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Best way to store your Glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jeanderson, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. jeanderson

    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    New to guns - just got a 23 gen 3. I have a biometric safe where I keep the gun with full magazine inserted, but no round chambered. If I need it: swipe finger, open safe, grab gun, cycle action and good to go. Is this common?

    I know somebody with a .40 Ruger that insists you need to empty the magazine every month to keep the spring from loosing its effectiveness. Is this true of the Glock?

    A side question: Is it OK to leave the slide locked open for a long time?
     
  2. truetopath

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    I store my Glock 27 fully loaded, and shoot more often than once a month so the mags get emptied then. You have to go with what you're comfortable with though. Happy Glocking!!

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  3. bustedknee

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    Consider all guns to be loaded!

    So why not keep one loaded? Especially if it is locked in the safe? Chamber one.

    It is rare for a magazine spring to get weak from being loaded. If it does however, replace the spring.

    It is also rare for the recoil spring assembly to get weak from the slide being locked back. Again, if it does, replace it.

    I would hope most shooters replace their springs every 20 years or so whether they need to or not.
     
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    mag springs dont weaken from being loaded, they weaken from constant loading and unloading. keep the mag loaded, whether you have one in the chamber or not is your decision. i keep one in the chamber all the time except for when it is being cleaned.

    Sam
     
  5. Glock+2

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    I don't know....but, no I don't carry it on me when I am home, some do....I just keep them within a few seconds reach, have a couple ready to go.

    The others are stored in cases in a safe area.
     
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    Zeroskillet MIA 305

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    Springs do not "weaken" or loose effectiveness from being loaded. They get weaker with being extended and contracted.

    Also why not "store" it chambered. Like others have said before....store however you feel comfortable, especially since you mentioned you are new to firearms. But once you get more comfortable you should maybe attempted leaving one chambered at all times. Keep your little fat fingers off the trigger/out of trigger guard and you are good to go.
     
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  7. GLOCK17DB9

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    You don't need to :supergrin:unload the magazine but you might want to keep one round in the chamber.
     
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    On your waist or on your nightstand!!! The BG will have one in the chamber......:whistling:
     
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    Zeroskillet MIA 305

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    Taken from another thread today.
     
  10. Giggity-Giggity

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    I always keep one in the pipe, one less chore to think about. As for mags, I've kept one loaded for 7 years and still good to go; you can always buy more mags.

    Welcome to the dark side!
     
  11. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Hope that's some help bud, & WELCOME!!!
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    I carry except when I sleep. I decided not to go with the complex lock boxes due to failures I read about. I use a steel gun safe with a key on me as I sleep. This is due to having 6 kids at home. I get in fairly quickly and do not worry about electronic locks, cable driven motors, or unreliable Biometrics. Try the finger print thin with cold dry hands or very clean hands; too many failures for me.

    The gun is loaded and a round is in the chamber. I have two other quick opening safes near, with ready weapons. Though I doubt I will need to fight an intruder, a few weeks ago, my neighbor was killed by a guy who kicked in the front door.

    I also make strict habits on how I do things with the guns. I do not want to figure things out when I am suddenly awoken. One new addition to the bedside is electronic hearing protection that enhances non-gun sounds. It is a cool idea, because my hearing is not great and I will hear better and preserve what I have left.
     
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    I always keep one in the chamber And magazine fully loaded on all handguns. An empty gun is a worthless gun in a time of need

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    If your neighbor was killed by a guy who kicked in the front door, and said assailant is still on the loose, you might want to consider that you may have to fight.

    I have let myself get fat and out of shape. I am not the biggest man in the world but I lifted free weights for years and did cardio. I am getting back into it now. You need to consider you might be fighting if your home is, God forbid, invaded.
     
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    Agreed 100% :whistling:
     
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    I love my Glock but my go to weapon in the home is a 21" barreled short LOP Remington 870. I have hunted with one for years. It is like tying my shoes or brushing my teeth to handle one.
     
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    Why no round in the chamber if it is locked in the safe, unless others have access to the safe?

    Why keep the lock the slide open?

    No you will not "wear the springs out" by keeping mags loaded.
     
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    Weak magazine springs used to be an issue 30 or 40 years ago. Mostly in 1911 pistols, so we used to change magazines if we hadn't been shooting. In today's world I don't think it's an issue at all.
     
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    So true. Even LEO's and CCW instructors tell you buy a shotgun and make it your first choice in hd. Your glock or whatever handgun should be your backup. Speaking of I will be buying a 870 through my pro pricing at work.
     
  20. jeanderson

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    Thanks all for the replies! Really surprised that everyone recommends I keep on in the chamber. After a little more range time and confidence in handling the weapon, I will do likewise. Just worried that I'll go to grab the gun and do so with my finger in the trigger guard. :shocked:

    Thanks too, for the tips on magazines. Not going to worry about my full mag sitting there for a long time.