No, we are talking about needing a loaded gun RIGHT THE H$%L NOW and having an unloaded one instead-and a gun that won't shoot when you flick off the manual safety (if there is one) and pull the trigger is UNLOADED.
Quit getting wrapped up in the details of an intentionally vague, hypothetical situation and picking nits while you end up with fleas.
You want details, fine. I have the driver's side door open because I'm about to place the 3 grocery bags (1 with a gallon of milk, 1 with a loaf of bread, 1 with 2 dozen eggs because they were on sale) into the truck, with the door blocking my escape route to my left. There's a car parked beside me, blocking my exit to my rear. Immediately to my front is my truck. The perp is standing at my rear bumper (on my right) with a 'Garvey Jiffy Cutter' brand box cutter. The truck is a early 2000's Ford F150 extended cab, so he's 10 to 12 feet away.
With a loaded (meaning a round is chambered) Para Ordnance P13, I've got 2 options.
1.Give him my wallet.
2. a) Draw with my (left) strong hand (keeping it at waist level with the gun pointed at the center of his pelvis because he's close and I want him to go straight down) as I-
b) toss the gallon of milk, 2 dozen eggs and loaf of Colonial King bread at him with my right. If they make contact, fine, if not it is a distraction.
I HAVE practiced shooting 1 handed and have been trained by a 30 year veteran of military special operations and law enforcement who gets hired by the federal government to train their field agents (you've seen him on TV as an expert on several weapons related shows as well and he's been a fight choreographer for a Hollywood movie as well) in instinctive shooting and have practiced it religiously over the years. I know that at 12 feet or less, I can push his belly button so far back against his back bone shooting a .45 from the hip that the coroner will need a separate search warrant to dig it out.
If he sees the gun and heads out at a high rate of speed, good. If he comes at me, he knows he's just brought a knife to a gun fight. If he comes at me, I carry a CRKT M-21 (4+ inch blade with opening assist and it WILL shave) in my front off side pocket, too, and I'm a better knife fighter than gun fighter.
With an unloaded (empty chamber) Para Ordnance P13, I see 2 options.
1. Give him my wallet.
2.Try the same thing as above with the added step of having to chamber a round at the beginning-with my off hand occupied.
As I see it, the chances of it working is, maybe, 1 in 10 at best. I know, I can hop on 1 foot and chamber a round by press checking the slide on my boot heel.:secret:
Wait, the P13 is a Commander length slide and barrel (4 1/4 inch barrel)- the slide won't go back far enough to strip off a round when you press check it and I'm wearing Wolverine work boots like I do every day at work. The heels are SOFT and will give too much anyway.:cray:
Never mind, I better just give him my wallet-with my paycheck, ID, CCW permit, Social Security Card, credit cards, ATM cards, photos, address, and everything else he needs to steal my identity.
If you carry your social security card in your wallet, you deserve to have your idenity stolen.
If you are going to carry a semi auto with one up the pipe, you have to trust your firearm.
I read somewhere if you trust your carry pistol you will sleep with it under your pillow with a round in the chamber.
My carry firearms, I will sleep with, I trust their safety features.
If you do sleep armed, make sure you are alone, because if something happens, you will have plenty of splaining to do, about shooting your wife while she slept.
"really officer, the guy on usa carry said to sleep with my weapon". :sarcastic: