Thanks for the clarification JR. Much appreciated and honestly what I was hoping to hear.
The reason I have opted to not chamber a round is only due to my set up. I use it as a home protection weapon in a Titan gun safe beside my bed. The Titan is a great single handgun safe but it does present the firearm in a pop up holster once opened. In the dark...however slight the chance...it could be possible for me to accidentally hit the trigger while pulling the gun out. Minimal chance however...
The other reason is during a break in...either I will hear the intruder OR my dog will...giving me ample time to rack a round.
Plus - it will FORCE me to clear my head before doing so.
Hopefully the racking slam would **assist** the intruder into thinking twice and leaving. I actually had that happen when younger and had to pump a shotgun to discourage an intruder. He heard it and poof...GONE.