Originally Posted by flybuddy
I don't have one chambered in my carry weapon:
1) it doesn't have a safety
2) I'm still 1000% better off than most folks who don't carry
3) it adds a few seconds to a life changing decision
Yes, there is a chance that those few seconds could be precious BUT I believe that to be statistically remote and I'm accepting of that risk.
1) then maybe you need more training.
2) quantify your answer as to why and where you came up with that figure.
3) in those few seconds, it may end up being the very last seconds of your life.
you believe it to be statistically remote? please again quantify how you figure it to be remotely statistical that you have those few seconds in order to chamber a round.
i'll give you two good reasons, why to not carry unchambered.
1) what if in an attack your injured and can't rack the slide or if up close and personal, you are using your non-gun hand to fend off the attacker so you can present your pistol? you can't. you pistol even in your hand is no more effective than a club, and actually a real club would be more effective.
2) reread about the 21 foot rule used by LE agencies that they use for their officers. this is even with the gun chambered and in hand. they say that an armed attacker can cover 21 feet in less time to actually get an accurate shot off and stop the attacker. so if the attacker is 21 feet or less, and you have to rack the slide and bring the pistol to bear on the attacker, then you have increased the odds that you will be injured or killed. if you live through it, then it will nothing but luck. not because you had a pistol.
you might want to seriously rethink carrying a firearm, you might be you own worst luck if attacked.