Unloaded weapons are more common than most people think.
Aboard ship, during security duties. We were issued a 1911, with emply mag. Holster and mag pouch; again, no spare mags or ammo. We didn't even have the Barney Fife option.
Pulled shore patrol duty, down in the docks area of old San juan, Poerto Rico and only issued a night stick. Thanks God it was election day as all the bars and "Rec" areas were closed.
Again, on the ship, during the Cuban Misslie Crisis, qualified on a Garand but was only issued one loaded clip/mag, out of the gun and only allowed to load, on command. .....
Be Safe !!!