All signs point to "yes." Video evidence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syxrpLbaEuY I used to carry without one in the chamber for fear that it would somehow "go off" and I'd be boned legally. I now realize that it's entirely up to me whether the gun goes off or not. When I need it to go off, do I want it ready, or do I want to be dead? You decide, folks.