Just purchased a 24/7 G2 9 mm. When I have a round chambered,my 'Loaded Chamber Indicator' barely sticks up...The red dot is not visable. How much should it stick up? Other people complain that their LCI (other pistol brands) sticks up too much.
Don't mean this to be controversial nor a flame, but why even pay any attention to a loaded chamber indicator? I say that for a number of reasons:
1) If I'm carrying, there's always a round in the pipe.
2) If I'm not sure, I check by racking the slide
3) If someone hands me a gun, I assume (in this case, it's valid to assume) there's a round chambered, so always check. I'm a creature of habit.
4) I view the loaded chamber indicator as a crutch and have never paid attention to it's presence or absence.
true I wouldn't rely on it to tell me if im loaded or not. but its a nice little feature as an extra safety precaution.. on that note, I never even pay attention to mine either. Might as well not have it. It's just something else I have to factor into my loading routine.. Drop mag, insert mag, rack slide, check indicator... no thank you.
as im typing this Im reminded of a dream I had when I purchased my first handgun.. I was camping in the woods and a giant wolf.. the size of a vw bug came barreling out of the woods surrounding my camp sight.. snarling and clipping his jaws.. I reach for my handy sigma and racked the slide.. discharging a round.. For some reason I only loaded 2 bullets and had one in the pipe.. I looked at the size of this wolf then pictured my single 9mm round and decided I was up poo creek. Waking up I said, "if only I had a loaded chamber indicator!." I went out and bought the 24/7 in 40.. Never had another wolf problem..
so, mixed bag that indicator. To each their own.
I personally don't like loaded chamber indicators. I've never needed one. I suppose they can be useful, but I do believe it's mostly a legal thing put out by manufacturer's legal departments. You should see the big honking one they put on my Ruger SR40!
I was comparing the LCI on my 24/7 to the LCI on a Ruger SR9 (pictured above). If I had purchased the SR9 I would have swapped out the LCI with one from gallowayprecision.com. By the way, I always drop the mag,rack the slide to check for unloaded prior to handling. Gotta be safe. Keep it unloaded,small kids in the house. Haven't made it to the range yet,hopefully tomorrow. Weather permitting. Thanx for all the feedback.
First I want to say that the trigger pull on my new 24/7 g2 45acp is terrible and a big disappointment for me. I decided to buy some Pachmayr snap caps to work on that problem and I noticed that the chamber indicator does not work with them loaded. WTF? is that normal?