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To: Second Amendment First

“pull his own weapon, rack a round into the chamber”

I don’t think carrying a double action firearm and then having to rack it before being ready to fire is a good idea. If you pull it, be ready to use it, immediately especially if one already has a firearm at the ready against you, IMO.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 8:23:31 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Mouton

I agree. If you are out walking around there should already be one in the tube.


9 posted on 04/28/2013 8:43:18 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mouton

So he pulled his gun, and chambered a round before the thug could tell what was happening? /BS


10 posted on 04/28/2013 8:44:18 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Mouton
I don’t think carrying a double action firearm and then having to rack it before being ready to fire is a good idea. If you pull it, be ready to use it, immediately especially if one already has a firearm at the ready against you, IMO.

It's probably state law.

18 posted on 04/28/2013 9:10:29 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Mouton
I don’t think carrying a double action firearm and then having to rack it before being ready to fire is a good idea. If you pull it, be ready to use it, immediately especially if one already has a firearm at the ready against you, IMO.

For sure - always one in the tube so the most you might need to do is thumb any safety off. My pocket pieces are "LEO Spec" in that they have no safety. Convenient but the longer trigger pull takes a bit to get used to and to be able to maintain "double-tap efficiency". Way too much can go wrong if you try to acquire it in a hurry and have to worry about chambering a round on top of it.

32 posted on 04/28/2013 9:55:09 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Mouton

Even if you have one in the chamber, having your gun in the holster when the other guy has his drawn puts you way behind.


35 posted on 04/28/2013 10:02:29 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Mouton

The Glock is striker fired, not double action. He probably did not have a round in the chamber because Glocks do not have an external safety. For this reason, some people choose to carry them with a magazine inserted but with no round chambered because they fear an accidental discharge. Of course, if makes more sense to have a round chambered and ready but some people choose not to do so for the reason stated.


47 posted on 04/28/2013 10:59:07 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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