I own a 9mm full-size XDM. Any time I take it out of the safe I check the chamber to be sure that it's unloaded, just as I was taught. The issue that I'm having is that I can't pull the slide back far enough to see into the chamber without cocking the striker, and I've heard that dry firing it can damage the striker. So I'm left with a bit of a conundrum as to what to do. Should I stop visually inspecting the chamber and just rely on the loaded chamber indicator? Should I stop worrying about dry firing damaging the striker? Should I just leave the striker cocked after I check it? Should I just leave the slide locked back when I put it away in the safe?