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Posted: 2/26/2009 2:52:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2009 4:03:13 PM EDT by Forgetfull]
If you use a AR15 for primary home defense, How do you store it?
I'm considering going from empty chamber to 1 in the hole.
ETA: HA no one's IBTP
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:55:44 PM EDT
In my house, pistols are stored with a loaded mag and one in the chamber. Longguns get a loaded mag and empty chamber.

Must be just how I was raised.

BSW
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:56:02 PM EDT
Full Mag, empty chamber, safety off, same with all the other guns inside the house.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:57:02 PM EDT
Hot 'n safe....just like my sex.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:57:18 PM EDT
My HD rifle stays in my gun safe, in condition 3.

My 1911 is in a lock box next to my bed in condition 1.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:57:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2009 2:58:19 PM EDT by Forgetfull]
In my house, pistols are stored with a loaded mag and one in the chamber. Longguns get a loaded mag and empty chamber.

Must be just how I was raised.

BSW





Same here. For some reason I feel more comfortable leaving the pistols condition 1 or 2.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:57:42 PM EDT
Full mag, open bolt, safety on.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:58:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
If you use a AR15 for primary home defense, How do you store it?
I'm considering going from empty chamber to 1 in the hole.
ETA: HA no one's IBTP

What the fuck good is an unloaded gun?


AGNTSA

Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:58:57 PM EDT
AK underfolder here.
One in the tube, saftey off.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 2:59:54 PM EDT
My STG556 is kept mag in, chamber loaded, safety on, eotech off
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:00:43 PM EDT
Condidtion 3...

Why so many choices with the safety off?
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:00:48 PM EDT
Full inserted mag, bolt locked back, safety off.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:03:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:
Full inserted mag, bolt locked back, safety off.


Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:05:02 PM EDT
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:08:07 PM EDT
Condition 3.....


Magazine inserted
chamber empty
bolt forward
safety on
ejection port cover closed



takes less then a second to go to Condition 1..... pistol is kept condition 1, in holster, on nightstand....
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:09:08 PM EDT
Mag empty, somewhere..., bolt back in the gun, right next to me. Ammo in an ammo can, and it'd take a long time to load it.

I also uh.. have a pump with the shell carrier full. I'd probably use that for that reason.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:09:42 PM EDT
loaded magazine, loaded chamber, on safe.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:11:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Condidtion 3...

Why so many choices with the safety off?


There's only two...

I figure that if there's nothing in the chamber then why have the safety on? Also it's not possible to put the safety on if you drop the hammer.

I was just curious if anyone kept 1 on the chamber and safety off, it seems like a bad idea to me.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:12:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2009 3:13:12 PM EDT by RIA45ACP]
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
If you use a AR15 for primary home defense, How do you store it?
I'm considering going from empty chamber to 1 in the hole.
ETA: HA no one's IBTP

What the fuck good is an unloaded gun?


AGNTSA



if your home security sucks so much that you have zero time to wake up and take the one second it takes to chamber a round you have already failed.

If someone makes it into my house without alerting myself, the dog or the other 2 people I live with then they deserve the crap thats in my house. Outside my house then I agree loaded chamber safety on.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:13:37 PM EDT
I keep a .45 for home defense.

I'd trash my place with a 5.56.

Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:13:44 PM EDT
AR in safe so it wont get confiscated when I use my 870 for HD. No round chambered, safety on for 870.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:14:55 PM EDT
In safe.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:15:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2009 3:16:13 PM EDT by Dan1918A2]
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..

ETA: My .45 is bedside in condition 1.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:15:43 PM EDT
Other. Leaning in the corner next to my bed with a full 20-rd mag in the top dresser drawer. Safety off.

I have a 9YO daughter that knows better, but she does sometimes have guests of similar age and I just can't bring myself to leave it in the corner locked & loaded.

Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:15:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..


Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:16:49 PM EDT
Condition 3... in the sock drawer. Am I the only one with an AR pistol?
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:17:18 PM EDT
I alternate between my mossberg and ar. Both "cruiser ready". Handguns are always in condition 1.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:17:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats worng with condition 3?
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:18:20 PM EDT
If I have enough time to snatch up my AR, I have enough time to pull the charging handle.. Although my AR is not my first choice since I always have my .45 near me when I sleep. ( When I think of HD, I think bump in the night. Other than that I go for whichever firearm is closest.)
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:19:40 PM EDT
bolt open, 28 in a mag on the shelf above it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:21:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats worng with condition 3?

