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New G27, safe to carry chambered?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by thedave8, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. thedave8

    thedave8

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    Ok, i have carried conceled for years, been around guns almost all my life....this is my first NEW Glock in prob. 15 years.....and i was surprised in the manual it says to carry w/out a round in the chamber. I understand for novices this is a good idea....but....so safe or not??? BTW, I love how much better this G27 "wears" compared even with my XD9 subcompact!!!! cant wait to try her out!!!!
     
  2. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    It's really whether you have the training and experience to be safe. The gun isn't unsafe.
     

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    I carry +1 all the time, haven't killed myself yet.
     
  4. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    OMG...carry a Glock with a round in the chamber ? Are you crazy ? There's no safety on those things ! :shocked:
     
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    As long as you train that way. Gun is always loaded & keep your finger off the trigger.
    You'll be fine.
     
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    +1 everyday. Get yourself a good holster that covers the trigger and guard and a good belt. Practice removing the weapon from the holster without your finger in/on the trigger. I draw mine with my trigger finger along the slide/frame.
     
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    It is safe, I carry with one in the pipe and would recomend to people that know what they are doing to do so. 1 second may may be a second too long, I recomend to anybody that is going to carry to become very familiar with their weapon and seek some kind of training. safe dry firing and drills help also!!!
     
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  8. Zertek

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    At first don't carry one in the chamber just haul it around for a few weeks till you get comfortable with it, one step at a time......
     
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    hamster NRA Life Member

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    I'm just beginning the whole CCW thing myself. Will be attending the first CCW class tonight. I think for the first few weeks after I get my permit I'll probably be carrying without one in the chamber. Still better than walking around with nothing, but more klutz proof for me initially... till I get comfortable.
     
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    I just picked up my 26 on Sat. I believe in one step at a time as well. How do you like the size of the 27? I was not happy with the concealment of the G19 so I dropped down to the 26. I'm happy now!
     
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    Always one in the stove when I carry. I agree with giving it some time and +1,000 on practice drawing the firearm without touching the trigger.
     
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    Good choice :supergrin:
     
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    I started doing draws without one but then have since chambered a round everytime I go out now.
     
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    The firearm itself is safe with one in the pipe. As others have said, it is up to you to keep it that way.

    Every gun-nut should be, first and foremost, an even bigger gun-safety nut.
     
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    Size of the 27 is great!!!!! just what i was looking for!!!cant wait to try it out....thanks for all the input, i was just kinda surprised that Glock rec. that you not keep one in the pipe. Like i said, been carrying for a while, always have my xd9 sub , sig, and even my G20 badboy chambered, just wanted the re assurance that its 100% safe, as long as no one pulls trigger..is GTG. I can see the 27 could be hard to rack if hands were sweaty/slippery, so it will be ready to rock with one in the pipe! BTW, this site is the best!
     
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    thats a perfect way of puting it!!!!!
     
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    :supergrin:
     
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    Unless you plan on throwing your Glock at the BG, carry it with one in the chamber. The only thing you really have to worry about is securing it in a holster that completely covers the trigger.

    When/if the SHTF, you really don't want to worry about having to rack the slide and chamber a round. You could have emptied your entire mag on the BG by the time it takes you to do so. If you are still uncomfy carrying it with one chambered, get a revolver with a NY trigger. Good luck!

    DH
     
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    Lawyers, that is why the manuel says what it says.
     
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    The manual says that because it's a liability issue. The gun will be as safe as you are with it. Keep the trigger guard covered by a holster.