View Poll Results: Is carrying a sidearm without a round in the chamber acceptable, or not?
- 31. You may not vote on this poll
12/28/2011 5:11pm, #21
Forgive the ignorance, but in the scenario shown in the video (the first run through) she makes no attempt, at least on camera, to control the weapon arm of her assailant. Given the size difference I could understand the argument of her not being able to, but she doesn't even try.
Also, in this scenario (excuse the armchair generalship) would it not be more advisable to move laterally, away from the knife, as opposed to going straight back?
From what I've read it seems to break down into two camps:
1) You are in an immediate life threatening scenario, having a round in the chamber is advantageous.
2) You are in a self defense scenario where you have the time to chamber a round.
Does anyone have statistics for which scenario is more likely? While I'm not saying one shouldn't prepare for the worst does the risk of an accidental/negligent discharge outweigh the benefit given the small chance of a violent encounter?
Sorry for the rambling, just trying to understand.I do not aspire to be great, or even good, I hope to suck a little less then last class.
12/28/2011 5:12pm, #22
Duplicate post, sorry
Last edited by ignatzami; 12/28/2011 5:13pm at . Reason: DuplicateI do not aspire to be great, or even good, I hope to suck a little less then last class.
12/28/2011 6:50pm, #23
The risk of a negligent discharge is vastly overplayed here in IMO. Unless you are giving advice to someone who purchased a firearm for carry but has no (and intends to get no) training in how to carry or use it.
If you seriously think that there is a greater risk of an AD than there is of needing the weapon than just don't carry one.
I've worked with/associated with hundreds of people who carry guns (loaded) for many years...more have had to use them in "real life" than ever had an AD because they were carrying chambered.
Last edited by tgace; 12/28/2011 6:56pm at .
12/28/2011 7:44pm, #24
12/28/2011 7:57pm, #25
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
To OP - quality holster, with one in the chamber. There's really no other acceptable way for self defense.
12/29/2011 12:05am, #26
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
12/29/2011 10:31am, #27
12/29/2011 11:30am, #28
12/29/2011 11:58am, #29
12/29/2011 12:02pm, #30
Am I off-base to think that at such a close range the #1 priority should be controlling their knife first, then bringing your own weapon into play once you have the opportunity?
If I wanted to show the value of having a round chambered, I think it would be more helpful to show it in a situation where drawing, moving and firing would be the appropriate first response (longer range) or how it would help after the immediate threat of the weapon has been dealt with as in your second video.