If the weapon is intended for self defense, it would be -IMHO- fullhearty to not have a round in the chamber. The notion of racking my .45 and hoping the round doesn't jam before I get the first shot off is as terrifying as having to use the weapon in the first place.
I'm going Wednesday to get my CCW. I plan on carrying with one in the chamber, 10 in the mag, and safety on. After thinking about it, if I had to use it then I wouldn't want to have to waste the 2-5 seconds it takes to chamber a round. If my C9 isn't on me it is locked up.
Ok, since this is on topc ( sorta) I'll ask it. does the Hi point use any type of positive retention system for teh firing pin? I am currently rebuilding a STAR arms model 30M, and one of the things that I noticed about it ( heard it was the same way on a 1911 as well) is that teh safety features a slip collar that once engaged basically locks teh firing pin. as long as teh safety is engaged that mechanism makes it impossible for the firing pin to strike teh bullet. I have never tore downmy C9 to take a look, so does it have a similar mechanism? or does the safety simply lock back the slide?
My HP has 1 in the chamber and 10 in the mag with safety on. It is always on me or locked up.When I get dressed in the morning it is part of my routine just like my glasses. One of the first things on and one of the last off.
I never heard this or read this. Sort of makes no sense - we'll give you permission to carry a loaded gun, but not ready to use in an emergency situation? And by "concealing" I'm assuming you mean CCW - being a permitted CCW holder.
one in the chamber , 7 in the mag, because it is hard enough to ccw without the added length of the 10 round mag. Besides I believe I can hit what I'm shooting at in the distance of 7 yards. The other 3 rounds wouldn't be use in most probabilty.