View Poll Results: How do you Carry your XD?

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  • One in the Chamber at all times

    189 61.76%
  • Chamber Empty at all times

    59 19.28%
  • Chamber Empty at home, but ready to rock on the streets

    43 14.05%
  • Chamber empty on the road, but ready to rock at home.

    15 4.90%
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    always 1 in the pipe.

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    I heard XD's SUCK! j/k

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMatt View Post
    I heard XD's SUCK! j/k
    Don't believe everything you hear!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMatt View Post
    I heard XD's SUCK! j/k

    Hey pass me one o' those before they're all gone..
    It's close enough to Friday.
    I gotta bottle opener somewhere. Lemme look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babs View Post

    Hey pass me one o' those before they're all gone..
    It's close enough to Friday.
    I gotta bottle opener somewhere. Lemme look.

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    one in the hole

    mine is loaded at all times like someone else said why carry if its not locked and loaded, just remember might not be enough time to rack the slide !!!!!!!!!

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    If you really want to know, go to a range that has a tactical training class.
    See if your idea of an empty pipe is a good idea. The range I go to has Tactical Tuesdays, you go through about 175 rounds in 35 minutes. You need at least two mags and a speed loader.
    There is no time to reload, the instructor goes trough a series of drills and when you leave, you know you have been through some serious training.

    The first time I took the class we did hostage shooting, you need to take out the hostage taker in the forehead, at around 10 yards.5 shots in 3 seconds. No rounds in the hostage, no flyers, all = lawsuit.

    Now you go into "shoot no shoot" drills. The instructor sets the targets on edge and if it faces you you shoot, if it turns away from you you don't shoot, all the while the range officers are yelling just the opposite in your ear.

    A quick reload and into a carjacking scenario, shooting from a sitting position. Quick reload and go into a charging intruder scenario, unload your clip into the target before it gets to you from 10 yards out. You may think that's far but it's not. All in all you come away with new perspective on what you need to train for during your range time. I go whenever I can, just to see if I have gotten better.

    Remember any holes outside of the silhouette is a lawsuit. That is the kicker, you are getting yelled at all the while you try to keep your composure and shoot in the target where the instructor wants the hits.

    They also have lights out Thursday nights. 1 hour before close they turn out the lights so you can practice with your night sights & flashlight or lasers. Perfect for low light underground garage scenario.

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    Regarding my XD...

    I carry one in the chamber:

    At home, on the roam, I carry one in the chamber while on the can, I carry one in the chamber in the van, I carry one in the chamber while out and about and always while eating out (like at restaurants you pervs), I carry one in the chamber at movies and while carrying out my daily duties. I carry one in the chamber while running, I carry one in the chamber while working, I've even been known to carry one in the chamber while napping....


    The only time my gun is empty (Yes I consider an empty chamber to be an empty gun) is while it's not in use in the safe.

    If it's not ready to go at a moments notice, it's useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Regarding my XD...

    I carry one in the chamber:

    At home, on the roam, I carry one in the chamber while on the can, I carry one in the chamber in the van, I carry one in the chamber while out and about and always while eating out (like at restaurants you pervs), I carry one in the chamber at movies and while carrying out my daily duties. I carry one in the chamber while running, I carry one in the chamber while working, I've even been known to carry one in the chamber while napping....


    The only time my gun is empty (Yes I consider an empty chamber to be an empty gun) is while it's not in use in the safe.

    If it's not ready to go at a moments notice, it's useless.
    this is true for me as well...
    HOWEVER ... one time I needed a "BANG" and all I got was a "click"

    that will never happen again !

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Regarding my XD...

    I carry one in the chamber:

    At home, on the roam, I carry one in the chamber while on the can, I carry one in the chamber in the van, I carry one in the chamber while out and about and always while eating out (like at restaurants you pervs), I carry one in the chamber at movies and while carrying out my daily duties. I carry one in the chamber while running, I carry one in the chamber while working, I've even been known to carry one in the chamber while napping....


