Question: Securing My Firearm in a Hotel Room

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    Last spring I spent a few days at a hotel where I was unable to carry. Since I brought my revolver along for the drive, I rented a safe deposit box from the hotel. After dropping off bags in the room, I went to the desk, and they escorted me into a smaller room where the safe deposit boxes were. After they left me in that room, I unloaded, holstered, and wrapped up the revolver in a scarf and put it into the box. No rattling or scraping that way. That safe deposit key stayed on my person the entire time I was out of my room. Drawback was, it wasn't accessible while I was in my room. But at least I had it for the trip.

    Now I've got a COM safe - I plan to take that next time. I much prefer to have it nearby when I can.

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    Remember Al Pacino successfully hid a gun behind a toilet in a restaurant...
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    I've never tried one personally, but I read a post on another forum of a guy whos Pacsafe bag survived a car break in intact.

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    I ran into a similar problem when I was in El Paso, Texas. I wanted to go across into Mexico but didn't want to leave my 1911 in my motel room. What I did was disassemble it and then hid the parts around the room. I scotch taped the frame under the dresser and the slide under the toilet tank. Probably not the best solution, but it worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    What I did was disassemble it and then hid the parts around the room. I scotch taped the frame under the dresser and the slide under the toilet tank. Probably not the best solution, but it worked.
    That's like the coolest Easter Egg Hunt I've ever heard of!

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    I gave a 1911 to a pawn shop once. Got it back just fine, though they were hoping I'd forget. Personally, I'd use a combination of a COM safe and the hotel safe. With my luck my backwoods hotel would be using a composting toilet.
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    What about securely attaching it to the underside of the bed?
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    Lot's of good ideas here... just haven't decided which yet... too many choices... too little time...
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    Indecision, the number one killer of men :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunlock View Post
    Indecision, the number one killer of men :)

    OK, I think I am going to lock it in it's travel case, lock that inside my suitcase, and use a cable lock to lock the suitcase to an immovable object in the room.

    Someone would have to have a key to the room, go past a "Do Not Disturb" sign, and really want to get into my suitcase. Highly unlikely.

    If any of you in the Hudson Valley area want to know the Room Number, you can PM me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    OK, I think I am going to lock it in it's travel case, lock that inside my suitcase, and use a cable lock to lock the suitcase to an immovable object in the room.
    That's what I usually do and I've never had a problem.

    I also leave the maid a nice big tip every day.
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    I have run into similar situations. I use COM safe in trunk all the time for occasions when I can't carry (Schools,Post Office, etc) I just unhook the cable and use the COM to place gun in hotel safe. COM has become as much part of my carry routine as my holster!
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    1. Unscrew back of TV. Place inside. Replace screws.

    2. Remove Dresser Drawer. Duck Tape to BACK of drawer (after inserting in ziplock or something). Replace Drawer & check for full closure. Most have room.

    3. Remove bottom dresser drawer. Duck tape to bottom (inside) of dresser. Replace Drawer. Check for clearance.

    4. Remove A/C vent in wall/ceiling. Duck Tape inside of vent. Replace vent.

    Need any more suggestions?

    If you go with the toilet tank thing, I would suggest buying the "Maritime Spring Cups" if you have a Glock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D Strokes View Post
    1. Unscrew back of TV. Place inside. Replace screws.
    In the back of a flat-screen?

    Seriously, these are some good ideas, but they take time to enact.

    Also, the Maritime Spring Cups aren't necessary to put the Glock in water, they are only needed to FIRE it underwater. And even then, they only work down to about 3-5 feet.

    Any deeper and the gun goes BOOM. In all different directions...

    Plus, I don't think they sell them to just anyone because of numbskulls who would run out and try this unnecessarily dangerous "trick" and wind up without a hand or internal hemorrhaging from the underwater overpressure (of a failed attempt ending in an explosion).
    That which does not kill us leaves us broken and bleeding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMonk View Post
    In the back of a flat-screen?

    Seriously, these are some good ideas, but they take time to enact.


    Also, the Maritime Spring Cups aren't necessary to put the Glock in water, they are only needed to FIRE it underwater. And even then, they only work down to about 3-5 feet.

    Any deeper and the gun goes BOOM. In all different directions...

    Plus, I don't think they sell them to just anyone because of numbskulls who would run out and try this unnecessarily dangerous "trick" and wind up without a hand or internal hemorrhaging from the underwater overpressure (of a failed attempt ending in an explosion).

    I agree is is Never a good idea to fire underwater, but I don't think anyone would be having an underwater toilet battle in a hotel

    you can find them here

    Oh, and what hotels are you staying in that have a flat screen? I always have a 19" tube! (even in vegas)

    In any case, this should fit!
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