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Old October 29, 2012, 10:51 AM   #76
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Always +1. I read recently that not having a round in the chamber can cost as much as two seconds to present the firearm and chamber a round. If you ever get in a situation that you actually need to present your firearm, you would probably have a better survival chance, unless your opponent is a miserable shot, if a round was chambered and all you had to do was click down on the safety.
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Old October 29, 2012, 11:21 AM   #77
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+1 = round in chamber and maxed out mag.
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Old October 29, 2012, 01:08 PM   #78
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Yes, no reason not to.
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Old October 29, 2012, 01:17 PM   #79
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I carry with one in the chamber, but I don't top off my magazine. I do usually carry a second magazine.
I don't particularly enjoy messing about with my gun after it's hot, and I'm not convinced 31 rounds is going to get me out of a mess that 30 won't.

EDIT: with my BG380 it is noticeably harder to insert a full mag into the gun with the slide closed. Loading is as such seems to also make the mag release far more touchy.
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Old October 29, 2012, 01:31 PM   #80
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A while back I read something from Chuck Taylor about under-loading high capacity mags to keep the springs from wearing down as quickly. I don't under-load them, but I don't top them off. I load a full mag and chamber a round and leave it at that.
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Old October 29, 2012, 02:23 PM   #81
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I do not.

I know it's not ideal.
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Old October 29, 2012, 03:19 PM   #82
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On my 1911's, I always +1 the gun when I am carrying it. (+1 ='s one round in the chamber and magazine loaded to capacity).
My hi capacity guns that carry more than 13, I really don't +1 much unless I am paranoid that I am going into a hostile environment. After 13 rounds, I am not sure one extra round would make a difference plus when I unload the gun, I don't have a extra round sitting around loosely. Maybe I am getting relaxed after 27 years of CC.
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Old October 30, 2012, 05:40 AM   #83
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Depends on the gun and magazine. Some of my mags top off and go back in the pistol smooth, as a rule, if I have to force the mag back in, I usually take one round out. I do not like feeling like I am forcing it back in. YMMV.
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