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    Loaded firearms in your safe?

    I see it mentioned once in awhile to never leave a loaded firearm in your safe. Well, I do. I have one loaded pistol with extra loaded mags in each of my safes. Always the same pistol and always in the same spot. I am the only one that has the lock combinations. I suppose it is for safety reasons it is said you should not do it least you forget it's loaded.

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    Edit: Posted this in the wrong section. Was supposed to be in general firearms section. Oops
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    I think thats a great idea Scott. Out of my 100+ firearms I don't have any loaded. But thats just an old habit from when our children were small. I think your practice is a great idea.

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    it doesn't matter what anybody else thinks, it's your gun and your choice.

    me, I keep a loaded gun, with a round chambered, and safety off in my night stand.

    and before anybody goes into a kanipshin fit and starts "speaking in tongues", I'm the only person in my house and I don't play with loaded guns.........so there
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    Should not make a difference as a firearm should always be treated as loaded :-)

    Besides that, I have a handgun/quick open safe that has a few loaded handguns inside, in the main safe, only loaded magazines, not inserted.
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    Unloaded guns are useless in an emergency. Locked-up loaded guns aren't much of an improvement.

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    have a couple loaded guns in the safe (nothing in the pipe)

    have loaded guns all over our house, garage, shop & damn near anywhere you can think of. my kids were raised & taught that way. never been a problem & never will be.

    do what makes you comfortable Scott. F#@K a bunch of what anyone else thinks is best for you & your home.
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    I mark the loaded ones with the bread ties so I know what I'm grabbing if there's a need to hurry about it..... I prefer the wife to save the yellow ones for my purpose.... Keeping it one color is best to avoid a clown show. This is a pistol only thing with no rifles or shottys kept loaded because the pistols are there to allow time for loading them up if needs be.
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    Its been beaten into me so many times that I consider all my guns to be loaded. In reality before they go into the lock-up they are emptied and the magazines (if any) are downloaded.

    I do have a nightstand that I can neither confirm nor deny that it serves as a "Ready Service" box that any firearm in the 2 drawers is loaded; if a 1911 they might be loaded, cocked, and locked!
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    I do them like Easter eggs.
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    I had a happy accident when I was younger involving a negligent discharge. Put the fear of God in me in an unbelievably convenient way. Nobody was hurt, no visible property damage, no witnesses and no evidence. Well past the statute of limitations now. Every time I pick up a firearm now it's guaranteed to be safe because it's always loaded until I've personally determined otherwise, because all I can think of is how much different things would have been if one little thing had changed in how that incident went down.
    So yes. I store certain things loaded in my safes. My home defense pistol is loaded in the fingerprint safe under my bed, my shotgun stays loaded in the safe, my pistol magazines mostly stay loaded, except for the Tokarev mags because they're old and I'm doubtful about the spring quality and longevity.

    I don;t store loaded rifle magazines in the safe because they're bulky and limit how neatly I can stack firearms in there without cramming things in.

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