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Resting condition of your semi-auto's?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Marshall, Sep 25, 2004.

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  1. Marshall

    Marshall Member

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    The semi auto's laying around your house and not in a safe, what condition are they in?

    Cocked and locked?

    Chambered hammer down?

    Chambered/cocked DAO

    Mag inserted chamber empty?

    Empty?

    Locked open?
     
  2. pbhome71

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    It is either on me in cocked and locked, or in my safe "cleared".

    Nothing lying around the house.
     
  3. Marshall

    Marshall Member

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    So I guess this doesn't apply to you does it. ;)
     
  4. DMK

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    Once in a while, if I'm not actually carrying on person, I'll have a gun out, within arms reach, if I'm working in the garage or maybe reading a book for instance. Usually a 1911 and it will have a mag inserted, hammer down, chamber empty.

    I always keep a 1911 sitting in my safe like that as well.

    There are no kids in my house though.
     
  5. Climb14er

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    Always cocked and lockeds for 1911's, loaded chamber and decocked for Sig DA/SA's, and always loaded in all chambers for revolvers. There are no kids left in the house.
     
  6. Black Majik

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    I'll have a 1911 around for HD. If its in the open its arms reach.

    Full magazine, hammer down, empty chamber.

    I'll carry it Cond. 1 if I go outside to get mail or some or other. There be coyotes howlin' at the moon lately.

    ... or is it werewolves....? ;)
     
  7. Mr. Chitlin

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    My Glock 22 has one in the tube and 15 in the mag.

    All the guns in the safe have full mags, empty chambers.
     
  8. Hkmp5sd

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    ALL autoloaders, whether inside the safe or laying around the house, have a full magazine, round chambered and safety off.
     
  9. Lord Bodak

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    The semi-auto centerfires are stored with a mag inserted, decocked, chamber empty. The .22 is unloaded, as are the rifles.
     
  10. Graystar

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    My Glock 17 has one in the chamber, ready to go.

    Personally, I feel that if your defense gun isn't chambered, cocked, and with the safety off (if applicable) then make sure your gun is heavy because when the moment of truth comes you're going to be so pumped that you're gonna forget to load/cock/release and all you'll have time for is to hit the guy with it!
     
  11. ksnecktieman

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    Chamber loaded, all guns, in or out of the safe, safety on if required, not for beretta 92s and none on either keltec.

    Safety feature, I will never doubt,,,,,,, "ALL guns are ALWAYS loaded"
     
  12. cslinger

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    Let's just say breaking into the slinger household would be a poor choice and leave it at that shall we.:scrutiny:
     
  13. ddj8052

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    In my "Speed Safe" I have a Kimber TLE/RL loaded with a round in the chamber and safey on. Also in the safe there is a Kimber 25th Ann. With a full mag an no round in the chamber. All the rest of my autos are stored empty hammer down.
     
  14. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    Why? You planning to come over? :D

    My SIG is in normal condition, one in the pipe, full compliment in the mag, hammer in the normal down/ready position.

    Everything else is either in the safe or in its' secured/ready location, full mag, Israeli style; hammer down (if it has one) nothing in the chamber.

    Glad you're only asking about pistols.


    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  15. one45auto

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    I keep my Colt M1991A1 in condition three (chamber empty, hammer down, and a charged magazine) until I retire for the night, at which point I revert to condition one (aka "cocked and locked", meaning a round in the chamber, the hammer pulled back, and the thumb safety engaged). In the morning I remove the magazine, eject the chambered round, reload it into the magazine, and return the pistol to condition three before storing it away.

    Occasionally I've used my Glock 19 as a "nightstand gun", but it remains in condition three at all times as I'm still not as familiar with it. Or, perhaps more accurately, I'm still not sufficiently comfortable with the lack of a thumb safety and the absence of the hammer. However give me time....:)
     
  16. artherd

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    Glock is chambered and ready.

    Rifles are stored with safety OFF, mag inserted, but no round chambered (as I do not consider them to be 'drop safe'.)
     
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    My PCR (my carry gun) is loaded with a loaded chamber, hammer down on half cock. I usually keep my carry gun (whatever it may be) in the desired state of readiness... All are loaded with a round in the chamber... 1911 is cocked and locked.
     
  18. Ala Dan

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    .45 caliber SIG P220A unloaded chamber and magazine,
    decocked and stored in lockable SIG plastic case

    .45 caliber 1911 WW-II Springfield Mil Spec, unloaded
    chamber and magazine, hammer forward and stored
    in a Dosko Sports lockable plastic case

    9m/m SIG P228 loaded 13+1 decocked and
    ready for action should the necessity arise

    *FootNote: other weapons within the house are also
    loaded and ready for action

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  19. Marshall

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    Thanks guys.

    I was just curious as to how everyone treated their semi-auto's that are not in safes.

    My revolvers are always loaded and ready.

    My semi-auto's are in condition three until I pull one for duty as a nightstand gun and then it goes into condition one.
     
  20. cls12vg30

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    No kids or anyone else in my apartment, the DA/SA Makarov is either on me or somewhere nearby, mag fully loaded, one in the chamber, decocked, safety off.

    The SAO CZ-52 is also loaded, chambered, decocked, safety off most of the time, but sometimes cocked-and-locked.
     
  21. Dorrin79

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    let's see...

    my carry gun (FN SFS) is loaded, safety-cocked and ready to go.

    my bedside gun, 1911 Springfield Mil-Spec, it cocked and locked and ready to go.

    my FM HP is in the safe, hammer down on an empty chamber, no mag.

    My Makarov is in the safe, hammer down, safety off, chamber empty, two loaded mags sitting next to it.

    My Ruger MkII is in the safe, uncocked, empty.

    All of my other guns are unloaded as well except my 12 ga in the closet.

    Once i get my Security Six back from Ruger, I plan on leaving it loaded as well.

    Oh, almost forgot to add - I have no kids, and very rarely have them around (sister-in-law's children once a year, if that). On the occasion when children are present, all guns not on my person are secured in safe.
     
  22. WVleo

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    Resting Autos

    Hi, My cz40B 12 in the mag 1 in the tube, mak mags loaded empty chamber, saiga ak ready to rock & roll with carry bag containing 2 loaded 40rd, 4 loaded 30rd, loaded 10 and 5 rounders and extra 300 rounds in boxes at the bottom of the bag. Waiting patiently here for the martians to land LOL LOL !!!.................WVleo

    P.S......Seriously tho there are NO children in my home !........WVleo
     

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    Since it is just me and the wife at home (no kids yet) my Taurus PT92 is loaded 15+1, hammer down in DA mode, and in the case next to my bed, since I don't have a nightstand yet. When my new furniture arrives this week it will be kept the same way just in the top drawer of my nightstand. Hopefully, wife permiting, there will be a couple more guns in the house soon including a nice shotgun and i think a new Taurus PT145 to carry.
     
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    Sig 225 fully loaded mag and one in the chamber. (My CCW gun)

    Sig 228 fully loaded mag and one in the chamber. Stored in case (sometimes this is carried instead of the 225 depend on where I am going)

    Sig 220 Loaded mag Gun empty Stored in Case

    Model 66 Fully loaded Desk draw

    Model 386 fully loaded( My soon to be CCW Piece, more practice first) in factory case

    Model 29 fully loaded with 44spl...bedside gun in night stand

    beretta 950 Jetfire 25acp loaded and ready (Church gun)

    The rest are empty
     
  25. TonyB

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    All handguns loaded and ready to go...long guns not loaded.Everything's in a safe ,except for bedtime....CCW is within reach then,also ready to go.Handguns make crappy clubs..keep 'em loaded..:cool:
     
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