So I have to say that I’m in the extreme minority when it comes to carrying without a round in the chamber. Most instructors will say to always have one chambered no matter what. I recently took my concealed handgun class again (because I let my permit expire) and there were two foreigners in the class where in their native countries it was illegal to carry with a round in the chamber, they were shocked LOL. I’ve had some close calls with accidental discharges, almost had a friend shoot me (the bullet missed), so I’m against one in the chamber unless I’m approaching a situation where I’m in imminent danger. But I’d say pretty much across the board most people will disagree with my decision.
Then the other day I overheard a family member listening to the news. I wasn’t paying attention that well but as the story went some guy shot another guy, was in a legal battle, confined to home arrest with an ankle bracelet. Then he was caught with a gun ‘with a round in the chamber’, as stated by the lady on the news. I was actually surprised that she mentioned ‘one in the chamber’ since here in the gun community that’s pretty much a given for so many people. But it seems like the media is using it against us.