GUN If a SA XD was your carry weapon, what condition would you leave it in?

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by SpicyMcVoodoo, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    16,547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Under the 10 freeway.
    There's no conventional safety. So you can't leave it cock/locked with the safety on (well, actually, with it's safety grip, the safety is always "on" in a way). It's also not DA, so you're sorta screwed if you leave it without a round in the chamber cause you'd need to pull back the slide. So what do you do?

    There is the grip safety and the trigger safety, so do they make it okay to carry locked and cocked?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Carry it with one in the chamber, as long as you feel comfortable doing so. The gun is designed to not be able to fire unless the trigger is deliberately pulled.
     
  3. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    2,731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Thunderdome
    rusted :mamoru:
     
  4. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    both my XDs are in Condition 1 all the time. Whether it's on my hip, under my arm or sitting on the nightstand or the couch. It is very safe to carry with one in the chamber ready to go thanks to all the built in safeties. The only time it's going to go off is if you pull the trigger AND have a proper grip to depress the grip safety.
     
  5. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    16,547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Under the 10 freeway.
    How much pressure does the grip safety require to depress?
     
  6. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    it's actually a little more than a 1911, but you have to have it fully depressed for it to disengage the safety. Since it's not as wide as the grip like a 1911 though, it takes a good grip. When I put my thumb on the back of the slide when I go to holster, it will let the safety engage. Some people have actually disconnected the safety on theirs but I find no reason to do so.
     
  7. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    16,547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Under the 10 freeway.
    I've never shot a 1911. I guess what I'm asking is whether you have to really grip the thing hard to disengage the grip safety or if it's easily and naturally depressed by simply grasping the gun.
     
  8. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    It doesn't take any effort. Just hold the pistol properly and the bar is disengaged. You won't even notice it.
     
  9. blkgs4

    blkgs4 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2001
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    0
    I carry my glock with a round in the chamber, which would be pretty much the same as carrying an XD chambered. It honestly doesn't make much sense to me to carry without a round chambered.
     
  10. krott5333

    krott5333 Guest

    round in chamber, cocked..

    i dont like SA only guns as a carry gun.. DA/SA for the win
     
  11. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2001
    Messages:
    24,937
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    Earf
    loaded, if your going conceal what is the point of carrying a empty weapon.
     
  12. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2001
    Messages:
    108,897
    Likes Received:
    205
    Ready to go...if an attack happens you are lucky if you even get the gun out in time to shoot, much less rack it.
     
  13. Ant

    Ant Serious Business.

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa
    co-sign
     
  14. Maliboost

    Maliboost New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    18,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    nw indiana
    I keep mine ready to fire, but if you are scared of doing that you can have one in the chamber uncocked , and on the xd you only will have to pull the slide back about a quater inch and it will cock it
     
  15. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Messages:
    299,383
    Likes Received:
    580
    :werd:

    If it's not ready to fire, it's useless when you need it.
     
  16. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Messages:
    299,383
    Likes Received:
    580
    I don't see an external hammer...Does it have a decock lever? If not, I don't see how you can get a round into the chamber with the weapon uncocked.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2005
  17. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    Nope, no decocker. no external hammer. It's just like a Glock in that you can't chamber a round and have the weapon uncocked.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2005
  18. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KCMO
    i carry my XD with one in the chamber. if something were to happen, you have to be as ready as you can to react.
     
  19. krott5333

    krott5333 Guest

    grip safety + trigger safety, i wouldnt be worried about an ND
     
  20. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    4,670
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    '01 OG

    :werd: my XD is always loaded w/one in the chamber
     
  21. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3,494
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PG B.C.
    In regards to this being a CCW you should have an empty chamber, it takes a second to chamber and draw a weapon to sight. You are not Rambo, and guns fail isn't that one of the four rules of a gun...never trust the safety...

    If it was a service weapon where it is simply a tool for your job, then you keep it chambered.

    Big difference between wanna-be cowboys and real service men.
     
  22. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Messages:
    299,383
    Likes Received:
    580
    Right. Because safeties only fail for private citizens. Not for police and soldiers. :rolleyes:

    Again, a gun that's not ready to fire is useless when you actually need it.

    Fuck you. Carrying a gun without a badge doesn't make anybody a wannabe cowboy. Up until here, I thought you were worthy of a well-thought-out response. My mistake.
     
  23. krott5333

    krott5333 Guest

    this is the stupidest fucking post I've ever read on OT.. kill yourself now.

    hey bad guy, hold on a second while I rack my slide :ugh:
     
  24. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    Sorry to spoil it but you may be suprised/shocked to learn that many CCW carriers have more practice/training then your average street cop.
     
  25. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2001
    Messages:
    108,897
    Likes Received:
    205
    Unless your finger is on the trigger :hsugh:
     

Share This Page