So my carry license is almost here!... stupid municipality and its stupidness. I've been reading a lot and handling my gun (with snap-caps!) a lot, in preparation for the mental commitment to carry. I've made the decision that with my DA/SA P229, I'd like to carry +1, with the hammer in its forward position. This seems best to me: immediately fireable, and a 10lb (vs a 4.4 SA) trigger pull. Cool. I have a question, though. Obviously the slide is easier to rack with the hammer already retracted, because it doesn't encounter that 'resistance' of cocking the hammer as it moves backwards. My question is whether there is any difference, here, in the 'consistency' with which a pistol will chamber a round. Let's assume that I draw my gun and rack the slide to chamber a round. However, because of nervousness or fear or whatever, I don't rack it 'forcefully' enough. Either I don't retract the slide fully, or I 'ride it home', somewhat. Is there any difference in the likelihood of a round not fully feeding into the chamber, or getting a double feed or what have you, when considering whether the weapon is cocked or uncocked? This isn't really an entirely important question because I rack the slide forcefully anyway, plus I plan to carry chambered... but it is my technical curiosity.