Front Sight’s Monday Blog: Why You Carry a Loaded Gun…
April 4th, 2011
I am often asked if I think it is safe or smart to carry a gun with a live cartridge in the chamber.
My answer is, “Yes, a live round in the chamber of a modern handgun, coupled with strict adherence to the Four, Universal Safety Rules is safe and smart.”
Safe, because as long as you keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target, the gun will not fire the loaded round in the chamber.
Smart, because when you need a gun to save your life or the lives of your loved ones, FRACTIONS of seconds count. At that moment you need a loaded gun, RIGHT NOW!
Under the stress of a lethal encounter, you do not want to be hampered or slowed in your response to someone trying to kill you, by having to chamber a live round into your gun.
This week I have surveillance video that show exactly what can happen when you carry a gun with an empty chamber.
This is a disturbing video, but demonstrates better than any words I might convey, why you need to not only carry your weapon with a live round in the chamber, but also train to present it smoothly, quickly, and hit with your first shot(s).
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If you would like the confidence of having a loaded weapon that you can carry wherever you go and the comfort of knowing you can present it quickly to deliver two, sighted shots to your opponent’s chest in less than 1.5 seconds, then Front Sight’s Greatest Course, Gun and CCW Permit Offer Ever (also known as the Millionaire Patriot Offer) is for you.
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