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Old 01-02-2013, 01:35 AM   #11
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ALL guns are loaded ALL the time.
All guns should be handled as if they are loaded all the time.

Whether you keep a round chambered in your HD/SD gun is up to you.


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All handguns are stored with one in the chamber and the fully loaded magazine attached.

All rifles have the magazine attached, bolt/action back, nothing chambered. This has more to do with pulling them out of the safe.

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I hope you store your loaded weapons in a bullet proof fire safe. There have been quite a few firefighters injured or killed over the years by cooked off rounds from careless storage procedures. Loaded with the chamber empty or loaded with the cylinder open keeps cooked off ammo from building up enough velocity to really hurt someone.

Having a loaded firearm behind a locked safe door is not quick to access, so how much time are you really saving by keeping the stored firearm loaded?


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If I am "storing" a firearm I keep mags empty. This is for storage only when I have other weapons accessible for home defense daily carry etc.
I don't keep stored mags loaded simply to keep the springs fresh. I have seen several mags with weakened spring do to them being left fully loaded for years at a time.
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Closest I have to safe queens are my large bore revolvers. They're too big for concealed carry, too expensive to shoot on a regular basis, so they stay unloaded in their respective boxes. Magazine fed rifles are stored empty, but mags are loaded and at the ready, same with pistol mags. HD Rem 870 stays loaded, safety on. Carry guns are C1 24/7. Except for the piece I'm carrying, all of the above are secured in my safe.
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If I am "storing" a firearm I keep mags empty. This is for storage only when I have other weapons accessible for home defense daily carry etc.
I don't keep stored mags loaded simply to keep the springs fresh. I have seen several mags with weakened spring do to them being left fully loaded for years at a time.
its not the constant tension that weakens springs. its the use of them.

as far as loaded vs unloaded. all my friends sit unloaded except my HD tool. i handle my other ones every day almost. so i dont want to be unloading, loading firearms. rather just leave em empty and check.
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All of mine are always loaded.

Treat every gun as if it was loaded doesn't really apply to me. THEY REALLY ARE LOADED!


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