thanks for all the input. yes i do have kids, so the gun is locked up when not on me. i was taught the same as wendi5000, always unload a gun before you set it down, and always check the chamber when you pick one up. that's the reason for the question. i didn't think it was necessary to unload befor putting it in a safe but old habits die hard. (p.s. my old man taught me this and we only had rifles and shotguns.)
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