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Muzzle UP Or Down?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by mjkeat, Oct 28, 2012.


  1. mjkeat

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    If you keep a long gun around the house for possible protection is the muzzle up or down? Why?

    I'm not concerned about round chambered or not as we've already covered that recently.
     

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    Mine is muzzle up. Why? It stands better on the stock than the muzzle.
     

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    If I kept a rifle loaded in the safe or anywhere else, I would keep the muzzle down. If there happen to be an accidental discharge, it would go into the floor of my safe. Not up through the ceiling killing or injuring a loved one.
     
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    Muzzle up unless you have some sort of rifle rack that will hold the rifle muzzle down.
     
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    My only long gun that is kept out of the safe is my 870.
    It's in a corner, stored muzzle down.
     
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    just out of curiosity, do you people also balance your loaded pistols muzzle down instead of laying them on the side????
     
  8. mjkeat

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    Let's keep this on topic
     
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    Muzzle up. I won't rest a rifle on its muzzle.
     
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    I keep mine muzzle up as well.


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    Muzzle up, because it's the only way it'll fit in the safe.

    Slung? Muzzle down.
     
  12. mjkeat

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    Why muzzle up?
     
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    Up, design.
     
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    Multitude of small habits. The strongest being the age-old gun-handling rule of: "never let your muzzle come in contact with anything for fear of getting something stuck in it, etc." Most of my long gun experience was with bolt action rifles and I avoided resting it muzzle down for fear of damaging the crown. Last it just seems to rest more securely muzzle up on its stock.
     
  15. mjkeat

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    I'm a muzzle down guy for the peramiters stated in the OP. Why? Because I can grab it w/ my firing hand exactly how I'd grip it while shouldered. It can thus be fired. If picked up by the handguard it takes one more step to fire.
     
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    Muzzle up.
     
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    Pick it up with your weak hand, and pivot it to your shoulder. problem solved.


    Muzzle up, as it balances/stands better that way.
     
  18. Gunnut 45/454

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    Yep Muzzle up for all the reason stated above. Grab it with my left hand and bring it to bare on target.:supergrin:
     
  19. mjkeat

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    Tried it. I still have to take the time to position my firing hand on the grip before I can fire a round. I can fire the AR 1 handed if need be but not when only gripping the handguard.

    To me it's the same as rotating a handgun muzzle forward as it leaves the holster or waiting to rotate until you join hands obtaining a full grip. If I needed to I could engage the instant the muzzle rotates forward.

    Maybe only seconds but...

    It's also the way we traveled, muzzle down.
     
  20. GlockN

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    If you had the rifle go off in your safe, up or down, wouldn't it hit the safe either way? :upeyes: