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    Bedroom gun storage

    How do you secure your bedroom shotgun for defense given there is no room for a safe and no closets? What systems do you use? Do you unlock it before bed and relock it in the morning?

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    You don't mention if you have children. This makes a big difference. If no children are around, then leave it loaded and ready to go. If you have company, unload it, lock it and put it away somewhere.

    If children are around, you might want to try and keep you bedroom door locked. This keeps the gun ready, but the kids away.

    I have also heard of some people mounting theirs behind the headboard, on hooks, if you have one.

    Hope that helps,
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    You may also want to check magnet mounting:

    Quick Draw Gun Magnets
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    My bedroom is also my gun vault.

    One side is dirt and mortar and probably cement blocks. The other sides just cannot be busted through.

    The door frame and door are both reinforced, and it has a quality lock on it.

    It's locked whenever I'm not home, and sometimes when I am.

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    Under the bed, takes up very little room:



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    the big question is if you have children or not...IMO that changes how you have to store the HD shotgun. w/o you can leave it loaded and ready in a corner or under the bed....then only have to worry about guests, and if they snoop in your bedroom...as many place guest coats on the bed, etc.
    with kids takes much more planning...if very small then maybe not putting one in the chamber might work for a while...but if they are 3-4, then things have to change again...
    there is a device called the piecekeeper...
    www.piecekeeper.com....i think
    or some sort of locked case....without knowing your situation..it is hard to advise.
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    got no kids all grown next to bed fine

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    How do you secure your bedroom shotgun for defense given there is no room for a safe and no closets? What systems do you use? Do you unlock it before bed and relock it in the morning?
    Well, wouldn't you know it.....I'm currently shotgunless. Darn the luck. Here's what I would do, and yes, I've kept the previous Mossberg 500 and Ithaca 37 next to me at night as well as the 1911 under the pillow. That being said---locks?--to hell with them. Keep the shotty out under the bed, between mattress and springs, or in the corner. Thing is---load and unload as necessary. Keep that baby empty when not at DEFCON 2. Your box of shotshells and choice of SD ammo can be kept under clothes in a dresser drawer, or anywhere. Out of sight, out of reach, out of the places where it could possibly be looked for. Load her up at night or when you get home. Change the location of ammo like you would the password on your computer. Be creative. By the way---I always kept my shotguns mag full but without chambered round, hammer dropped so it was ready to rack. I've always believed in pumps vs autoloaders. I also slept alone for my last 16 years of my first marriage.

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    Ramrod...you didn't sleep alone for those 16 years.....you had the trusty 1911 under your pillow!!!!
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    no kids so "hidden in plain sight". fake cover that can be gotten to.

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    you might want one of these www.mossberg.com

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    I have heard in the closet um up above behind the back of the closet if that makes sense? I dunno I saw it on youtube a video that described where this guy hid his HD shotgun.

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    No safe...or no room for a safe? How many guns? Just a shotgun? I believe I would find, or make a way to hide your weapon when not at home. Up under the bed, behind/under a dresser, or some other non-obvious place.

    With no kids, options are pretty easy when home, my concern would be when I leave for work or travel. I have two safes, and it makes for much less worry when gone.
    When home, the safe is open with my coach gun and ammo available just a grab away...I still have my Kimber either on my person or only a few feet away.

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    My M1 carbine hangs on a pair of bicycle hooks inside my closet above the door.

    To see it you have to step in the closet and turn around, but I can easily open the door and reach up and grab it.
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    Funny you mention that, Me and my buddy are trying to come up with a Lamp mount. We were thinking sometimes the most obvious place is the hardest to find. If your a BG.

    I thought about taking an old lamp Putting in a wooding rod in the base that the barrel actual would go over. The Shotgun would double as the lamp post and rig the shade to the stock of the gun,in a fashion that if needed you could grab the grip of the gun pull up, the shade would fall off and you would have your gun.
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