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Old 03-29-2014, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Interesting conversation going on about the condition they carry their guns in.

Empty chamber or one in the pipe?

I carry in whats known as Condition-1. One in the pipe. God forbid I ever need to, I don't want to have to take the time to rack the slide. Pull, click safety off (if the gun has one), pull trigger. In some cases you might not have time to rack the slide depending on how quickly things are going bad.

So whats your favorite way to carry?
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I always have one in the pipe when I carry.
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I always have one in the pipe when I carry.
Does your gun have a thumb safety? My Taurus PT740 Slim does. It gives me that little extra piece of mind since I carry appendix. My XD's only have the grip and trigger safety. So they are pull & fire. No extra step in taking the safety off. I still carry them Condition-1. They all ride in a holster which has the trigger covered so that nothing could accidentally discharge them.
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Carrying without one in the chamber is kind of like saying "I'll wait to put on my seatbelt until I see that I am going to crash."

The handgun should be ready to be used immediately with the use of only the shooting hand. You may already be struggling with the assailant, need your off hand to push someone away, or block an attack.
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I have some guns with no safety in that I carry on belt clips in the waist band condition 2. Holstered guns condition 1.
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I always use a holster and I have my weapons in Condition 1. Better to be prepared than the need it and realize you don't have time to pull that slide back before your dead.
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How true but deep cover will not allow it always. I like on the waist band carry of 1911 but it does not always work that way.
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Always one in the pipe, no safety on any of Glocks. I see no reason to not have one chamber ed, chances are you are gonna be within 3-5 feet of your assailant. Not enough time to put into battery in my eyes. Draw and point and shoot.......
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Yes, always one in the chamber.


Unless it's a revolver. Then one in each chamber (6 or 8).


My only carry gun with a safety is my 1911. I carry it cocked & locked.
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But do you carry a revolver cocked, 1911 with safety off and the grip safety pinned? My glocks are great guns but when I carry one without the trigger covered it is in condition 2,especially the one with the reduced trigger pull on it. Most AD occur when holstering.If someone is on me and needs to be removed he will be cut before being shot.
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