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Old 01-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Carrying loaded

I am new to carrying concealed. I have a sig 290 and all safety courses I have ever taken have always talked about making sure the gun is empty and so forth. I guess I will get more comfortable carrying loaded it will get easier but for some reason when I carry my 290 the hammer being partially cocked makes me uneasy, I don't know why it just does. My wife has a bersa 380 and it don't bother me as much because I can let the hammer all the way down. Is this something that will get easier the more you carry?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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Well, an unloaded carry gun does you no good, so you'll have to get used to it if you want to pack a pistol. I hear what you're saying though.
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Carrying a handgun is to protect yourself or others in a seconds notice. A empty chamber makes your handgun inert and useless until you chamber a round which can take 1 to 2 seconds with proper training and practice.
In time you will get used to a loaded weapon on your hip.
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I heard this from somewhere, so I can't take credit, but I forget who I heard it from...

"A gun with no ammo (or unloaded) is just a REALLY expensive hammer."

With that in mind, I can see your uneasiness with having a hammer that seems to be protruding slightly. AD happens, and that's the truth.

I don't know much about Sig's (yet), which is most of the reason I am on this forum, so I don't know if that is normal for your particular model or not. You may want to find out before you start EDC-ing it.
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I've got a Bersa Thunder and a Keltec in .380. Both are well-broken in and shown excellent reliability. Neither causes me any concern with a round in the pipe.
You'll ultimately have to decide if that 290 is the model you want to carry.
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It's not a good idea to pistol whip anyone with your gun, because it can mar the finish.

Every gun has a way to carry and handle that is researched and developed.
I never shot a 290 but I understand the half cock safety you speak of.
Work with it unloaded, and then go the the range and work with it, where if it goes off, so what.
On my 938 after reading about a failure someone had, I experimented.
By putting slight pressure on the trigger as applied, I could defeat the safety.
Granted I was doing something that should not be done. Point is now I know.
Get to fully know how your 290 operates and why.
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Thanks for the advice and for not laughing me off the face of the earth. I carry deer rifles and and shotguns loaded with the safety on but I guess because the pistol is in close quarters to some valuable stuff it worries me more. I'll carry it some more and hopefully shoot alot more and get used to it.
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Perhaps you should select a different handgun to carry... Carrying one without one in the chamber could be the difference between life and a catastrophic incident...
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My belief stands as thus.... Its not about how comfortable the gun is to carry, its about how comfortable it makes you while carrying it.
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Most handguns have more passive safeties than rifles and shotguns, and are considered mechanically safer because of it. A lot of people carry Glocks, M&Ps, XDs, etc with a round in the pipe. All these pistols are either half-cocked or cocked when carried with a round chambered.
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My belief stands as thus.... Its not about how comfortable the gun is to carry, its about how comfortable it makes you while carrying it.
+1 to that post! My wife is still uneasy about me carrying with one up top but I've explained to her if someone comes up then more than likely they already have a round in the chamber! I can't just say "Hold on a second sir! I need to load my gun up before you attempt to do whatever you please so I can try to stop you!" She still doesn't like it but if she doesn't see me chamber the round she doesn't know! And she never touches my gun cause she carries hers.
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I always keep 1 in the chamber, in fact, I think the only time my carry firearm isn't loaded is when its being cleaned. Welcome from Virginia!
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Personally I don't carry when I'm loaded.
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