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View Poll Results: Do you keep a round in the chamber?
Yes 53 80.30%
No 13 19.70%
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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What pistol do you use and do you believe in keeping a round in the chamber, whether by carrying or keeping at home, or do you rack the slide before using the pistol?
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Kahr , PM9
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:52 PM
 
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Active guns right now are three Taurus PT111 G2 in 9mm.

All three are fully loaded (round in the chamber) all the time.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Glock 27, Kahr E9, S&W Shield, all with a round in the chamber, the one gun I do not keep a round under the hammer is my North American 22 Magnum mini revolver, that I often carry in my pocket, and while NA says you can carry it on the half notch position between rounds with 5 rounds, I prefer to keep an empty chamber for the hammer to rest on, just my personal preference since that is not the kind of firearm to get into a gunfight with, so if I cannot do the job in one or two rounds, then it really would not matter anyway.
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Alternate between the two depending on where I'm going and wearing.

EMP 9mm always cocked and locked.

Sig 938 locked and loaded.
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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Yes because an unloaded gun is a paperweight.
I have no children or grandchildren and never any children in my home.
People who own guns should keep them locked up so children can never access them because they will find them.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:41 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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STI Elektra, carried C1 24/7. I actually own a pair, on the off chance that I have to use it, it will be held as evidence. I can go home, get the spare and have the exact same gun on my hip.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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LCP, Kahr CT380, CW9, CW45.

Always Condition 1.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Of course I keep a round in the chamber, I am not willing to add extra risk to my life if I need to pull a gun out to take the extra few seconds to rack the slide.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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Of course I keep a round in the chamber, I am not willing to add extra risk to my life if I need to pull a gun out to take the extra few seconds to rack the slide.
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.
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