Below, an email response I recieved:
Thank you for letting us know about the pictures, our web guy is doing some mods to the site causing a few issues here and there.
The rods are all sized to slightly less than 1.5" they will in no way impact the nose of the bullet. If you decide to carry hot you can, its ultimately the users choice. We don't support a cocked and locked type of carry, and with so many guns such as a glock if its chambered its cocked and locked.
If I can help in anyway answering question please let me know.
Thanks, Justin S
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