Am I really weird?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by USMARINE1884, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. USMARINE1884

    USMARINE1884 New Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    My friend came over one day and I showed him all my firearms. I am a practickle person and shoot every gun I own I am not just a for looks kinda guy. I am also a Marine which partial answers and gives me an excuse for anyway my being weird/odd. Now as I pull each and every weapon out of the safe (about 14 of them) from 22 to 45-70 rifle, pistol, shotgun (all except my black powder only firearms) he laughed and said I was nuts because all guns had a round in the chamber and if it had a magazine it was full and ready. He asked why they are all guns loaded and I quickly answered you never know... I was just wondering if I am alone here in doing this. I know that some are a bit more "extreme" I once had a Gunny who had a firearm in every room and some bigger rooms with multiple and had a mariner version of the mosberg 590 in a special plastic bag in the shower. So at least I know I'm not totally out there. I also have a friend who has a large ranch in Tenn. and put little trip wires everywhere with glow sticks attached because he said he sees people in the woods at night...
  2. you're not wierd! Welcome to the forum! :D

    ps.... THANK YOU for your service!
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009

  3. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    I have a brother in law that was awaken in middle of the night. No lights on in the house. The perp had cut the power to the house and cut the phone lines. He heard his mom screaming. She was held at gun point. He had a hell of a time trying to load a 22 lr in the dark. Cahos, but he managed to kill off the perp in the driveway. The perp was shooting at him while he tried to rescue his mom. Baby crying with the gunshots. Total cahos. No police help either. A neighbor called and when they heard shots were fired they took their slow sweet time getting there.

    I can't speak for others i can only speak for myself. The ones i have out for my use are loaded and everybody in my family knows it.

    I have had the opportunity of actually having bullets fly past my ear. Thats another story. If hell fire comes my way i will bring it back like no tomorrow.

    No your not nuts the dead know only one thing, it's better to be alive.

    Your buddy may see a new light if whistling bullets fly past his ear. Never wish that on anybody.
  4. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    An unloaded gun will not shoot. Since they make a very inefficient club I keep mine loaded
  5. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Not all my guns stay loaded, those that are loaded are readily available. Those that are put away are unloaded as I have no use for them as an immediate defensive weapon.

    Semper Fi,

  6. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Potosi, Mo
    Keep all of mine locked and loaded, period. You pick up a piece in my house and its loaded.
  7. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    An 'empty' gun is worthless.
  8. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    ALLWAYS have a loaded gun at home......

  9. OBrien

    OBrien New Member

    May 6, 2009
    Bangor Maine
    A gun yes all guns no. I don't think I'll be heading to the gun cabinet if SHTF in my house. If my 1911 can't do the trick than there is going to be trouble for me either way because I don't plan on running back for another.
  10. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    I keep one of mine loaded at all times. Semper fi!
  11. Guns_Up_Jams_On

    Guns_Up_Jams_On New Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Böblingen, Germany
    If the gun is out it's loaded, but I'm not sure what good it is to keep a loaded gun inside a locked safe.
  12. GregM

    GregM Former Guest

    Nov 12, 2009
    When anyone asks I always say...
    "They don't work very well without bullets"
  13. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Are you in a state that requires firearms to be locked up? Or other conditions, or you just don't feel safe, having firearms lying around loaded?

    I keep them loaded, and accessible, around here.
  14. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I keep film in my cameras.
    I keep gas in my car.
    I keep gas in my generators.
    I keep ... well you get the idea.

    A tool cannot be used if it is not properly assembled.

    Now, as to the glow sticks, I never liked them. I prefer motion triggered lights. I do have a few range stakes out there in strategic spots.

  15. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    I keep my USP nearby at all times, in different locations (I have a good ability to remember where it is at the time :D), the rifles stay unloaded. If 23 rounds of 9mm does not get the job done, I really doubt the AR or .30-06 is going to.
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