Question: Securing My Firearm in a Hotel Room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    ...you're a law abiding citizen if I know you a little bit. There's plenty of room behind the door panels in your car. Slide it in over the springs under the passenger seat? You know what I'm getting at here.
    Well, I just cannot do that. As you mentioned, law abiding and all that stuff. I can't take that chance. And beside the errand into NYC and back is only going to take a hour or so. It's not worth the effort to break it down and scatter pieces, just to get it all together an hour later.

    Maybe I'll break it down, hide it around the room, put up the "Do Not Disturb" sign and take my chances for an hour or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    Maybe I'll break it down, hide it around the room, put up the "Do Not Disturb" sign and take my chances for an hour or so.

    Now that's funny... You'll hide it somewhere in the room in pieces where maids usually nose around, but you don't think the toilet tank is a good idea.

    Actually the best place for it is probably inside the toilet tank. I've done that on two or three occasions and it's always been fine! Just make sure the toilet flushes ok and it doesn't interfere with the operation.

    If you are just too paranoid about leaving your gun in hotel safe or toilet, then you probably won't be happy unless you leave the gun at home altogether.

    I used to travel a lot. I've found lots of creative places. Toilet tank has served me well on a couple occasions. I also use Do Not Disturb sign a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    This too is a good idea, but as soon as I return to the hotel from NYC, I will need to retrieve my gun. If something happened, and it got wet, I would not have time (or the equipment) to clean it!
    I wouldn't worry about it; Glock shoot underwater!
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    OK, the consensus seems to be underwater in the toilet tank. Maybe I'll run a test at home first, just to be sure!
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    With my luck, though the hotel will probably have a zero-tank pressure flush system!
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    How about putting the piece in a locked gun travel case....put it in your suitcase.....and lock the suitcase. Be sure to have a very good lock for your suitcase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolyat63 View Post
    check with the concierge they may safes they you can use.
    This is a very good suggestion. I'm a former desk desk. The hotel where I worked had "in room" safes as well as safe deposit boxes behind the front desk. You might want to call the hotel where you are staying and ask them if they have safe deposit boxes available behind the front desk. Most will hold a regular size handgun. As with most safe deposit boxes, you keep one key, the hotel keeps one key.

    This might be a good option.
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    I use two ziplock freezer bags, one inside the other, for lots of things where leakage would be a problem. Never fails. Why don't you try it at home in your toilet tank and see how it works.

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    You could also get a locking pistol bag, say from A. Rifkin at Locking Night Deposit Bags, Cash / Money Bank Bag & Bank Supplies A. Rifkin Company

    lock your gun in it and put it in the hotel's main safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Buy a ZipLoc freezer bag...sack it up, and put it in the toilet tank. If you have a Glock, just put it in the toilet tank and take the magazine/ammo with you. Nobody will ever look there. Trust me, and yes.....I'm serious. You can dry and clean your pistol later....or if you have a Glock, when you get home. I'm so serious on this. Trust me.
    Oh, I can see it now. A new Glock torture test. 20,000 rounds through it in 4 days and 4 days in a toilet. Still performs like new. Now that's Glock perfection

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    With my luck, though the hotel will probably have a zero-tank pressure flush system!
    This had occurred to me. On my honeymoon this summer we stayed in 3 hotels. Two were nice planned hotels, one was a conveniant one when the truck broke down. Long story.

    I think the nice very old downtown hotel had a toilet with a tank. I'm 99% certain the Hyatt/Regency Hill Country Resort* outside San Antonio had one of those no tank toilets. But it did have a very nice safe in the closet.

    The commuter chain hotel by where we broke down in Troy probably had a tank. I honestly dont' remember.

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    *great place for couples and kids. Tons of kids. wouldn't have booked there had I anticipated the sheer volume of kids, but they were not a problem. They were not even bothersome when we ate in the hotel dining room. When I have kids I will absolutely take them there, and I'm happy to go back with the DW in the meantime.

    The old hotel downtown was the Warwick Melrose Dallas. Absolutely recommend that one too. Great customer service. It probably helps to check in in a morning suit and a wedding dress though.

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    In Car Gun Safe

    Lock it up in that and leave it in the hotel's master safe. Just ask them to put your valuables in their house safe while you are out for a few hours.
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    Don't put your gun in a toilet tank. If that thing causes the toilet to malfunction I can just about imagine the repercussion when the maintenance person finds it and reports it to the police...
    I would purchase a small locking box, line it with foam and place it in the room safe. If not available have it locked up at the front desk. Either that or leave it home for the trip.
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    Coyne Park Range: Pistol and Rifle Shooting - Home Page
    Range in Yonkers, just to the north of Bloomberg City....maybe they rent lockers....It's a range run by Westchester County Dept. of Parks...maybe they can suggest a drop off point...
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    Put it in the hotel safe and get a reiept and write the serial # down and keep the mag/s with you.Tell them you'll be back in a couple or three hours. It'll be there for you nice and dry.
    BTW Glocks that have to be operated around water areas have a pair of spring keepers with slots in them. Called marine slots I think. Cost is only a few dollars for them, but you can make your own with a dremel tool.

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