A great article on the problem with carrying a gun with no cartridge in the chamber. Assuming you’re carrying for self-defense, this reader comment sums things up pretty well…

“I’ll chamber a round when I see a fight coming” is like saying “I’ll put on my seatbelt when I see the oncoming car cross the centerline.” It won’t end well.

Think carrying without a round in the chamber is a good idea? Try these empty-chamber defensive drills and find out.

Read the rest: Shooting Illustrated | Skills Check: Empty-Chamber Carry Drill