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Home Defense Pump 12-- Loaded or Unloaded?

This is a discussion on Home Defense Pump 12-- Loaded or Unloaded? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; loaded, non in the chamber for shotguns. Handguns are always loaded and chambered. If a saftey, it's on. Only house, ccw gun that has a ...

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    loaded, non in the chamber for shotguns. Handguns are always loaded and chambered. If a saftey, it's on. Only house, ccw gun that has a saftey is Mill Pro pt111. my xd45 and revolvers have no external manual safety.


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    My 870 is in the bedroom closet with a tube full of buckshot and an empty chamber. All the handguns in the house between where I am "right now" and the 870 are ready with loaded chambers. There's nearly an order of magnitude difference in the energy available with a long gun vs. most handguns, and I'm just very, very cautious about chambering a round indoors with a long gun.

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    I have a full mag, but nothing in the chamber. Simple reason is 1. Pump shotguns can be loaded much quicker IMO then a pistol without one in the barrel and 2. To a burglar, a racking shotgun in the darkness is a general clue to get the heck outta dodge.

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    in an apartment? i'd go for large caliber low velocity hollowpoints. shouldn't go through the walls if you do miss. i say shouldn't because i've seen some poorly made walls that i could shoot cean through with a bb gun.
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    I keep the chamber empty in my Ithaca M37 riot gun. But it has seven 00 buck rounds in the mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R.E.Lee View Post
    Im currently deciding on a 12gauge to use for HD in my new apartment. I already have an XD9 that I carry daily and which will be in the nightstand loaded with 16+1.

    Also in the Apartment will be my Beretta 12gauge trap gun, though because the barrel is so long, I dont think it would make the best HD shotgun.

    This brings me to the thread title. Do you all who own pump shotguns for HD leave them fully loaded (1 in chamber, and magazine full) or do you leave the chamber empty with the magazine full?

    The only reason I ask is that I think the pumping sound generated by a pump gun has got to be the most spine-tingling noise a robber could hear. Therefore, I almost think it would be a better preventative measure to allow an intruder to be able to hear the action while chambering a round (leave the chamber open, until necessary).

    Your thoughts?
    Keep it loaded! There is a better noise that brings the ultimate fear in multi-intruders...the sound of the first one being shot.

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