Many people who carry a gun on a daily basis aren’t comfortable doing so with a round in the chamber, even if their gun is equipped with a safety. They prefer to carry in what’s commonly known as condition 3 (or “Israeli carry”) with an empty chamber.
That, of course, requires the person carrying the gun to draw, then rack the slide in order to be ready to fire if necessary…which can be difficult depending on the situation. If your off hand is otherwise occupied or there simply isn’t enough time, you could find yourself holding a heavy paperweight rather than a ready firearm.
Longtime reader Matt in FL sent the following:
There’s no visible blood in the linked video, but a guy does get straight up dead. However it’s a strong lesson. The lesson is that a gun carried Israeli condition 3 is basically pointless. Red shirt guy is dead because of condition 3. He probably shouldn’t have drawn to begin with, but that’s another argument.
Click here to view the video [again, video is graphic, though no blood is seen so consider this NSFW].
The run-down: Red shirt guy tries to draw on ball cap guy sitting at the bar. It appears he tries to rack the slide, but before he can complete the action, ball cap guy disarms him and shoots him with his own gun. I’m not 100% certain it was condition 3, but ball cap guy took it from his left hand, and racking the slide is the only reason that I can see that he would have his left hand on the gun after drawing with his right.
After watching the video a number of times, it does appear that “red shirt guy” was trying to rack the pistol when he was disarmed. We’ll let you take it from here in the comments.