Handgun Forum banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
12,681 Posts
I have always CCW'd w/ a round in the chamber - don't see the point of not doing this.

Maybe a time when U are being robbed or something, and U may barely have time to pull the gun out. To have to rack the slide too may not be realistic.

If you keep your finger off the trigger, nothing bad will happen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
254 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Very good point. I also carry with one in the chamber. I am rather comfortable that I won't experience an accidental discharge.
 
G

·
Greetings...

L8models said:
Just wondering how many of you that conceal carry, carry with one in the chamber ready to fire.
I was once stopped for making an unsignalled left hand turn on a derserted country road in the middle of the night....
I placed my pistol on the dashboard -

Good morning official sir - Why are you stopping me?

Is that loaded?

It doesn't have one in the chamber if that's what you want to know - But there are 15 in the clip...

(nodding) - You know an unloaded gun can't fire right?

Yes sir, but I can load it in less than a second if I need to... (handing him my license)

No problems - have a nice night,...( handing it back seeing I was almost home...)

Thanks officer... Good night...

G'night sir...

No kidding... I was just over a quarter mile from home... Freaked my wife right out of her skull... LOL...
 
G

·
I had a similar experience a few months ago, but the cop told me that civilians shouldn't have a gun in the car with a round in the chamber. I guess we should just have 'em available in case a club is needed...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
One in the chamber always- I see this is a normal concern with people that are not yet comfortable around firearms. It's almost a paranoia that when a round is chambered it is going to magically just go off while riding in a holster. In order for the pistol to discharge- someone is going to have to pull the trigger. Even when the weapon is drawn- you should never have your finger on the trigger. Not until your ready to shoot. With all this being said- Think logically for a second- in the chamber is alot more practical and safe that not chambered. A second to chamber a round could be a second to late. What if you only have 1 hand to draw your weapon- what then ? According to stats- most gun fights take place within 2-3 feet. That close enough to touch.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
531 Posts
The one time I had to use my firearm for defense, there was no time to shuck one into the chamber...
I always have a round in the chamber when I carry... I also keep batteries in my smoke detectors, gas in my cars, batteries in my flashlights and my fire extinguishers are charged...
The Boys Scouts taught me to "Be Prepared"...
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top