There is sometimes a debate about carrying with a round in the chamber, as some people don’t because they are just starting out. While we want people to be comfortable with the firearm they are carrying, it should be a considering factor to carry at all…
In other words, carry the way you feel is best for you, but also be mindful of the fact that, if needed, you may not have time to rack that slide. And even if you do, you may find yourself with a malfunction.
Watch the video above which shoes numerous examples of both chambered carry and not chambered. The differences can be staggering in the end.
Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.