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Old March 11th, 2011, 07:01 AM   #1
 
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SR9c - carry with round chambered

Good morning folks - been away from the forum since December - missed a lot of good feedback I'm sure. For those out there who carry an SR9c (had mine since September) how many of you carry it with a round chambered but the manual safety on? I want to be prepared, especially in scenarios where there is a need for quiet where I don't have to rack the slide, but common sense and experience with my SR9c prevents me from doing that. Instead, so far I just carry a S&W 38sp J frame as a back up for any time I don't want to have to rack the slide first. Thoughts?



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Old March 11th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #2
 
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I don't own an SR9c, but always carry my Kahr CW45 with one in the pipe. As long as you carry your weapon in a properly-fitted holster and practice gun safety rules, carrying with one in the chamber is perfectly safe.
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I would never carry a semiauto without a round chambered.
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I carry my Sr9c with one in the chamber and the safety on its a lot easyer to flip a switch when drawing your weapon then racking the slide.
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I carry with one chambered.. 10+1 all the time...I dont want to be in a scenario were i only have one hand to work with.
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Yes, chambered round flag flying and manual safety on every time it leaves the house!
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Yep...round chambered, thumb safety engaged.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #8
 
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Either carry with a round chambered or don't carry. You are not going to have time to rack the slide if you need to use your gun.
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may as well just carry an unloaded gun... or just carry a hammer.

carrying an auto with no round in the chamber is equivalent to carrying an empty revolver and a speed loader - as far as how long it would take to get it into action.

if i had a SR9c i would leave the safety off, since i am used to Glocks (the SR9 is basically a Glock with a manual safety).


i guess what i am saying is if you are uncomfortable with a round in the chamber, why not just carry a revolver (or two if you are carrying two guns anyhow)? then again... a revolver effectively has a round in the chamber too.... :|

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Same here. My lcp has one in the barrel and sometimes I carry a Sig 239 and it has one in the barrel. No safeties to worry about except on the 1911 and it's easy to disengage.
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I don't have my CCW permit yet (soon though), but I can't imagine bothering to carry without chambering a round.

That said, wouldn't the huge chambered round indicator on the SR9C present an obstacle when holstering the firearm?

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I don't have my CCW permit yet (soon though), but I can't imagine bothering to carry without chambering a round.

That said, wouldn't the huge chambered round indicator on the SR9C present an obstacle when holstering the firearm?
The chambered round indicator will not effect anything. It doesn't stick up higher then the sights!
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Either carry with a round chambered or don't carry. You are not going to have time to rack the slide if you need to use your gun.
This may be true for professionals who carry concealed. I am an ordinary person who would only openly carry and would use a firearm either: a) in home defense; or b) out in the boonies where I might encounter some character or other (they are out there: big time.) Either way I am fine carrying a semi-auto without a round chambered. The extra margin of safety is worth it.

When I was in the Army I carried with a round chambered, but that was a different situation.

For LEOs and other pros, it is a different dynamic and I get that. But for me, I do not carry a semi in a holster with a round chambered pretty much ever.
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