The pesky gun being empty part.

What is the point of an unloaded gun?

You gonna throw it at the perp?


Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:22:35 PM EDT
Full mag, empty chamber, safety on.

Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:23:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats wrong with condition 3?


Because it doesn't make sense to have the hammer cocked and the safety on with an unloaded weapon?
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:26:06 PM EDT
my gun is ready for a fight. Loaded mag, one in the chamber, safety on, aimpoint on. You people that have empty chambers don't realize how lucky you'll be if you remember to chamber it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:29:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rpbyrd2:
Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:
Full inserted mag, bolt locked back, safety off.



Takes the same amount of time to hit the bolt release as it does to disengage a safety
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:31:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CanteTinza:
Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats wrong with condition 3?


Because it doesn't make sense to have the hammer cocked and the safety on with an unloaded weapon?


I was trained "Weapon on safe until you are ready to fire" and I don't like having a weapon in contition 1 unless its on my person.

As for the hammer... are you afraid the spring is going to wear out?
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:34:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:
Full inserted mag, bolt locked back, safety off.

The consensus on this is that it's very bad.

It's no safer than it is with the bolt closed and safety on, due to the possibility of something knocking the bolt free. And, if the bolt does come free, you introduce the possibility of an uncontrolled slamfire.

Very bad, worst option of the lot.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:35:32 PM EDT
mag out, loaded chamber, safety off, under the pillow, dental floss attached to trigger then attached to door knob.

Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:35:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats worng with condition 3?

The pesky gun being empty part.

What is the point of an unloaded gun?

You gonna throw it at the perp?




As stated before, if your first and last line of defense is your rifle, you have FAILED majorly.

Motion lights, Bolted reinforced Doors, Alarm, 2 dogs, attack cat (seriously), rifle. Crashing in of a door/window would be my wake up along with the alarm beep. I would have plenty of time to chamber a round and be ready.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:36:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats worng with condition 3?

The pesky gun being empty part.

What is the point of an unloaded gun?

You gonna throw it at the perp?



You could always break in and find out.

Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:37:07 PM EDT
I don't use an AR for HD. My FN SLP is always hot w/00 Buck.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:37:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats worng with condition 3?


Absolutely NOTHING - - as far as an "HD 'ready' state" is concerned ...

Especially if you have kids.

Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:37:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By peekay:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats worng with condition 3?

The pesky gun being empty part.

What is the point of an unloaded gun?

You gonna throw it at the perp?



You could always break in and find out.



This.

Come on Jean Claude Van Dam, show me how bad-ass you are... lol
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:39:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winn:
Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats worng with condition 3?


Absolutely NOTHING - - as far as an "HD 'ready' state" is concerned ...

Especially if you have kids.



Part of my reasoning.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:42:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2009 3:42:32 PM EDT by Sig_Fan]
SP101 with .38 LSWHP +P on night stand and Mossberg 500 inside the closet.

Revolver condition is self explanatory, and the Mossy has 5 LE OO buck in the tube, none in the chamber, safety off.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:42:19 PM EDT
Full mag, round chambered and safety on. Just like my pistol and my shotgun.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:43:42 PM EDT
are you sure your mommy allowed you to use the computer?
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:44:07 PM EDT
to much many precious things in my house like my children for rifle work; M! super 90 with surefire forend with the first two shots being buckshot then a slug and I alternate from there. Backup plan USP tactical .45 with a light.

T.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:45:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By CanteTinza:
Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
Mag in, empty chamber, closed bolt, safety on.


That's what I do as well..




Whats wrong with condition 3?


Because it doesn't make sense to have the hammer cocked and the safety on with an unloaded weapon?


I was trained "Weapon on safe until you are ready to fire" and I don't like having a weapon in contition 1 unless its on my person.

As for the hammer... are you afraid the spring is going to wear out?


No. It has nothing to do with the spring. It simply doesn't sense. Kind of like if somebody has their 1911 cocked and locked, but no round chambered.
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:45:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
are you sure your mommy allowed you to use the computer?


Who is this directed at?
Link Posted: 2/26/2009 3:46:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:

Full inserted mag, bolt locked back, safety off.


Not a good idea ... at all.

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