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Posted: 12/20/2009 3:12:48 PM EDT
I know some people like the idea of a keeping a shotgun Condition Three so that racking the slide will "scare off the bad guy".





However, I would rather a bad guy not know that I am coming, so keep my HD shotgun at Condition Zero at all times and my handgun at Condition One. I also have no children. Poll coming





For reference:






  • Condition Four: Chamber empty, no magazine, hammer down.


  • Condition Three: Chamber empty, full magazine in place, hammer down.


  • Condition Two: A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer down.


  • Condition One: A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer cocked, safety on.


  • Condition Zero: A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer cocked, safety off.




 
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:13:15 PM EDT
[#1]
Condition One: A round chambered, full magazine in place, hammer cocked, safety on.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:14:04 PM EDT
[#2]
Glock 23 so.... condition zero.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:14:14 PM EDT
[#3]
I wait until I'm in a life or death situation and then I clear leather and chamber a round.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:14:28 PM EDT
[#4]
Locked in a safe?






Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:15:19 PM EDT
[#5]
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:16:34 PM EDT
[#6]
Shotguns and revolver are in Condition Two by design.  The shotguns have safeties on.

My lever gun is in Condition Three.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:16:54 PM EDT
[#7]
condition 87: completely stripped, pieces scattered amongst the house, ammo and magazines at the store waiting for me to buy them.



jk cond 1 rem 870 and my AR in the unlocked safe in the same room ....
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:17:42 PM EDT
[#8]
No safety on the M&P40 or the Sig 226. Always ready to party, and I do NOT want the idjit who broke into my castle to know he is about to meet his maker.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:19:11 PM EDT
[#9]



Quoted:


condition 87: completely stripped, pieces scattered amongst the house, ammo and magazines at the store waiting for me to buy them.



I got a good laugh out of that one ^



 
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:19:23 PM EDT
[#10]
Condition Zero in my quick release safe.  Kids in the house.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:21:45 PM EDT
[#11]
Condition 3 for everything laying around the house except revolvers, no kids I live with adults. I have excellent doors and locks, 2 dogs and no one is making it into my house without me knowing well in advance. If the gun is on my person or in my hands then its condition 1.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:25:01 PM EDT
[#12]
No votes for condition 4.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:25:37 PM EDT
[#13]
Condition One, kid has no access.  Either locked up, or on my person.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:28:34 PM EDT
[#14]
My handgun (Glock 19) is in condition 0 and is either on me, or in the drawer of my nightstand.

My AR is condition 3.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:29:03 PM EDT
[#15]
226 with the hammer down, chamber loaded.



So is that two or zero?
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:30:48 PM EDT
[#16]
As the morons say: "Cocked, locked and ready to rock."



As we say: "Condition 1 sir".




Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:31:57 PM EDT
[#17]



Quoted:


226 with the hammer down, chamber loaded.



So is that two or zero?
Two





 
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:32:42 PM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:
226 with the hammer down, chamber loaded.

So is that two or zero?


Two. If you left it in SA without decocking, it would be zero.



Mine:

AR - Condition 1
Wincheseter Defender - Condition 1
1911 (CCW) - Condition 1
P7 (CCW) - Condition.... 2, I guess. Hard to classify the P7.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:32:46 PM EDT
[#19]
Quoted:
226 with the hammer down, chamber loaded.

So is that two or zero?


I'd say two, although the "conditions" were originally for single action semi-autos (aka 1911).

My edc is the same...DA/SA, chambered, hammer down.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:33:33 PM EDT
[#20]
M&P40 at condition Zero
2 -.45's, 4 - AR's (2/.223 / 2/6.8), 1 - .380 at condition 3 and 1- .357 with cylinder loaded.

All scattered  around the house.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:33:37 PM EDT
[#21]
Handgun is ready to rock. Long guns need only be cocked. All are loaded or have mags inserted in them
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:33:59 PM EDT
[#22]
Condition 2
USPc V3 Chambered Decocked.
Kids in the house, gun locked in a hidden safe.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:34:50 PM EDT
[#23]
cocked and locked.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:35:57 PM EDT
[#24]
I use an 870 and I have young kids. My girls do not bother my guns at all. When they want to they ask and I let them do so safely. I keep my 870 mag tube full and the chamber empty. One pump and it is ready to rock n roll.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:36:25 PM EDT
[#25]
3
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:38:07 PM EDT
[#26]
for my rifles, you have to chamber a round first, for my carry pistol g17 just point and click
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:41:46 PM EDT
[#27]
Pistal - ONE
Shotgun - THREE
Rifle - THREE
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:44:31 PM EDT
[#28]
0/1 no kids

depends on the gun.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:47:47 PM EDT
[#29]
You don't have mine.  Full mag, bolt locked back, safety on.

