Do you keep all your guns loaded?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by wb_carpenter, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Yes loaded and "stashed"

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  2. Yes but just loaded not spread around

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  3. No I either carry or keep them in the safe

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  1. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Badshot320

    Badshot320 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. Logan2302

    Logan2302 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    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.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    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.


    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.
     
  6. kyleytxrialover

    kyleytxrialover New Member

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    all of them

    always loaded
     
  7. jbd

    jbd New Member

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

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    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.
     
  9. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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

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  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    That is definitely one of the benefits of a STEEL gun. At least ya gotta hammer!
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I personally think keeping weapons spread around the house is a bad idea, loaded or not. It's too easy for an unwanted individual to get a hold of them.
    I keep 3 weapons loaded in my house, my carry/nightstand gun, my wife's revolver and a shotgun. If I'm not home my carry piece goes with me and the other two are hidden.
     
  13. SecPro

    SecPro New Member

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    I keep 4 guns loaded in my house. My carry gun and bug which 98% of the time are on me and the Sig and 1911 in the safe or wherever she places it at when I'm gone.
     
  14. King Ghidora

    King Ghidora New Member

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    I guess I go at it backwards. I don't want a bad guy to be able to pick up any gun and know it's loaded so I only keep specific guns loaded around the house. That way I know which guns are loaded and the bg doesn't. And I don't want to be upstairs and not have a gun that's loaded while the bg is downstiars with several loaded weaspons. Almost all of my loaded weapons are downstairs because that's where I'm at most of the time. I do have a shotgun loaded in the bedroom.
     
  15. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

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    Mine are hidden but not well hidden. I have an alarm and dog so the gunfight will be happening fast and they wont have time to find anything. I find it a little uncomfortable to carry around the house so I just keep them placed where I usually hang out.

    I have no room for a safe but when I leave for long periods I have hiding places in my house that a contractor couldn't find. The weather has been nice around here lately so if the doors are open I am always carrying.
     
  16. powg

    powg New Member

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    guns and other things

    my dad always taught me to leave at least 5 things ,around the house ,inside and outside to kill somebody with if the need ever were to arise . guns ,hammer, big long screwdriver ...think about it ...ever over at any oldtimers house and wonder why a big screwdriver or hammer was just laying around
     
  17. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Most are in the safe unloaded except the one right in grabbing position which is loaded. The ones near me are loaded.
     
  18. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    All are in the safe but two handguns are loaded on the front of the shelf with two clips each and a 30 round clip is in a rifle. I have kids which I'm not worried abut but their friends come over quite a bit so better safe than sorry. But I can get the safe open in well under a minute in low light if needed.
     
  19. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My house is for sale, and I don't want one of my guns to "walk" during a showing, so they stay in the safe when not with me.
     
  20. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    I keep 4 weapons on hand at all times. My XD45C, my Taurus Model 85, a Winchester Defender and my wifes Glock 19. As for kids all my kids have been taught how to use each and everyone of the weapons we have on had.