Originally Posted by hmh
I cannot handle a firearm that I know for a fact is unloaded ( just reassembled or flashlight check) pointed at me.
I agree with you, except in this case the firearm is not being handled at all and is still holstered with the safety configuration on.
The hammer is safely resting on a solid steel notch in the cylinder, not on the rim of a cartridge. Additionally, this safety feature also means none of the live .22LR rounds can be aligned with the barrel's bore to make it even possible to shoot up and into your head.
If you are still sketched out about loading fully chambered, even with the fail-safe notches... carry one less round and you'll have a better peace of mind knowing that your head is triple risk accounted for