COMMON SENSE dictates that if you have a firearm for self-defense you need to be able to USE that firearm in an instant, Why?
Firstly because an unloaded gun is just a fancy paperweight and Second as a very wise man once told me: “Trouble does not make appointments, it just walks in.”
In other words, when you need a FIREARM to defend yourself, you are going to need it FAST!
I am old school so I keep all my ‘serious’ firearms in Condition 1 at ALL TIMES:
Magazine inserted, Round chambered, Manual safety (if equipped) engaged.
At the end of the day folks being comfortable with your firearms all comes down to Training and if you are like me since you were a kid you were taught that YOUR TRIGGER FINGER is the biggest GUN SAFETY of them all! (Refer to #3 of the Four Rules of Gun Safety).