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Old 07-01-2012, 10:50   #1
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How do you carry your revolver?

Do any of you all carry on a empty chamber?

Do you think it's necessary with modern revolvers?

If you have a 5 shot j-frame and you're carrying on a empty chamber you only have four rounds in the gun.

Yes, I do realize it shouldn't take more than one but I feel better with the gun loaded to capacity.

Just wondering what some of your all's thoughts were on the subject.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:53   #2
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I have every round I can carry, ready for use. (.357 Magnum 6 rounds)

I have never been able to see how reaction can be better then action.

To each his own.

I need all the advantage I can get. Time is my most important advantage.

I don't pull the trigger if I don't want to shoot a gun.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:54   #3
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No, and no!

Load it up with five rounds........unless it's an antique.

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Old 07-01-2012, 10:57   #4
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:01   #5
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As a general rule, any quality DA American revolver built after WWII is safe to carry with a round under the hammer.

Since you mention a J frame, if it has a model number stamped on the frame, where the crane closes the cylinder, it is unquestionably safe if it has not been tampered with.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:03   #6
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:09   #7
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I always carry with all chambers loaded, in a holster, in pocket or on the hip.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:47   #8
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Just a thought.

For as long as I can remember anyone in my family carried with the hammer on an empty chamber.

Probably just a habit from the old days when there could have been a few incidents.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:06   #9
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If I am packing a revolver without the transfer bar safety, and want all chambers loaded, I simply turn the cylinder so the hammer rests between chambers. Like when I have an old Colt .45 on my hip in bear country.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:11   #10
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I carry a Benjamin in the fifth charge hole for just in case.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:19   #11
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I don't always carry a revolver, but when I do I carry fully loaded.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:54   #12
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Old 07-01-2012, 13:08   #13
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I carry a Benjamin in the fifth charge hole for just in case.


OP, if your revolver has the proper safety for carrying with all holes hot (it most likely does) then carry with all of them hot. It might, and probably will, take more than one shot to put down a threat. You want as many shots as you can.
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Old 07-01-2012, 14:26   #14
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I carry fully loaded. Even if I was carrying an old gun, I'd still top it up.
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Old 07-01-2012, 14:34   #15
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I carry a Benjamin in the fifth charge hole for just in case.


I carry a couple Benjamins and a fifth...

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I don't always carry a revolver, but when I do I carry fully loaded.
I don't always drink beer, but when I do it's a Trappist fifth.
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Old 07-01-2012, 14:36   #16
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Cam83,...where have you been all these years? Is your real name Rip Van Winkle?

All modern revolvers can be carried fully loaded, whether five or six rounds. Fill all....repeat "all" charge holes in the cylinder, unless you carry something made before 1945.

They're all meant to be carried with a fully charged cylinder these days, and hopefully, they're at least +P rated.
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Just a thought.

For as long as I can remember anyone in my family carried with the hammer on an empty chamber.

Probably just a habit from the old days when there could have been a few incidents.

There was a time when that was an excellent idea. Most likely any double action revolver you would carry can be safely carried with a round in each chamber. If the revovler is old enough to need an empty chamber it may be valuable enough such that you might want to reconsider carrying it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 14:48   #18
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Unless it's a SAA design or turn of the 20th century DA without the hammer block or transfer bar, you're safe to load all chambers. No good reason not to.
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Old 07-01-2012, 14:57   #19
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I don't always carry a revolver, but when I do I carry fully loaded.
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Old 07-01-2012, 17:52   #20
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Unless its a reproduction of a classic revolver and the manual states not to carry on a loaded chamber I would carry it fully loaded.

I remember a thread several years ago about a guy that shot himself in the leg with a holstered SAA reproduction after the hammer snagged and fell with just enough force to ignite the primer.
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Old 07-01-2012, 19:46   #21
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I guess I have been under a rock lol or maybe I'm just old school.

Never the less thank you for the humor and information guys.
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Old 07-01-2012, 20:55   #22
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Carry my 65-3 fully loaded no matter what. I don't understand why some folks carry with the hammer on an empty chamber.
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Old 07-01-2012, 21:59   #23
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Full and in a holster.

No worries.
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Old 07-02-2012, 20:07   #24
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No, and no!

Load it up with five rounds........unless it's an antique.

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Yep, what he said.
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Old 07-02-2012, 20:11   #25
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J frame? Five beans, please.
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