Anybody ever carry an empty gun?

Anybody ever carry an empty gun?

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    Anybody ever carry an empty gun?

    You know accidentally?

    I carry an sp101 pretty regularly. A couple months ago I got home, pulled out the gun and realized that it was completely empty. (And this is extra embarassing because its a revolver and I can see the rounds). I had carried the gun all around town for two days... empty. The last time I went shooting one of my friends wanted to see the gun, so I emptied the bullets into the console of my car and then handed him the gun to check out and completely forgot to reload it. Luckily nothing bad happened during those two days, but I was carrying around a completely useless two pound hunk of metal everywhere I went.

    Ever happen to anybody else? Or am I the only one to be a fugg up?


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    Nope never done that....

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    I've never done this before.
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    Wow. No, I've never carried an empty gun around. I like mine stoked and ready to go.

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    I carried my S&W 442 with the internal lock engaged once...not sure how long it was like that. Loadad, but might as well been unloaded for all intents and purposes. Shortly thereafter, I removed the lock flag and did a spring and trigger job while I had it apart. No more internal locks for me.
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    I have forgotten to chamber once or twice. After the second time, I made it a habit to chamber one and then top off the mag.
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    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.
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    Can't say that I have.
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    I see how it can happen with a revolver. But, I can definitely tell the difference in weight with my semi-automatics.

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    yes, I have... Carried an empty gun... not accidentally, either!

    Every time I walk out of the gun shop with a new toy...
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    Rats!
    It could be worse!
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    Nope.
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    No, I have never carried an empty gun.
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    Actually, I can beat that but I'm too chicken to share.
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    You mean like my concealed carry pistol? Never. I always chamber a round and engage the safety before I holster up.

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    Actually, yes I have.

    A year or so ago, while visiting my in-laws in Oregon. As you may know, Oregon does not recognize most other state's licences. My in-laws live in the Portland-Salem corridor--the liberals there have gone even further. If you do not have an Oregon CCL, you cannot have a loaded gun in the vehicle, and further, you cannot have a loaded magazine or speed-loader in the vehicle at all. This leaves you entiely defensless (Firearms-wise).

    So, what I did was (very reluctantly) unloaded my primary and back-up magazines and inserted an empty mag into the already empty gun. I figured that if I had to, I could attempt to bluff with a weapon that at least looked like it was ready to fire, while still being within the letter of the (silly) law. I figured that it might be better than nothing if needed.........
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