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by treadlightly
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: Green/Red chamber
Replies: 80
Views: 6957

Re: Green/Red chamber

hovercat wrote:I have watched the guys who do quick draw with single action revolvers practice. Wax bullets and chaps, and the chaps have quite a few streaks of wax on them. Drawing any handgun when trying to use it quickly is inherently dangerous.
Amen to that. Break the draw down to steps, insuring you don't sweep body parts, practice slow. Don't try to draw for speed until it's all hardwired in muscle memory, and never move faster than you can move safely.

Shooting yourself in a gunfight is not good style.
by treadlightly
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: Green/Red chamber
Replies: 80
Views: 6957

Re: Green/Red chamber

A short throw trigger without a manual safety that's separate from the trigger is a risk. Recognize risks and work around them, that's the need with any gun.

Glock purists seem to hate The Gadget, featured in NRA's Gun Gear of the Week today, but I don't understand why. It lets your thumb monitor and override unwanted motion of the trigger.

If they made one for the P320 I'd get it.
by treadlightly
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: Green/Red chamber
Replies: 80
Views: 6957

Re: Green/Red chamber

Why mess with snap caps? I prefer loading up with good ol' American air for dry fire practice. Live rounds are best for checking the loaded chamber indicator. With a snap cap you are free to develop the habit of confirming a loaded chamber and then firing a dry practice shot at the TV.

Rifles and rimfire guns are a little different, but I've never had a handgun I didn't dry fire a whole bunch on an empty chamber. I don't think there's been any damage.

One of my quirks is a set sequence to clear the gun. Open the slide, look down through the ejection port and the mag well, tip the muzzle down to look into the chamber, and then dry fire or field strip, or whatever I'm going to do. If I don't see pure, uncut air the gun isn't clear.

Of course, the four big rules still apply to cleared guns. I'll admit to dry firing many, many times at things I didn't want to destroy, but never without cognizance of what a round would penetrate, if the gun actually discharged.

Just a thought.
by treadlightly
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: New to CHL?
Topic: Green/Red chamber
Replies: 80
Views: 6957

Re: Green/Red chamber

All good advice. I'd add that you should have muscle memory and procedures down cold before carrying a gun in any condition.

Of course, an empty chamber is not a free ride anyway. An un-chambered gun is handled in precisely the same way it is when loaded and ready to go.

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