Carrying With a Round in the Chamber

Carrying a concealed handgun takes practice. No, I’m not talking about practice shooting – I’m talking about practice carrying. It can take time before you’re completely comfortable carrying with a round in the chamber.

First, let’s touch on why carrying with a round in the chamber is a good idea. According to well-respected instructor Tom Givens, the vast majority of gunfights between civilians and attackers follow the Rule of 3: they take place within 3 yards, average 3 shots fired, and are over in about 3 seconds.

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