A Round in the Chamber Carry?

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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby Oldgringo » Mon May 16, 2016 6:12 pm

mojo84 wrote:To me, carrying with an empty chamber is akin to not wearing your seatbelt and planning to put it on when you are about to have a wreck. That's just me though.

No it's not. Thats me too.


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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby twomillenium » Mon May 16, 2016 7:08 pm

Many interesting opinions here and many good reasons, for the person posting, to carry chambered or not. I can't add anything without repeating what has been said several times. Each person must make that decision for what is best for him or her self. Be consistent, with what your choose, so that you do not have to remember what condition you are carrying in at any given time. But the choice is yours and should not be made by anyone else.

Also remember the person that insults you or makes fun of your decision, whether it is chambered or not chambered, is not smart enough to listen to for any advise at all.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby oljames3 » Tue May 17, 2016 6:46 am

twomillenium wrote:Many interesting opinions here and many good reasons, for the person posting, to carry chambered or not. I can't add anything without repeating what has been said several times. Each person must make that decision for what is best for him or her self. Be consistent, with what your choose, so that you do not have to remember what condition you are carrying in at any given time. But the choice is yours and should not be made by anyone else.

Also remember the person that insults you or makes fun of your decision, whether it is chambered or not chambered, is not smart enough to listen to for any advise at all.

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I carry a round in the chamber because I am a bad guesser.

I feel that the decision to actually carry is the most important one on which we should agree. All other decisions concerning why, what, and how we carry quickly become so complex and personal as to make detailed discussion nearly irrelevant.

After 34 years in uniform, the VA says I'm 70% disabled. I have abilities and limitations that are not readily observable. I have neither the desire nor the requirement to defend, justify, or explain this.

I am an engineer by education, an artilleryman by training and experience. I hate guessing and have not worked to improve that dubious skill. That is the main reason I carry. I cannot guess when the violent threat will present. Nor can I guess the form that threat will take. I can't guess that I will have the use of two hands to employ my defense.

I have done my due diligence, considered my abilities and limitations, reviewed the tactical/strategic considerations. I have decided that carrying openly with a round in the chamber and the thumb safety off works best for me and mine. I will continue to carry openly where I can, conceal as the situation dictates, and disarm only if I must.

While friendly discussion can be fun, in the end we must each do our own analysis. We should not judge the choices of others as to why, what, and how. There are so many possible personal considerations as to render such judgment moot.

As with most things in life, it comes down to which risks we are willing to manage and which benefits matter most.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby Morbidrealities » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:33 pm

I don't trust I will be able to draw, rack and pull the trigger in a decent amount of time. On the other hand I've seen people pull off the Israeli draw faster than I can pull off my normal draw. Carry how you feel most comfortable and deal with whatever consequences may arise from your preferred method.


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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby Greybeard » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:57 pm

I lost count years ago on the number of CHL students who managed to get their semi auto jammed chambering that first round under the minimal stress of the "demonstration of proficiency". Rather scary to think of that happening in a real time of need.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby carlson1 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:00 pm

In my opinion if a round is not chambered you are carrying an unloaded firearm.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby Mavs00 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:46 pm

mojo84 wrote:To me, carrying with an empty chamber is akin to not wearing your seatbelt and planning to put it on when you are about to have a wreck. That's just me though.


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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby itsmekevin » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:26 am

Always one in the chamber.


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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby crazy2medic » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:18 am

I carry a round in the chamber, COCKED AND LOCKED, can't imagine carrying any other way, for that round to fire the slide safety must be disengaged, the grip safety fully depressed and the trigger pulled fully to the rear, just can't see how that can happen without intent to do so!
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby rp_photo » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:01 am

Is it detrimental to either the gun or the round if left chambered for long periods of time, say up to a year?
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby Liberty » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:23 am

rp_photo wrote:Is it detrimental to either the gun or the round if left chambered for long periods of time, say up to a year?

If its kept in a clean dry enviroment, maybe. I don't think its a good idea to let any gun go that long without a good cleaning, lube and inspection.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby chl-dawg » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:41 pm

i am new to CHL but i am going to one in the chamber as I've been learning about the time to react and respond to any eminent danger. i am still trying to get used to it and get my mind /mentality that its dangerous. i am carrying in a good holster and i am learning to keep my fingers off the trigger until its fire time. i will def practice more and more on how to draw and reholster.

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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby Dirvin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:41 pm

Is it detrimental to either the gun or the round if left chambered for long periods of time, say up to a year?


The bullet can be pushed back into the casing a little. it's called "setback". It mostly happens when repeatedly loaded/unloaded.

It comes up occasionally around here.
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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby hovercat » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:00 pm

rp_photo wrote:Is it detrimental to either the gun or the round if left chambered for long periods of time, say up to a year?

It can be. Many gun solvents react to remove copper fouling. Which is also a component of your brass cartridge case. If you are going to do this, use nickel plated cartridges. A leather cartridge holder will also do this.

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Re: A Round in the Chamber Carry?

Postby jmorris » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:35 am

rp_photo wrote:Is it detrimental to either the gun or the round if left chambered for long periods of time, say up to a year?


I'm just wondering why you're going a year without exercising your firearm?
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