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Storing your carry gun in safe: Loaded or unloaded.

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    In a holster on the shelf in my bedroom. Loaded.

    My one carry revolver that I own is also my home defense gun.

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    I store guns in my safe unloaded, cleaned and oiled. I don't store my EDC since it's either on my belt or on my nightstand.

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    No rugrats, but I now also keep a 9mm under the edge of my pillow in a modified leather holster that has all excess material removed, but does cover the trigger. Goes back in safe in the mornings and safe stays locked until bedtime.

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    I keep a 9mm and a .45 along with my Shotgun loaded and ready to go in my safe...w/the door opened for easy access if need be. And, I keep a 9mm in both my living room table compartment when I'm in that area and in the nightstand in my bedroom when I'm there. A piece that's ready to rock and roll is ALWAYS nearby me....ALWAYS!!
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    My EDC is always condition 1, whether it's on me or on my nightstand. Two other handguns in the house for Wifey's use also ready to go, unless kids are over then they (the guns) get locked up. Rifle is in a Plano hard case unloaded with 4 loaded mags ready. Plano case also gets locked when the kids are over and I'm not around.
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    I don't store loaded firearms in safes... still check it before it goes in/out, but I feel safes are a big target for a thief. If they manage to break into one of my Liberty Safes, I rather them be pissed off that they don't have a loaded firearm after all that work. Only ammo in my safe is spam cans, which I use to prop short guns up (don't preach about dangers, it is my decision). If someone wants ammo for the guns that are in the safe (pretty much Russian/Soviet ammo), let them open up the spam cans... at least you'll likely get DNA.

    I keep two shotguns outside of the safe, near the bed. I do have a ejection port lock on the Remington, and a simple lock that I rigged to work in my Ithaca. Me and my girlfriend have a key, each, on our key rings. For us to leave the house, we need our keys... so the guns should always be secure when we leave. Come home and get ready for bed, put key in lock. System has worked pretty well.

    In regards to lockboxes, I don't consider them safes... too easy to walk off with. I have one in my trunk, in case I need to secure a handgun for whatever reason. Usually just toss it in the holster back there, loaded.

    Nobody wants to report a stole firearm, but I feel at least making the effort to secure it goes a long way. You obviously didn't just leave it out, so if someone steals it, you did enough to attempt to deter it.

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    Out of a dozen pistolas in the safe, half are 'action ready'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling XD View Post
    Typically, my carry weapons go in the nightstand loaded and in the holster. The holster protects the trigger so I don't worry about unloading. If kids are going to be around, I will lock them up elsewhere.
    Same here I have two Loaded Glocks in Remora Holsters (Can't beat the price) One LCP Loaded in its pocket holster and my G19 that has a MIC Trigger guard on it !
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    No children in the house so there are numerous loaded firearms around the house as well as in the safes.
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    My carry gun stays close by or in my pocket until I go to bed, then its on the nightstand, it is never unloaded. (we have no kids at home anymore). Guns stored in the safe are unloaded.

    Note: when I was still a working cop with kids at home, when I entered the house (from garage into kitchen) my duty weapon went on top the frig til I went to bed. My kids were taught gun safety from an early age and knew not to touch it.
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    Carry gun is on the night stand when not on my person....and I will store loaded guns in the safe as well...because I KNOW they are ALWAYS loaded! No kids to worry about and wife stays away from the safe anyway....so not a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckJM53 View Post
    Nightstand gun and carry rotation always loaded/available and never see the inside of a safe.
    Yeah, pretty much this. I don't own a lot of guns and don't have kids or grandkids around so the ones that aren't my EDC or nightstand gun are kept in their box unloaded in the closet. Really should look at safe I guess. I do keep another 1 or 2 scattered around the house loaded just in case a break-in happens between where I am and the bedroom in the event I'm not carrying.

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    Some pistols in my safe are loaded, because they are part of my carry rotation. I see no reason to unload them. My AR is stored in my safe with a full magazine, but without a round in the chamber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainsong View Post
    Yeah, pretty much this. I don't own a lot of guns and don't have kids or grandkids around so the ones that aren't my EDC or nightstand gun are kept in their box unloaded in the closet. Really should look at safe I guess. I do keep another 1 or 2 scattered around the house loaded just in case a break-in happens between where I am and the bedroom in the event I'm not carrying.
    During the infrequent times I have little ones around (or nosy big ones), the Master BR door is locked ... problem solved.
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    My carry guns stay in a lockbox when not in use since they're also my 'nightstand' guns. They're always loaded unless I'm cleaning them or in the middle of a mag swap
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