Originally Posted by 99zulu
If you're actually worried about maniacs with butcher knives in your neighborhood, I think its time to move.
I can't think if a situation that I would REALISTICALLY be in where i would need the extra have second it takes to rack my slide... Just sayin
The best argument for keeping one in the chamber is for when / if you need to draw and fire one handed. Especially if it ends up being your off hand.
Defending yourself from a physical attack or pushing a loved one out of harms way etc. Imagine having your arm broken with a club if some sort or taking that knife thrust into the palm of your hand to buy time to pull your gun.
If you don't think something like that could happen, why carry at all.