posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 01:15 AM
I personally feel that a locked gun is a worthless gun. If we knew why we'd need one...we wouldn't NEED it after all, would we? The whole problem is
that when that time comes it won't be a scheduled or timed sequence of events with plenty allowed for the unlocking or key punching of a lock box or
Funny thing about real bad situations....adrenaline is an evil thing and foils the best of good ideas too. Fumbling fingers and hands that just don't
cooperate. Indeed.. it's something real hard to plan for and KISS is the concept to live by.
On the other hand, there are common sense things and common sense was sure lacking here. My automatics have empty chambers...as a given. That only
changes if they are on my body as CCW. (a loud CLACK-CLACK isn't the best idea if it's a bad ccw situation). At home though, the chamber is always
clear and before my son was old enough to teach to shoot and respect weapons to a functional level, magazines were also kept separate and hidden.
Revolvers I've always had the next chamber down as an empty. A lot of people seem to think the chamber under the hammer is the one to keep empty for
safety but that's foolish. All new guns have internal safeties that almost
make that misfire impossible. What IS important though is that the
first trigger pull and probably ONLY trigger pull a stranger will get will be a very confusing and totally harmless click. I know to double pull as an
automatic thing. No one else does.
Just common sense things any gun owner can do.... There are also bio-metric gun lock boxes that pop on fingerprints almost instantly. I didn't buy one
so I can't attest to failure rates...if any. It might be worth checking too...
edit on 6-12-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason