I just got finished reading a few posts in the Tactics & Pers. Def. thread and it makes me want to address something from my view point. I DO NOT carry with a round chambered. I have been carying concealed for at least 20 yrs or more. I believe that the assupmtion that you will need to be a "quick draw" in the event of a "situation" is unrealistic. I believe that one should always be as conscious (sp) of ones surroundings as possible at all times. If you do this you should be aware of a situation deteriorating or threatening , and at that point decide if it's time to "rack it". The idea that you are going to be "instantaneously" thrust into a situation where you need to draw and fire like marshall dillon is fantasy. I happen to be a fan of Jeff Cooper and I know his rule of C1. That is all very good if your in a combat situation,(war) but for everyday carry, totally unnecessary. I can't think of a more safer policy than NOT having one in the chamber. What do you think?