Now, to answer your question. There are a number of ways to accomplish this. You can hang the rear sight on the edge of your jeans pocket or you just press against the side of your leg and push forward, turn the gun upside down between your knees or place the end of the slide to either side of the barrel and recoil spring rod push forward and chamber a round. That's a few.Mad Mac wrote:Safety first, but allow me to pose a hypothetical. What if a person has been injured or is holding off an attacker with one hand, how is the person going to rack the slide to chamber a round?
Here is a recent article on the topic from the NRA American Rifleman.
"Trust me you'll find a way." is not the best philosophy for self defense in a situation in which you may have to resort to your firearm for protection. And, I do not agree that "any civilian" who carries a chambered round is asking for trouble. I'm a civilian, a veteran, but now a civilian, who does so and I consider myself more prepared for trouble than if I did not.RanCoWeAla wrote:Trust me you'll find a way. I personally know of two who have either shot themselves or someone else carrying a live round in the chamber. ... I think you would agree that any civilian who carries a live chambered round is asking for trouble.
It's your life, and you're entitled to your opinion as to how best to protect it. You've obviously given this some thought and come up with a system that allows you to carry a firearm while staying within your comfort zone. I can respect that.RanCoWeAla wrote:I hate to tell whoever wrote this article but a double action revolver can be the most dangerous thing of all. That's how my Friend almost lost his leg. He was carrying a .357 Magnum in a holster on his right hip and all he did was bump the hammer with his rifle stock sending a hot 158 grain hollow point through the back of his calf about six inches below the knee joint shattering the bone and exiting the front. Also the Lady I mentioned earlier who dropped her purse and shot someone was carrying a double action revolver
Also as mentioned in one the comments the Israeli Defense Force believes there is no safer gun than one with an empty chamber and I think being in the most dangerous place in the world.they should know a little something about what they're doing. They are trained to draw with the off side hand in close to the body and push the slide of their Glock forward chambering a round in the process.
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