Safety first is the motto of every law-abiding gun owner. With that in mind, Taurus provides a Loaded Chamber Indicator (LCI) on majority of our models. As with all Taurus safety and security innovations, the indicator in no way interferes with the operation of your pistol and is provided at no extra cost but allows you to verify with your finger or "at-a-glance," that there is a round in the chamber. When a round is in the chamber, the loaded chamber indicator pops out of the slide. While having a loaded chamber indicator is no substitute for common sense and safe firearm handling, it is one more example of Taurus' commitment to outstanding firearm safety. Do not rely on the loaded chamber indicator or any other safety device. Always clear any pistol by removing the magazine, pulling the slide back and visually confirming the chamber is empty. Always remember to "open and show clear."