I really wasn't gonna say anyting on this thread. But after reading all of the posts I'm wondering who taught...damn. See? Maybe I shouldn't say anything.
The truth is, I read the first post and thought ok, cool, keep em up. Then the following posts made me realize something. I think I'm the only guy that never chambered a round the second time.
It's like putting on yer pants every morning. You don't even think about it. It's something we all do. That's how I am about chambering a round. My Grandad and my Dad both taught me that you NEVER use that round again. You always fire it. It's not even a thought in my head. If I chamber a round I'll fire it before I get home. On rare occasions I have been known to toss the round in the brush before getting in the truck. Uuuuhh...didn't wanna clean the weapon again for one shot. In the military we always fired all our rounds anyway. I've always discarded a chambered round.
So, reading this thread makes me wonder what happened to the lesson? Dad, who was a DI in WWII said they taught that in basics. Never!!!! Load a round twice. Once it's chambered it's fired. I've always done that. NOW I know why. I never thought about it before. Just did it.
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