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I was wondering how everyone carried there Glock? I carry my Sig P229 hammer down and round in the chamber. Do you guys that carry your Glock have a round in the chamber? I have heard pros and cons about both ways. If I am going to carry my Glock I would carry with a round in the chamber, understanding that this a different animal then the Sig but that is how I feel comfortable. I think that there will have to be some training involved but that is no big deal training only makes up better and that much more prepared for the worst.

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I have carried my Glock with a round in the chamber for the past 25 years. Just as safe as any gun as long as you keep you finger off the trigger. The only con I can think of is that if you didn't carry with a round in the chamber then you would have to take the vital time to rack one before you could use your weapon. The Glock has so many redundant safety's that there's no need to carry on an empty chamber.
 

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Always round in chamber. Observe basic safety rules and holster carefully. I don't know if I've ever heard of a true AD with a Glock (mechanical/safety failure).
 

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Always with a round in the chamber. Your trigger finger is the best safety if it's well trained. If you are uncomfortable with this, pick up one of those trigger blocks at your lgs, it fits behind the trigger, and totally removes any possibility of an A.D. and it pops out in a millisecond when you are ready to shoot.
 

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I don't think I will have any trouble carrying with a round in the chamber. I was just curious as to whether or not it was the preferred method with Glocks. I ordered a Theis Holster this week and can't wait for it to get here. I feel that this holster helps out with the safety of carrying a loaded weapon due to the fact that it covers the trigger of the gun.

Thanks for all of the info. I feel that the more knowledge that one posses the better off they are in a situation that requires quick thinking, and this paired with training makes for one hell of a dangerous threat for all the BG out there.
 

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I don't think I will have any trouble carrying with a round in the chamber. I was just curious as to whether or not it was the preferred method with Glocks. I ordered a Theis Holster this week and can't wait for it to get here. I feel that this holster helps out with the safety of carrying a loaded weapon due to the fact that it covers the trigger of the gun.

Thanks for all of the info. I feel that the more knowledge that one posses the better off they are in a situation that requires quick thinking, and this paired with training makes for one hell of a dangerous threat for all the BG out there.
Good point on the holster. The ONLY way to safely carry a Glock with a round chambered is in a holster that covers the trigger guard.
 

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Round in chamber in good quality holster. I have seen guys shoot themselves with the vaunted 1911 coming out of holsters. I don't buy the argument external safties make hand guns safer. The best safety is person doing the carrying.
 

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I think that your main safety (your brain) needs to be engaged first and for most. Then it just comes down to training/practice. I am glad to know that a round in the chamber is the method of choice. To me that is the safest option and the way I feel most comfortable.

Thanks for the help.
 
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Yep, a round in the chamber, and for my added peace of mind a trigger block.
 

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Lots of safe handling practice will translate to safety...
 
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