Amen brother. If it aint loaded then its as good as a rock.jpaul said:[quote author=Ka6otm link=1298089754/0#4 date=1298132881]The only way to carry any CCW gun is with one in the chamber in my opinion and it's the way I carry all of mine.
Depending on what I am wearing I carry either my P3at or a Kimber .45, and on certain occasions both. Anyone who carries any type of weapon should be familiar with its operation to where there should be no fumbling for a safety. When I need to use my 1911 it is a trained instinctive reaction to remove the safety with no hesitation whatsoever. However if you do not train with your weapon regularly then you are wise to not use it for CC.orangehole said:Always have a round in the chamber. The time it takes to rack the slide could could give the badguy the advantage. Thats why I would never carry a 1911. If you fumble and forget to hit that thumb safety, the badguy wins. Always DAO and always one in the chamber
IMO, carrying 'hot' is ok if you cycle that round on a semi-weekly basis. Don't leave the same round in the chamber forever.ROGER4314 said:Been carrying my P3AT loaded and chambered for over 5 years. I have two and they probably have traveled 75k miles loaded. Not a problem except for a little surface rust in the Houston Heat.
So what I do is get familiar with the gun and BABY STEP it. Carried unloaded, clip empty for the first week. Then put the clip in but unracked for the next few weeks. Now, I'm planning to start carrying racked and hot. At least that's my current evolution.badgerjohnson said:[quote author=ROGER4314 link=1298089754/0#13 date=1298990681]