Say if your job requires you to carry a handgun and there is a degree of risk every time you start your shift, do you keep a round chambered with the safety on so you can get that first round off faster in case a situation does arise, or do you keep your firearm not chambered with the safety off? Im thinking you would keep a round chambered at all times, but was not entirely sure. Im always afraid that a round would go off into my leg if somehow the safety got clicked and there was enough pressure on the trigger, but on the other hand you could be dead before you chamber your first round if you don't get a fast one off. I was wondering what the professionals like police and soldiers do when they go out in the field. My firearm is a Beretta M9, if that helps at all. And from this post you can probably tell I have no training in using a firearm for self-defense so go easy on the n00b.