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    Conceal Carry: To chamber or not to chamber

    I was hoping to just put a poll in but doesn't seem to have the option.

    Clambering a round when conceal carrying?

    So I have seen articles and videos pop up on the matter and I am curious on what ever one does here. I am not trying to start fights between people on here, everyone has their own preference.

    I personally chamber a round whenever I carry. If I get home with plans on going back out and do not feel like putting my pistol back in the safe I will clear the chamber for whatever reason I am playing with my son I do not want an accidentally discharge.
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    I carry the G2C with a round in the chamber, and the manual safety on.
    It's a personal choice, but I've seen too many videos on YouTube of guys that cannot defend themselves with their guns because they are fending off an attack with their left arm, and unable to chamber a round in the gun in their right hand; or sometimes one arm is incapacitated, left or right, and unable to chamber a round.

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    I carry the same pistol with safety on.
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    I carry with a round chambered and safety off if the gun has a safety. When I practice with my carry gun regardless of safety or no safety I go through the motion of sweeping the safety off just in case it has one and it is on.
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    My EDC is a KelTec PF9 DAO with no safety. My next in rotate is an Officers 1911, I carry with safety on. Winter Carry is a PT92 Decocked, All are carried with a round chambered.
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    Lately I've been carrying either a Sig P365 or a Springfield Hellcat, both with a round in the chamber and neither gun has a safety. The only time I am NOT carrying is when I am in the shower or sleeping, and I like to be ready. I read too much about home invasions where the homeowner had to run to another room to get a gun, and I don't want to be that guy.
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    One in the chamber, safety on.
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    If there is no round in the chamber, then it’s an unloaded gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    If there is no round in the chamber, then it’s an unloaded gun.


    One in the chamber, cocked and locked


    Unless there is no lock


    Then it's one in the chamber and cocked.

    However, I will not suggest that you carry like I carry!

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    Carrying an unloaded gun is dumb. If you need that pistol you are carrying, then you need it RIGHT NOW, not after you get done fiddling with it.

    Remember the KISS principle and don't forget Demon Murphy, too. If it can go wrong, it will- at the worst possible time.

    In this case, that would be jamming the gun while trying to chamber a round or having an ND (negligent discharge) while chambering a round. Don't forget, you are legally liable for EVERY round you fire- whether you mean to or not.

    In addition, pulling a gun and chambering a round is considered an aggressive act (better known as grounds for someone else to be justified for shooting you) and, in many- if not most- states, grounds for a charge of menacing or threatening even if the confrontation goes no further.

    If you aren't comfortable with carrying a particular gun with a round chambered, then maybe that gun isn't the one for you.

    If you aren't comfortable with the idea of carrying ANY gun with a round chambered, then maybe concealed carry isn't something that you are prepared to do right now.
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