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Old 01-21-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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Am new to fireaems and will most likely only carry without one in chamber. Is this a sticky topic here? Possibly i may move on to the other way i dont know. I need to just get used to having it on me, and not be worried so mush about an AD. I dont mind if u jump on me a bit, but please remember not everyone has 20 years CCW experience. I have none. Ane am new to firearms all together, its not that i am afraid of my weapon but i am afraid of an AD from lack of experince drawing especially from a concealed holster. I am practicing with a blue gun. Lets hear it please

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Don't worry dude. When I first started carrying I never had one in the chamber. And yes some big shots will say "carry loaded or don't carry" and other stupid stuff.

Get used it at your pace. Take it to the range fire it and learn its habits and trigger pull. A stiff trigger is a good safety in itself. Once you shoot and get more confidence with the weapon itself. So will you feel better about carrying loaded.

I now carry loaded all the time.

I am new to the 1911 and am having to re-learn loaded carry all over again. Cause it sure is different!

What are you carrying BTW?

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I carry one in the chamber. I feel like if I had to fight someone off with one hand my polymer gun will make a poor club if I am unable to rack the slide.

Keep in mind, if you accidentally pull the trigger that is not an accidental discharge. That is technically called a negligent discharge.

There are a lot of people that carry an empty chamber. I am not one of them. But I do not rag people for their personal decisions. That is a decision that you have to make for yourself.

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You do whatever you need to become comfortable while carrying. If for some reason pink shoe laces and a purple hat make you comfortable, get some of those too. It is better to be comfortable, than to be semi afraid of your own gun.

By the way, what gun are you packing? Some of us may be able to help you with your anxiety of carrying plus one.

Another thing to remember- Practice, Practice, Practice.

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I am carrying a ruger SR9C, i like it alot. It will take time. Hell i dont like having keys in my pocket, a pistol feels like a truck. By the way i do wear pink golf shoes yes sir

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You might try practicing drawing your real weapon instead of the fake one. Just make sure that it is empty. Rack the slide act as if it is loaded. Practice practice practice. I was worried about carrying my 1911 cocked and locked. So I spent a full day with my empty gun on my hip with the hammer back and the safety on. I felt pretty good at the end of the day when the safety was still on. Just be sure to empty your gun completely if you are going to practice your draw.

If you are still not comfortable carrying one in the chamber then don't. And dont let anyone intimidate you into doing something you are not ready for.

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I am carrying a ruger SR9C, i like it alot. It will take time. Hell i dont like having keys in my pocket, a pistol feels like a truck. By the way i do wear pink golf shoes yes sir
Disregard the gun, look at the slippers!

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I don't know anything about your particular model, but there are those here who do, if you can track some of them down, they may have some tips and pointers that may help you.
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Am new to fireaems and will most likely only carry without one in chamber. Is this a sticky topic here? Possibly i may move on to the other way i dont know. I need to just get used to having it on me, and not be worried so mush about an AD. I dont mind if u jump on me a bit, but please remember not everyone has 20 years CCW experience. I have none. Ane am new to firearms all together, its not that i am afraid of my weapon but i am afraid of an AD from lack of experince drawing especially from a concealed holster. I am practicing with a blue gun. Lets hear it please
already you have Gotten some very good information, as trip has pointed out there are some that will tell carry loaded or not at all well…….I’m not one of them. You say you’re practicing this I agree with but, are you practicing correctly? with a blue gun is safe yes, Take the time and a little bit of money to get proper training. live round down range.
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Great advise thank you. I have practiced a fair amount with my weapon empty and safe. I was suprised at hard it was to draw and rack the slide effectivly, with out getting sideways. I started very slowly. When i go to reach for weapon with my right hand i take my left hand to mid chest at same time. Draw weapon with good grip role it forward bringing it arond to my upper belly height. Rack the slide and than my left hand joins it and i move from a chest ready position extending straight out. I am very particular about my grip and presenting it properly. I dont care how slow i am right now, i played sports all my life and i know practice will bring more speed and more confidence. Any thoughts??

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It took me about 3 months to start carrying with one in the pipe. Learn, practice and take it slow, you'll lose your fear and become more comfortable.

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