OK, so its been about 2 weeks now that i have been carrying... ive been adjusting to two different holsters (smartcarry and supertuck), and to the idea of having a gun with me and to the weight and all sorts of things.
I have really good training in firearms safety, one of the few things my Dad did right. I carry a glock 19 (which if you dont know only has passive safeties)...by that i mean there is no switch or button that when pressed in to the point that you cannot see red, the gun cannot fire.
This took some getting used to because certain aspects of my range and hunting training conflicted with this new CC methodology for me (always having the bolt open on the range, never off safe until ready to fire). so i kind of flipflopped for a while between condition 1 and 3 based on situation, location and holster and blah blah blah.... BAD IDEA
Now I am 100% condition 1 all the time...
however the reason for my concern is there were 2 or 3 times that i heard myself ask (yes, i do talk to myself) whether or not there was one in the chamber right now (to which i answered myself there is always one in the chamber even if you just checked) BUT accidents happen when you AREN'T expecting them. If you always carry in C1 there will never be a question of whether or not the gun can go off... If you pull the trigger it will
The point of my post is just to warn other new CC not to flip flop. If you decided to carry in C3 - fine, do so all of the time i don't care what part of your city your going to. If you carry it like a weapon, in C1 - Do so all the time.
No matter what you choose make sure you tell everyone that might find it it is ALWAYS loaded and will fire if messed with... Respect and healthy fear is a good thing
Just my two cents based on some of my experience so far