Protecting your protection- recording numbers, photo's???

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    Protecting your protection- recording numbers, photo's???

    A friend of mine recently told me about how he lost all of his gun's (13) to a robbery. He had them stashed in different locations in the house so he's not sure how they knew where all of them were. He had the serial numbers written down but wishes he had taken photo's of the guns, and a close up of the numbers.

    I only have one handgun so It was very easy to write the serial number down and photograph it from a few different angles.

    I have the photo's on my computer, and in my parents safe.

    SO, the question is: what have you done to protect your guns from theft? pictures, serial number recording, more?

    (this quite possibly was asked before, but I am too lazy today to search. :) )

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    Serial numbers recorded and stored off site in a safety deposit box. Also most of my handguns have my initials under the left grip panel.
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    Personally, I took pictures from several angles of my guns, and serial numbers, and put them all together into one PDF file. There is a copy on my computer, a copy on my cell phone's micro-sd card, and an encrypted copy on my sisters computer. In the event of theft, I'm unlikely to not be able to get the file on the PDQ..
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    Photos and serial numbers of all my long guns and hand guns are saved at my State Farm agent... any new guns i get, i take photos and record serial numbers for him to have... and like a good neighbor, state farm is there. Bunker

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    I just put the serial numbers and models in an Excel spreadsheet.

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    Pictures of the gun, the serial # and have a list of the serial #'s all on a CD stored preferably at a seperate location other than your residence. His story also goes far in proving what I've always believed and that is hiding guns is a bad idea. A good solid and HEAVY safe is the best security you can have. If the safe is on a single level entry area than it should be bolted down also. Having a couple guns in stratigic locations in the house is OK, but the rest stay locked up tight.
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    I took a handwritten inventory I keep in my office. I also used google documents for a safe off site record I can access anywhere. It will also be good measure if my computers are stolen to. GOD FORBID of course!!!
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    No pictures, but I have a Excel Spreadsheet set up. All guns are logged in it when purchased, listing make, model, serial number, caliber, description and cost. When a gun is sold the cost is replaced with "sold". I also update the cost about every 6 months. Guns only go up in price so the cost of a new gun is what goes on the sheet. Guns that are no longer available I search places like Guns America to see what the replacement cost would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhamrichard View Post
    Personally, I took pictures from several angles of my guns, and serial numbers, and put them all together into one PDF file. There is a copy on my computer, a copy on my cell phone's micro-sd card, and an encrypted copy on my sisters computer. In the event of theft, I'm unlikely to not be able to get the file on the PDQ..
    Closely resembles my level of record-keeping. Digital technology is so cheap and easy, gun owners are seriously remiss if they don't take simple precautions like this.
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    I have two handwritten copies, one at home, one at a family members home. I have the info on my PC, a zip drive, email the info to myself and stored on the cloud. I should be able to retrieve it from somewhere.
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    A safe---get a heavy safe bolted down and record serial numbers---pics are a plus!

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    Bill of sales stored in the safe, also scanned and stored in the cloud. Serials on back of NY permit. Serials also recored in my range log. Photos showing numbers also taken. Factory boxes have serials on them as well.
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    Currently have serial numbers stored on my computer and in the cloud. But, I like the idea of taking close up photos and storing them in the cloud as well.

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    Pics with serial numbers on a key drive, in the safe and a file with insurance agent.

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    Photo, use "Paint" to enter Model, S/N, date of purchase, Amount. Stored in Cmptr and separate flashdrive.
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