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View Poll Results: Do you keep a round in the chamber?
Yes 53 80.30%
No 13 19.70%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-09-2018, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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And also, those two seconds are enough for an assailant to cover thirty or forty feet.

If he's already closer than that to you--and they always try to get as close as possible before letting you know their intentions--you're likely to be in a close-contact situation by the time you even draw your firearm.

Quite true.


And I am surprised that at this point 2 people have voted to not keep a round in the chamber.
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Yes because an unloaded gun is a paperweight.
I understand the definition of "unloaded" varies. A loaded magazine may be enough in some jurisdictions.
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Does a duck quack? I carry a Glock 22 and I just purchased a 27 today.
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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It depends of course. 1911s, PP, DA revolvers - round in the chamber/load all available chambers.


SAA - hammer down over an empty chamber. Most .22 autos - condition 3 (because they are not really defensive gats).
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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This is not a new controversy. Here are two very similar methods to allow a shooter both an almost immediate shot coupled with an empty chamber. Both German and Spanish brands of these one-handed pistols are eminently shootable as well as neat items to show your chums. The Jo-Lo-Ar is a good gun for the shooter who has large hands. There's a video of this in the second link.

None of these guns is terribly expensive although they're not plentiful.

Bergmann and Lignose

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/other-handguns/joloar/
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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S&W 686 3in barrel... .357 Magnum. The only time it doesn't have 7 rounds of 110gr Winchester HPs ready to go is when I'm reloading.

It is kept in a safe when I'm not at home to keep my autistic child from finding it. I also have a CCP.
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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Kahr , PM9

Bet your life on Kahr? No way. Totally unreliable. Expensive junk
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Bet your life on Kahr? No way. Totally unreliable. Expensive junk
Maybe in your narrow experience, but not for most of us.

I’ve read the same words about every major brand including Glock. I don’t pay much attention to posts like those.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm here, licensed carry. One round in chamber, 19 standing by.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Home defense: Walther PPQ M1
Carry: Walther PPS M1

Keep a round chambered in both.

Own a few others, but those two are the ones currently in daily use/rotation. Keep a round chambered in my other handguns, long guns are loaded but not chambered.
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