Loaded in the safe.
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Post By archer51
February 10th, 2012 08:17 PM
Loaded in the safe.
I have a couple guns that I keep loaded all the time. My HD shotgun and two of my carry weapons. Other than the shotty they are on me or in the safe, I have a rack for the shotty. I am the only one who has access to the safe. It seems silly to me to unload at night only to load up in the morning. (no kids) I still press check every time...
My question is this an unsafe practice in general? (A coworker made me rethink it).
My take on it is that every firearm is loaded and doesn't much matter for me one way or the other.
February 10th, 2012 08:18 PM
Keep them all loaded. That way there is no questioning whether something is loaded or not.
Plus, you should already treat them like they are always loaded like you already do.
What you're doing is fine.
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February 10th, 2012 08:25 PM
Follow the rule treat all guns as if they are loaded you will never have a problem.
An unloaded weapon is a very expensive rock.
One by the bed loaded in a biosafe.
The others are in quick opening safes Loaded at all times.
February 11th, 2012 02:22 PM
I keep mine loaded, whether on me or locked away in the safe.
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February 11th, 2012 02:40 PM
Keep them loaded. You are fine..
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February 11th, 2012 03:01 PM
February 11th, 2012 03:08 PM
Always loaded except when cleaning or transporting (excluding cc guns). With the correct mindset that u have u will, continue, to be without issue.
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February 11th, 2012 03:31 PM
Standard Operating Procedure.
February 11th, 2012 03:58 PM
After joining this forum, I have learned a lot about defensive carry. One of the first that I don't in load my primary or back up, unless to clean them. You are doing the right thing.
February 11th, 2012 04:06 PM
Loaded and secured
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February 11th, 2012 04:09 PM
I made a grave mistake a few months back. My borther-in-law came over. He is retired from the Navy, Sheriff's department and State DNR. We pulled one of my ARs from the safe. The magazine was removed hut as soon as he pulled the charging handle out poped a cartridge. We both look at one another with a Oh, $hit expression. NOW, everything in the safe is loaded and there is a bright orange sign stating everything in this safe is loaded and ready to fire.
I know I made a mistake and damn well learned from it. I never dreamed I could possibly be so negligent but folks it can happen so easily. I was and still am quiet embarresed over this. Thankfully this happened with with someone well experenced with firearms. However the bottom line is that it was my own fault. This is a lesson I will never have to learn twice. Mistakes can kill.
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February 11th, 2012 04:20 PM
multiple people have access to the "secure" areas.
our code is a rubber band around the grip of what is loaded.
not perfect cause the bands do break--and, again:
thats why we treat all guns as if they are loaded.
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February 11th, 2012 04:24 PM
I agree with checking the guns each time loaded or not, and I do. I have several pistols in various zippered padded pouches, one of them is loaded with ammo, on that pouch I attach a clothespin that I painted red. At a quick glance I can grab the pouch with a loaded gun if there is an urgency.
While every gun still gets checked in normal handling, the gun with the clothespin gives me a head's up reminder of what I'm about to handle, before I ever put my hands on it.
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