The last couple of posts make a good case for a loaded chamber indicator. I have seen them done nicely (Glock) and very poorly (Ruger .22) The Ruger one was so bad I got rid of it, and turned an unreliable pistol in to a reliable one.
I couldn't disagree more. I can think of no conceivable reason for a LCI other than laziness. ALL firearms are loaded and should be treated as such.