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Old 11-05-2012, 01:44 AM   #1
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So I carry with a round in the chamber for various reasons. But unfortunately I made a stupid mistake and took my gun off and unloaded it in my kitchen because id been wearing it for 12 hours and it was just getting uncomfortable. Now I'm getting flak from my family because they find it "unsafe"

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Old 11-05-2012, 01:47 AM   #2
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I think I just answered this question in another thread...

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Now on a somewhat unrelated note, do u carry with a round in the chamber? I do simply because 1. I want to be up and gunning asap if there's a threat and 2. I want the maximum number of rounds in my gun as possible. Unfortunately my father saw me unload my gun tonight before putting it in my safe and is now giving me a lot of flak because "its not safe"
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I may get kicked out of the dad's union for saying this, but dad's wrong on this one. In my opinion, carrying one in the tube is the only sensible way to carry. If you need to use the gun, you will barely have time to draw and fire, much less draw, rack the round, then fire. A gun is a dangerous tool. It's supposed to be dangerous. It's also a tool that can be carried safely by a careful person. The person is what makes the gun safe, not the round that is or is not in the tube.

I carry an XDm which has no manual safety. The gun has a round in the chamber and the striker is set. My safety is between my ears and the lever for the safety is my trigger finger which stays OUTSIDE the trigger guard until the gun is on target. Rigid discipline of the trigger finger is essential no matter what kind of gun you are carrying.

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So I carry with a round in the chamber for various reasons. But unfortunately I made a stupid mistake and took my gun off and unloaded it in my kitchen because id been wearing it for 12 hours and it was just getting uncomfortable. Now I'm getting flak from my family because they find it "unsafe"
Just curious, were they objecting to you carrying with one in the chamber, or were they objecting because you were handling your gun in the kitchen (possibly with them present)?
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When I first started carrying I did not carry with one in the chamber. When me and ZG talked with our chiropractor and he said that he carried with one in the chamber. Since then I have been carrying +1 and very careful holstering and unholstering.

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I always carry condition 1

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Just curious, were they objecting to you carrying with one in the chamber, or were they objecting because you were handling your gun in the kitchen (possibly with them present)?
To one in the chamber. They know I carry and have no real issue with guns
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They need a better understanding of guns and their readiness conditions, safeties and philosophy of use for defensive carry.

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Answer: An unloaded gun and a dull knife!
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