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Old 10-01-2012, 07:08   #13
ithaca_deerslayer
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When my kid was that age, I carried my Glock 26 unchambered.

I practised that method, and carried all the time like that for a couple years. I even shot IDPA type stuff like that.

One concern I had is if I fell down and hit my head and was unconscious, and the kid started to see what was wrong with me or whatever. There are a lot of hours in a day, and days in a year. If you actually carry all the time, stuff happens. I estimated the odds of me needing the quicker advantage of being chambered as being less likely than needing to prevent a child caused AD.

As he was growing, I also taught him gun safety. Eventually I made the switch back to chambered carry, when I thought I could trust him.

You as the parent have to do what you think is best for you and your family in whatever your own particular situation is
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