The bear hit Uptain as Chubon went for the pistol. “He said he had [the Glock],” Hovinga told WyoFile. “He had a hard time trying to find a clear shot.”
Chubon tried to shoot the bear, Hovinga said. “He grabbed [the pistol], was unable to make it fire,” Hovinga said. “There was not a round in the chamber, so the gun was empty. He couldn’t make the gun work.”
Paraphrasing somebody I saw in the webs: To carry with an empty chamber is the same as thinking you will have time to put on the sat belt before the accident.
If you do not have confidence on yourself to carry with a round in chamber, you need to practice the manual of arms, unholstering and holstering till you do it automatically. Remember, gun does not go bang unless the trigger gets played with.