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|07-25-2020, 08:35 PM||#1|
MPX-K Carry Condition
For those of you who carry an MPX-K (or similar pistol/SBR) in some kind of covert bag or backpack, in what condition do you carry it (loaded chamber, empty chamber, magazine seated, etc.)? I've not been perfectly comfortable carrying mine with the chamber loaded in my backpack. The gun does shift around to some extent and I worry about the potential consequences in the unlikely event that the safety is somehow knocked off and the trigger pulled. I've been carrying it with an empty chamber, a loaded magazine seated and the safety engaged. I practice removing the gun and chambering a round as I bring it into action. My thought is that it isn't exactly best for a quick-draw anyway and I always have a more standard pistol in a holster anyway. I carry the MPX more for dealing with active killer situations or longer distance problems.
I'd be interested in hearing how others handle this.
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|07-25-2020, 08:56 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2017
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considering it would need to be removed any way its not like you will be doing it in a struggle like a CCW. carry it however you want.
Is this something you leave in the truck or car? what is your plan with it?
|07-25-2020, 09:11 PM||#3|
I don't carry it most of the time, just in situations where there is a higher risk of active killers. Frankly, I mainly bring it to church, but possibly to other places where crowds gather (or perhaps will gather someday). My backpack also has a trauma kit in it to deal with major injuries where significant bleeding is involved, as well as whatever I want with me that day. I don't leave it in my vehicle or anywhere else -- when I do carry it, the backpack is with me at all times. It makes it more troublesome, but I don't want it to be stolen.
I'll carry it as I choose, but I know others carry in a similar fashion and I'm interested in how they carry their larger guns.
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|07-26-2020, 05:37 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Just my .02, but I don't see the point of the safety if you don't have a round in the chamber. It's just one more thing to mess with (and possibly forget) if you're in a hurry. Not having one chambered while the MPX is floating free in your backpack seems pretty reasonable, especially if you have a pistol to hold you over for any "right now" threats and buy you time to clear and rack your MPX.
|07-26-2020, 10:20 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Central Gulf Coast
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If I were to carry my Copperhead away from my personal property for the purpose of defensive protection, it would be in condition one and deploy-able at an instant from a purpose built concealed carry sling bag.
|07-26-2020, 07:28 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I need to shoot a few hundred rounds through my Rattler before I consider it reliable but intend to carry it with a loaded mag, empty chamber. If I have time to unzip the Vertx bag I have it in I have time to load it, plus the Vertx has a panel that will stop handgun rounds through 50 cal.
|07-29-2020, 10:48 PM||#11|
Join Date: Aug 2019
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Assuming your ccw is the immediate danger go-to.. I don’t see the need for bag gun in condition 1. 2 other reasonable Entry chamber options would be 1) open bolt/safety on/dust cover closed. Drop the bolt, flick the safety and your good to go. 2) closed bolt/safety off. Rack a round, good to go. Option 1 if probably faster, since you can hit bolt release and safety while bringing firearm up to a ready position. Option 2 Is a bit more clumsy and you run a chance of flubbing CH or round not fully chambering. If you’re putting in the effort of carrying a bag gun, consider making that bag gun something that gives you superior advantage. I’d go 300blk over 9mm. I would not run an MPX 9mm up against an adversary that has an AR/AK..
|08-01-2020, 05:59 AM||#12|
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: In the mountains
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All my long arms are stored in a cruiser safe condition - chamber unloaded and bolt forward with safety off but loaded magazine inserted. When needed, I just have to rack and go. In an immediate need, I have my CCW until I can ready a rifle. The only exception is my loaded home defense SBR which is loaded and on safe but stored by itself in a locker under my bed.
|08-01-2020, 06:31 PM||#14|
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Thank you for each of your views..... I’m currently finalizing plans for a Rattler concealed in a sling bag for my church security team needs. So far, I’ve decided on the following:
1. Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger Bag
2. Rattler SBR .300 BLK
3. Trijicon MRO HD Red Dot Sight
4. Troy Industries Back-Up Iron Sights
5. Surefire Scout Light Pro Flashlight
6. Surefire SOCOM300-SPS Suppressor
7. Tactical Link Convertible QD Tactical Sling
Please don’t tell my wife the true cost of this build!