Bullet in the chamber? Your home defense semi-automatic rifle.

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by JosephMD, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. JosephMD

    JosephMD New Member

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    Ok, so, the handgun forum has a thread like this but it is more about carrying. How about your home defense rifle? Do you keep a round chambered in your AR or AK?

    I don't currently, I don't even keep a loaded magazine in it. Always two loaded mags ready to go. I guess it is because I have the handgun for quick access and the rifle is more of a secondary.

    JMd
     
  2. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I don't have kids in the house, so I keep a round in the chamber.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    How do you store your fire extinguisher? Fully charged in case you need it!
     
  4. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I don't have a fire extinguisher. The fire department is only minutes away. </sarcasm>
     
  5. Fred_G

    Fred_G Member

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    Lets just say any SD or HD gun I have is ready to fire. I don't see the point of a a SD/HD being unloaded, but to each his (or her) own.
     
  6. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    I don't use a rifle for HD but my shotguns and pistols are fully loaded and chambered. They're worthless if they're not.
     
  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I don't use a rifle for HD. I have a loaded mag for my AR ( more for critters) and I do have a 12 ga that is chambered.
     
  8. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    I have a 308 'assault' rifle leaning against my wall with 20 rounds of hand-made Nosler Partitions set at Defcon-2 level.
     
  9. SSGSF

    SSGSF New Member

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    What's an assault rifle and defcon 2 ?

    Having a loaded gun at any time is a bad idea you could hurt someone.
     
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  10. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    That is the intention! :D
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    one in the chamber safety on. 60+1 bcm midlength carbine
     
  12. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I only keep my EDC chambered. Our rifles are in the safe. Why would you need an SD rifle? We have our pistols next to us at all times. I do keep 3 mags loaded for the AR if that counts.;)
     
  13. JW357

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    If a handgun without a chambered round is "an expensive club," does that mean a rifle without a round chambered is... An expensive battering ram?
     
  14. Fred_G

    Fred_G Member

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    Yep. :D We need the gubment to legislate battering rams. :eek:
     
  15. PappaJim

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    I don't even own a Tactical style rifle. Heck the only semi-auto rifles I own are .22lr's. So my " Home Defense Rifle" would have to be my Winchester 94 AE .44 mag. and no I don't generally keep it loaded. A matched pair of Beretta 96 .40's pretty much do duty for all my Home defense needs. 7 full mags of .40 with 800 rounds in the closet as back up, pretty much dissuades any evil bumps in the night. But I live in a real small house in town now and anything longer than the Winchester or maybe a Carcano carbine would be more of a hindrance than a help. When I lived on the farm and we had four legged critters at fair distances to deal with I kept the Winchester Mod. 70 .30-06 loaded.
     
  16. JW357

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    I have two bolt actions, a lever action, and a Ruger 10-22. And the Ruger is the only one I have ammo for... So no HD rifle for me, yet. :(
     
  17. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Shhh! Not too loud! They'll hear you!
     
  18. Fred_G

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    I figure a middle aged man in his drawers, pointing a Mosin Nagant with bayonet attached will scare the bad guys faster than racking the slide on a Remington 870... :D
     
  19. Fred_G

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    LOL, you don't want to know about the Mauser.... ;)
     
  20. Fred_G

    Fred_G Member

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    Just use a spork Axxe.... :D