One in the pipe - do you do it?

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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby hawk44 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Always have one in the chamber and safeties on. I will give a new gun quite a work out before I'll carry it and, if it doesn't work every time it's not staying for long.I'm sure not going to trust it with my life.


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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby JMPJr » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:59 am

I always keep one in the chamber. I don't carry anything with an external safety. I sometimes carry a revolver... What's the terminology there, all the chambers are loaded? =)

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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby AEA » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:00 pm

JMPJr wrote:I always keep one in the chamber. I don't carry anything with an external safety. I sometimes carry a revolver... What's the terminology there, all the chambers are loaded? =)

There's still only one "Pipe". And "modern" revolvers no longer present a possible problem with AD by firing pin located on hammer. So, no need to carry with an empty chamber lined up with the "pipe".
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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby Dirthawking » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:57 am

This topic came up the other day while we were visiting family. My brother in law is home for a few days before deploying to Afghanistan ( US Army). He asked why we felt the need to carry one in the pipe as they are taught not to. Took me by surprise that our soldiers in a combat zone are being taught to not carry one at the ready!
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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby TexasCajun » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:11 pm

Dirthawking wrote:This topic came up the other day while we were visiting family. My brother in law is home for a few days before deploying to Afghanistan ( US Army). He asked why we felt the need to carry one in the pipe as they are taught not to. Took me by surprise that our soldiers in a combat zone are being taught to not carry one at the ready!


That's horrific! :mad5
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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby cb1000rider » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:32 pm

TexasCajun wrote:That's horrific! :mad5


It might just be common sense statistically... Ref: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/irs-age ... e-injuries

I'm curious for those on active duty in combat zones: Do the rules change when you go off base on patrol/etc?


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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby 3dfxMM » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:32 pm

Dirthawking wrote:This topic came up the other day while we were visiting family. My brother in law is home for a few days before deploying to Afghanistan ( US Army). He asked why we felt the need to carry one in the pipe as they are taught not to. Took me by surprise that our soldiers in a combat zone are being taught to not carry one at the ready!


Not all Soldiers are taught that. My son and the rest of his team always carried with one in the pipe, decocked, and safety off.

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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby Capt Jeff » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:42 pm

At the risk of sounding like a bandwagon jumper here, one in the pipe, always. My EDC is a Kahr CW9, so the extra bullet is welcome (an extra 14.2%). Never have had a second thought about carrying this way.
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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby schufflerbot » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:04 am

when I carried my 1911, it was in condition 1 ALWAYS.

now that I've switched to the XDs, its full of 230 hollow points with a spare mag full of FMJ and one hollow point I the chamber... ALWAYS.

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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby anygunanywhere » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:44 am

If one ain't in the pipe and it ain't ready to press the trigger (safeties considered of course) then you are not carrying prepared for self defense. What are you carrying it for? Since OC ain't legal in Texas it can't be looks.

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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby txglock21 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Dirthawking wrote:This topic came up the other day while we were visiting family. My brother in law is home for a few days before deploying to Afghanistan ( US Army). He asked why we felt the need to carry one in the pipe as they are taught not to. Took me by surprise that our soldiers in a combat zone are being taught to not carry one at the ready!

Times must have changed. I carried a M-16 or 9mm sidearm in the Air Force almost everyday for 4 years with one in the pipe on both. Granted this was over 23 years ago and in peacetime. It seems like in a hostal envirionment this would be even more important to be ready to fire if needed. Praying for all soldiers safety. :patriot:
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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby Live Free » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:53 pm

absolutely.


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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby Dirthawking » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:09 pm

By the way.......why is this in the "Never Again" forum?
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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby Xian55 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:22 am

I started with Condition 3.

Quickly adopted Condition 2 with mag -1.

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Re: One in the pipe - do you do it?

Postby hpcatx » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:25 am

Dirthawking wrote:By the way.......why is this in the "Never Again" forum?

Because those who don't carry with one in the pipe should realize the error of their ways from this discussion and "never again" carry an unloaded gun. :biggrinjester:
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