A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by viking1000 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:14 am

I am 68 years old, in a wheel chair, cant outrun a 90 year old in a walker.
I have 5 years in Vietnam, with 25th Aviation Bn , and 11th Armored CAV.
Lets say I pulled a few triggers in my life time. Also 15 years as a Texas LEO, then
I lost my ability to walk due to something called R.S. Dystrophy.
I have 9 different pistols I carry, wardrobe issue, I make it a point,
painful though it is for me at times, to practice twice a week.
I know my weapons, and am aware of the awesome responsibility of having a loaded
handgun on my side. Be it a wheel gun or auto.
My autos I have round in chamber,all though I prefer my wheel guns most of the time.
Just me.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by joe817 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:46 pm

carlson1 wrote:
A very compelling argument to carry a round chambered! :thumbs2: In a deadly force encounter, fractions of a second count when you are defending your life, and when things go seriously south in a hurry that fraction of a second may make the difference of coming out of the confrontation alive or dead.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by thetexan » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:07 pm

Always! I'd put two in there if I could!

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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by C-dub » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:47 am

thetexan wrote:Always! I'd put two in there if I could!

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You can.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by goose » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:57 am

C-dub wrote:
thetexan wrote:Always! I'd put two in there if I could!

tex
You can.
Does this change my power factor for IPSC shooting?
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by C-dub » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:03 am

goose wrote:
C-dub wrote:
thetexan wrote:Always! I'd put two in there if I could!

tex
You can.
Does this change my power factor for IPSC shooting?
:lol: If it is allowed, I bet it would.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by a.nonimous » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:09 pm

to me It depends on the gun -- mine is DA semi auto with hard trigger pull and very easy to remove safety in a good holster (covers trigger well) so I carry it chambered and when I go to the range, every time I load to shoot, I start with the safety on so I get into the habit of _______ it off with my thumb before firing, hopefully with enough practice, it will not cost my any critical seconds ---but to me, its safer and better than needing to pull it out, rack the slide before firing and gives one more round on hand.


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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by rexmitchell » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:17 pm

carlson1 wrote:
That last clip is a good reminder of why hi-cap magazines are a necessity.

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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Post by carlson1 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:53 pm

rexmitchell wrote:
carlson1 wrote:
That last clip is a good reminder of why hi-cap magazines are a necessity.
Or very good with tactical reloads. I carry a 1911 cocked and locked with 3 mags. I have carried 1911's off and on for about 35 years now. I have had a lot of firearms training including 6 Officer Survivor schools. I believe I am competent enough to make the tactical reloads. All guns run out of Ammo eventuallly. 8 rounds, 18 rounds, or 180 rounds sooner or later the gun runs empty.

I still believe a gun without a round in the chamber is just an empty gun. If I was uncomfortable with a round in the chamber I would just carry a revolver.
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