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    how many people have there guns cocked?

    i would like to know how many people carry then have one in the chamber? im just wondering. what i mean is that how many of you can take the safety off and can shoot without cocking your gun!
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    How do you cock a Springfield 3.8, 9mm? I think you may be talking about 1911s or revolvers.

    Do you have a round ready to advance in your Revolver, if any?

    Almost everyone carries hot, and the 1911 is designed to be carried cocked and locked.
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    Kahr CW, carried with 1 chambered ready for the trigger pull.

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    Always one in the chamber ready to go. Always carrying.
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    Yup. Sig P238, cocked, locked, and safety'd!

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    Twin Glock 40's cocked back lol
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    If you are carrying a handgun without a round chambered, then you are carrying a very expensive brick.

    You must carry with a round chambered.
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    While I will never tell anyone that they MUST carry with a round chambered, it does leave a disadvantage when carrying.

    Carry however you are comfortable. In time, your feelings will calm and it will be second nature to carry a properly maintained weapon with a round chambered.

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    I always carry FULLY loaded...

    XD-40 W/ 12 round Mag. ... 12+1 = 13....
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    Glock 27 W/ 9 Round Mag. ... 9+1= 10....

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    A bit of a strange question for sure (assuming I understood it correctly) but in the semi-autos that I carry, it's always loaded, safety on. Only one of them has the ability to actually "cock" the hammer back manually.

    The safety comes off during the draw and the first shot is DA. The rest are SA.

    Hope this helps.

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    I carry all my pistols with a round in the chamber all they need is the trigger activation.

    I would not purchase a semi-auto pistol if it had a manual safety, with the exception of a 1911 platform, in my experience and training I have found a manual safety to add no value to the semi-auto pistol platform.

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    My 1911 is cocked and locked. Draw , flip safety off , and squeeze the trigger and it will go bang.

    My Kel-tec PF-9 has no safety but it always has a round in the chamber .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Brady III View Post
    i would like to know how many people carry then have one in the chamber? im just wondering. what i mean is that how many of you can take the safety off and can shoot without cocking your gun!
    Safety? Many of my handguns don't have such a thing....

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    I carry my sidearm with a round chambered. Should the need arise all that has to happen is draw, aim and fire. Safety is a condition not a switch on a gun.

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    1911. Would be unsafe if it weren't cocked. See avatar.
    Last edited by ixtow; 07-03-2011 at 02:41 AM.
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    Cool

    When you get you big boy pants and are capable of carying a Glock (or similar "safetyless" firearm") you will learn that your real safety is keeping your booger picker off the bang switch.



    :P

    BTW, how do you cock Tupperware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Brady III View Post
    i would like to know how many people carry then have one in the chamber?
    Condition One: Round in chamber, mag fully loaded.

    Most people carry that way.

    Q: Do you know the hammer's back on your pistol?

    A: Yes -- I'm pretty sure I would have noticed if it had dropped.

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    1911s and Browning Hi-Powers are meant to be carried cocked and locked. Those are my usual carry. When I carry my Bersa, SA/DA 9mm, the hammer is down--decocked, but a round in the chamber can be fired DA. Same with my 24/7 OSS. Revolvers should NEVER be carried cocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger View Post
    Revolvers should NEVER be carried cocked.
    Ouch. I just read that and had a little "shudder" while seated here.

    That picture just doesn't sound right at all!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCrawford View Post
    When you get you big boy pants and are capable of carying a Glock (or similar "safetyless" firearm") you will learn that your real safety is keeping your booger picker off the bang switch.
    Nah, you just don't have anywhere to wipe your boogers anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by WCrawford View Post
    BTW, how do you cock Tupperware?
    Keeps your boogers fresh for later.

    BTW, I own a Glock, too. I let the girls use it...

    ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADulay View Post
    Ouch. I just read that and had a little "shudder" while seated here.

    That picture just doesn't sound right at all!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ixtow View Post
    BTW, I own a Glock, too.
    I don't need a Glock.

    I never keep my ammo long enough for it to get stale.

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    Not only do i not carry with one in the chamber I actually carry a small bag of iron ore, tinder, charcoal and potassium nitrate, with some brass. When my life is in immediate peril and police are minutes away i break out the tinder material and start a good fire going, then i smelt the iron into a parts for a pistol. While i let that cool i combine the posatassium nitrate and charcoal to produce my gun powder. Once thats done I take the brass casings, load it with gun powder, place a metal ball at the tip then load my pistol and am ready to defend myself against the imminent threat that made me start this process.

    Of course, if this seems ridiculous to you, walking around without one in the chamber seems just as ridiculous to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prophet View Post
    walking around without one in the chamber seems just as ridiculous to me.
    In fact, protecting one's self is utterly ridiculous. Nothing bad ever happens, anywhere, ever. Only paranoid people who enjoy saying "there was nothing I could do" to newspaper reporters carry guns.

    What good is the right to defend one's self if not accompanied by the ability?
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