BIG SHAFE wrote:
Although I have yet to open/conceal carry because of my
comfort level, if you aren't comfortable carrying a round in the chamber you shouldn't carry at all. A holster should eliminate any way for the trigger to be pulled accidentally.
The last thing you want to worry about is getting in a situation where you need to act immediately and forgetting about not being in battery. Having to load is going to give the BG more time to hurt/rob you. This is bad because I would say they will have a headstart on you since they know they want to hurt/rob/etc. you, before you do.
Don't take this as a personal attack, because I know it is going to sound like exactly that, but I am just being honest.
Your 2 cents isn't worth even that much as far as how to OC or CC, because you have never done either. I read posts on here for a while before I started OC, and believe me, my thought process changed when I actually started walking the talk. Compared to others on this forum, I am still a newbie at this, and I realize they have been at this longer than I, so they probably have some wisdom I can learn from, or at least think about.
Also my holster does not eliminate any chance that the gun could fire. The trigger can still be accessed fairly easily. And the holster does not secure the hammer.
Finally, it does not take very long to chamber a round. I realize that it is still quicker to already have one chambered, but we are talking a matter of a couple of seconds.
I don't tell you to carry a gun, because you are not comfortable with it. Hopefully that will come with time. I do not carry my firearm with a round chambered at all times. Don't tell khmer or myself not to carry a gun because we are not ready to have a round always chambered. That will probably come with time, and in the mean time, I'll encourage you and the other members in the right direction without telling you or otherswhat to do, and I hope the same is done for me.