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    This question is for everyone but mostly for those who have more than 5 guns. Do you store them all loaded or do you have a peticular home defense piece?

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    Well, I have less than 5 guns but I keep two of them loaded.

    My handgun, a .40 S&W, and a shotgun, 12 gauage.

    The handgun always stays loaded, the shotgun I unload and lock up when I leave home.

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    H&K USPc .40 upstairs loaded. SA 1911A1 downstairs loaded. EBS 870 loaded. Interarms Luger 9 mm in the safe unloaded.

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    I only have 4 at the moment. All are loaded.

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    Shotgun under the mattress loaded 100% of the time.
    HK USPc - carry piece - loaded 100%
    Sig in the safe loaded 50% of the time, otherwise unloaded with one full mag right next to it
    1911 in the safe loaded 0% of the time, 2 full mags and a round for the chamber right next to it.
    .22 rifle in the closet, loaded 0%, empty mag
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    Unless I'm working on it, it's loaded. Even the ones in the safe.

    That way there is no questioin in my mind about the status of the weapon. Yes, I know the 4 Rules say treat every one as if it was loaded, but that allows the presumption it might not actually be loaded. No need to do an action/chamber check.

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    All my guns are loaded in gun safes, some of them single pistol safes with coded locks. The only guns that aren't loaded are my long guns.



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    Well, I've lost all my guns in a tragic boating accident, but before that, there were three loaded guns in the house. One on my hip, one on the first floor and one on the second. The other 9 were unloaded in the safe. I miss those guns

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    At least 10 of my 2 dozen or so handguns are loaded including the 5 within easy reach of me. Also except for the revolver, there are extra loaded mags for most of the others within reach of me.

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    buster81 wrote:
    Well, I've lost all my guns in a tragic boating accident, but before that, there were three loaded guns in the house. One on my hip, one on the first floor and one on the second. The other 9 were unloaded in the safe. I miss those guns
    Aw man, I'm sorry to hear for your loss. ALL your guns were on a boat at one time? Were you living on this boat?

    Poor you, and I mean that with a high degree of sincerity.

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    tekshogun wrote:
    buster81 wrote:
    Well, I've lost all my guns in a tragic boating accident, but before that, there were three loaded guns in the house. One on my hip, one on the first floor and one on the second. The other 9 were unloaded in the safe. I miss those guns
    Aw man, I'm sorry to hear for your loss. ALL your guns were on a boat at one time? Were you living on this boat?

    Poor you, and I mean that with a high degree of sincerity.
    Yup. All my guns...and ammo. We were just taking a leisurely cruise and wham, over they went. I'd dive down and get them, but I think it's about 150 fathoms deep.

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    You had ALL your guns on a boat?

    Man, I'm definitely confused, are you smuggling illegal immigrants or something? ;-P

    They were all on the deck and fell off? Isn't the a lesson about gun safety!

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    Pace wrote:
    You had ALL your guns on a boat?

    Man, I'm definitely confused, are you smuggling illegal immigrants or something? ;-P

    They were all on the deck and fell off? Isn't the a lesson about gun safety!
    No illegal immigrants straight east from Virginia Beach. Me and my guns were just taking a cruise. About 75 miles offshore or so. It gets darn rough out there.

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    150fathom rope and a magnet :P
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    Cummon. Think about the corniest WWII spy versus spy movie you know. Or Syriana, the dramatization of Bob Baer's career. They won't care or stop pulling off body parts just because you tell them that you lost your guns.

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    You and your guns were taking a cruise? Man, some people love guns, some people LOOOVE their guns. How romantic...

    What's the legality of that, 75 miles out of the state juristiction?

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    When it comes to maritime operation, guns on boats are a free for all but up to whatever restriction of the flag your vessel flies under and in what territorial waters you are in. So in open seas or Federal waters, you're subject to Federal law. In waters governed by a state or local municipality, watch out. Sailing in to New York City with a cache of weapons will land you in prison for sure.

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    Pace wrote:
    You and your guns were taking a cruise? Man, some people love guns, some people LOOOVE their guns. How romantic...

    What's the legality of that, 75 miles out of the state juristiction?
    I did love them. I'm not sure about the state jurisdiction thing. They have accompanied my on road trips out of state before. I assume that's ok.

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    i was deep sea diving once, coincidentally off the coast of Virginia, and i found a bunch of guns! they were in real good shape so i don't think they were down there very long.

    now that they have a good home, some of them can lay around loaded.

    4 in the computer/gun room - 9mm, .38spl, Mdl 94 in .32 Win Spl and a .22 Mosquito
    1 in the kitchen/living room/great room - .357
    5 in the bedroom - 9mm Mak, 2 12 gauges, an AK and an .06
    1 in the truck - .40 S&W
    and at least one handgun in each of my three safes at all times just on the off chance that Mr. Badguy gets past all that hardware and talks me into opening any safe. but that's not to say that nothing else in the safes are not loaded, just not everything.


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    XD .45 is loaded
    Kimber 1911 is loaded
    Kel-Tec PF-9 is loaded
    Mossberg 500 is loaded
    AK has a loaded mag leaning on it
    Saiga 12 has a loaded mag leaning on it

    CZ VZ-52, Browning Buckmark .22, Mosin Nagant, Ruger 10/22 are all stored unloaded.

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    20 or so guns...defensive guns all loaded, hunting guns not loaded

    Carry Sig229 and Kel-Tec P32 both loaded at all times...

    Hawk Shotgun in the bedroom, loaded with 00 buck at all times...

    All rest in the safe loaded, from SKS, AK, shotguns, etc....

    guns not loaded; ruger 30-06, winchester lever action, remington 870....maybe a few others...
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    Bersa Thunder - loaded

    Eaa Witness .45 - Loaded

    Ruger 10/22 - unloaded
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    I currently own more than 5 firearms.

    I keep my .45 loaded at all times, and it is on my hip any time I am awake.

    I keep my Walther P22 loaded as well, but it's usually locked up.

    I keep my Mossberg 500 loaded, but when I'm out of the house, I usually put a cable lock through the action and lock it up as well.

    The others are usually left unloaded and locked up...

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    AK and 30rd mag in the corner
    12 guage pump by the fridge, its a ranger, dont know manufacture
    raven 25 auto, front left pocket
    grendel P-12 near the back door
    star modelo super 9 X23mm under the cushin where i sit
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    P-38 behind the head rest of the love seat
    tanfoglio GT 380 in the bathroom

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    I have a savage 12 gauge for HD but I don't keep it loaded (I have three little kids in the house) I keep shells up high on a shelf and the shotgun leaned up on the shelf.
    If I had a break in I would have plenty of time to load.
    The rest of my guns are hunting rifles and the ammo for them stays locked up.

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