Originally Posted by dwbG30SF
Honestly, I think it all comes down to "preference". If you prefer to carry C1 (as I do) then do so. If you prefer not to carry C1, then don't. But for Gods sake, polish your skills on racking a round into that chamber, quickly and safely.
Therein lies the rub. Sometimes, racking doesn't work out the way we'd like, and it's necessary to rack the slide a second time. Precious seconds can be lost.
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