LDB415 wrote:I suppose as a compromise one could remove the magazine leaving only 1 round available to anyone else. Not ideal but better than furnishing 6-15 more with the magazine. And if one has a pistol with a working magazine disconnect then the chambered round is useless anyway. Another thought provoker to go with the one already created in the thread.
I have put considerable thought and time into developing my carry method. It works in 99.9% of the circumstances in which I find myself. Even so, I am always looking for ways to do it better.
Removing the magazine when I stow the pistol in my car seems reasonable. My M&P does not have a magazine disconnect, so I could readily fire the one round if the situation required. I can easily remove the magazine without removing the pistol from its holster. Downside is where do I put the magazine? The pouches on my belt are already full. Carrying it in a pocket should be alright for a short time. Then I can easily and safely reinsert the magazine into the holstered pistol and quickly reattach the holster to my belt.
I'll give this a try to verify that the benefits outweigh the inconveniences.
As with most things in life, it comes down to which risks we are willing to manage and which benefits matter most to us.
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