So this is just a continuation of conversations I've had with guy's I work with but I think I've won them all over. Lets see how many on hear agree on my take.
The only way to carry is with one in the chamber, period. If you've made the determination that drawing your gun is justified, then some one will get shot. I consider my Glock like a samurai sword, if it comes out it will draw blood. I personally like the Glock because it is the safest weapon in the world (you have to pull the trigger to make it fire) and there are no external safety lever, button or switches to slow down the process, or get snagged on clothing.
Center mass every time, the whole "shoot to disable" scenario will land you in court defending your freedom. Once again the Samurai sword, if it comes out, your gonna die, I've determined (opportunity, ability Treat) that Im justified to shoot, in the end it will be my word against your wo...wait your dead, just my word!
There are many bumper stickers out there like "Don't do the crime if you cant serve the punishment" and " Id rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6" but in the end it all comes down to being able to convince the legal system that you were afraid for your (family) life and had no escape, you don't need someone else version to complicate things.