One in the chamber?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by elglockeroloko30, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    Hi, I'm new to the world of guns and already own 2 glocks: a21 and a 23. I'm expecting to get my carrying license any time in Decemcer. A friend of mine who has own glock guns for some years told me that it is not recomendable to carry with one in the chamber because thy can jam. Guys in the gunstore i go told me the oposite, that if you do'nt have one in the chamber you should not carry at all. I'd like to read some feedback from more experience people on that matter and be thankfull to read some recomendations. BTW Im thinking of carrying both of them depending on the ocassion.
     
  2. TimKS

    TimKS Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Carrying a gun without one in the chamber is like carrying a heavy stick........always one in the chamber!
     

  3. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    You have to make that decision, no one here can make it for you. There's no doubt that a semiauto with an empty chamber is safer as far as accidental discharges, the worst of which is a small child finding the gun and pulling the trigger. But you're at a huge disadvantage if you have to rack the slide and fire quickly.

    I don't know why your friend has the idea that a chambered round is more likely to jam a gun. Ignore that reason.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    There is no MODERN firearm that is not made to be carried with a round chambered.

    Without a round chambered, you have a club with a poor ergonomic design. Back in the heyday of the Colt Single Actions, they WERE carried without a round under the hammer, due to design, but cocking the revolver brought a round into battery to fire.

    Good shop- good advice.
    Friend- poor advice.
     
  5. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    1 in chamber.. as in cocked position? Thx guys..
     
  6. shellshocker

    shellshocker New Member

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    That didn't really make any sense. Just saying
     
  7. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Yes, a heavy stick is much more effective and quickly deployed than an empty firearm.
     
  8. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I carry two gold cup standard colt 19911s fully loaded hammer back with the slide saftey on as do alot of guys on here so as c3 said the shop gave you good, possibly life saving, and yoir friend gave you possibly life threatening advice. Advice that may make you catch a major case of dead.
     
  9. user123

    user123 New Member

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    Do you know of any LEO that carries without one in the chamber. It would be foolish not to do so. As long as the weapon is in a proper holster.
     
  10. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    1 or 2 but they are back up weapons and revolvers so it makes sense i think.
     
  11. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    An interesting reason on why to not carry one in the chamber.
     
  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    If you were to have to try to fight someone off with one hand while drawing your weapon with the other you will not be able to fire if you do not have one in the chamber. Many self defense shootings happen at an arms length.
     
  13. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ya I think we have all heard it now
     
  14. user123

    user123 New Member

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    My agency requires for us to carry one in the chamber at all times while on duty for our primary weapon "side arm". That however is not the case for the long arms.
     
  15. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    I carry my Kimber 1911 daily with one in the chamber. But I always keep the hammer up because i dont use a thumb break. Ive practiced quite a bit on cocking the hammer while drawing and ive got it down pretty well. I guess carrying with a round in the chamber comes down to the type of weapon and personal choice.
     
  16. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I live in bfe Sw MO so most leos around here always have their shotguns fully loaded and their ar's empty tubed w a mag in it. Also swing by the intro section and give us some info on yourself.
     
  17. wcohio

    wcohio New Member

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    Get a good firm holster like a carbon fiber one that covers the trigger and locks on to the trigger guard so it won't fall out. I'd say at home you might not wanna keep it chambered if you have kids around; I don't.
     
  18. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    What??

    I have never heard that if you carry condition 1 that the gun could jam. If that is the case, i want a different gun:mad: I carry a G23 in a tommytheis holster. I dont feel no less confident if i carry plus1 or not. It depends on how i feel if i choose to ride plus1. Now, if i carryed a 1911, i would be nervous carrying condition 1 just because i heard of the safety getting flipped while carrying. Me personally, i would lower the hammer and just practice drawing and cocking.
     
  19. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    carrying a 1911 with the manual safety off cocked with a round in the chamber is safer than carrying a glock. you still got the grip safety. if your comfy carrying a glock why does seeing the hammer scare you??
     
  20. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    +1 on that ?