How do you store your Glock?


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Glockedout17
January 14, 2013, 09:26 AM
I store my unloaded Glock in a Kydex holster and leave it in my range bag overnight. I take it out everyday because it is my conceal carry firearm and its worn in the waistband in the same kydex holster. How do you guys store your Glocks? Is it ok to store a Glock this way?

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g_one
January 14, 2013, 09:42 AM
I keep mine in a kydex holster too - but I keep it loaded/chambered. I have a Raven Concealment pocket holster and IWB holster. When I'm home, it stays in my nightstand. When I leave the house it's on my person, but I work for a company with strict corporate no firearms policy so it stays in my truck when I'm in the office.

bigfatdave
January 14, 2013, 09:47 AM
quit adding administrative handling and leave it alone in the holster

Glockedout17
January 14, 2013, 09:54 AM
quit adding administrative handling and leave it alone in the holster
What do you mean by that? Should I leave it loaded with a round chambered in the holster? Just asking, don't want to damage anything on my baby.

bannockburn
January 14, 2013, 09:59 AM
Well mine isn't part of my EDC routine so I leave it unloaded in a spare tupperware container Glock sent me. It's worked well enough with no trace of rust or dust on the gun over the last 25 years.

Ramone
January 14, 2013, 10:02 AM
I'm a traditionalist-

I keep it in a cookie jar.

Hit_Factor
January 14, 2013, 10:07 AM
What do you mean by that? Should I leave it loaded with a round chambered in the holster? Just asking, don't want to damage anything on my baby.

It's means don't handle it anymore than necessary. You can't hurt your Glock. You might damage the ammo by multiple loads and unloads. Most common is bullet setback that can cause high pressures when fired.

Ramone
January 14, 2013, 10:11 AM
or a coffee can- the coffee keeps it from rusting.

Glockedout17
January 14, 2013, 10:16 AM
It's means don't handle it anymore than necessary. You can't hurt your Glock. You might damage the ammo by multiple loads and unloads. Most common is bullet setback that can cause high pressures when fired.
Makes sense, thanks for your reply. So don't chamber the same round day after day?

beatledog7
January 14, 2013, 10:40 AM
Mine is stored in its HD location with a round in the chamber and a full mag. I live alone.

Chamber a round, holster the gun, go about your business. Do not unchamber that round unless you need to, meaning: 1) you need to clean the gun, 2) you're going to put it someplace where unauthorized hands can get at it (unwise even with an unloaded gun), 3) you're going to a range that requires that you enter unloaded, or 4) you have to shoot it.

I don't recommend putting a loaded gun into a range bag or any other transport case, ever. It's too easy to screw up. And do not chamber the same round day after day. With deference to the above list, here's no reason to unchamber it in the first place.

Hit_Factor
January 14, 2013, 10:42 AM
Makes sense, thanks for your reply. So don't chamber the same round day after day?

Right, unless you develop a method to identify ammo problems.

If you can't leave it loaded in would recommend one of the small safes sold at lowes or home Depot. Lock it away loaded.

If you unloading is the way you want to operate buy one of those firearm clearing devices to trap the bullet if you have an AD.

Fiv3r
January 14, 2013, 11:03 AM
Yep, just leave it loaded and store it safely. Like pretty much all modern (modern as in designed in the last 100+ years) auto-loaders, your Glock can stay safely loaded pretty much for ever. Chambering and rechambering a round is a good way to get bullet set-back.

A Glock is one of those firearms you have to TRY and damage. Leaving it loaded and ready to go is the safest way to keep it at the ready.

Like others have stated, I would keep it secure in a small safe. My 26 pretty much lives in my truck until I holster it for daily carry. At the end of the work day when I get home, it gets stored in a nanovault and locked up. It's not my HD gun (although it would be just fine for that), and I have a little one at home so the 26 has to be stored safely and out of her reach.

The other guns (and sometimes the Glock) are stored in a key pad safe by my bed ready to go. Anything I think I might NEED is loaded. All the other stuff is locked away in another cabinet unloaded with the ammo and mags locked away in another place.

pockets
January 14, 2013, 12:09 PM
I keep it at the local gun shop.....it'll be there if I ever feel the need for a Glock.

Fire_Moose
January 14, 2013, 12:53 PM
I keep it at the local gun shop.....it'll be there if I ever feel the need for a Glock.

Pockets wins the internet.

useless signiture

Roadking Rider
January 14, 2013, 02:17 PM
Truthfully. My G26 is in a jacket pocket hanging up in the garage.

Teachu2
January 14, 2013, 04:52 PM
The ones not in my carry rotation are unloaded, in the factory tupperware, in my safe. The CCW guns (30,36,26) are loaded at all times, and either on me or secured in a CA-approved container in my home or vehicle.

