Shotguns - Unsafe loaded?

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    Shotguns - Unsafe loaded?

    I read in a magazine that "shotguns should never be stored with a chambered round"

    Why is that?


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    Because they are evil and might go somewhere on their own and shoot things.

    I will be watching for other answers, I have never heard this.
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    The only shotgun I have ever seen with a mind of its own was the model 97

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    I have heard if you drop it the pin could strike the primer on older models. I hope that isn't true for todays shotguns though.

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    Lawyer speak maybe??
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    Re: Shotguns - Unsafe loaded?

    I'm in the market for a shotgun and was reading home defense magazine. It gave no follow up to the statement

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    Dang, are my shotguns walking around and shooting thems selve off again. I keep asking and even moved the camera to watch the safe to see of they were escaping and running around on their own...
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    I've never heard of this. I keep my Stoeger Stagecoach loaded for HD .. will be watching this.
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    2 of mine been loaded ready to go for home defense for last 15 years never had one go boom without me.

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    A lot of (most?) repeating shotguns have safeties which block trigger motion but not the sear itself. It's theoretically possible to dislodge the sear with a heavy blow to the gun (e.g., if the gun was dropped).

    I prefer to keep my defensive shotgun with a full mag and an empty chamber, in a "fired" condition so the slide release doesn't have to be diddled with. A simple "shuck" of the fore end and it's ready for use.
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    Having a round in the chamber of any weapon is extremely dangerous. At least that is what my democratic politicians and local media outlets tell me. Guess I should remove the round from the chamber of every single weapon I own.
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    Shotguns - Unsafe loaded?

    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post

    I prefer to keep my defensive shotgun with a full mag and an empty chamber, in a "fired" condition so the slide release doesn't have to be diddled with. A simple "shuck" of the fore end and it's ready for use.
    My 870 stays the same way. Fired on an empty chamber.
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    I placed a phone call to vice president Joe Biden (an acknowledged expert on shotguns and their deployment in tactical situations) and he informed me that having a chambered round would be considered "premeditation" by any jury in the country. After all, you chambered the round because you intended to do something with it, didn't you? That's premeditation and you are guilty.

    Much better to awake from your sleep, go outside to your deck with your double barreled shotgun and two shells, load both shells and fire them into the air to ward off the threat. Then return to bed and sleep soundly. That's the way Joe and his wife do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCXDm9 View Post
    I read in a magazine that "shotguns should never be stored with a chambered round"

    Why is that?


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    NO! Safe when loaded.

    Glad you are here on this Forum and asked the question. It is a very good question. The answer is no.

    REAL ANSWER: Only reason that it should be never stored with a chambered round is because it is in a hard case, in the cargo hold of a commercial airplane, going with you to your next destination. (or in the hands of a Progressive Left moron).
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    It is unsafe. For the bad guy. He didn't hear you rack it, so he didn't have a chance to run away.
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