When I first started carrying a gun (open carry, I didn’t have my concealed carry weapons permit yet), I open carried an empty gun. I was nervous about open carrying and not confident in my ability to draw and fire safely. I didn’t open carry with a round chambered, I didn’t even open carry with a loaded magazine. I carried a magazine loaded in my pocket ready to switch out. I would have been open carrying a useless gun if I had been attacked; I knew that. But I also knew I needed to work on how comfortable I felt around guns and how safely I could open carry before graduating myself to first a loaded mag and empty chamber and finally to a loaded mag, round chambered. I now carry as I should and I have the option to conceal carry as well. This video demonstrates how important it is to carry your firearm, open or concealed, with a round chambered. If you’re not yet doing that, work yourself up to it for your own safety and the safety of your loved ones and others around you.