What kind of attempt do you make to secure any extra firearms you have at home when you leave? Due to security reasons do not get too explicit (ie exact hiding place, combinations, spare key location)
I keep mine locked away in a locking metal file cabinet when not in use, I only have 2 pistols anyway, my wife carries one concealed and so do I. I have no other guns to worry about.
It's like a ritual.
While we're home the shotgun is out, when we leave the shotgun goes in the safe.
Nothing is left out while we're gone.
I bought a 700 lb safe last month. I don't have that many guns, but I want them to be secure when I'm gone.
My 2 carry guns are rarely in the safe. I have to alternate the 2 so often, I keep the one I'm not carrying in an "in plain view" hiding place. I saw a program today that said 2 guys broke into a house and stole 4 guns that were under the guys mattress. Dresser drawers are one of the first place a BG is going to look too. I believe a really good hiding place can be as good as a safe if you just have a gun or two. Just think outside the box when hiding. I got the safe not only for theft, but for fire.
I have two safes...one for pistols, one for long guns. When we are home, both are open and multiple weapons are loaded and readily accessible...both on my person and around the house.
When we leave, everything except EDC's for my wife and I are locked away.
Stay armed...stay safe!
I only own one handgun right now, but when I had two the one that I wasn't carrying would get locked up when we left the house. As far as shotguns and rifles go they stay unloaded and lock up until I want to go shoot or hunt.
In a new Cannon safe in a few weeks. Right now a locked gun cabinet.
I've got 2 safes... Everything is locked up when I'm not a home. I carry everyday so my main handgun is with me. It should be also noted that both safes are bolted to the floor and wall. A good friend of mine who is a LEO informed me that people were breaking into houses and stealing the whole safe! :mad: They are hauling them off with a handtruck... So, just a little extra reinforcement just in case...
A safe and a German Shepard.
At this point I only have a safe for the handguns. One or both of us carry during the day. The rest are in the safe.
Long guns are not locked away. Hope to have a long guns safe next year.
Big gunsafe and eight Airedales.
Many of my weapons are stashed around the house in 'hidey holes'.
If TSHTF, I can put my hands on one within 5 seconds.
The rest are in the safe or on my person.:image035:
[QUOTE=retsupt99;568548]I have two safes...one for pistols, one for long guns. When we are home, both are open and multiple weapons are loaded and readily accessible...both on my person and around the house.
Dittos except my guns are mixed in boths safes. My more expensive weapons in the fire resistant safe and my less expensive weapons in the older safe. When I go out the door I spin the dials on both safes. I'm surprised at how many of my customers with safes don't bother to lock them. I make a point in talking to them about it. Most often they only leave their dials 1/2 turn from open. I figure if I know that, crooks probably do too. I don't leave any guns around the house. Either they are in my safes or on my person. I've got a 6 year old son so I don't take chances.
I used to do that but got tired of forgetting where they were! :spankme:
Originally Posted by MaxLoad
That can be a problem... but I check them all once a week and clean them once a month. I just like holdin' 'em!:wink: