This is a discussion on Gun Storage at home within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by liljake82 I don't kid proof my guns, I gun proof my kid! My daughter has been arround guns since birth. She knows ...
Expensive safes are not the only way to secure firearms from theft and/or unauthorized access. Before I could afford a safe, I installed a deadbolt on a coat closet door. The firearms contained therein were secured with a heavy duty cable, an eyebolt through the wall and the necessary locks. Those little cable locks that come with firearms came in really handy securing individual firearms to the big cable and rendering the actions of said guns inoperable. Simple and inexpensive!
I now have a Sentry fire-resistant safe. All of my firearms are secured within with the exception of my EDC.
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Either you are a weapon and your gun is a tool or your gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
NONE of my semi-automatics are cocked, locked and loaded, because I will have enough time, if not the mind, to wake up enough to grab them and rack back the slides. This little revolver next to me is another story.
No matter how much they are trained and warned, KIDS WILL BE KIDS!!!! That's just the way it is; no matter how much we may think they have common sense, they simply aren't old enough yet to have accrued very much of it...
Last edited by Will B. Droopy; February 17th, 2010 at 02:02 AM.
Difference is every parent teach kids not to drink Drano. Some parents are so scared of weapons, that they teach their kids nothing about them. Add to this the allure and attraction of weapons based on TV/Movies/Video games and it is too much for some kids to resist.
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I have a safe, it's nothing special but I can lock my pistol away when needed. It cost $79.00. If you skip Buying 2-3 boxes of ammo you have the $$ right there.
Not a single one of my guns are locked up. Its just me and the wife so I have no worry of kids getting into them. A locked gun is a useless gun
34 hand guns and still going.....
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Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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Darn it. I finally have some good-enough guns that are worth stealing! I guess and confess that it's time to buy a safe within which to lock them up. I'd hate to pay to preplace them, if I could.
All weapons except those being carried stay in the safe. If they are out of the safe and not being carried, they are cable locked. I either carry on my person around the house or it is on the very top of the china cabinet (10 feet from my recliner) within sight. At night, my carry gun is my home defense gun and it is in the top dresser drawer ready to go (about 5 feet away). If I sleep in my recliner, it is tucked in the chair next to my strong side leg. I need a nightstand gun vault.
I need one of those console vaults for my truck too.
Last edited by BugDude; February 19th, 2010 at 12:12 AM. Reason: add console vault
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I keep 2 loaded handguns in my gunvault which is bolted to the floor between my nightstand and bed. No one knows the combo but myself and the misses.
All the rest of my guns are locked in the my safe downstairs..
My firearms and knives are secured by the fact that they are inside my house which is not open to the general public.
Our pistols are locked in the gun safe during the day and within reach at night. Sometimes we leave them where they are during the night during the day also, kids are grown up, when they visit, guns go into lock up.
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