May 2, 2023
The decision to carry a firearm with a round in the chamber is a personal one that should be based on individual training, experience, and comfort level. Many experienced gun owners and law enforcement officers recommend carrying a round in the chamber because it can significantly reduce the time it takes to draw and fire the weapon in a self-defense situation. However, carrying with a round in the chamber also requires a higher level of training and awareness to ensure that the firearm is handled safely and securely. Ultimately, the decision to carry with a round in the chamber should be made after careful consideration of one’s own abilities and experience.