GUN Should I carry with all 5 in the cylinder?

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  1. spankaveli

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    I bought a S&W 642 a while back and have been carrying it daily with 5 rounds in it but I'm having second thoughts. I was considering leaving the top spot in the cylinder unloaded, that way if I reach my hand in my pocket and accidentally pull the trigger it will just click. This might also be helpful if I have to pull my gun on someone and I'm not 100% sure I want to shoot them, I can pull the trigger and scare them and they will probably run away.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. This is something someone posted on another forum, right? It has to be.
     
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    The top spot? If you pull the trigger the cylinder will turn and you will fire the round in the next to top spot. The only reason to not have one in the top spot is if you are paranoid that dropping the gun might make the firing pin hit the primer, but that isn't going to happen either. Maybe you should only carry 3 rounds, leave the top spot and the one next to it open.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Good idea. I do carry a speed strip so if I wanted to after I expended those 3 rounds I could replenish relatively quickly.
     
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    :rofl::bowdown:

    Well done!
     
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    i c what you did thar
     
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    Why are you fuckers laughing????

    Should I carry with a snap cap in the top right cylinder so if I point the gun at someone they won't see that it's not fully loaded?
     
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    it would reduce the chances of accidentally being fired if you left all of the cylinders empty. you never know when you might accidentally pull the trigger, those double action only revolvers have such light trigger pulls :)
     
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    You should carry one bullet in your shirt pocket.
     
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    With a punch and a hammer to set it off.
     
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    Sounds impractical.
     
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    why would you even have any bullets in it at all?
     
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    this is a good suggestion. the barney fife method is the way to go for sure
     
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    You should never carry a loaded gun, that's very dangerous, much like running with scissors man. Are you planning to kill children or something?
     
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    A+ Troll thread
     
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    I was getting something out of the console in the jeep the other day, when my wife saw my G26 in there. She asked "Is it legal to keep that gun in there??". Me: "Yes, I have my conceal carry permit". Her: "Is it loaded?". Me: "Of course it is". her: "Oh, I thought a concealed carry permit only allowed you to conceal an uloaded gun". Me: "What would be the point of carrying an unloaded gun". her: "So you could take it out and scare people if you needed to". Me: LOL. :rofl:
     
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    Wait, you put bullets IN the gun? I thought they were for strewing out for pictures? :confused:
     
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    Why is the gun not locked in a safe?
     
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    ....and ammo locked safely in a bank safe-deposit box, far far away so no one gets hurt.
     
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    Duh, it won't do any good if it's in a safe!
     
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    seriously, link to original?
     
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    Sounds like you need to talk to her about how and why you carry a gun and what she should do if you ever need to use it. There's some gaps in communication there.
     
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    We really just all need to load our bullets in the magazines backwards, to ensure that were operators.
     

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