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Do you keep a live round in the chamber of your hi point pistol?

Just wondering, since some say that it isn't the best idea safety wise......
 

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nope....chamber empty.
 

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Chamber empty, mag loaded, safety off. That is how all of my weapons that I keep loaded are kept.
 

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All my defense weapons are kept with chamber full, all others chamber empty.
 

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When I carry, always keep a round chambered. I figure if I'm in a situation where I have to draw, the second or two spent chambering a round is probably a second or two I can't afford to take.

That, and I have absolute confidence in my GLOCK not firing unless the trigger is pulled.
 
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With the hi-point. No.

With my GlOCK, yes. With my 1911, yes. With my Kel-Tec, yes. With my J-Frame, well,.............yes.
 

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Yep. Chamber full, mag full, safety on. It's either on my person, within reach or locked up at all times.
Same here. I don't have my CCP yet, so I don't carry, but they are locked up and nearby.

All others are under lock and key, chambers/mags empty.
 

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If the weapon is intended for self defense, it would be -IMHO- fullhearty to not have a round in the chamber. The notion of racking my .45 and hoping the round doesn't jam before I get the first shot off is as terrifying as having to use the weapon in the first place.

Mag in
Round Chambered
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I'm going Wednesday to get my CCW. I plan on carrying with one in the chamber, 10 in the mag, and safety on. After thinking about it, if I had to use it then I wouldn't want to have to waste the 2-5 seconds it takes to chamber a round. If my C9 isn't on me it is locked up.
 

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Ok, since this is on topc ( sorta) I'll ask it. does the Hi point use any type of positive retention system for teh firing pin? I am currently rebuilding a STAR arms model 30M, and one of the things that I noticed about it ( heard it was the same way on a 1911 as well) is that teh safety features a slip collar that once engaged basically locks teh firing pin. as long as teh safety is engaged that mechanism makes it impossible for the firing pin to strike teh bullet. I have never tore downmy C9 to take a look, so does it have a similar mechanism? or does the safety simply lock back the slide?
 

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I'm going Wednesday to get my CCW.
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Wow, I am going Wednesday to take my CCW class, too! Maybe I'll see you there! :? :) :D :lol:
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To all others... Wish us luck on our CCW testing. :wink:
 

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All defensive guns are stored/carried with one in the pipe. Others are stored safe.
 
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My HP has 1 in the chamber and 10 in the mag with safety on. It is always on me or locked up.When I get dressed in the morning it is part of my routine just like my glasses. One of the first things on and one of the last off.
 

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I never heard this or read this. Sort of makes no sense - we'll give you permission to carry a loaded gun, but not ready to use in an emergency situation? And by "concealing" I'm assuming you mean CCW - being a permitted CCW holder.
 

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one in the chamber , 7 in the mag, because it is hard enough to ccw without the added length of the 10 round mag. Besides I believe I can hit what I'm shooting at in the distance of 7 yards. The other 3 rounds wouldn't be use in most probabilty.

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Is there anything that makes a hi-point any less safe to keep one in the chamber compared to other striker-fired pistols (ex: glock)?
 

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Kel Tecs: one in the chamber
Revolvers: Fully loaded
Everything else: Chamber empty, mag loaded, safety off
 
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