness of carrying chambered.

Now if the CZ had the manual safety, it would give me a little more pause as I don't trust them.
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Old February 27, 2005, 09:07 PM   #17
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Round Chambered

and I wouldn't have it any other way, thank you very much!

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Old February 27, 2005, 09:08 PM   #18
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Ideally, you would like to draw and fire in less than a second. Racking a round would put you at risk.
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Old February 27, 2005, 09:19 PM   #19
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Old February 27, 2005, 09:33 PM   #20
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I would have said that it is a silly question, but I noted that some people do choose to carry without a round in the chamber???

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Old February 27, 2005, 09:47 PM   #21
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Always carry one in the chamber, point and shot or fire back is hard enough under pressure.
I don't know about you but I don't need anything more to complicate the matter.
What ever you do, do it all the time.
It's a hell of a time that the on that day you need it to find out that you forgot to load it.
If you are under fire or being atacked and you pull that trigger and you get a click that might mean it's time to cancel Christmas for you and that is not good.
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Old February 27, 2005, 11:08 PM   #22
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What good is an unchambered concealed weapon??
I have neither the time or inclination to learn the "Israeli" method!!
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Old February 27, 2005, 11:10 PM   #23
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voted "sometimes". If my holster does not have any locking device then I don't chamber a round but if it does I always have a round chambered.
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Old February 27, 2005, 11:14 PM   #24
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Quote:
"do you have a round chambered when you carry concealed? "
Does the Pope wear a funny hat? Si'. No matter what the platform.

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Old February 27, 2005, 11:17 PM   #25
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If I felt tough one day, I won't chamber one. But, on days that I feel I won't be able to stop a bullet or knife, I chamber it. I guess if I ever get the speed of The Flash, I'll not chamber it.

Not only is it a good idea for time reactions, but you can hold an extra round also.

This is the biggest reason that I like a DA pull on my first shot. I can chanber one and have the hammer at half mass.
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