Thread: Loaded or Unloaded
Ive searched everywhere i know its legal to open carry in NC but does your firearm have to be unloaded? Please help. i see in other states like california they cant carry loaded weapons what is the law here?
LOADED or don't even bother carrying.
One in the pipe, and a FULL mag.
This aint California, we don't have to carry hammers.
More advice; Know your firearm, Know your firearm, Know your firearm (train, train, train)...almost to a point of being OCD.
What you might run into is "will you be condition one in the home vs. out and about?" This will depend on how accessible your firearm will be. I am condition one outside the home (full mag and 1 in the pipe) and condition three inside the home (...really N/A but shotgun is Condition three).
There are several conditions of readiness in which such a weapon can be carried. Cooper promulgated most of the following terms:
Condition Four: Chamber empty, no magazine, hammer down.
Condition Three: Chamber empty, full magazine in place, hammer down.
Condition Two: A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer down.
Condition One: A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer cocked, safety on.
Condition Zero: A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer cocked, safety off.
Some of these configurations are safer than others (for instance, a single action pistol without a firing pin safety such as a transfer bar system should never be carried in Condition 2), while others are quicker to fire the gun (Condition 1).
Source: Cooper's modern technique
Loaded!!! Unloaded Gun is as worthless as a car with No Fuel.
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