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how many of you guys lock your firearms?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by soulless, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. soulless

    soulless

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    I don't lock any of my firearms especially the semi-autos. I keep having this feeling that if I locked a semi such as my hand guns (with the slide locked), soon enough the recoil and fire pin springs will die out... can it happen?
     
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    No.

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  3. mdfd

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    All of my firearms not in use are in my safe....I don't bother locking them individually....:wavey:
     
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  4. filthy infidel

    filthy infidel 100% Infidel

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    Mine were all stored loaded before the sinking.
     
  5. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Never locked one and have disabled the integral lock on any and all, S&W M500, HK USP, Remington 700
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    every gun owner should answer this way
     
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    Damn boats.
     
  8. bac1023

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    No lock use here. :wavey:
     
  9. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    One bedroom gun, rest in the safe. I throw the locks away when I buy a new gun.
     
  10. ElevatedThreat

    ElevatedThreat NRA Member

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    Are you talking about storing guns locked with an external or internal safety lock, or just storing them with the striker pre-loaded, or storing a single-action "cocked-and-locked?"

    (Why would using an external safety lock have any effect on internal gun springs?)

    I use snap-caps in my stored guns, which are stored with the springs in their most relaxed condition, in a good gun safe, sans any additional external safety locks.

    I will not own a firearm with an internal "nanny-state" lock.

    -ET
     
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    Same for me!
     
  12. Glock30 Guy

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    Mine are locked in a safe (kids in the house) with a quick electronic code that I punch in 2 seconds. All are kept loaded in the safe and ready to go.
     
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    I always lock all of mine. Guns are extremely dangerous and can go off at any time. I would hate for one to get loose at night and kill us all.:whistling:
     
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    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    :rofl:
     
  15. DesertEagle.45

    DesertEagle.45 USMC 8531 Lifetime Member

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    How did you disable the lock on the Remington 700?
     
  16. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Why would they wear out?

    That would run counter to having a clock or wrist watch fully wound, or a car sitting with its tires on the ground (compressed suspension springs).

    The "fire" pin spring is only compressed momentarily when the hammer drops.
     
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  17. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I do. These custom Wilson Combat locks are mighty big though.


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  18. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I do. These custom Wilson Combat locks are mighty big though.


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    They work better than Sharpies and shotgun shells too.

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  19. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Gre-tan and Callahan make replacement shrouds. Check Brownell's and Midway. A little more involved than replacing the lanyard lug on the USP, but simple enough.
     
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    Confused....why would you leave them with the slide locked open?

    As far as the springs -- either compressed or uncompressed should not be a problem, as I understand it is the movement between the two states that causes the most wear.

    As far as storage, either on/next to me or locked in one of the safes.
    If you are talking about a handgun's infernal/internal locks I would just assume lock them to the off position. If you want it "safe" unload it.
     
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