Ok so the newb questions continue, I am aware that Hi-Point does recommend and actually discourages the practice of Condition 3 carry, 1 in chamber safety on, but I would like to know what the specific reason for this is. Is it a blanket prohibition or just for extended carry? If I am at the shooting range, read sticks miles from anywhere, and the pistol is riding in a holster and not getting bumped, dropped or otherwise abused, does the same still apply? What is it about the design that makes condition 3 not a good idea? Thanks for the info. "WARNING: Newbie learning!"