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

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  1. Dynactus

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    Loaded up tight, with one in the pipe. Been that way for 40 something years with all my carry/HD/SD firearms.
     
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  2. Teufelhunde

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    I store all of mine, every single one....ready to fire with the safety on, if it has one.......
     
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  3. jmontgomery

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    Nope. Mine are all loaded with one in the pipe. They aren't much use otherwise.
     
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  4. JBP55

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    This.
     
  5. Lockedout

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    Doing the same too.
     
  6. RetropM

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    My Glocks are not my primary weapons so I store them without a magazine in and dry-fired. Just my preference, nothing to do with spring tension or safety.

    My wife on the other hand keeps her Glock 33 loaded and ready in her nightstand... So I guess we always have one that's good to go at a moment's notice. :)
     
  7. dbuck47

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    As others have said, the assumption is that all are loaded. That said, those placed in extended storage are mags and chambers empty, hammer down ( to mean cylinders, mags, tubes, chambers, strikers, or whatever as applicable)
     
  8. CanyonMan

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    Those (Glock or not) that are in the safe are unloaded, 'except for the mags stored with gun..' Triggers back, and hammers down.

    I don't need the guns in the safe loaded. I keep several guns through out the house loaded and ready. From 12ga, to AR15, to a couple hand guns, all in strategic places and easy to get to.





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  9. switch625

    switch625 S. S. Squirrel

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    I'm calling BS. Cycling weakens springs not static tension.

    Lol. All that tells you is Glock used an unsafe case, then switched to the current better one. People were having NDs putting their Glock in the old tupperware case.

    Dry firing for the sake of "saving the spring" has no effect on the trigger spring or life. Sounds like an old gunstore myth.
    What I would be concerned with is excessive dry firing knocking breachface out. Remember those?

    If you are looking at the position of the trigger instead of properly visually checking the chamber, go back to basics and start over. Or take up knitting.
     
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  10. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I am expecting that owning guns is for recreation, fun , target shooting , competion, and potential self defense. Having a loaded gun and six spare mags makes my gun ready for many of those uses.
     
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  11. Nanuk

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    You can call all the BS you want, I was there. The new springs fixed the problem in thousands of guns, I guess it was just luck. I guess the fact that my Italian tomahawk frame broke @ 2500 rounds was BS too?
     
  12. Bradd D

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    I was referring to people that have every gun loaded.
     
  13. Bradd D

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    They weren't unsafe. People are just stupid.
     
  14. Buckeye63

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    All my handguns are stored loaded , and chambered
     
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    Am I missing something? Is you carry weapon a Glock? If so how do you get it to fire, I know Glocks are DAO but if the "hammer" or firing pin is dropped you will have to rack the slide to charge the weapon which may present a problem in a rather tense moment! After rereading your statement again I believe you may be talking about a revolver, right?
     
  16. illrooster132

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    is this a new thing?, all my guns and riffles are always loaded. why should there be in any other way? but that is just me. I guess.
     
  17. poodleplumber

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    Carry guns stay loaded. Range guns are in the safe with the hammer down or the striker forward. I only have two pistols that I carry, and my wife only has one. Everything else is stored unloaded. They are all checked on the way in to the safe, and again on the way out, and every time they are picked up while they are out. Just the way we do it.
     
  18. Bradd D

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    Why?
     
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    In case I have an itch.
     
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    Cause if it ain't loaded it just becomes a rock ;)