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View Poll Results: How many firearms are ready for defending your home at any given time
0, I'll just wait for the cops 5 3.79%
1 15 11.36%
2, Biceps don't count 21 15.91%
3 30 22.73%
4-10 50 37.88%
>10, I regularly injure myself tripping over my guns 11 8.33%
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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I'm asking only about firearms that are ready to be used. Not locked in a safe or sitting on a table in the middle of a cleaning. I mean firearms that when you feel startled you are able to grab in a few seconds.

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Old 11-06-2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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My 45, my wife's 38 and a shotgun are ready at all times.

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Three, two handguns and a shotgun.

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I have NO kids in the house anymore, so every weapon I have is loaded and available. That's one good thing about an empty nest.

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3

12 GA Mossy with 3.5" Buckshot
357 mag K frame for the little lady
and my 45 ACP Colt 1911

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I have NO kids in the house anymore, so every weapon I have is loaded and available. That's one good thing about an empty nest.
I only have one gun and it's in a safe next to my bed.

I, too, have an empty nest but I still keep my gun locked. I have a much loved granddaughter that spends a lot of time at my house, often spending the night. I don't want any accidents to happen.
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3 two 1911's and either my ruger sr556 or my mossberg 590. right now my sr556 has a 30 mag of 223 varmint grenades loaded up. i like the sr cuz of the cmpact size allowing me to hide it easy but still have a rifle i can grab fast.

i waffle tween the rifle and shotgun. everything else is in the safe.

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I only have one gun and it's in a safe next to my bed.

I, too, have an empty nest but I still keep my gun locked. I have a much loved granddaughter that spends a lot of time at my house, often spending the night. I don't want any accidents to happen.
Your concerns are well founded. But when I say empty nest it's empty. Daughter and granddaughter are 3000 miles away. No over-niters here. So all weapons are loaded and ready. Of course when I'm lucky enough for a visit, they all are locked up just as you.
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At the moment I have none as all the guns I have are rifles. For various reasons I feel more confident wielding either my baseball bat, the demolition axe of the hurling stick within the confines of my home.

Hopefully sometime soon I will settle on a shotgun that can pull double duty - home defense and hunting/clay shooting

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I am prepared with a ruger 9 mm and a S&W 38 snubbie. No little ones around so they are unlocked.

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