Do you store your Glocks dry fired when not in use?

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  1. GlockyQ

    GlockyQ

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    I always pull the trigger to drop the hammer or striker on empty chamber before putting away my gun for an extended period. Actually I don’t keep loaded guns in my safe, either, unless I’m securing them temporarily. (However, I do keep a couple of magazines and speed loaders fully loaded with SD ammo.) The only gun that is loaded and ready to go in my house is the gun that is on my person or under the direct and immediate control of myself or my wife.

    In any case, I would not worry about keeping my Glock chambered (firing pin partially “cocked”) or Glock magazine loaded for an extended time period.
     
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  2. scattershot

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  3. Will Beararms

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    No. They are all locked and loaded.
     
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  4. Mugsie1

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    Pistols loaded, round in the chamber and holstered. Rifles with bolt open, chamber flag inserted and in the safe.
     
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  5. BamaTrooper

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    Ditto
     
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  6. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Private side

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    th What if you have about 15 Glock’s?
     
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  7. JBP55

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    All pistols in the safe are as shipped and not loaded.
    All pistols not in the safe are loaded and magazine topped off.
    Being loaded or unloaded does not effect the springs repetition does.
     
  8. Will Beararms

    Will Beararms Millennium Member

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    :) Dry fire and take the pressure off the mechanism
     
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    This. Applies to any Glock I own.
     
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  10. BamaTrooper

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    Except for my duty gun and my off duty 48, the rest are stored striker forward.
     
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  11. John B

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    I have small safes all around my home. Just because I don’t have a big safe. All of my firearms are loaded and ready to go. That being said, at the range, when I am done shooting I always drop the “hammer” on an empty chamber before I case a firearm. Then pack them home and load them for storage. My carry firearm, I drop the “hammer” and then load and holster. Just because.
     
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  12. Green Dragoon

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    If you store a firearm empty, I don't know why you wouldn't want to have the trigger pulled back.

    I RSO at a lot of matches. At the end of the shooters stage, the command is to "show clear, trigger, holster (bag or case)".
     
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  13. PrescottGlock

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    Interesting.
     
  14. nikerret

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    Same here, unless they are loaded. Easy and quick, but treat every firearm like it’s loaded until verified otherwise.
     
  15. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    My glocks are stored loaded 75 percent of the time.. often in a bag with 6 other loaded mags. Just works for me. Not saying anyone else needs to do that.
     
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    I currently have 13 guns loaded for home defense, including the ones in the cars, but all of the guns in the safes are unloaded except for one in each safe.
     
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    Are you expecting the Mongol hordes?
     
  18. bradleyepb

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    I store mine with trigger back for a visual indicator the gun is not loaded. Of course that is just an extra margin I always double check. Any gun that is loaded is always in a holster. Of course that is just an extra margin of safety and I always check. The only loaded gun is the current daily carry.


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  19. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    At my agency during training and during my 10 yr stint as a private instructor, [we] took a different view of this topic; We taught/instructed that the only time you pulled the trigger on your Glock was 1. to fire it
    2. Takedown for cleaning or inspection
    Dry-fire practice was treated differently after safety instructions
    Clicking-off as we called it on the range was punishable by either laps, push-ups or policing brass...especially when instructing young cops...we wanted them to respect that trigger at all times...so, as to the OP...no I do Not press the trigger on my Glock except to fire, or clean it
    ( again dry-fire practice is different)...even with those stringent rules that not everyone here will agree with, we still had 2 deputies shoot themselves by pressing their triggers on what they thought was an unloaded weapon...both lived, but very embarrassing
     
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  20. John Watson

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    Unloaded and dry fired