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Checking the Chamber

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I use a Barney mag with 1 round in it. When I LAMR I insert said Barney mag and rack the slide. When I remove it if it's empty I know there is one in the pipe no question. Don't have to worry about witness holes or anything. On stages with multiple strings I will press check because the gun is staying hot. Works perfect and I haven't gone click since I started this routine.

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Usually I can hear the round chamber, it just sounds different than a empty chamber.

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Usually I can hear the round chamber, it just sounds different than a empty chamber.

Usually I can't hear anything due to hearing protection (especially when double-plugged). The other day I didn't hear the "pfffft" of a primer squib.

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Electronic muffs are the way to go.

My electronic muffs are turned off when I shoot. They don't (repeat, don't) handle the sound of a 3-hole, 3-port Open gun by themselves.

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I have had some mags that when loaded are hard to seat and if I don't get them fully seated then it won't pick up the top round out of the mag. The press check helps catch things like that.

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I chamber check every time and guys will snicker about it, but there was an instance before where I didn't check and it destroyed my mental game which ruined the stage for me. Small things like this just helps to mitigate any variable that might become a problem. Victory loves preparation.

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I shoot a 1911 with a mag well. My 'Barney' mag does not have a bumper on the bottom. So YES, I have learned (the hard way) to check and make sure there is a bullet in the chamber before I hear, "Are you ready?"

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I always check mine out of habit, ive never not had a round chamber, but its better to be sure than to be sorry

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I've had enough mag related issues with the 2011 platform to warrant always double checking that one is chambered. There have been a couple of occasions when the chamber was empty when I checked. Better to find out at the LAMR, then when on the clock.

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I honestly don't see the issue.  Why would you NOT check the chamber on a gun that has no indicator?

I admit that It is part of my prep and probably not necessary, but it is part of the way I was taught to handle a pistol.

Never had an empty chamber with the 2011, but I have had several with rimfire. Do it every time and you never forget no matter which platform.

I would guess you would never forget the stage you started with an empty gun, so there is that...

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Posted (edited)

On 3/17/2017 at 4:50 PM, Stealsack said:

I honestly don't see the issue.  Why would you NOT check the chamber on a gun that has no indicator?

 

Maybe if you have a gun that actually functions properly?

 

If it doesn't chamber a round at LAMR, it's probably going to malfunction at other times too. Fix that stuff.

 

I personally have never once had a round not chamber at LAMR. If I did have that kind of malfunction, I would fix my gun.

Edited by motosapiens

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2 hours ago, motosapiens said:

 

Maybe if you have a gun that actually functions properly?

 

If it doesn't chamber a round at LAMR, it's probably going to malfunction at other times too. Fix that stuff.

 

I personally have never once had a round not chamber at LAMR. If I did have that kind of malfunction, I would fix my gun.

Disagree. Especially when you are trying to lock in a big stick or limited mag that is loaded all the way up, sometimes it won't strip a round but all the rest will feed just fine. 

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11 minutes ago, Gooldylocks said:

Disagree. Especially when you are trying to lock in a big stick or limited mag that is loaded all the way up, sometimes it won't strip a round but all the rest will feed just fine. 

I found that if I inserted the mag enough to make it click, it stripped off a round every single time. If it didn't, I would fix it. I was never able to make my tacsport malfunction in that way, but I am a grown man, so I just push the mag in until it clicks into place.   ;)

 

Note that I  don't care at all if other people check to see if their gun malfunctioned on every LAMR. I just take exception when people start acting like you'd have to be foolish to *not* check your gun for malfunctions at every LAMR.

 

 

Edited by motosapiens

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I don't generally press check.  I think if you spend enough time with the gun you know the feeling of the slide chambering a round vs not.

With that said I have been known to check my mag during the make ready to see if it now has 9 rounds after loading the +1.

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I've been racking the slide with the ejection port facing up (gun held at an angle).

I just watch the round chamber then proceed to drop hammer and switch magazines. But when inserting the next magazine I pull/push after seating.

Now with 22lr I press check everytime.

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Can y'all define "press check" for this rookie please?

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6 minutes ago, rondog said:

Can y'all define "press check" for this rookie please?

Opening the action slightly to see if there is a bullet in the chamber.

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All over YouTube


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On 01/04/2017 at 9:30 AM, rondog said:

Can y'all define "press check" for this rookie please?

 

like this:

 

 

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I gotta learn that! :D

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