Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 21 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 202
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Norristown, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    429497

    Default Keeping a round chambered

    Ok guys this is my dilemma. For the past year I have been taking some carry classes, as well as shooting. I have been cc'ing for about the past six months now on a steady basis. I practice holstering as well as re-holstering on a daily basis. What my issue is however; I just can't muster up the balls to roll around with one in the pipe. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
    (Clinton County)
    Age
    30
    Posts
    803
    Rep Power
    7374272

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    Do you leave your fire extinguishers empty until there is a fire?

    Do you remove your seat belts and airbags until you need them in an accident?

    Do you put a condom on after sex?

    If not, then carry +1.
    Si vis pacem, para bellum
    μολ ν λαβέ
    What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    (Lancaster County)
    Age
    49
    Posts
    3,875
    Rep Power
    21474850

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    When you're ready you're ready.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    3,562
    Rep Power
    21474844

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    Is it a Glock? If you have a good holster, and practice proper holstering, you should be fine. Keep your finger, or any other object out of the trigger guard.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    569
    Rep Power
    7204027

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    I felt the same way too, until I've seen enough videos showing situations that required a quick draw and shoot. I don't carry a 1911.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    2,945
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    Two more important questions:

    1) Is it a 9mm or a .45?

    2) Is it a 1911 or a Glock?



    These are the unanswered mysteries of the POOFA universe.

    Only you can answer this question. There are pros and cons for both sides of the argument which will be coming along shortly. You won't get any consensus asking that question here. Personally I almost always carry +1.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    DELCO, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
    Posts
    1,075
    Rep Power
    21474843

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    This has been debated here many times. Like politics ans religion, there will never be consensus on the matter. Do what you're comfortable with. You are free to change your mind in either direction at any time.
    "Everyone is entitled to my opinion."

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    3,562
    Rep Power
    21474844

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    Quote Originally Posted by ideaman View Post
    I felt the same way too, until I've seen enough videos showing situations that required a quick draw and shoot. I don't carry a 1911.
    I think the 1911 is fine to carry cocked, and locked with a round in the chamber. You have a very positive thumb safety, and a grip safety as a back up. Plus the safety between your ears.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
    (Clinton County)
    Age
    30
    Posts
    803
    Rep Power
    7374272

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot321 View Post
    I think the 1911 is fine to carry cocked, and locked with a round in the chamber. You have a very positive thumb safety, and a grip safety as a back up. Plus the safety between your ears.
    Not only that but the external hammer allows you to holster/unholster with your thumb on the hammer. It can't go bang if your finger is in the way.
    Si vis pacem, para bellum
    μολ ν λαβέ
    What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
    (Tioga County)
    Age
    56
    Posts
    2,394
    Rep Power
    21474845

    Default Re: Keeping a round chambered

    I carry +1 otherwise it is just a paperweight.

Page 1 of 21 1234511 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. who carries a round chambered all the time?
    By c_brutsche in forum Pistols
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: February 1st, 2010, 08:23 AM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: June 25th, 2008, 03:18 PM
  3. How many times can a .45ACP round be chambered safely?
    By BerksCountyDave in forum General
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: May 22nd, 2008, 11:47 PM
  4. CC/OC with round chambered
    By lal in forum General
    Replies: 99
    Last Post: January 30th, 2008, 03:12 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops