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by rotor
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Help me understand something
Replies: 25
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Re: Help me understand something

cmgee67 wrote:I have seen over and over and over and over again people saying when you clean your gun or simply take it apart you should have your ammunition and magazine in a complete separate part of the house than you are. Now before you jump on me and try and tell me why you think it is and act like I do not do that I do. I have always been taught to keep them totally separated. But if you think about it why is it necessary? If we truly believe that our guns will not go off unless the trigger is pulled why do we have the mind set of the magazine or just one round will all of a sudden jump into the gun and fire? If you set the mag and rounds to the side on the other end of the bench I am pretty sure nothing's going to happen unless you Consciously pick it up and load it. Now if you don't realize you are doing that maybe you need to reevaluate some things. But just curious on yalls thoughts.
I personally think this is excessive but if it works for you that's fine. If I am working with an automatic I remove the mag, check to make sure the gun is unloaded, if I am going to clean the mag I unload it but I don't take the cartridges and put them in another room. Right on the table is fine. With a revolver I confirm that the gun is empty and if not I put the cartridges on the table, check them to make sure length looks reasonable and they may go back in the revolver or in a cartridge box after the gun is clean. I realize that "to err is human" but I am very conscientious about how I handle my firearms and how I clean them. I do know how to check to see if a firearm is loaded or not. If I don't I shouldn't have a firearm. Obviously though for some people this is a problem as some manufacturers brag that their guns can be disassembled without pulling the trigger first.

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