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How long does it take you to get to a loaded gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Owen Sparks, Apr 28, 2011.

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  1. Owen Sparks

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    Starting right now, how long does it take for you to have a loaded gun in your hands, GO!

    It took me 2.5 seconds. If someone were kicking down your door how long would it take?
     
  2. InkEd

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    I don't have a stopwatch handy.....and even if I did....it wouldn't be quick enough.

    Think "The Waco Kid" in fast motion.
     
  3. au01st

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    Roughly 3 seconds to get to the one on my hip, add another 3 if I need to get to the 12ga leaning against the wall at the end of the couch. Plenty of time to notice the flood lights come on in the driveway.
     
  4. offroader1006

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    maybe a second.

    sitting on the coffee table next to me.

    and my wife sleeps with the 870 mesa tactical to her immediate right.
     
  5. InkEd

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    In all seriousness, about the same as the OP including the draw from the holster.
     
  6. beeenbag

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    one is touching my hip as i type this.

    so how ever long it takes me to reach down and grab it.

    I carry from wake till i go to bed, gun goes in bedside holster, then back on my hip when i wake up and get dressed, repeat.
     
  7. General Geoff

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    About three seconds


    Another two seconds or so to pick it up, chamber a round, and shoulder it.
     
  8. 788Ham

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    Two seconds, its lying on the computer table in front of me.
     
  9. pacerdude

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    About 3 seconds its lying in a holster right next to me ;).
     
  10. captain awesome

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    4 seconds. on top of my dresser. normally about ten to open the pistol safe.
     
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    I am laying in bed, can't sleep. My BHP is right next to me on my nightstand. I'd say less than 1 second.
     
  12. Frogomatik

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    from go, it took me 4 or 5 seconds to get my gun and sight up.
     
  13. Guardrail

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    I'd have to drive back to the yard, jump in the truck, buzz home, wait for the garage door to go up, run upstairs, scratch the dog on the head, run up to the bedroom on the second floor and open the night stand. About 4 hours, 21 minutes and 29 seconds.

    Guardrail
     
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    About 2 seconds or so to reach into my front pocket, being fat and sitting down adds to the difficulty of drawing from my front pocket.
     
  15. RS14

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    Lets see... I'll need to wait for morning, bike to the nearest FFL, buy a rifle, wait 10 days, retrieve it... About 248 hours, 12 minutes, 37 seconds. I would probably do better to buy a car and drive to Nevada.

    (I live in a college dorm).
     
  16. shotgunjoel

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    About 15-20 seconds to get to the safe and load the M1 carbine. Seriously, not everyone owns guns for self-defense.
     
  17. hnl.flyboy

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    Over an hour, dependent on the city bus schedules. Virtual no-issue state :(
     
  18. MachIVshooter

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    5-7 seconds. They might be in the door, but I'll be armed before they get to the hallway. About another two seconds is what it would have taken to get the AR out and chamber a round.
     
  19. azmjs

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    The nearest one is in the bedroom I suppose, perhaps 10 or 15 seconds away.

    Plenty of time if I hear someone start to beat in my front door.

    If I were raided by the swat team, I'd be better off without the gun anyway.
     
  20. Gaiudo

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    Let's see...

    Bus to London Heathrow: 2 hours
    Flight to Chicago: 7 hours
    Customs and Immigration: 2 hours
    Flight to Denver: 4 hours
    Taxi to house: 30 minutes

    Hours to firearms: 15.5 hours
    Cost to freedom: priceless
     
  21. azmjs

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    When I lived in China I had a bayonet and a hammer I kept in case someone broke in. A catholic priest gave me the hammer.

    I carried a spyderco knife around with me. I've had that knife a long time.
     
  22. ShroomFish

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    About 5 seconds (If I am at my desk, which is most the time) to dart to closet grab Mossberg folder off pegboard and chamber it..
     
  23. RugerBob

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    If sleeping and woken up abruptly probly about 6-7 seconds to get 12ga and rack one in. Nothing loaded as grandkids visit very often and sleep over. If awake , depends on draw time as usually carrying.
    Only issue is if not carrying cuz no guns on 1st floor. Have to make a run to basement or up stairs for easy access. But I have been in same area for last 8 years and seems nice.
     
  24. TIMC

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    If I am really fast about 18.5 hours. I am in Europe right now. :banghead:
     
  25. iblong

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    Depends,at a match aprox 1.8 to first shot thats knowing Im go to draw at the buzzer,real life from a dead sleep or starteld much longer.If im awake Im always armed even in the house at night its on the night stand less than a foot away, that said I think most would be several seconds as I think you would loose at least 1 or more just to process whats happening.Theres a difference in knowing your going to draw and the realization that you need to draw.Just my 2 cents.
     
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