    The only time my gun is empty (Yes I consider an empty chamber to be an empty gun) is while it's not in use in the safe.

    If it's not ready to go at a moments notice, it's useless.
    What he said.

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    I actually used to carry one in the chamber until I accidentily shot mine off in my kitchen. I know, brain and I was a newbie at the time but I lock myself out of my house and car all the time so I don't brag to being perfect. I don't live in a war zone and still know the odds of me being jumped by armed intruders is greater then me accidentally shooting the gun is why I would rather take the time to chamber my weapon during a situation then have the advantage of a quicker draw. That's only my specific situation and don't have any condescending view of others preferences. You have to know your own situation and preferences to know what is right for you.

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    I carry with round in the in the chamber on my hip. Better to have to be ready then to fumble around if the shit hits the fan!!!!

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    Read at home but locked in the safe!!!!!!

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    A gun is just not much use when it is empty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Assuming you're able to get to the shotty, that is. Someone kicks in your door while you're making breakfast, odds are you're not going to have the long gun leaning against the the stove. I'd rather have the XD on my hip and be able to fight my way to the long gun as opposed to asking a home invader to hang on a second while I go arm myself.
    Where the hell do you live? If you are making breakfast and the door gets kicked in (broad daylight) you need to seriously think about some fully automatic weapons. And a black belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twaner View Post
    I actually used to carry one in the chamber until I accidentily shot mine off in my kitchen. I know, brain and I was a newbie at the time but I lock myself out of my house and car all the time so I don't brag to being perfect. I don't live in a war zone and still know the odds of me being jumped by armed intruders is greater then me accidentally shooting the gun is why I would rather take the time to chamber my weapon during a situation then have the advantage of a quicker draw. That's only my specific situation and don't have any condescending view of others preferences. You have to know your own situation and preferences to know what is right for you.
    ^THis is how I will handle my CCW.. In my area, when I pull this bad ass out just about everyone within 20 feet of me is gonna be screamin and hitting the deck. I dont think the extra second to rack er up is gonna slow me down from ventilating the crap out of the assailant. That's just my wussy suburb area though. I feel for some of you guys after reading this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD Sub-Compact View Post
    Where the hell do you live? If you are making breakfast and the door gets kicked in (broad daylight) you need to seriously think about some fully automatic weapons. And a black belt.
    I live in a very "safe" area in the suburbs. But I don't live in delusional la-la land that crime and violence only happen at night, to bad people, and in bad areas of town. Therefore I am prepared (gun on the hip or within reach) at all times.


    Quote Originally Posted by XD Sub-Compact View Post
    In my area, when I pull this bad ass out just about everyone within 20 feet of me is gonna be screamin and hitting the deck. I dont think the extra second to rack er up is gonna slow me down from ventilating the crap out of the assailant. That's just my wussy suburb area though.
    For a novice shooter and someone who has yet to CC, you certainly are well on your way.

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    I must say that I have my concerns about carrying my .40 xd cocked and locked everywhere I go. The thought of an accidental discharge is not comforting, but neither is getting shot while trying to chamber one. I'm guessing "hey my bad, let me chamber one real fast" just wont work... I like my XD, but I'm thinking a 1911 is in my future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD Sub-Compact
    when I pull this bad ass out



    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    I saw the sign in the sky. Did you call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webdevtj View Post
    I must say that I have my concerns about carrying my .40 xd cocked and locked everywhere I go. The thought of an accidental discharge is not comforting, but neither is getting shot while trying to chamber one. I'm guessing "hey my bad, let me chamber one real fast" just wont work... I like my XD, but I'm thinking a 1911 is in my future!
    There is a lot that has to happen for an XD to fire a round. If the gun is in a good holster and you have half of a brain, you'll be fine.

    A 1911 with the hammer cocked behind the primer on a live round would make you feel better just because it has a "manual" safety?

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