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It appears many of you own and/or carry weapons besides Glocks. I have already read the opinions on carrying Glocks with one in the chamber. Would you carry other handguns, without a manual safety, with one in the chamber? Are there any manufacturers you would stay away from? Thanks.
 

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S&W M&P have the same safeties the Glocks do. So when I carry those I do. If I'm carry for self defense I'm doing so chambered. It also means I'll do what I need to be safe.
 

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A Springfield XDM 4.5 in .45 ACP is my day carry, one chambered, & riding in a secure holster.
 

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Basically all of the polymer frame, striker-fired guns have the same safeties as Glocks. Both my Taurus and Walther pistols have all of the same safeties. My Walthers also decock, though I do not carry them decocked, and both of my Taurus pistols also have thumb safeties, but I choose not use them.

I won't carry 1911s. I don't like having to carry cocked and locked to be safe. The thumb safety is not part of my draw stroke and never has been. My two metal frame Taurus pistols have decockers/thumb safeties, so I can decock them or carry cocked & locked. I generally don't carry them, but if I were to carry them, they would be decocked.

I won't carry my EAA Witness, because it has to be carried cocked and locked. Plus it's huge.

My Sig has to be carried decocked.

Any gun I carry, even if I were stuck carrying something I didn't have muscle memory with, like a 1911, would have a round in the chamber. It's easier to adjust to thumbing off the safety than it would ever be to draw and chamber a round.
 

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Excellent info all, thanks. Pretty much confirmed my thought, if you don't trust the weapon's safety(s) probably shouldn't trust it when SHTF.
You beat me to the point runman, if I am willing to carry it for SD then it will have one in the chamber, I have a couple of plinkers that I trade around with the buddies and they are always empty unless we are plinking.

The best safety is the one between the ears, if it can keep the booger picker of the boom boom switch everything should be fine.
 

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I actually hate to admit this but I carry my Ruger more than my Glock. I love the safety feature on my LC9, and the size is more comfortable. So in saying so, I carry my Ruger loaded (one in the chamber) but keep the safety on.
 

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I carry my Kimber pro carry II with one in the chamber, cocked, and all safety's in place. I have developed the muscle memory that when I draw from the holster, the safety comes off before the weapon is fully out of the holster. In my opinion, if you have to tack the action to load a round, that is the difference between life and death. It drives me crazy that the cops in movies do that. Bad bad writers.
 
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