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chamber loaded glock for carry?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by jundeleon, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. jundeleon

    jundeleon

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    For BOGs who use Glocks as carry gun, do you carry the gun with a round in the chamber? Is this a safe practice with the Glock's lack of external safety?
     
  2. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    I do, It's safe as long as you use a holster that's stiff(preferably kydex) and covers the whole trigger/trigger guard part. I use a Comp-tac CTAC which suits this purpose, like so
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  3. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    Doc T,

    I've never tried concealed carry due to the ban. So is kydex a safer option than leather IWB holster. From what I can envision, there is no problem with IWB leather when drawing the pistol, its re-holstering which concerns me
     
  4. jundeleon

    jundeleon

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    Do you find any use for Saf-T blocks on your glocks?
     
  5. ogiebb

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    i used to carry my G26 in a nylon Shooting systems IWB holster.. as long as there is something covering the trigger guard and trigger and you cant get to the trigger Thru the material it seems ok;)
     
  6. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    Ahh, but we do have to reholster discreetly at times specially if the threat has passed or in a misunderstood situation, where two hand reholstering would give your gun away and alarm the uninitiated.
    A properly made leather holster, with stiffeners in the right areas is also good. Its the floppy leather and nylon ones that cause concern. One hand reholstering is also easier in a kydex(or similar material)holster.
    Reholstering with a loaded glock is a concern in a holster which collapses after the gun is out, even if you have to use your support hand to assist you. In a glock one can easily(accidentally) get your support thumb or something else wedged inside the trigger guard while reholstering.
     
  7. Valor1

    Valor1 Range Bum

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    The first time I have my Glock, I practiced the Israeli method of carrying it with no bullet in the chamber and drawing it and then racking the slide. For beginners it will be a bit slow. If you practiced it, you'll be comapring your speed with seasoned shooters.

    Later on, I guess I still find it slow (the Israeli draw). Then I realized I wasn't at home with a cocked and locked carry in a 1911 before. BUt with the 1911, i practiced until I get to be so at home with a cocked and locked carry.

    As time went by, I realized it's also time to trust Glock's design. I now carry it with a bullet in the chamber with a bit of speed and trust. I also used the Kydex Holsters as additional "stiffening" in case I use an IWB holster. Some would like the trigger plug but I just find it an additional expense. In a defensive situation, I might just lose it (buy another one again and cost money)or interfere with my "panc rush."
     
  8. mc_oliver

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    When I carried my G19, it was always with 1 in the pipe. But you really have to be responsible about where you rest your trigger finger everytime you handle a gun. ;)
     
  9. rhino465

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    Your best bet with a leather IWB holster is to get one that has a reinforced top that helps hold it open for reholstering. Many of them have a steel liner in the reinforcement that really makes a good holster better.
     
  10. attyjpl

    attyjpl Dark Justice

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    bro, i cant believe you still want a 4th gun ;f dami mo na baril a! ako naman, i'm stocking up on ammo and practicing a lot. pero maganda nga yan at marami kang baril kasi pag nagdalaga na inaanak mo at lumaking kasing ganda at kasing sexy ng ina, sigurado mapapa-away tayo ng barilan ;z magsisimula na ako mag-ipon para sa gatling

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  11. antediluvianist

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    I don't carry so I am not at risk. However, I have a G17 and a 686+ revolver. Compared to the 686+'s DA trigger, the G17's trigger is a lot lighter, and requires a much shorter pull too. Well, that is certainly a difference, and in the long run I might install an NY trigger spring just to make the two triggers feel similar.

    I regard the G17 as a revolver that has a fairly light trigger pull, and so requires a bit more care to use without blowing one's right testicle off.
     
  12. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    In the good ole days of PTC, yes i carry with 1 round in the chamber. Of course all appropriate firearm responsibility and discipline should apply. :)
     
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    i used to carry my hk usp cocked and locked. now that i only have 1 pistol with me. my svi is loaded in condition 2. all safeties are working but with a 1.2-1.4 pound trigger. you know what i mean
     
  14. antediluvianist

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    mama mia, that's light. You don't drink caffeine, do you? Seriously, what is life like carrying with a 1.2 lb. trigger? Or is this just for competition?
     
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    Jason,
    Do you have long dust cover, Waht kind of Holster are you using.
     
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    damn thats some scary stuff ..i aint even comfortable having an SA on my waist for carry anymore :)
     
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    I had a friend who used to carry his competition gun ( STI) with a 2 # trigger. He was a damn good shooter too. I guess if you're comfortable , do it. Would carry it here in the U.S. too many damn lawyers to sue you.
     
  18. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Back in the PTC days, I carried a NY1 equipped G19 with a round in the chamber. Used an IWB Sidearmor. All rules in gun safety apply.
     
  19. antediluvianist

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    Alexii, there have been so many "yes, get the NY1 trigger" and "No, don't,it sucks" threads, mainly in other forums, not BOGs.

    What was your experience with the NY1? I am thnking of installing it to make the pull somewhat more like the DA pull on my revolver.
     
  20. ogiebb

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    exactly...especially reloaded ammo prosecutors will crucify you..:cool: personal preference i guess...