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    Stupid is as stupid does!

    Subject says it all. A first (and hopefully last!) for me. Had company all weekend that included young children. For super safety, I put ammo in one part of house, magazines in another part, firearm in a third part. They left late yesterday so, last night I rounded up them all up. Later today, I had an appointment in the evening about seventy miles from home. Running late, I grabbed my favorite EDC, shoved it in my holster, plus extra mag and Surefire on the other hip and I'm out the door.

    Just got home, butt dragging. Reached for my P30 and placed it on the end table next to the bed. Looking for the remote I spotted my pistol - without a mag in it! Strutted all over central Virginia with an empty pistol. Obviously, I did not collect all the mags. Unbelievable.
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    Well, at least you didn't forget to put gas in your tank.
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    I'm glad to hear you didn't have a reason to find out that it was empty earlier in the day.

    This is a great example of why we should all make a habit of routinely performing an inspection every time we equip ourselves.
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    aznav. Don't feel like the Lone Ranger. Whenever we vary from our routine things like this can happen.

    Everyday here I have the same routine. My Glock remains loaded. Every morning I drop the mag, do a chamber check and holster.

    I do applaud you for taking the time to think of your company and secure everything. At home I have a dedicated house gun that remains loaded and secured even when I am carrying on my person. When I do go out I have a large walk in closet where my other guns are kept. I have my routine set no matter what else is going on I can go in there, choose what firearm I am going to carry and go through my loading routine and take a moment to get my head and butt wired together before leaving the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    aznav. Don't feel like the Lone Ranger. Whenever we vary from our routine things like this can happen.
    That pretty well covers it.......

    I found through experience that when I'm in a hurry, or being hurried, is when I make those kind of mistakes. It's taken quite a few years for me to devolop the self-discipline stop, assess, and 'carryon' with 'whatever' I happen to be doing. You did alright and it's a lesson learned. Take it onboard, apply that lesson, and carry on.
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    I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but that is the advantage of a good safe. Everything not needed all in one secure place.
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    Trying not to bust your chops
    Doesn't matter if I have company,my EDC is in a holster with 2 spare mags where they are "SAFE",any other guns get locked in the safe.Maybe it's just me but having company over doesn't make your house any safer from a home invasion or burglary so why are you disarming yourself and essentially making it almost impossible to access a loaded weapon if you need it.
    You can get one of these and keep a loaded gun from curious hands and eyes for under $35 shipped,I have one with a combination
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    PS I had a situation where I didn't holster my gun when I got dressed and left the house unarmed,went all over town and suddenly realized my holster was empty,I did have 2 spare mags of 45 Gold Dots I could have thrown at a BG
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    Anytime you change your routine it can happen, especially if you get in a rush. Glad you didn't need it.
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    Yesterday was not my finest either, Aznav.

    I was on my cell phone as I was getting ready yesterday morning, and had it cradled while I grabbed wallet, keys, chapstick, pen, knife and headed out the door.

    I was sitting at my desk at work, when I realized that I was unarmed.
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    Just glad you didn't have to find out the hard way it was unloaded.
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    Having other peoples children in my home doesn't affect how I store my firearms. My carry gun is either holstered on my side or in the safe along with all the other guns.

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    Doh!

    I try not to broadcast my stupid things; there's not enough room on the forum.
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    You could have driven 30 minutes to the range to shoot your rifle and realize when you are on the range that you forgot all your magazines and ammo. Not that I did that mind you, I never do stupid things...
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    At least you had ammo on board. I have done the same thing under different circumstances.
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    Safest place for firearms around company is loaded, in holster, on your side
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