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ammo, holsters etc around the house

This is a discussion on ammo, holsters etc around the house within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I know many on here have safes to keep guns and ammo in and I will too soon. But I read alot of comments on ...

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    I know many on here have safes to keep guns and ammo in and I will too soon. But I read alot of comments on here like "I've got drawers full of holsters". I keep my ammo in a drawer with my holsters, ears and gun related items ( until today ). I was thinking, if someone broke into my house ,the drawers are probably going to be the first place a thief is going to look. I keep my guns hidden very well in an inconspicuous place somewhere else in the house. If a thief saw holsters and ammo I would think they would tear the house apart looking for the guns and maybe spend more time looking than if they hadn't found them. Anyone else given thought to this? I've got a safe in my future.


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    You could have a point but - much might depend on how long a thief feels he has to explore - most might wish to be in and out fast, even if temptation to lloks for guns.

    I guess advertizing could be worth avoiding and in fact in my place the house itself shows little if any sign of gun stuff. Now my office - different matter! One reason I am mega hot on security there - to include 'mechanisms' no thief wants to know about (legal I might add).

    Discretion always useful but - that said you gotta store stuff somewhere - attic maybe?
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    You have a good point.

    I can't worry about that so much right now since my gun safe is in the kitchen of my current house. I think a burgler would probably spot that one pretty quickly. Hopefully we will be moved to a better place in the near future, and then I would maybe be more concerned about "advertisement".
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    I've thought about that in the past...but now, with two safes...everything is inside...
    I breathe easier when I'm not in the house now...

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    The large amount of gun magazines will also be a dead giveaway along with the Cabellas catalogue.

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    I put everything gun/work related in the safe. Also, I have no LEO uniforms at home now. A guy I work with had uniforms hanging in his closet and the crew that broke into his house "stayed" a little longer to get open his safe and get his G22 duty and a G27.

    If I do have a uniform at home it goes in a garment bag. I guess "concealed is concealed" applies to all your junk too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    A guy I work with had uniforms hanging in his closet and the crew that broke into his house "stayed" a little longer to get open his safe and get his G22 duty and a G27.
    I have often wondered if a safe that is visible to BG's encourages them to try to get into it. I have 2 safes - one concealed, one that is empty of all gun stuff, and just items I want fire protected. I do have plans to rig up my safes for an alerting system. If any door is opened, or a movement switch is activated - it sends a pre-composed message to my pager, cell phone and as well as to my private and work email addresses. I just need to get it installed.
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    Dang what kind of safes are people buying? I would think the 1000 dollar browning safes would be ordinary criminal proof. Am I wrong?

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    Criminal resistant, perhaps. Nothing is criminal-proof, though.
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    My safe is to keep honest people honest, my cleaner and party guests.

    Any thief with half a brain and a few tools would get into it within a half hour, not an ideal situation but that's just how it is until I construct 'the hidden bunker'.

    I don't hide the 'signs', there are too many. Like I said, just keeping honest people honest, and inquisitive kids alive...

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    Anything gun-related is a dead giveaway (catalogues, bumper stickers on the wall, reloading equipment). If a thief can find that, it will convince him to stick around and look in the obvious places for a few more minutes with a purpose. More than likely he'll find a gun there.

    A good episode of the semi-reality show It Takes A Thief showed the thief first finding a holster and then looking for and finding the homeowner's Glock within a matter of minutes. Another showed an LEO getting all his uniforms stolen because they were simply hanging in the closet. The thief knew the cabinet attached to the closet wall contained guns as a result of the uniforms and simply ripped the whole thing out, taking the LEO's battle rifle and other handguns with him. The guys on the show are reformed pros, but even a methbrain can put that together.

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    Interesting. I never thought of the uniform situation. I have a small safe and it is hidden, but if found I'm sure it could be gottn into pretty quick with the right tools ( which are in a closet hhhmmm ). It would be hard to hide a big safe and I doubt your average burgler would try very hard to get in it. I want a safe to put all my gun gear in, holsters included, just so a BG wouldnt see them. The gun magazines (readable, not the ammo kind ) I didnt think about either.

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    Nothing is criminal proof given enough time, tools, and ingenuity. It bothers me in some ways to know that I have everything a thief needs to crack almost any safe in my shop located on the same property.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacchus99 View Post
    Dang what kind of safes are people buying? I would think the 1000 dollar browning safes would be ordinary criminal proof. Am I wrong?
    LOL, Your paying a hell of a lot more than they are really worth. I won't go into detail on why/how/where they are weak, but they are. I use mine for child protection and fire protection.
    "Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    The large amount of gun magazines will also be a dead giveaway along with the Cabellas catalogue.
    As well as the boxes and cases that the guns came in from the gun store.


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