April 28, 2017

Vol. 11  No. 16

News Letter

(Israeli Carry)

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Michael J Arnold


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It's Called "Israeli Carry"

It's the practice of carrying a semi-automatic pistol with ammunition in the magazine, but no round in the chamber.

Ask one of your shooting friends about the practice, and you'll probably hear, "Dumb idea," "Too slow," or "Why would anyone want to give away that much of a time advantage?"

Then ask your friend if they know the origin of the practice.  Well you're about to learn.

Please, do not view this as either an endorsement or a condemnation of the practice.  Rather, it's just an explanation of "why."

Train like your life depends on it.

(It could)

The Truth About ‘Israeli Carry’

Ron Grobman

The People of the Gun have little time for “Israeli carry.”  They scoff at the idea of carrying a pistol with an empty chamber.  “Why add an extra step to a defensive gun use, especially when adrenalin is flowing and time is short?”  Safety?  “Keep your finger off the trigger!”  Yes, well, let’s take a look at the history and current state of Israeli carry in Israel.

Israeli Carry pre-dates Israel. Empty chamber carry was adopted and popularized by legendary close-quarters combat instructor W. E. Fairbairn.  Fairbairn considered the relative frequency of administrative [gun] handling vs. gunfighting and declared chamberless carry the best method for people with limited training.    

Do I have an opinion?  Have you known a time when I didn't have one?

It really doesn't make a great deal of difference, as long as you carry the same way you train.

If you don't train, it will make even less difference.

-- Michael

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