Anybody ever carry an empty gun?

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    Where are the california people?

    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
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    So OP, you're not alone. Sounds like there have been a few of us that have set ourselves up for the NC. (Negligent Click)
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    Nope. Never have and never will. I like to believe I am aware of everything I do and especially my defensive weapon. Everyone makes a mistake once in awhile but you were very lucky. If I take the rounds out of gun to show someone the gun, I keep the magazine or rounds in my hand so the rounds go back in the gun when I get it back.

    To take this one step further, when I go to the range, I normally take three guns. One stays loaded at all times. I get nervous around people with loaded guns and mine are empty. When I prepare to leave the range, two empty guns go back in the range bag while the third and fully loaded gun goes back in my holster.
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    Nope. But I've learned to never underestimate how stupid I can be.

    I've probably avoided this thus far by never handling a firearm without checking the chamber. Given my above self-observation, I sometimes check the chamber twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    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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    When I was a Chief of Police and my vehicle was in the shop for maintenance, I'd have one of the Detectives pick me up at my residence. Each morning I walk out the door and check for my reading glasses, make sure my pants were zipped up and that I had my pistol or what I called, "Spectacles, testicles, Gun" . One morning the Detective who was picking me up said, "I didn't know that you're Catholic Chief". I replied that I wasn't. He said, "Every morning that you come out of the house, I see you cross youself". I said, "No, I'm not crossing myself, I just checking to make sure that I've not left the three important things that I carry with me". He said, "What that? to which I replied, ""Spectacles, testicles, Gun".

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    Good thing you didn't need it. It would have been the loudest "click" you ever heard.

    I've never had a time where I carried an empty gun. Accidentally or on purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    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.
    Funny, I remember coming back in from the bush, ragged ass tired,, meaner than a bear with a bad tooth. We were sent to the AF 'dining facility' near Da Nang on the way. Some numbnuts tried to make us leave our weapons outside under AF security. Then one tried to take the Lt's piece. Bad move. We ate, kept our weapons (loaded) and then moved on. I don't suppose they'll ever forget that guys 'dirty skivvies' episode. Skinny little Lt. had some real STONES!

    As for me personally?? All these years from my first intro to firearms?? Nope!

    ALL of my weapons are ALWAYS loaded, even when they aren't. It's a mind set kinda thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDE101 View Post
    I can top that! When I was with the 101st at Ft Campbell back in 1963, I actually had to walk guard duty at the ammo dump one night with an empty M14! The only time our weapons were loaded was when we were at the range. All other times we had no ammo! The ammo dump was out in the boonies, and if anyone was to try to break in to steal anything, I was supposed to butt stroke em with the rifle! Didn't even have a radio or any means to call for help! Made a whole lot of sense! But then, that's the military mind for you. Don't trust the privates with a gun and ammo!
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    Never grabbed an unloaded gun, but ONCE (years ago) I did grab the wrong extra mag...have never done that again.
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    I've never carried an empty gun, but once, after putting the belt and holster on, I forgot to put the gun in the holster and carried it around empty for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Gunner View Post
    To take this one step further, when I go to the range, I normally take three guns. One stays loaded at all times. I get nervous around people with loaded guns and mine are empty. When I prepare to leave the range, two empty guns go back in the range bag while the third and fully loaded gun goes back in my holster.
    I do the same thing when out shooting. I always keep one gun loaded. You never know who might drop by.

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    Never carried an empty loaded gun
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    I carried my SP empty for about a week in my jacket pocket. I had another gun on my belt fully loaded. I did go to an apartment one time to serve a warrant before I was firearms certified, there happened to be another Constable at the same building. On my way up the steps behind him I noticed there was no mag in his Glock. I didn't tell him until we got back out of the building he checked it, no mag.. said I must have dropped it, chamber check...nothing. Number of extra mags on his belt 0. I vowed to not work with him after that. He never keeps chamber full and never carries any spares.

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