ok first thing in my carry weapon i usually keep her chambered and absolutely know so, it has an indicator, but theres no need to look at it if i know that its chambered. smart thing is "know your gun, and know what your loading situation is before you carry it." if you know its chambered, then theres no reason to depend on looking at your indicator when someones intending you harm. the time that it takes you to do that will give your perp enough time to squeeze one off at you, cause his is chambered and he knows it is. so i have to agree with most everyone else. "dont be dumb, chamber your gun."