First I want to say thank you! I am happy to be a part of the "girls club"!! Also, this is something that has been beat to death by many men in many places however, I never see any input from the ladies. Especially moms. So, I would like to know, Do you carry with a round in the chamber or not? Personally I do. I never used to until one day I thought I was actually going to NEED my pistol and I realized in those few seconds there was no way I would be able to rack it and shoot in time. I do have 4 children ages 1, 2, 6, and 11. I am extremely careful as I'm sure most mothers are.