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View Poll Results: Do you keep a round in the chamber?
Yes, Always 84 84.00%
Only when I leave the house 9 9.00%
Never 7 7.00%
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:12 PM
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I suggest that having a holstered firearm in condition 1 is much less prone to AD/ND then all the extra gun handling chambering/unchambering when leaving the house or returning.
I have a friend that had this happen. Nearly shot himself in the rear and put a hole in his floor over the crawlspace.
He was reupholstering before leaving his house.
For me, the holster covering the trigger is part of keeping it safer.
Only take it out of the holster to shoot or to clean.

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Lots of videos showing people getting shot/killed while fumble farting around trying to get a round in the chamber. If you don't trust yourself enough to carry with a round in the chamber, you shouldn't be carrying to begin with.
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Long guns in the house.... NO.

My dad taught me there is usually a very powerful reaction when someone invades and is in close proximity.... to a particular sound.

"The sound of a cocking gun."

Twice he was in a deadly situation and cocking/chambering a round made the Perps run for their lives without a shot being fired.

A Pump Shotgun sounds about as intimidating as anything on the market.
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This has never made any sense to me. Let's say you have one in the pipe and a 4 round magazine. 5 rounds. It's in the pipe already if the situation requires. If you need to eject the one in the pipe for that soothing click clack sound...you still have as many rounds available as you would have had with just a full tube.
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This has never made any sense to me. Let's say you have one in the pipe and a 4 round magazine. 5 rounds. It's in the pipe already if the situation requires. If you need to eject the one in the pipe for that soothing click clack sound...you still have as many rounds available as you would have had with just a full tube.
My son who is in LE, said that the sound of racking a gun of any kind really doesn't make any difference. Save your ammo!
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Its just me and the wife in the house, Every weapon in the house has a round chambered. Carry weapon comes off the belt still in the holster and doesn't leave the holster unless its to be cleaned or fired. Wife has repurposed and old rubbermaid cleaning basket with a handle, Her Cell phones, Ipad, Glock in a kydex holster and sweet tea mug are in it as she carries the whole thing with her up to her office where she spends the day and downstairs when she unplugs for the night.
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Ya know what they call and unloaded gun?... A club.

Why is this even a question?
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The only gun I keep loaded around the house is my EDC gun. Oh and the briefcase gun. And my backup mouse gun. And my wife's carry gun. And the wifes makupstand gun. And the wife's nightstand gun. And my bedside shotgun. But only those. The rest are unloaded and in the safe where a loaded CZ75 is on the front shelf. But only those. Yep, loaded guns around the house could br dangerous and should be avoided at all cost.
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Long guns in the house.... NO.

My dad taught me there is usually a very powerful reaction when someone invades and is in close proximity.... to a particular sound.

"The sound of a cocking gun."

Twice he was in a deadly situation and cocking/chambering a round made the Perps run for their lives without a shot being fired.

A Pump Shotgun sounds about as intimidating as anything on the market.


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Yea.... what an intruder will hear from my pump shotgun is way scarier. They would hear a very faint "click" as the firing pin is released and slams into the primer. That little click is waaaaaayyyyy more intimidating than the sound of shucking in a shell letting anyone else that may be armed with a LOADED gun where to start shooting.
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I donít own any guns anymore. Hospital I work for cut my hours back, so I sold all of them to a guy after doing a thorough background check on him. I lost the paperwork for the sale though.

I have no plans to purchase any firearms at any point during my life. I have kids in the house, so you know, itís for the children.
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Long guns in the house.... NO.

My dad taught me there is usually a very powerful reaction when someone invades and is in close proximity.... to a particular sound.

"The sound of a cocking gun."

Twice he was in a deadly situation and cocking/chambering a round made the Perps run for their lives without a shot being fired.

A Pump Shotgun sounds about as intimidating as anything on the market.


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Long guns can be excellent for defense inside a home. You just have to be competent.
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I stopped carrying one in the chamber since my daughter was born. It was the compromise my wife and I made.
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Bulk storage guns, no. The 16 or so guns around house, car, shed and sauna...yes.

Am lucky no kids, no people wandering round.
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Long guns can be excellent for defense inside a home. You just have to be competent.
They will blow your ears out. Better have brick walls if you miss.

I have a suppressed 5.56 SBR. By the time you add the can it is rifle long and still loud. It is too long inside the house and you can bang it easy when deploying. If I had a wid open mansion, then maybe.

Inside the house I'm with MA Survivalist, I like pistols. And I also have a short 12GA shotgun.
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I don't keep a round chambered. If I chamber a round I'm going to fire it - that's how I practice anyway - so, keeps things consistent and error/accident free.
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All guns except my EDC have loaded mags, empty chambers.
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Under normal circumstances, I would have a gun on me (even in the house) ready to go. Usually when I leave the house, it’s just a matter of grabbing my wallet and keys. It’s one less thing to forget. Usually I have an auto of some flavor. Right now I have a 38 revolver, which is hard to have in any other condition.

I also usually have either a 12 gauge loaded with buckshot or a 5.56 rifle close at hand.
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All firearms outside of my safe are loaded and ready to be used if needed to keep order and prevent chaos.
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Handguns chambered unless cleaning - oiling. Long guns loaded but not chambered. Nothing is as big a deterrent as the sound of an 870 getting racked. The rule here is ALL guns are treated as loaded/chambered at all times, though.
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CZ-75B .40 and CZ-2075 RAMI .40 always Condition Two. Ithaca M37 Defense Condition Three. 0000 buckshot. AK & AR Condition Three.
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My son who is in LE, said that the sound of racking a gun of any kind really doesn't make any difference. Save your ammo!
I've racked shotguns a few times and not seen the pants-****ing reaction I was told would occur. YMMV, but some people just don't react the way we would expect.

I was speaking with a young lady other day who bought her first shotgun and was asking about putting something that "Wouldn't hurt them too badly" as the first round. She seemed to catch on when I asked if there were someone about to kill her if she would want a lethal or non-lethal round up first considering she may not have time for a second.
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