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wb_carpenter 12-13-2010 05:08 AM

Do you keep all your guns loaded?
 
This poll only applies to people without children. Do you keep your firearms loaded and stashed around your house?(including your .22's) I personally keep all my firearms loaded even my .22's and keep them out in the open until I have guests.

Badshot320 12-13-2010 05:11 AM

Just 1 shotgun and a Mini 14 loaded, rest are clubs.

Oh and my pitbull is always ready to pee on a stranger at all times. She looks intimidating, guess thats better then nothing.

Logan2302 12-13-2010 06:14 AM

I keep a 12 gauge tactical loaded and kept 2 steps from my side of the bed. I keep a full size and a sub compact loaded with 2 extra mags each (or speed loaders). I select one set to carry that day, and keep the other in a safe.

My rifles are not loaded and are kept in hard cases. The handguns not mentioned above are not loaded and are kept in a safe.

CHLChris 12-13-2010 08:35 AM

The options are a little limiting. I have no children, but I keep all my firearms locked up. My reason for that, though, is to keep them out of the hands of a burglar if ever I was robbed.

I keep everything loaded for 2 reasons:

-What use is an unloaded gun? I want to be ready for anything.
-If I keep some guns loaded, others unloaded, and never really knowing which is which, I think that increases my chances of making a mistake sometime.

I know one is supposed to treat every gun as loaded, but in my home that is literally true.

winds-of-change 12-13-2010 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Badshot320 (Post 401980)
Oh and my pitbull is always ready to pee on a stranger at all times. She looks intimidating, guess thats better then nothing.

I would not mess or challenge any dog, especially a pit bull. I don't ever want to find out what that particular dog is 'made of'.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CHLChris (Post 402043)
The options are a little limiting. I have no children, but I keep all my firearms locked up. My reason for that, though, is to keep them out of the hands of a burglar if ever I was robbed.

I keep everything loaded for 2 reasons:

-What use is an unloaded gun? I want to be ready for anything.
-If I keep some guns loaded, others unloaded, and never really knowing which is which, I think that increases my chances of making a mistake sometime.

I know one is supposed to treat every gun as loaded, but in my home that is literally true.

I keep my one gun locked up always because there is a small child that visits here often AND I don't want it stolen if someone were to break into my home.


Here's kind of a funny story. I went to the gun shop I frequent when they were having a big sale. That is when I bought my Ruger GP100. Mind you, I know next to nothing about guns except basic safety. Some of the guys working behind the counter were wearing guns. I had never seen that before and the guy who was helping me at the counter had dealt with me before and had kind of 'taken me under his wing'. When I'd stop at the gun shop I'd always ask for him and if I called there with questions, again, I'd ask for him. He is very kind, patient and encouraging. Anyway..........I nod towards the worker carrying gun and I ask if it's loaded. He looks at me as if he wanted to say 'What? Are you some kind of dumb sh!t?' But he nicely says to me "What good is carrying a gun if it's not loaded." Of course, at that moment it made all the sense in the world to me.

kyleytxrialover 12-13-2010 10:53 AM

all of them
 
always loaded

jbd 12-13-2010 11:05 AM

always loaded and in the safe except the one I carry and the one my wife carries.

DrumJunkie 12-13-2010 11:12 AM

There's over 50 firearms in this house. There's no way I'd leave all those loaded.That being said I keep a pistol with me or on my desk There's also a shotgun in my bedroom. I do have some loaded mags but they are with the rifles locked up. If I'm needing that kind of firepower I probably got bigger problems on my hands than opening that safe.

colmustard 12-13-2010 11:12 AM

In the safe locked up, except for my carry.:)

HKSlinger 12-13-2010 05:45 PM

[QUOTE=winds-of-change;402059]I would not mess or challenge any dog, especially a pit bull. I don't ever want to find out what that particular dog is 'made of'.



I keep my one gun locked up always because there is a small child that visits here often AND I don't want it stolen if someone were to break into my home.
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Oh man. Can you imagine being a BG,creeping around someones home in the dark,and out of no where hear a shotgun being racked,the deep,sinister growl of a dog,then a SureFire blinds you?......Bad things!! :eek:
In our home the ones you can see are not loaded.


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