xenophon wrote:I carry condition three (empty chamber), many here carry with one in.So I haven't quite got out there yet. Did have a question though on logistics of OC. Obviously, we must keep the gun in the trunk, not loaded. After the car is parked, trunk is opened, and gun/magazine retrieved and inserted, do you rack the slide?
I'm just imagining pulling up to a starbucks or some business , in a busy parking lot, and just would not feel right racking a slide right there before going inside.
I of course prefer a loaded/ready to go, but how do you guys do it?
Uber stealth inside of a bag in the trunk or something? (muffled)[NO This would be concealed]
Then there's the people around me seeing me put the gun into my holster. hrrrm. Do you park at the end of the parking lots, kind of isolated?[Yes, fewer people gives me more time to react should someone come at me.]
The starbucks reference was tongue in cheek, but definitely interested in the how-to questions.
When you leave the home, insert the pistol in the case with the slide open/back. That way, when you get to the store:
1. Retrieve the case completely removed from vehicle.
2. Open case, retrieve firearm and mag.
3. Insert mag, release slide.
You need to be aware that repeated chambering of the same round can push the bullet further into the case (dangerous).
A condition 3 carry in loaded mag in, empty chamber. I only rack the slide when/if I draw. Am I giving up a second or two? Yes but that is a choice I have already decide I can live (or not) with.
All opinions are mine alone and should not be considered legal advice.