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How do you keep your semi auto HD shot gun loaded?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Z71bill, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    I will always have an Remington 870 pump action in my safe as a HD weapon -

    I make sure the gun is unloaded - dry fire - then load up the mag tube - leave the safety off (fire position) and stick it in the safe.

    If I ever need it - all I need to do is rack the forearm to load a round - no small buttons to push -simple easy - could do it in my sleep.

    I bought a 20 gauge semi auto for my wife to shoot - decided it would be a good idea to keep it next to the 870 -

    I loaded the mag tube up with #3 buckshot - left the chamber empty - safety off -

    All I would need to do is rack the cocking handle - seems straight forward enough.

    But I am not the type that accepts a simple solution without beating it to death. :upeyes:

    I considered locking the cocking handle back - with the magazine cut off engaged - then all I would need to do is push the magazine cut off button and the action closes and a round is loaded.

    The button is a little tight - my wife would have trouble - it is her gun.

    How do you keep your semi auto HD shot gun loaded?
     
  2. deadday

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    Chamber round, safety on
     

  3. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    I don't like keeping a round in the chamber on a gun sitting in my upstairs safe.

    It would be the only gun in this safe with a round chambered.

    I considered doing it anyway - the gun is only a 4+1 - I put 4 in the mag and then have a loose shell laying around.

    My simple rule that I have followed for years -

    Gun in a holster always a round in the chamber - gun not in a holster never a round in the chamber -
     
  4. Scattergun1187

    Scattergun1187 Vote Republican

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    20rd. Drum loaded and put on in the chamber takes a 1/2 second.
     
  5. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Is this a trick question?

    6 rounds of #1 Buck in the tube, with 1 round of #1 Buck in the chamber. Safety on. One step away from the bed.
     
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    1200fp with one on the lifter, 6 in the mag.
     
  7. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

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    What eracer said. Its a defense gun it needs to be reachable in one step and ready to rock and roll.
     
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    DHSGMAN Combat Veteran

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    Loaded tube, safety off. Pull back the charging handle, release and it's ready to go. Mossberg 930 SPX.
     
  9. NH Trucker

    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    Saiga 12, 12 round magazine loaded and inserted, bolt locked open, stock folded to the left side. All I have to do is hit the handle on the bolt and it slams shut and is ready to rock. If that gets emptied, I also have a 20 round drum sitting in the drawer of the night stand. Both the magazine and drum are loaded with Federal 2 3/4 00 Buck.

    IF I need a second shotgun for some reason, I have an 870 in my safe in another room, fully loaded 6+1, safety on. Has the same shells as the Saiga.
     
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  10. matthewluber

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    Same as a patrol car.
    Rounds in tube, chamber empty, decocked with safety on.

    It's generally called "Car carry ready."
     
  11. -gunut-

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    One loaded in the chamber and full mag (safety on).

    Why not?
     
  12. Z71bill

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    I don't want a safety on (not ready to fire) in a SD/HD shotgun.

    You really want to mess around with a little-bitty button in this situation?

    Why have a safety on & an empty chamber?
     
  13. Z71bill

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    This is how I have it right now - so far I see nothing "better"

    :dunno:
     
  14. Z71bill

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    What is 1200fp?

    What is one on the lifter?

    At least I know what 6 in the mag means!
     
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  15. Z71bill

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    I always thought it was

    full mag tube - chamber empty - decocked with safety OFF = "cruiser ready" :dunno:
     
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    He is talking about the Beretta 1200FP semi-auto shotgun. And the lifter being the shell lifter/carrier.
     
  17. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Question...

    Answer. :cool:
     
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    It's not difficult. Don't over-think it.
     
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    So have the action open - with a loose shell sitting just outside the chamber?

    If I have it right - this would be a poor method -
     
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    Why have the safety on?