My view of Glocks is strictly utilitarian - they are where they need to be to perform their function. If I scratch one or wear the finish off, it's a tool - not a piece of art. If it gets too much "character", I'll send it in for refinishing.

It's not like they're pretty...

Aiko492
January 14, 2013, 05:10 PM
What do you mean by that? Should I leave it loaded with a round chambered in the holster? Just asking, don't want to damage anything on my baby.

its not a baby lol, it's a plastic gun. (i have 2, yes, leave it holstered)

ku4hx
January 14, 2013, 05:16 PM
In a safe ... cleaned, properly lubed and ready for the call. Same as all the rest.

M2 Carbine
January 14, 2013, 10:24 PM
I don't really "store" them. They are like any tool, they are just kept where handy.

The G19 is in my car 24/7. Loaded magazine, round in the chamber. Extra loaded magazines handy.

G33 is hanging on a hook in a center room. Full magazie, empty chamber.

G26 is in a safe. Full magazine, empty chamber.

sappyg
January 14, 2013, 10:37 PM
Loaded. Round in the chamber. No holster.

Glockedout17
January 14, 2013, 10:50 PM
Thanks everyone for clarifying. I will be at ease knowing that I can just leave it holstered loaded, less hassle.

Sam Cade
January 14, 2013, 10:59 PM
Just asking, don't want to damage anything on my baby.

It is just a tool. Treat it like any other utility item. Don't get emotional about it.

TimboKhan
January 15, 2013, 12:34 AM
I don't own a Glock anymore (but if I can find a good Gen3 19, watch out...), but when I owned my Glock, and now with my XD, they stayed loaded and on my bedstand. I didn't buy the Glock or my XD to be range toys, I bought them to be "combat" guns, and there isn't much use in a combat gun not being combat ready.

Combat, in this case, meaning that they are my main (though not only) home defense weapons.

eldon519
January 15, 2013, 01:48 PM
When mine isn't frozen in a block of ice, I usually store it in a five-gallon bucket of mud or the backyard sandbox.

Kidding of course, I keep it in the box it came in.

460Kodiak
January 15, 2013, 04:16 PM
If I owned a GLOCK, I'd keep it in the tupperware cabinet, with my tupperware, XDs, and FNP-45.

mrnic3guy1989
January 15, 2013, 06:14 PM
I leave my g21 gen 3 chambered in my Uncle Mike's iwb holster and that's either in my waist on my dresser or under the car seat. Chambering the same round day after day is terrible for the the ammunition. Fiv3r is absolutely right.

I am getting to fat for a iwb holster lol.

EBK
January 15, 2013, 10:07 PM
Dont own a Glock but all of my defensive guns stay loaded, most are stored in the safe one long arm stays next to the bed and one handgun always on my hip.

Jaymo
January 15, 2013, 10:20 PM
I store mine at the LGS, with all the other Glocks I don't own. :D

The Lone Haranguer
January 15, 2013, 10:21 PM
You can leave it in the holster if that is convenient for you. But I see no need to unload and reload it every day. Keep it loaded and you never have to worry about remembering if you loaded it or not.

22-rimfire
January 16, 2013, 09:03 AM
I store my Glock loaded without a round in the chamber in a nylon holster inside my house. If I want to carry it, I switch holsters or whatever I choose based on the circumstance of the day.

MR2Aaron
January 16, 2013, 09:47 AM
I only take mine out to go to the range, but I made a little four-position rack for mine, kind of like this:

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinRacks05.htm

Mine is finished in "Gunstock" stain and polyurethane, with green felt covering the finish wherever the guns actually touch it.

Whether or not you should leave it loaded at the end of the day is a subject for another thread, but suffice to say mine are kept unloaded and uncocked in the rack. You should probably keep it loaded whenever it's on duty as a defensive weapon.

otasan56
January 16, 2013, 10:03 AM
I carry my G17 fully loaded and ready for whatever. 24/7

Adam the Gnome
January 16, 2013, 12:25 PM
Just throw it in the planter with the gum tree :) No safe needed


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Inebriated
January 17, 2013, 02:32 PM
My HD Glocks are stored chamber empty, full mag, either on a night stand or in the safe.

My carry Glocks are stored chambered, full mag, in the holster, in the safe.

Glockedout17
January 18, 2013, 02:12 PM
True, a combat pistol should always be combat ready. Thanks guys

batmann
January 18, 2013, 02:16 PM
I keep my Glock 22 with a loaded mag, empty chamber close to my bed. The reason for the empty chamber? If I have to rack the slide I feel there is less of a chance for an accidental shooting.

VoodooSan
January 20, 2013, 02:08 AM
I daily carry a G30SF in a Comp-Tac holster. When I take it off it goes in my safe (in the holster) or another place I safely store it. It stays with a round in the chamber and a full mag.

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