“pull his own weapon, rack a round into the chamber”
I don’t think carrying a double action firearm and then having to rack it before being ready to fire is a good idea. If you pull it, be ready to use it, immediately especially if one already has a firearm at the ready against you, IMO.
I agree. If you are out walking around there should already be one in the tube.
So he pulled his gun, and chambered a round before the thug could tell what was happening? /BS
It's probably state law.
For sure - always one in the tube so the most you might need to do is thumb any safety off. My pocket pieces are "LEO Spec" in that they have no safety. Convenient but the longer trigger pull takes a bit to get used to and to be able to maintain "double-tap efficiency". Way too much can go wrong if you try to acquire it in a hurry and have to worry about chambering a round on top of it.
Even if you have one in the chamber, having your gun in the holster when the other guy has his drawn puts you way behind.
The Glock is striker fired, not double action. He probably did not have a round in the chamber because Glocks do not have an external safety. For this reason, some people choose to carry them with a magazine inserted but with no round chambered because they fear an accidental discharge. Of course, if makes more sense to have a round chambered and ready but some people choose not to do so for the reason stated.