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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  1. #76
    stickhauler is offline Junior Member
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    I'm Not Complaining...

    Matter of fact, that was a feature that made me like the XD maybe a little more, as it is like the grip safety of the 1911, the first handgun I ever had any experience with. It's maybe a little reassuring to me as a matter of fact. It makes it "feel right" to me.

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    A XD's safety features are plenty good enough to carry it safely. And there's no problem with them. I mean. It's not going off unless it's in your hand and the trigger is pulled. Can't get any easier than that.

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    Great topic guys. I've been debating the chambered or not for a long time with my XDm 40. Keep posting because I'm still undecided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Teeth View Post
    Great topic guys. I've been debating the chambered or not for a long time with my XDm 40. Keep posting because I'm still undecided.
    If you're dabating, ask yourself this- "What is the reason for carrying without a round chambered?"

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    As a new XD-40 owner i have been debating this with myself , there is no doubt in a defense situation there will not be time to rack a round but as a long time wheel gun user i really worry about a accidental discharge without a manual safety . i suppose with more experience and familiarity with it i will become comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBINPA View Post
    As a new XD-40 owner i have been debating this with myself , there is no doubt in a defense situation there will not be time to rack a round but as a long time wheel gun user i really worry about a accidental discharge without a manual safety . i suppose with more experience and familiarity with it i will become comfortable.
    But considering the fact you have two safeties on a XD platform, I wouldn't be so concerned.

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    Carry it locked and loaded. In a self defense situation, you won't have time to pull the slide.

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    Good thoughts

    I've always carried without one under the hammer. Old school safety with revolvers that didn't have transfer bars... You really could get one to fire by dropping it on the muzzle.

    Newer safety feature in firearms have come a long way. In many respects I think some of the safety feature may be where some of the best innovation has occurred in firearms design over the last several decades. I feel very confident that I can carry my XD safely with one up the pipe so long as it's in a proper holster or some other container that doesn't allow anything to get caught inside the trigger guard.

    Since most of my carry is on the woods and since animals are usually faster than people I am seriously reconsidering my carry methods in this regard.

    Thanks for the great ideas! The decision is mine but the input is valuable!

    SARGeek

    EDIT: I might add that with a wheel gun I felt it was less of an issue since either cocking the hammer or shooting double-action allowed getting the gun into action without undue delay. Main argument for one under the hammer was having the extra round in the gun. -SG

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    Carry loaded (fully) on my hip in holster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeshwa24 View Post
    So Iím wondering how you guys carry your XD's. I have only ever had 1911's to this point and always carried cocked and locked. Well thatís not really an option on the XD you ether have a round chambered and rely only on the Grip and trigger safety or you must rack a round when you pull. When Iím at home I keep the chamber empty and when I am walking around town with it I keep one in the chamber, So what do you guys do?
    I carry all my pistols no matter the make with one in the pipe.
    There is a video on one of the forums I go to where a shop owner dies during a robbery or a hit or something like that, because he did not keep a round chambered. You can see the shop owner trying several times trying to get a round racked in to the chamber so he can shoot back but does it to late. Only after he is shot several times.
    I have been carrying for years this way because you never know when, or what the situation will be, and will you have the presence of mind to rack that round, do you have the precious second or two it might take to get that done. etc.
    Carry one in the chamber and you never have to worry about that.

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    concealed

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