A loaded gun with ammunition or a round in the chamber of the weapon that is cocked and hammer locked (if single action) or ready to be fired by simply pulling the trigger.
Often a carry handgun with a loaded magazine that has been cocked locked and ready to rock. It is ready to fire. If a single action pistol the hammer has been cocked back and locked in place. Only the trigger must be depressed to fire the weapon.
by Steve2312002 January 25, 2009