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To: AnalogReigns

There is no point in carrying a handgun if it is not functional, as in loaded. Safe carry practices do not include an empty chamber unless you are carrying hammer down on an old style six-shooter that can discharge from a blow to the hammer. In that case it’s a five-shooter with an empty chamber under the hammer.
If you are going to carry, carry properly in a suitable holster.
Further, this only proves the reliability of a Glock. It fires when the trigger is depressed.


28 posted on 11/20/2011 9:16:29 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Steamburg

My old style .44 Navy single action lets me drop the hammer between loaded chambers, so I get most of the benefit of an empty chamber, and still get that one extra round: A 20% gain for that oh-so-common situation in my pastoral existance wherein I miss the bad guy the first 5 times.

And the added round, for a firearm stoked with black powder makes the defensive smoke cloud even thicker.


99 posted on 11/21/2011 1:48:53 AM PST by donmeaker (e is trancendental)
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