Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve seen some of the “self-defense” videos from Dale Brown of Detroit Urban Survival. He posts some questionable tactics that quickly go viral. They are usually good for a quick laugh, but honestly, a lot of it seems like it could get people hurt or killed if they used them in a real-life situation.
The video I came across today was a YouTube Short he posted back on Nov. 2, 2021, promoting carrying a gun without a round in the chamber. His opinion is that carrying without a round in the chamber increases the survivability and safety of your family. But he doesn’t stay how it does that. He mentions that the time it takes to rack the slide is negligible.
So what happens if you have to use your gun in self-defense. And during the stress of this encounter, you draw your gun and either forget to rack your slide? What if you short-stroke the slide and fail to chamber a round?
We’ve covered carrying with a round in the chamber numerous times here on USA Carry, so instead of going into it again, check out the articles below. Do you carry with a round in the chamber? Sound off in the comments below.