If you're not responsible about handling your gun and that means following the 4 rules along with a holster that protects the trigger then you're probably not ready for carry.
If you're responsible there is zero reason to carry a brick instead of a gun. Put a round in the chamber.
Of course, you are free to do as you choose as long as you don't infringe on me but I fail to see any reason beyond irrational fear to carry on an empty chamber unless you have a pre transfer bar revolver or a old design gun without drop safties and the like. In that case, I'd get a newer gun.
Someday, I may be found lying dead in a ditch somewhere, but Iíll be lying in a pile of brass.
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