Originally Posted by manta
That's just rubbish and hardly commenting on. But I will so armies police and others that carry a firearm unchambered that will take a few seconds to use may as well not be carrying is a ridiculous statement. Is there no point in the Israeli army carrying handguns because they carry in con three. I like to listen to different views some views are that carry with a round in the chamber some have different views but statements like you might aswell not carry if you haven't a round in the chamber just tells me the person doesn't know what they are talking about.
How is it the same as not carrying. ? I will include that statement with the one at the top and give the same reply. And it is arrogant to say its your way or no way.
PS The instructor probably had a similar attitude.
military is different than police or civilian use of firearms. to compare them is simply the wrong comparison, because many times when the military carries unchambered, it's because of orders. how many LEO's do you think carry unchambered? none that i know of. maybe in your country LEO's might carry unchambered, but here in the US, i don't think that happens.
to carry unchambered is simply, very similiar to not carrying in the first place. which while you are trying to get a round chambered, could give the BG an opportunity to remove your pistol from you, and in turn use it on you.
do you believe a BG is going to give you warning of an attack and allow you to chamber a round?
BTW i am very arrogant and conceited as well and have never denied such. if a person wants to carry unchambered and feels they are going to be lucky or good enough to get said pistol chambered in time to be of use, then so be it. i truly hope these people never find out the errors of their though process' and leave a widow behind and children without a father or mother. i pray they stay lucky enough that they never have to find out the hard way.