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When you carry, do you keep it chambered or do you keep it unchambered so you'd have to actually chamber your gun when you need to use it? This debate has been going on for years.. which side are you on?
 

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Absolutely YES!! I may not have the time to chamber a round if a BG is close enough. I carry all my guns chambered.
 

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If I was gona carry an empty gun Id carry a full sized 1911, that way if I had to throw it at somebody it would weigh enough to hurt when it him them. Haha
 

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Absolutely. Safety rule number 1 a gun is always loaded. There are 5 in the house right now; computer room (where I am) living room, bathroom floor (beside the throne) and both sides of the bed.

The only racking sound you will hear in my house and the last thing is the bolt on the Mossberg 12ga.
 

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Only 1 loaded firearm in my house and it stays with me at all times. It goes where I go. Why arm an intruder with one of your own? The rest stay in the safe out of reach except by me. Only thing worse than being killed by an intruder is being killed by youre own gun.
 

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A un-chambered carry gun is useless. I carry locked, loaded with a extra clip close by. My home defense guns are locked and loaded ready to go. I have kids, but they have been taught that if it can go bang assume it will if the trigger is touched.
 

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Yes - I always carry with a round chambered. You shoud not count on having both hands available while being attacked. You may need your weak side arm to hold an attacker at bay while you draw, etc.
 

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I think John Wayne covered this:

Goudy: Now is it not true that you sprang up on old man Wharton and his two sons with a deadly, six shot revolver in your hand?

Rooster Cogburn: I always try to be ready.

Goudy: Was this revolver loaded and cocked?

Rooster Cogburn: Well, a gun that's unloaded and cocked ain't good for nothin'.
 

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+1 Besides everyone knows the cool racking sound scares off any bad guys : )
always chambered in the car or if i'm going in someplace/iwb but if it doesn't scare bubba in the house and he hears the racking of the slide i've just lost a big advantage.
 

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Yes. Between the trigger safety, the firing pin safety and the drop safety I feel very comfortable carrying it chambered
 

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Always, recent training with Instructor who suggested to always carry chambered. I will always carry chambered because I keep my fingers where they belong and therefore don't worry about it.
 

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Absolutely YES!! I may not have the time to chamber a round if a BG is close enough. I carry all my guns chambered.
Exactly, I just couldn't see carrying a CCW w/o a round chambered. It also follows to directly why I carry a GLOCK, because I don't want to mess with safties. I doesn't matter how many times you might have done it or how good you are at it in practice. If you come down to that high stress situation, you could fumble and or forget what you are doing and that my friends could mean your butt one the table, if not dead a veg or with serious injuries. That's just something that I will not risk.
 
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