I am currently waiting delivery of a Ruger LCP (I'm figuring a months-long wait). I have a question, and I'm not sure this is the proper forum or not, and if it's not, could a mod please move this for me.
I have always been nervous about carrying a live round under the hammer, even with the safety engaged. As a matter of fact, when I carry my S&W .357 mag revolver while hunting, I only load it with 5 and leave the cylinder under the hammer empty. (If I can't hit a deer with 5 shots I may as well go home).
I'm wondering how much time is "wasted" by cocking the weapon after drawing, and if it really makes a that much of a difference to keep it cocked and locked?