This is a discussion on Carrying loaded within the SIG Sauer Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Originally Posted by Kenny D My LC9 has a thumb safety. I stand corrected. Do all the LC9s have manual thumb safeties? I might have ...
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|01-02-2013, 08:03 PM||#47|
Join Date: Oct 2012
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|01-02-2013, 09:13 PM||#48|
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|01-03-2013, 04:21 AM||#49|
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It was the design of the gun that bothered me I have since been carrying a Bersa 380 loaded nd haven't thought twice about it and am in the process of trading for a 239. The design of the hammer on the 290 was the only thing I didn't like.
|01-03-2013, 05:03 AM||#50|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Greenville, Texas
I carry my P290 in a good pocket holster and have no worries carrying chambered. This pistol has a long trigger pull on a par with the LC9 but if you don't have the confidence to carry it, get a pistol with a safety and practice, practice and practice.
|01-03-2013, 06:40 AM||#52|
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If you watch the self defense shows on TV, the one thing they stress is there is no one perfect answer to every threat response. There are mulitple ways to deal with an attack from a knife or gun, and each can be effective (or be countered), you have to have the mindset and practice to engage or, often better, flee. Mental preparedness, and quick thinking are most often key to responding. I have never heard any of the experts claim that cocked and locked is the only way to carry, the Israeli draw is used by MOSAD when they are in public situations quite effectively, and its something I practice standing, sitting, and lying down with snap caps all the time. For the average citizen, its much more important that you are comfortable with what ever system you decide to use to defend yourself, and practice constantly, and always be aware of your surroundings when you carry a loaded weapon. Most of us will never pull a weapon our entire lives, so carrying safely and confidently within your own abilities (not someone elses) is paramount. Having a CPL should not be viewed as becoming a cop, its for PERSONAL defense, every situation requires quick evaluation, and if you have not trained in an immediate, stressful environment, you could make a situation much worse by just pulling and firing away no matter how "fast" you are.
|01-03-2013, 09:40 AM||#53|
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The problem with not having one in the chamber is facing a threat. If you have to deploy your weapon, you have to draw, rack, point, aim, and fire. With the 21 foot rule, an attacker with a knife closer then 21 feet can close the distance before most trained officers can draw and deliever fire on the threat. If you're going to carry with an empty chamber then I would say you need to do a lot of practice so you can draw, rack, and fire accurately. If you carry with one in the chamber then you should still do a lot of practice to draw and fire accurately. Which ever you do start slowly taking one step at a time, and building your skills.
Remember "train as you fight, fight as you train"
|01-03-2013, 10:41 AM||#54|
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|01-03-2013, 11:37 AM||#55|
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I attended a Defensive Handgun course - excellent course. A "round in the chamber or not" was a very lengthy and sometimes semi-heated discussion. My decision was, if you make the decision to carry concealed - then you should carry one in the chamber. If you don't trust your weapon, then get another pistol. I like the Sig because of the decocker. I put one in the chamber, decock the pistol, take the mag out and replace the bullet in the chamber, reinsert the mag and put the pistol back in the holster. That pistol is safe and ready to for anything I need it for. What do you think?
Let me add, I agree with the training before carrying. I had my basic pistol training in the military (24 years). I took an NRA Basic pistol course as a refresher. I then took a Defensive Pistol course, and finally an enhanced concealed carry course. Learned something with each course. This training was with private instructors that I selected. Highly recommend all the training you can get!
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|01-03-2013, 01:00 PM||#56|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: North Carolina USA
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Don't mistake my comments for acceptance of excessive or unconstitutional regulation, merely acknowledgment of regulations that exist in many states.
The point I seek to make is that regardless of carry rules or absence of them, the challenges of responsible concealed carry are many and require extensive preparation and consideration in advance.
Most who carry should limit their engagement to direct self-defense. As well put above, I "Highly recommend all the training you can get."
|01-03-2013, 02:34 PM||#58|
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|01-03-2013, 02:36 PM||#59|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Florida Pan Handle
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A revolver perhaps...No one ever said a pistols is the only choice. If your not comfortable you won't carry. Seriously, take a good long look at a Revolver, my favorite is a Ruger GP100 SS .357mag. Carried by many police dept.'s for years, tough, reliable and safer for those who cannot put in the range time to really instinctively operate a semi. because you don't want to learn with only split seconds to work with. Be safe.
|01-03-2013, 02:46 PM||#60|
Join Date: Nov 2012
And if you don't carry chambered, how are you going to chamber a round when your slide won't go back? What, you forgot the safety was on and you weren't cocked and locked? Time is up.
I think the new hi stress training is a great thing if you can find a class.
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