Originally Posted by carve
Do you generally store your AR with the hammer cocked/charged? I generally don't, so I can't engage the safety.
For every rifle I have been issued, thats how they stay in the armory. In Afghanistan I always had an empty chamber when I wasn't on patrol and still had the weapon cocked and on safe. It doesnt hurt the trigger to keep it like that. I think for me its more of a military habit to always have it on safe.