WomenWiseGuns started a great discussion in a Facebook group I’m in asking women who carry if they do so with a round in the chamber. It’s a polarizing topic that when broached, is guaranteed to illicit responses like, “you’re an idiot if you don’t carry with a round in the chamber.” or “you might as well carry a brick for as much good as an unloaded gun will do you.”
Belittling anyone’s decision to carry the way they do doesn’t do anything but make you look like a bully, but the discussion is worth initiating, as it is a great way to show other gun owners who carry concealed what the consequences of their decision could be.
To gain insight into why some people are so adamant about keeping a round in the chamber is an exercise to demonstrate the 21-foot rule. Simply put, the rule states it takes an average adult 1.5-2 seconds to close a 21-foot gap between themselves and another person.
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3 thoughts on “The Case for Carrying With a Round in The Chamber”
A semi-auto pistol without a round chambered is pretty much semi-useless.
When you might need it the most.
If you have made the decision to carry, why would you not carry with a round in the chamber as events take place very quickly and one must be prepared. Semper Fi. !!
my wife and i always carry locked and loaded just because we both know just how fast things can go south. even with a round in the chamber a lot of times you don’t have time for an aimed shot.