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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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    I saw the sign in the sky. Did you call?
    You're too far away. I need an east coast ninja.

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    My thought process for the 1911 is that it is much easier to simply cock the gun while drawing it than it is to draw, chamber, then shoot.. Also, I'm not currently a parent, but in the event that changes, I'm thinking a kid grabbing a loaded/chambered XD is probably in more danger than one grabbing a single action that they would have to know to cock. (I know, the gun should be out of their reach, just saying worst case scenario)

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    Quote Originally Posted by webdevtj View Post
    My thought process for the 1911 is that it is much easier to simply cock the gun while drawing it than it is to draw, chamber, then shoot.. Also, I'm not currently a parent, but in the event that changes, I'm thinking a kid grabbing a loaded/chambered XD is probably in more danger than one grabbing a single action that they would have to know to cock. (I know, the gun should be out of their reach, just saying worst case scenario)
    You do not carry a 1911 pistol in Condition 2, period. You carry a 1911 in Condition 1 or Condition 3. Depending on the model, you run the risk of the gun discharging if it is dropped or hit hard. You also can discharge the gun when you are lowering the hammer down onto a live cartridge. If you want a gun that you can have a live cartridge in the chamber with the hammer down, look at getting one with a decocker and skip the 1911.

    As the parent of two boys, 6 & 2, I will tell you that if you have guns in the house, they belong in one of two places; they are locked up or on your person, in your control. You NEVER rely on the gun, whether it is the safety or the cocking of a hammer, to keep your kids safe. That responsibility lies squarely on your shoulders and not on the design of the gun. If the gun is in a safe, the kids can't get it. If the gun is on you, and your kids can disarm you, then you shouldn't be carrying a firearm.

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    Well I guess I gotta read this whole thread now since I found a solid deal on a 45 compact yesterday at the show. yeeeehaw!

    Or maybe not, as I kinda figure there's only one way to carry an XD and it be useful if needed quickly.. cocked and locked.

    And the wife says keep the Sig.. she likes it. Whata keeper!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babs View Post
    And the wife says keep the Sig.. she likes it. Whata keeper!!!
    You wife sounds like a wise woman.

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    hehe.. Yeah she said she likes the grip feel and shooting the Sig.. Glad I finally got her to the range that day.

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    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. I feel for some of you guys after reading this post.
    That's fine... but don't ever plan on using that when someone already has one pulled on you. Think about every imaginable situation with regards to your concealment. I would only carry when away from the house, until I was washing my car in the driveway and heard pop, pop, pop a few houses down, when the driveby car drove past me no more than 20 feet away, just seconds later. Sure makes you feel vulnerable. Luckily, they drove right past me, but it could have been much worse.

    Point being- that if the day does come, God forbid. You don't know what the situation will be or how much warning you'll have. I don't know about your gun, but mine gives out quite an attention getter when racked! That alone, givin the circumstance, might be the worst sound you want coming from your direction!!.... to each his own, but just something to think about.


    EX DEEEEEEEE!

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    Given the XD's single-action design, grip safety, trigger-safety setup.. I can't see why you'd want to have it in duty (on your hip ready to protect) in any other mode than it's design.. Cocked and Locked.

    Taking a closer look and talking to those that carry 1911's, I can see even with those once you understand the carry conditions of those weapons, they're meant for one mode for quick protect mode.. hammer back, safety on, ready to roll at split-second notice.

    Like the XD, the holster protects the trigger, the hand off the gun protects the grip safety and the firing pin block engaged (for those with that mechanism) is THE design for these weapons.

    If I were carrying it in ready-mode in the john, on the street, in an alley, in a car, or wherever.. I will have that little firing pin indicator showing and that chamber indicator up showing one in the pipe.

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    Yup!!

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    My friend carries his xd45 on his hip and keeps it without one in the chamber. Personally I think the xd has enough safeties to safely carry it with one in the chamber. If not mistaken, it has the grip safety, the trigger safety, and the most important safety (the person carrying)

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    firing block too right?, so its only going off if the trigger/grip safeties are hit in successsion

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    Cocked and on my hip at all times while I'm awake. Holstered on my bed at night. I used the holster that came with the XDm and zip tied it to my bed post. Works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerbear View Post
    Holstered on my bed at night. I used the holster that came with the XDm and zip tied it to my bed post. Works very well.
    I thought about doing something like that. I was gonna get a hip holster and screw it to the bottom of my night stand, but I think I'll try using the one it came with.

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    But you'd have to activate both to make the pistol fire, that's damn near impossible unless you're:
    1. Holding it in your hand with the grip safty engaged.
    2. You're squeezing the trigger.

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    Why do people complain about the grip safety?? I don't ever see it as something I even think about. When you hold the gun, its activated, period. I find XD's to have very well configured and sensible safeties incorporarted into their operation

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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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