What do you do with the locks?

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    What do you do with the locks?

    I have bought several new firearms in the last months. Each one came with some type of trigger lock. I don't need them and just threw them away.

    Just wondering what others did with the lock that came with the firearm.
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    I use them to weight the trash can down.
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    I put a couple through the Hi-lift jack and mounts I have on my truck tool box, use the others for some really random stuff, occassionally I even use one on a pistol in transpo.
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    I save my cable locks for when grandkids visit i cable lock them to chairs that way they can't get in my stuff
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    I interlock them for use as a bike lock when I park it in the city
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    I leave them and all paperwork in the box in case I ever sell the gun. It's always worth more if everything is with it.
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    Locks? I thought they were pendulum targets!
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    They're laying around somewhere-I come across one every once in a while. I hardly ever throw anything away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I leave them and all paperwork in the box in case I ever sell the gun. It's always worth more if everything is with it.
    Same here...I keep the guns in my Stack-on cabinet (plus no kids around), so the locks stay in the box with everything else.
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    See Janq's post (#8) for some alternate and innovative uses of the cable locks: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...rotection.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I save my cable locks for when grandkids visit i cable lock them to chairs that way they can't get in my stuff
    Thanks for the idea, will have to try that next time they come over. But can not let there grandma find out or I will catch Holy H$^l
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    I have a box full of them. I use them when I stay with my wife's family on visits and such, since there are untrained children running amuck at their house. Other than that, they stay in the box. I was just up at the sheriff's office a couple of weeks back and they give them out there, so I added two more to my collection.

    Like I say, they are nice to have when your away from home and there are untrained kids (or perhaps adults?) in the same house you are visiting.
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    The only one I have is a cable lock and I sometimes use it to lock my gun to the seat frame in my truck if I go somewhere I cannot carry. They can defeat it, of course, but it will slow them down a bit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    They're laying around somewhere-I come across one every once in a while.
    +1 ,...same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    I have bought several new firearms in the last months. Each one came with some type of trigger lock. I don't need them and just threw them away.

    Just wondering what others did with the lock that came with the firearm.
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