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Last night before I left to help the Bellevue PD with our VIPS group I unloaded and checked my cc pistol. When I got to the police station I disarmed and put my pistol in the trunk. After our detail was finished I went back to the police station to get my car and drive home. When I retrieved my pistol from the trunk I noticed I hadn't replaced my loaded mag into my G19 before I left my house. I did have a round chambered though. In 20 years this has never happened to me. Just a reminder to check, double check and check again!
 

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I can't say that's ever happened to me, Erich. Not saying it won't ever happen but I have sort of a ritual when I put my holster & gun on. Then I check & double check. Your little forgetfulness makes the old saying of making the first round count has some true meaning there, lol.
 

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Nope.
 

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I have several guns that I carry in several different holsters. The ones not being currently carried are located at various locations in my home unless I am away, in which case they go in the safe. I follow one simple rule: if a gun is in a holster, it is locked and loaded, no exceptions. If for any reason it is to be separated from its holster, it is immediately unloaded, cleared and locked to the rear. Again, no exceptions. Upon its return to the holster, it is once again locked and loaded. Having gotten into this habit, it eliminates uncertainty.
 

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I can't say that's ever happened to me, Erich. Not saying it won't ever happen but I have sort of a ritual when I put my holster & gun on. Then I check & double check. Your little forgetfulness makes the old saying of making the first round count has some true meaning there, lol.
I agree, sure glad you didn't need it, easy no harm lesson, and I bet it be at least 20 years before you have same issue because you had this one.
 

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You are human, and mistakes happen. All you can do is learn from it.

Look at it this way - the mistake did not result in a discharge. Be thankful that the reminder was a gentle one.
 
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I have never done that, but that doesnt mean that I am above it. You had a specific event happen. We have all made a mistake a time or two....
 
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Bone Head Mistake; has anyone done this before?

... I hadn't replaced my loaded mag into my G19 before I left my house. I did have a round chambered though.
Nope. You're the only one. Nee-ner, nee-ner, neeeeeeee-ner. :tongue:

Yup, the routine checking is worthwhile: gun w/ mag; spare mags; concealed ... check. Not to say it catches everything, but avoiding the sort of situation you just experienced is one of the fears I've got. Complacency, failure to check, whatever: it all ends up being the same thing, missing something that could be problematic if S were to HTF.
 

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If your Glock 30 doesn't have a mag in it, you'll know when you pick it up.
 

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Sounds like you had several things on your mind at once and IMHO can lead to problems with firearms.Sounds like a good reminder that in the future when manipulating your firearm you stay focused on the task at hand,I carried my 1911 Commander for a day once with the mag out,I did have 2 spare mags,but only had 1 round ready to go
 

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Hey, one cartridge was enough for Barney Fife! :smile: Glad there were no ill effects.
 

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I have several guns that I carry in several different holsters. The ones not being currently carried are located at various locations in my home unless I am away, in which case they go in the safe. I follow one simple rule: if a gun is in a holster, it is locked and loaded, no exceptions. If for any reason it is to be separated from its holster, it is immediately unloaded, cleared and locked to the rear. Again, no exceptions. Upon its return to the holster, it is once again locked and loaded. Having gotten into this habit, it eliminates uncertainty.
That's a pretty solid rule. Going to adopt that myself.
 

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It happened to me but not by my doings. I never check my weapon because it is always loaded.

We had some company come over and the visitors had young children. MY sidearm was on the dresser. The wife unloaded it and put it in a drawer. I came in and she did not mention it. The next day I was getting dressed for work and asked where my gun went. She told me where she placed it and why.

Three hrs later she called to mention that she had unloaded it prior to putting it in the drawer. I had been carrying it in the worst part of town and it unloaded.

Never again
 

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I follow one simple rule: if a gun is in a holster, it is locked and loaded, no exceptions. If for any reason it is to be separated from its holster, it is immediately unloaded, cleared and locked to the rear. Again, no exceptions. Upon its return to the holster, it is once again locked and loaded.
That's a good rule. I had never thought about it, but my rule of operation is similar: Any handgun not in a holster has no business being chambered up and ready to go. If it is in a holster, it will ALWAYS be ready to run. Both shotguns and both carbines have a full magazine but empty chamber, safety set to "fire".
 

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Never happened to me, but I always check magazines and press check any weapon before heading out. It's really a muscle memory thing that all responsible gun owners must be cognizant of.

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While I do not unload my carry weapons when they are not holstered, they always get checked for a chambered round and a full mag prior to going in the holster. No exceptions.
 

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Don't feel too bad. I worked 2 nights as an armed security officer working entrance security at a college frat party with an unloaded Colt Python. I normally kept my duty weapon loaded even off duty. When I went to work I failed to check my Python before leaving home. Fortunately my Python was not needed either night. I have made sure my weapon was loaded every time I leave home since. Truth be told there are probably more people where things like this has happened to than those willing to admit it.
 

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I failed to chamber a round once. Had the mag out ,inserted the mag without chambering, then holstered. That could have been a nasty surprise.
 
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