This is a discussion on Never, ever, ever, ever, ever leave your gun in your 'locked' gym locker within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Do you get the same locker each time? I would set up a video camera in the locker that faces your locker so it records ...
Do you get the same locker each time? I would set up a video camera in the locker that faces your locker so it records a shoulder level. If it was somebody that works there and they see you again they may be temped to try it again. No cameras in the lobby or parking lot? I would walk the property and look for cameras that may be set up at a neighboing store.
Just curious, is it one of the bigger gym franchises? or is it local? I have a friend that works out at gym in Troy that starts with a b and ends with an ally's. He had his lock "canned"
That sucks man... I'm sorry. I've often thought about locking my gun in the gym locker room b/c I want to be armed as often as I can. Try not to beat yourself up --- you weighed the risk of needing your gun close by (with all the gym shootings -- I want to have a gun close by) vs it being stolen from the locker room. If only there was a half-decent way to carry while working out.... Well hope you have another gun to carry if not maybe you can use this unforunate event to get that new pistol you have really wanted for a while but couldn't justify buying because your current EDC was working fine.
I understand how rotten you must feel. I keep a firearm with me when I'm at the gym.
When I go to the gym, I keep my Glock in the car (well-hidden) and my P-3AT walks the treadmill with me.
Much easier to have locked your gun in the car, but that's hindsight now.
Hope they catch this dirtbag with a stolen firearm.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
Certified Glock Armorer
NRA Life Member
Best of luck with your situation, hopefully something positive comes out of it with the insurance.
"SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM"
(If you want peace, prepare for war)
Swatspyder (or anyone) -
Can you explain how the "beer can" deal works?
I've used those school type combo locks for years thinking that someone would have to use a bolt cutter to get in.
Looks like I was way wrong.
Any info appreciated.
If the thief wanted to pawn it he would have taken billfolds and cash too.
He had to come in with bolt cutters, or it was an inside job.
I vote employee.
Don't count on the pawn shop notifiying the police. I had some long guns stolen from my house. Only got one back when some guy who bought my gun from a pawn shop tried to board a plane with it. Customs ran the serial number and found out it was stolen, then confiscated it. Wrecked his hunting trip I'm sure. Check the pawn shops yourself! The shop that sold my gun wasn't far from where I live. I know how you feel man.
This is the exact reason I pay USAA $2 a month to insure my gun
I am a LEO and we are getting alot of thefts out of lockers at public gyms around the state. Take a look at this option I use for running; hope they catch the guilty *******!
Urban Strider - Magills.com
Certifed Sig Classic Pistol Armorer
Lawdog: 1980 to ???
Soldier of Christ: January 2000 to Eternity
A Sheepdog who has found the Shepherd
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
Gyms are one of the most common locations for theft. That's one reason I don't go there anymore. The best exercise I've found is a thirty minute walk in the neighborhood. And the great thing about it is I'm armed every second and everything else, (wallet, keys, identity, etc. etc.) is protected at all times by that big Smith and Wesson on my hip.
"You have to answer for Santino, Carlo. You fingered Sonny for the Barzini people."