Anybody ever carry an empty gun?

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    Not trying to be boastful here, just matter of fact. I know 100% of the time the status and condition of all of my weapons (i.e. where they are at, clean/dirty, loaded/unloaded, chambered/unchambered, cocked/locked/safetied, in a safe/immediately accessible, etc.). So, NO, I've never carried an empty gun. Unless I loan one of mine out to one of my buddies, I will continue my "perfect" record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcox4freedom View Post
    I see how it can happen with a revolver. But, I can definitely tell the difference in weight with my semi-automatics.
    I agree. With my Glock 19, a significant portion of the weight comes from the ammo. if I picked up the gun and it was empty, I'd notice something wrong right away. Now, admittedly, my little .380 only holds 6+1 rounds and I don't carry it enough to be as "in tune" with the weight. So I suppose it might be possible with that one.
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    Well, sort of. I usually open carry my G26 around home with a 17 round magazine in it. When I go out I swap that for a 10 in it and an extra 10 on my belt. I usually start this process by pulling the 17 rounder and putting it in the pouch when I holster my pistol (when upstairs putting things on), then I go down to the safe to swap magazines around.

    Realized one day in the grocery store that I had a 17 round magazine on my belt and a G26 in the holster with one in the chamber but no magazine. So, not empty and with plenty of ammunition, just not in the usual configuration. Still, not a good feeling.
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    LOL...I've never done that.
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    Nope, never done that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Actually, I can beat that but I'm too chicken to share.
    You mean, maybe, going out with an empty holster?

    Not that I know anything about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene83 View Post
    The only time that I have ever carried an empty weapon was when I was in the Army. Go figure.

    In basic training, other than trips to the firing range, those rifles were never loaded. We just lugged them around.
    Gotta love the military, did the same thing in USAF. Down side is it was in RVN, had to call command post for permission to lock and load.
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    That's like walking out the house without my pants on....Nope never done none of 'em!
    Why?? Because at the last second, the Police are minutes away.

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    lol^^ been there, done that. Thank god I had my back up.

    My question is, why do you unload your guns? lock em up loaded, take em out, their still loaded, put em by your bed loaded and pick em up and they should still be loaded.
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    I have left the house with my 1911 fully loaded,but forgot my spare mags,which left me with 9 rounds instead of the usual 25
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    I once forgot to insert a magazine. I had chamberd a round dropped the magazine to top it off
    the phone rang so I holstered my 1911 picked up the phone & left the magazine on my dresser.

    There is no excuse for that.

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    Yup. Embarrassing but yup. Did some dry firing the night before and forgot to load the model 19 back up. Discovered that at the end of that next day, a day spent in enforcement activity, when I got home and there were the bullets. Right on my dresser where I had left them the night before. I did have my spare 6-pack on my belt for what that might have been worth.

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    Can't say that I have ever carried an empty handgun concealed. I always check to see if they are loaded and ready to go. Takes just a second with a revolver and I have a "round in chamber indicator" on my 9mm so again it is a quick look. Unless you are so distracted by other things beforehand, I really can't see doing it at all.
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    No, can't say I have. But then I check my gun every time I holster it.
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