Asking myself “Can you store a loaded gun in a safe?” I have always thought it to be more secure if I store my firearms unloaded in my gun safe. I was absolutely convinced that such a responsible behavior will help me to avoid tragedies. It was awful to imagine that my kids can take a gun and accidentally commit a suicide or unintentional discharge may take place. However, I didn't consider a dangerous situation which could demand quick access to my gun and there would be no time to reload it. In the case when you need immediately defend your close ones, your firearms should be ready to shoot. So, I came to conclusion that it doesn't actually matter if you store you pistol or rifle loaded or unloaded. What really matters is a quality gun safe and proper maintenance of your firearms.