Absolutely DON'T carry one in the pipe. I had obtained a Jennings 9mm a while back and one of my sons wanted it because he had nothing to carry at the time and it was cheap with him being cash strapped. He accidentally dropped it to the floor of my office with one in the pipe and it went off. Fortunately, nobody was hurt but two of my wife's shirts were killed hanging in a closet along with a nice hole in a heating duct. These guns are not safe to carry in condition 1. Needless to say, he got rid of it pretty quickly. Don't put a price on your safety. Personally, I'd get rid of it for something better.