So far I've been reluctant to carry or even store my pistol with a round chambered because of the added threat of accidental discharge. So, I was wondering what everybody uses as their chambered round? Do you use a different round than the rest of your clip, just in case of accidental discharge?
I've considered using a frangible as my chambered round because it would decrease chances of wall penetration in the event of accidental discharge, but ultimately I think I'm looking for a "less than lethal" round to chamber. The problem is, I can't seem to find anything in a 9mm Automatic ammo. Does anybody know of anything that is available?
Ultimately my goal is to carry a single "less than lethal" round, chambered, and a full magazine of standard ammo. I've looked at the 9mm Shot Shells but understand that they aren't really designed for an Automatic and often don't cycle the weapon properly causing the next round to fail. I've also looked at the Glaser Blue rounds, but while they are a "shot shell" they are compressed so tightly that they are considered fully lethal and are therefore more like a frangible round than a shot shell.
Please try to keep from discussing "all ammo is lethal" and "don't point at something you don't intend to kill". We all (hopefully) know the basics, but reality is, occasionally a weapon is accidentally discharged. No matter how rare, and how unlikely, I'd like to take as much precaution as possible that if it were to happen, an innocent doesn't die. Also please try to refrain from "less than lethal only gives BG time to shoot you" or similar. I can fire two rounds nearly as quickly as I can fire the first, and in a situation where a BG were placing my life in risk, I would fire 2 rounds given that I know that the first is less than lethal, and the second would put him down.
What rounds do you carry chambered when OC/"storing" your weapon? Are those rounds different than what you carry in the rest of your magazine? Does anybody know of a "less than lethal" 9mm round and what is it?