I'm sure this question has been beat to death here, and please feel free to link to anything that you believe will help. Just took and passed my CCW class. I was asked during the class if I planned on carrying with or with a round chambered and the instructor said it was a personal preference. My background is, I was in the Marine reserves years ago. 0311. In the field on patrol we would keep a round in the chamber. On the range the only time we would chamber is when we were ready to fire with the weapon pointed down range. I'm conformable with that. I have been studying Martial arts since 1982. Not as flexible and quick as I use to be, but I believe my first instinct would be that over drawing and shooting if attacked with a knife. This would be just out of habit/instinct. I might not even remember I have a loaded gun on me until it was all over. During our drawing and dry firing at the class. I believe I was always one of the first to be able to pull the trigger after racking the slide and aiming. The rest of the class were practicing as if a round was already chambered. I'm rarely in a situation that I would feel unsafe during my daily activities. So my question is this, given my background am I a naive idiot to carry without a round in the chamber? thanks in advance.