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  • A semi without a manual safety, chambered

    36 48.00%
  • A semi without a manual safety, unchambered

    5 6.67%
  • A cocked and unsafetied 1911, TDA or hammerless

    0 0%
  • A cocked and locked 1911, TDA or hammerless

    17 22.67%
  • A decocked TDA

    8 10.67%
  • A decocked 1911

    2 2.67%
  • An unchambered 1911, TDA or hammerless

    1 1.33%
  • An unloaded gun of any kind

    2 2.67%
  • A revolver

    4 5.33%
  • Some other way

    0 0%
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Thread: Select your carry mode

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    The other question on this thread, whether you carry with safety on or off, is misleading. I carry safety off because I carry a decocked TDA, so the only difference between that and a cocked unsafetied pistol is I'm pulling a 10-lb trigger. And of course, safeties are the minority; most hammerless weapons and virtually all revolvers have no manual safety, only passive safeties like pin blocks, trigger latches and DA trigger weights.

    So, without getting too specific aboutexactly whatyou carry, here are some more options about how you carry that also explain the ramifications. "I have the safety off becauseit's adecocked TDA" imples a diffferent state of readiness than "I have the safety off on a cocked 1911".

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    I wish you had set up the poll to allow multiple answers as I carry either a condition 1 no manual safety or a condition 1 de-cocked DA/SA depending.
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    Your poll is about as close to being all-inclusive on this topic as any I have ever seen.

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    Carry a Sig: 1 in the chamber, decocked, DA/SA

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    tattedupboy wrote:
    Your poll is about as close to being all-inclusive on this topic as any I have ever seen.
    To clarify further; I consider decock-only TDAs like Sigs and some Rugers to be decocked TDAs, not guns without a manual safety. Glocks, XDs and safety-less M&Ps are whatI was thinking of when i wrote that first option, so if any of you with decock-only carry pieces voted for no manual safety, feel free to change your vote. Not sure if anyone did this (of course the safe-action weapons are popular), just letting everyone know.

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    My primary carry gun is my Bersa T380, which I carry decocked with a round in the chamber. When I carry my XD, I've got a round chambered.

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    I am a new gun owner and pretty psyched/nervous about open carry. I have been trying to decide on which way to carry. I have a Beretta M9 and currently plan on carrying with the safety on and chambered. I am getting an XD 45 within the next two weeks and I plan on carrying that chambered as well.

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    tattedupboy wrote:
    Your poll is about as close to being all-inclusive on this topic as any I have ever seen.
    You could have included 2 revolver options, with or without one under the hammer.

    Many people compare safetyless autos to revolvers, but I would say this is inaccurate. For the revolver trigger to be pulled the chamber must be able to spin and the hammer must be capable of going rearward. Putting pressure on the back of the hammer can prevent an ND while holstering, and the inability of the cylinder to rotate can prevent an ND while holstered. Just food for thought.

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    Yes, someone voted "An unloaded gun of any kind".

    That was me.

    In most cases I must carry in Condition Four (ie: an empty weapon, loaded magazine seperate), because the current law makes it a crime to carrya loaded weapon in incorporated city limits as well as in areas where discharge is prohibited.

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    Springfield XDSC .40 one up and ready to roll. OC in a Serpa, CC in a Crossbreed Supertuck. If it ain't ready, neither am I.

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    Glock 22 with one in the tube.

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    Beretta 92D Centurion..

    semi,no external safety and 1 in the pipe..

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    By the way, what does TDA mean?

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    tattedupboy wrote:
    By the way, what does TDA mean?
    Traditional Double Action

    I carry my SA 1911 A1 in Condition One, chambered, cocked on safety.

    I carry my H&K USPc .40, my CCW, chambered, hammer down, safety off.

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    The option I didn't see..

    Fully loaded Semi, one in the chamber, safety on.

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    Right Wing Wacko wrote:
    The option I didn't see..

    Fully loaded Semi, one in the chamber, safety on.
    "A cocked and locked 1911, TDA or hammerless"

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    tattedupboy wrote:
    By the way, what does TDA mean?
    TDA means "Traditional Double-Action", also known as a "double-single" or "DA/SA". It is capable of firing with the hammer down, by cocking and firing the weapon with a heavy trigger pull. Subsequent shots are single-action unlike a DAO (Double-Action Only - some Sigs, Rugers, and H&Ks fire this way but it's an unpopular option).

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    Liko81 wrote:
    tattedupboy wrote:
    By the way, what does TDA mean?
    TDA means "Traditional Double-Action", also known as a "double-single" or "DA/SA". It is capable of firing with the hammer down, by cocking and firing the weapon with a heavy trigger pull. Subsequent shots are single-action unlike a DAO (Double-Action Only - some Sigs, Rugers, and H&Ks fire this way but it's an unpopular option).
    DAO also known as DAK. Actually is fairly popular with different crowds. It is a very common law enforcement set up for every pull to be DA.

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    it depends...99% of the time its got one in the tube ready to go. 2 safetys need to be engaged on my XD to make it go bang.

    the other 1%, it's loaded, but not chambered.

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    Glock 19...hot.

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    Only 2 Californians hit this poll so far....

    One of these days, we'll be able to load. Until then, the option has been decided for us.

    During trips to AZ and NV, I'll have one in the chamber though.

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    Glock 21 and one in the tube. This is my normal carry, both concealed or open.

    A little FYI....though I've carried for MANY years, when I got my Glock, I wouldn't carry one in the chamber for a couple of weeks. Just to get used to it and check my own safety habits.

    CZ82 one in the tube, hammer down, off safe. Makarov the same way.

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    i voted #2 as i have a xd but tend to not have one chambered,

    were i live most of the time the worst i would encounter would be a snake...and most of them are harmless.

    if needed it only takes a sec to rack a round in to the chamber, as i try to keep a eye on what is going on around me i should have notice for "if needed"

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    1911, Condition 1.

    At least, whenever I have permission from the state I happen to be in. :quirky

    In California, unloaded open carry is required.

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