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Old 11-11-2010, 11:18   #21
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If you don't carry chambered, it is just a club. Do get comfortable first.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:21   #22
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It's called the 'Search" button.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:23   #23
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:30   #24
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Im a fat boy...been carring since 96 and never had a discharge cause of the love handles
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:31   #25
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:32   #26
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Not chambered, then you might as well use it as a strilking tool. It must be chambered, you will fell more comfy with it as time goes on. Good luck!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:47   #27
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I just grabbed a shirt from the laundry pile. I ran a corner thru the trigger and around the other side up the grip. Holstered the Glock like that into kydex holster.

Pulling the shirt out hard fired the empty weapon. Pulling with same force as a shirt that moves while walking - no trigger depression.

Any other scenario (i.e. shirt only partially thru the trigger in various positions) will not depress the trigger.

The morale of the story - don't tuck your shirt into the glock trigger, and you should be fine. I think that anyone with an IWB holster is naturally wary of clothing in the holster, so I wouldn't give it a 2nd thought.

As far as my love handles - not an issue - Kydex holsters that cover the trigger mean no amount of chub will have any hope of getting lodged into the trigger guard & depressing the trigger. NOTHING can depress the trigger on a weapon in kydex, unless you tuck an object into the holster with the pistol, or you pull the gun out of the holster.
I once saw a post either here or on another forum where a police officer shot himself in the leg because the drawstring from his pants or windbreaker somehow found its way into this trigger-guard upon re-holstering. It is most definitely something to look out for and do EXTRA slow.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:58   #28
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Point the holstered G19 downrange at a target and try to fire it without removing it from the holster.
sounds like good entertainment for the other people at the range.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:01   #29
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Do other people carry Glocks in IWB holsters with chambered rounds?
Daily.

It initially takes some getting used to (coming from a 1911 with manual safety), but you do get used to it, especially if your holster has retention adjustment.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:05   #30
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well, you could always carry it empty for a few years. Then count the number of times the trigger gets pulled inside your holster while on your person. Think of it like that. Just don't leave the gun laying around. Keep it on you in your holster or locked in a safe and you'll be good to go.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:11   #31
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One in the tube. All day....
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:15   #32
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1. Carrying unchambered is pretty much useless, 2. if you are worried about your holster not protecting the gun from going off, then you should get a new holster.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:29   #33
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I know this is blasphemy but...

If you're really uncomfortable packing a Glock with one up the spout you might want to consider trading it in on a Ruger SR9. A nice Glock-like pistol with a manual safety.

I think that you must be completely comfortable with a gun you are going to trust your life to.

As for me, My 17 & 23 ride IWB (yep, even the 17) or OWB always with chambers loaded.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:30   #34
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Possibly get another IWB holster with a hard Kydex body that surrounds the pistol? The hard Kydex will keep you from bumping the trigger accidently when holstered. Luckily Glocks are very common so you have a LOT of good holsters to choose from.

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Old 11-11-2010, 12:33   #35
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LEOs carry chambered. Is your Glock any different than yours? I always have 1 ready to head downrange...
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:44   #36
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Yes. If you carry in a decent holster that covers the trigger, you will be fine. just be contious of clothing and your finger while holstering. its the same thing as carrying your DA revolver with the hammer down.

I carry my 19 and 26 ready to go, with one in the pipe. and have never thought twice about it.

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Old 11-11-2010, 14:37   #37
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Yes. If you carry in a decent holster that covers the trigger, you will be fine. just be contious of clothing and your finger while holstering. its the same thing as carrying your DA revolver with the hammer down.

I carry my 19 and 26 ready to go, with one in the pipe. and have never thought twice about it.

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Old 11-11-2010, 14:42   #38
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YES! I carry a pistol - Not a Club.
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Old 11-11-2010, 15:07   #39
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I always carry with one in the pipe...

Do not use a soft holster, the holster is your safety, find some stiff leather.
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Old 11-11-2010, 15:13   #40
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