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Howdy all,

I just picked up my first HD SG. Its the Legacy Escort produced by Hatsan and so far I am quite happy with it (good feel and the wife should be able to use with out much of a problem). My question is, since this is going to be used primarily for HD, should I keep it loaded while in its case so all that needs to be done is pull it out and rack a round or should it remain unloaded and load as needed? We have no children and are the only people living in our house.

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DP
 

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Loaded. With no kids and just you and the wife, and with both of you being familiar with the weapon that's an acceptable risk.

However, I would recommend you have provisions for securing it whenever there are other folks coming over.
 

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My two cents... with no kids, keep 'er ready to bang. Have a trigger lock handy for when company comes over and you're good to go.
 

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thanks for the quick reply. I think I will be keeping it in the case I got it, loaded and leave in the closet but unlocked. Even if we had company over, it will be in an upstairs closet, in our bedroom behind/under clothes (easy access but you would have to know its there to even see it). I do have a trigger lock for it and would use that if chitlins were going to acompany friends that were here
 

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I keep mine in cruiser ready at pretty much all times.
When they are not under my direct control, they are secured in the safe. I have critters running around, and they are not left unsecured around the kids. They are kept out of sight when outsiders are over.
My kids have been around firearms for all of their lives, and have seen them daily. I am not going to say that they know not to mess with them; I've been to too many examples of parents saying and believing that only to be shown how wrong they are. But they do not have the same mystique that they would to a kid who's never seen a weapon. My kids have been taught what to do if they see a firearm, and can repeat it on command. They have also been taught not to talk about them at school or with their friends unless I know the parents. Some of the kids and the neighbors know what I do, and that can't be helped. But I don't want to advertise.
With the shotguns in cruiser ready, they can be brought into action quickly without much effort, and the safety won't have to be disengaged. I don't keep them chambered, because shotgun safeties are only a trigger block, not a firing pin block.
 
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