GUN Shotgun safety question

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Is it safe to store a shotgun, specifically an M590A1, with a shell chambered or is the design similar to that of an AR where the firing pin can move without the hammer striking it?
     
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    I store mine with a full tube. Trigger pulled so the action can be worked. Safety off.
     
  3. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    That was my plan but I'd prefer to have one in the chamber, a full mag, and the safety on as long as the firing pin can't move without the trigger being pulled. It's why my AR doesn't have a round chambered but has the safety off.
     
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    then how else would you rack it, scareing everyone away within 70 meters?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    :rolleyes:
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    round in the chamber, safety on
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    fuck racking the slide. if someone is in my house, the first thing they're going to hear is the same as the last.
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    I think you're worrying about nothing really. You'd probably have to work incredibly hard to get an ar15 to fire by dropping it. Letting the bolt fly foward obviously provides most of the energy to the firing pin. Use good ammo and load in a safe direction and you should never have a problem. You should be doing this with any gun anyway.

    That aside, it looks like the firing pin on the 590 is sprung http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/sc...=163&m=10&mn=Mossberg®&model=590,+12+Gauge+#9 Now we come to sear issues and drop/impact safety and....go visit a shotgun forum for that because its hotly debated. Some guys feel/say a good stroke with the butt can cause most to go off. I figure that applies for any gun but ymmv.

    I'd keep 'em both loaded.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Rumor has it that most shotgun designs aren't drop-tested. The safety is there as a mildly idiot-proof trigger lock rather than a comprehensive failsafe against AD.

    Mine is in the safe anyway, so another second to rack it isn't going to be critical if I need it for personal security.
     
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    All my defensive guns are hot, safety on.
     
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    same but thing only thing i dont like is the fact that the hammer is back on my 1911 all the time dose any one know if thats bad for the gun
     
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    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    same here. But I have a full side shell carrier too :hsd:
     
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    should be fine. i recommend you re-spring the gun once a year. All my competition an defense guns get re-sprung once a year. This includes magazines, trigger springs, everything.
     
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    I didn't mention mine or the flashlight :o.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooke's_law

    You're fine. Springs wear out from compressing/decompressing. They will not wear out from being fully relaxed or fully compressed.
     
  16. JaimeZX

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    Most shotguns aren't drop-safe as was mentioned above. My Mossberg 500 is under the bed condition 3 and my CC pistol is condition 1 at all times.

    I need to get a light mount for the shotty - any suggestions?
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    If the spring is anything like the spring in the magazine, the cycling is what wears it out, not so much the constant compression.
     
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    thanks for all the help
     

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