Sevens wrote:M-Quigley wrote:carmen fovozzo wrote:I'm not bashing here but.....to the OP...LOCK AND LOAD Dude.
You can't "lock" a Glock
Although I don't personally carry chamber empty, I understand why some people do in some circumstances. In the case of one person I know, it's chamber empty or no semi auto at all, not up to them. As long as someone is fully aware of why they are doing it, and the limitations and risks involved, it is still generally preferable to not having a gun on you at all.
Carmen is correct and you are mistaken. Historically, in the world of firearms... "lock" means "to put in to full battery", locked and loaded means a chambered round and the action is closed and prepared to fire.
Thank you for that correction, I was mistakenly thinking of an external safety, not to put into full battery.
Sevens wrote:Side note, I am in full 100% agreement that any armed person needs his semiauto pistol ready to be used with one hand and if he has a training or a confidence issue with a chambered round, he is carrying the WRONG handgun and/or needs to train, research or otherwise get on board with modern handguns.
I don't get the final word -- but I'm wholly confident in my strong opinion and regardless of how that opinion may be received, I offer it fully with the intention of helping the OP.
Carry chambered, learn why, for your own good. If you cannot get on board with no manual safety on a modern striker fired handgun -- get a different handgun immediately.
I would agree with your opinion in general, but regarding the bolded you are assuming this is why the OP is carrying chamber empty. I know a couple of people who carry chamber empty, and it's not by choice. (unless you count the choice of not carrying a semi auto handgun at all)