Condition of your Firearm?

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When you are hunting big game, what is the condition of your firearm?

One in the chamber and the safety on.
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One in the chamber and the safety off.
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Cartridges in the magazine, but nothing in the chamber.
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28%
Cartridges in my pocket.
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No votes
 
Total votes: 25

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Condition of your Firearm?

Postby tapehoser » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:29 pm

Just wondering the conditions we carry in when we're in the field hunting big game. Feel free to share the why's and why-not's below.
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Re: Condition of your Firearm?

Postby hound_hunter » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:46 pm

Generally cartridges in the magazine, but nothing in the chamber. I like to chamber a round if I'm following fresh tracks, about to pop over a rolling hill, or things like that, but then once the situation dies down & I feel like it's less likely that I would unexpectedly pop up on something I'd clear my chamber and put the round back in the magazine. So my vote goes for "Cartridges in the magazine, but nothing in the chamber".

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Re: Condition of your Firearm?

Postby MuleyMadness » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:48 pm

Depends, but one in chamber with safety on usually. Sometimes not one in chamber, safety on.

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Re: Condition of your Firearm?

Postby JBird » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:45 pm

I usually have one chambered with the safety on of course. The stuff I hunt is pretty thick and that extra split second can make the difference.

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Re: Condition of your Firearm?

Postby ABert » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:09 pm

Pretty sure this topic was covered a few years back in great detail with pros and cons on all sides.

That being said, always a round in the chamber with the safety on.
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Re: Condition of your Firearm?

Postby jls456 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:31 pm

This was covered before...

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Re: Condition of your Firearm?

Postby Jirover » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:33 pm

For me it depends on the weapon I’m carrying. I carry my Glock in C-3 for the same reason you do, but I carry my Bersa 380CC in C-1 mode simply because it is a “DA” (first shot) pistol, so I see it as no different than carrying a loaded revolver.


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