Not a big fan of weapon systems with energized firing mechanisms and extended storage. All long guns are cruiser ready, with limited exceptions of some lever guns with modern hammer blocks (Marlin Guide Gun .45-70 or Miroku Model 92 .45 Colt).
Why on-safe, if the chamber is empty? Well, my preference. Neither way is wrong. A cross-bolt-type safety button can be bumped, or inadvertently pressed, changing the position, so, a “hard-wired” part of my reaching for a shotgun, is managing that safety button. When I was working for a PD*, it was mandated that the safety button be kept in the “on-safe” position, so, I became accustomed to that. After 33+ years of doing something a specific way, and there being nothing wrong with it, well, it makes sense to keep doing it that way.
*We owned our duty shotguns, but it was always possible that a colleague might need to use that shotgun, in an emergency, so common procedure made sense.
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