There is no more room at the Inn.

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    There is no more room at the Inn.

    With the latest purchase I finally got around to redoing the quick access safe that I keep our carry guns in. It is official, there is no more room in the thing to put any more guns. That doesn't mean that I can't buy any more, it just means that if I add something to the carry rotation then one of the current ones has to go to the big safe where everything besides the carry guns are kept. Well that and I will have to rebuild the rack that I just spent an hour or so building to hold what is in there now.

    Below is the progression from when I first purchased the quick access safe to its current configuration. For anyone who has a similar small safe this might give you some ideas for how to make additional space to add to your collection.

    Six handguns, and 4 extra mags, and two small desicant containers is as much as I can figure out how to put in a $ 40, .4 cu ft safe. If anyone has any suggestions on where to put addtional items I am listenoing.

    When the guns get put on in the morning the safe is closed and locked, when the guns come off at bed time, the safe stays open with guns ready in case anything goes bump in the night.









    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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    mags can be lined up, theres room for at least two more guns in there
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    Looks good however you could cut the foam thickness in half and had another shelf above to hold at least two more guns and many magazines or even those screw on magnetic firearm holders to the top to hold a couple more.

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    You can just stack the pistols side by side and fit about a dozen in there

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    I should be getting one of these safes for Christmas. (I sent my daughter links to Dunham's, Amazon and Cabela's )
    The only thing wrong with your arraigment is when you hear a bump in the night, how long does it take to to decide which gun to grab?

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    Ted,

    You just reach in and grab the biggest one with the most bullets.

    Oh, and the foam had to be replaced by actual wood (1x6 doubled up). The foam was no longer strong/thick enough between the guns to hold them in an upright position.
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    Nice setup. I'd like to get a wall safe with a keyed lock. I don't trust electronic locks and, these days, don't trust combos to memory.

    Likewise, when home, the key and key ring would be in the lock. Then I'd know where my keys were!
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    Nice photos, food for thought, thanks.

    Looks like a wonderful collection as well.

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    OldVet,

    This one has a key override. The key is hidden someplace that isn't to be found unless they are demolishing the house. Heck I don't even know if the wife knows where it is.

    In the 4 or 5 years I have had this one, I have only needed to change the batteries twice I think, and it has given me plenty of warning before they were totally dead.
    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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