Concealed carry. Chambered or not chambered?

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    moose1

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    I just cot an email that my Crossbreed holster has been shipped!!!
    I was curious on how many of you carry with one chambered or not chambered?
    Is there that much added risk, or is it something that I just need to get comfortable with?

     
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    axel2078

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    I think this a personal decision that you have to make, but most people on here will call you crazy and chastise you if you don't carry with one in the chamber.
     
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    UncleBuck

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    Big One in the pipe
     
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    Chambered=potentially effective SD weapon.

    Unchambered=rock

    Obviously, you need to become proficient at safely carrying and handling your weapon while loaded.

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    SteveSS

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    Chambered. An unloaded sidearm is no better than a stick.
     
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    Chambered...always
     
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    I carried mine un-chambered for the first week or so with the carry permit in order to get myself comfortable with having it on my person. Afterwards I've always carried chambered.
     
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    USAF452

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    chambered
     
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    ArmyGuy45

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    UNchambered!! Just because I want to stir the pot!!!;)
     
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    Def. chambered.
     
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    yocan

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    Very common thing to do. Not saying its right but if you need to do it to be comfortable go ahead.

    Offense Condition 3 works just fine not ideal, defense/1 handed/while getting hit it doesn't. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGD2j9ks38g"]Modified Israeli Mossad Draw (IMD) - YouTube[/ame]

    it only works for offense. If you only have 1 hand your in for a rough ride. While back I read an article someone ended up on his back getting beat into the floor he pulls gun puts it into the attackers ribs pulls trigger and gets a click (bad primer) racks it on bad guys back and proceeds to shoot bad guy. Not the situation you want to be in.

    But most importantly you need to see this. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pU2IOTEZlU"]Carry Condition Tactical Butterscotch - YouTube[/ame]

    This is the 21st century if you can't carry condition 1 you or your equipment needs improvement. (Please carry a drop safe gun)

    P.S. most likely time for a gun to jam is when chambering the first round.... I can clear a jam 1 handed but its not a fun time. ONLY way to carry without one in the pipe is with a revolver (if your worried about it) so when you pull the trigger a live round moves into position.
     
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    Hammer of Dawn

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    +1 in the pipe....
     
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    Carrying without a round chambered is like posting a question on a gun forum without doing a search first.

    :razz:
     
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    Doesn't matter what anyone else does or thinks, do what you feel comfortable with - but most importantly, train that way.

    Some of those who tout their superiority also end up shooting themselves in the leg.
     
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    Chambered.

    Racking the slide adds another step to the draw, aim and fire sequence, costs time, and makes noise. All can be a tactical disadvantage.

    A good holster, good training and good discipline can help minimize the chance of a negligent discharge
     
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