Well, I haven't been on the forum or been active for several months now, buy something happened today that reminded me of the number one rule of gun safety, GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED! I decided to go shooting today and was in the process of loading up ammo, magazines, targets, and all of the other items I was planning to use. I finally went to get the gun I was going to shoot, and as always, I felt for a magazine. Upon discovering no magazine was present, I racked the slide, something I did, without realizing exactly what I was doing. It was just muscle memory. I looked down to discover a loaded round sitting on the floor next to me, and that was when I realized that the round on the floor was previously in the chamber! I always unload my guns and double check that they are unloaded after I shoot, so this scared the daylights out of me. I could not believe I had forgotten to unload this one. You see, I usually KNOW a gun is unloaded before I pick it up, but go ahead and check to see anyway. Its a good thing I did this time too. I just thought everyone could use a quick reminder that GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.