It’s one of the most common questions for new handgun owners and concealed-carry permit holders: should you carry a round in the chamber of a pistol?
Having a round in the chamber means the firearm is ready to shoot with the squeeze of a trigger, and while there are disagreements, many experts feel that keeping a chambered round is the right way to carry your pistol.
Arguments Against Chambering
If there is no round in the chamber, the gun is far less dangerous. There is less chance of it going off accidentally, and it only takes a fraction of a second to rack the slide and chamber a round. For these reasons, some people feel that keeping a round in the chamber is unsafe and irresponsible.
Arguments for Chambering...
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