Thread: Round in the chamber
Who knows the law on if u can have a round in the chamber while you are carrying?
First, read this:
Then read all of article 47.
If you're going to carry a handgun in Indiana, it's best to know the law. These will get you started.
Also, what grapeshot said. It's not prohibited.
Last edited by Grapeshot; 11-20-2012 at 12:40 PM.
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Why would anyone not carry one in the chamber. I remember seeing a video of a robbery at a jewerly store. A person in the store pulled a gun out but in the haste and confusion he had trouble racking the slide and ended up getting shot a killed.
I have a TCP that I dont carry a rnd in the chamber. It has no safety and is hammerless, which I hate. I dont carry one in it cause how and when I carry it I'm afraid of a accidental discharge. For what I do there is a good chance of it.
In a major respect, it's safer. Can't really have an unintentional discharge by one trigger pull if there isn't one in the pipe.
The additional safety is offset by additional risk like, not being able rack the slide at a moment of truth.
Figure out your probability of having a UD and compare it to your probability of being unable to rack a slide at a jewelry store-like situation . . . and you can decide which method is actually best.
Following all four safety rules will ensure that you'll never have a negligent discharge.
getting in the habit of treating every weapon as if the chamber were empty is just looking for trouble, in my opinion.