ETA:  And the 1911 is condition 1, no kids in the house.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:49:48 PM EDT
[#30]
CCW - One
Pistol - One
Shotgun  - One
AR15 & 10 Rifles - One
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:49:57 PM EDT
[#31]
Numero Uno!
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:53:55 PM EDT
[#32]



Quoted:


Condition Zero in my quick release safe.  Kids in the house.






 
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:55:29 PM EDT
[#33]
Quoted:
M&P40 at condition Zero
2 -.45's, 4 - AR's (2/.223 / 2/6.8), 1 - .380 at condition 3 and 1- .357 with cylinder loaded.

All scattered  around the house.


nice
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:56:29 PM EDT
[#34]
most people know military terms

RED       Mag in round chambered
AMBER  mag in chamber empty
GREEN  clear.

I keep mine RED because you may not wake up until BG is in the room with you.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 3:58:29 PM EDT
[#35]
Pistol (KT PF9) = Condition 0, DAO so no safety

Shotgun (Moss. 500) = Condition 3, easier for the wife to rack the slide than work the tang safety
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:01:53 PM EDT
[#36]
My M1 Carbine sits by my bed condition 3 and never leaves (except of cleaning and range trips). My carry gun is a 5-shot .357 revolver that is condition 2 on the other side of the bed when I am not carrying. No kids in the house to worry about.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:02:15 PM EDT
[#37]
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:02:32 PM EDT
[#38]
Condition Two (modified) - Round in chamber, magazine loaded, hammer down, safety on.  Young child in house about 25% of the time.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:03:50 PM EDT
[#39]
Clip loaded and firing pin filed.............


Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:04:34 PM EDT
[#40]
condition 3.  



Three young boys.  
 2 older kids that know to charge the weapon before use.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:05:01 PM EDT
[#41]



Quoted:



Quoted:

226 with the hammer down, chamber loaded.



So is that two or zero?




I'd say two, although the "conditions" were originally for single action semi-autos (aka 1911).



My edc is the same...DA/SA, chambered, hammer down.


That was my thought as well.  I can pull the trigger and a round will fire, not true with a 1911.  This makes me think zero - pull the trigger, it bangs.



Meh.



 
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:05:47 PM EDT
[#42]
M4s are Condition one, Glocks are condition zero.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:07:09 PM EDT
[#43]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Quoted:
226 with the hammer down, chamber loaded.

So is that two or zero?


I'd say two, although the "conditions" were originally for single action semi-autos (aka 1911).

My edc is the same...DA/SA, chambered, hammer down.

That was my thought as well.  I can pull the trigger and a round will fire, not true with a 1911.  This makes me think zero - pull the trigger, it bangs.

Meh.
 


Except that with a standard DA/SA Sig, you CAN have it cocked, without any safety. Which is what zero is.

DAOs and most striker-fired pistols do not fit the condition scheme very well, but SAOs and DA/SAs do.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:08:19 PM EDT
[#44]
All of mine are in lock boxes or Gun Safes
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:09:07 PM EDT
[#45]
XD45, condition zero.  No kids.



Also keep a midlength AR in the safe, condition one.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:10:21 PM EDT
[#46]
gp 1975 beside the bed.



20 rounds in the mag, none in the pipe.



if i rack one in the chamber and the guy doesnt flee, its game on, I was scared for my life.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:12:50 PM EDT
[#47]
All of my home defense shit is kept in "Condition Zombie."

I maintain readiness for a full scale outbreak at all times.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:17:27 PM EDT
[#48]
Shotgun propped in the bedroom corner, covered in dust in Condition Three.

Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:18:56 PM EDT
[#49]
AR and the XD which is usually on me. XD is round chambered, no manual safety. AR is round chambered, safety on.

When I've got kids, it'll be just the XD most likely. From my holster to the nightstand.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:20:39 PM EDT
[#50]
Cruiser ready.
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