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Old 08-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #281
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good points and well said. i'm not sure I completely agree on all counts, but all of your points are well worth my consideration.

you're a sharp guy, and obviously a responsible gun owner. and I appreciate your input.

sometimes I overthink things.....but I've always thought that was way better than UNDER thinking things....
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good points and well said. i'm not sure I completely agree on all counts, but all of your points are well worth my consideration.

you're a sharp guy, and obviously a responsible gun owner. and I appreciate your input.

sometimes I overthink things.....but I've always thought that was way better than UNDER thinking things....
Hawk there are times when you can overthink something, but when it comes to firearms and there safe use, i think that error on the side of caution is prudent. none of us will fault you for looking at all viewpoints and thinking of what's best for you.
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Hawk there are times when you can overthink something, but when it comes to firearms and there safe use, i think that error on the side of caution is prudent. none of us will fault you for looking at all viewpoints and thinking of what's best for you.
I agree but most posts do criticise people that have a different view than them. Telling people the problem is their lack of training confidence etc. At the end of the day its the individual's decision on what way they carry their firearm they are the ones that will have to face the consequences of their decision good or bad.
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To start, There are a lot of good posts, and a lot of food for thought here. IOW, great replies folks.

I always carry with one in the chamber. My grandfather, a 22 year NY State trooper, told me about 15 years ago when I first started carrying:

"A person with bad intentions is not going to give you the chance to chamber that first round. Carry your pistol in condition 1, or don't bother carrying."

I took what he said to heart, and ever since, I always have a round chambered. I do not endorse to to everybody I know who carries. Their gun, their choice. Comfort with carrying and training levels are what each person must evaluate on their own. I say run with what you are comfortable with.

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...My grandfather, a 22 year NY State trooper, told me about 15 years ago when I first started carrying:
"A person with bad intentions is not going to give you the chance to chamber that first round. Carry your pistol in condition 1, or don't bother carrying."
This is related to what I mentioned about where you go, live and situations you allow yourself to get into. NY and other highly populated cities might change peoples minds. Age and physical abilities may also play a factor.



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Hawk there are times when you can overthink something, but when it comes to firearms and there safe use, i think that error on the side of caution is prudent. none of us will fault you for looking at all viewpoints and thinking of what's best for you.
and HERE IS WHY firearms talk is my go to forum for all questions I have related to firearms. and it will stay my go to forum as long as things remain the same.

things may get a bit heated here from time to time, but the vast majority of the time its knowledgeable folk giving good info to all freely. and the majority of the posters are willing to agree to disagree no matter how passionate they may be about a given subject.

nice to interact on a board populated by people who act like respectful adults. (well, maybe not in the man cave....but we get a pass there...).

thanks to all for your input.
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carrying a loaded gun, without a doubt...if anything, i feel i would find myself becoming VERY passive, and possibly much more aware of space
That's very true and something I noticed long before I started to carry. In Illinois, in every gun shop I ever visited were the most helpful, calm nicest people you would want to deal with....and they all carried. Being aware of the power you have on your hip may indeed force you to develop a better awareness of what's going on around you, and also an increased appreciation for things in general.
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It gives you the self confidence which reduces the probability overreaction!

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This is related to what I mentioned about where you go, live and situations you allow yourself to get into. NY and other highly populated cities might change peoples minds. Age and physical abilities may also play a factor.



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Worked on the first PM for me. Thanks for sharing. That is one cool faucet. Showing the wife the cabin now.
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Y'all take yourselves way too seriously...

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