I carry IN THE HOUSE now....THANKS(LOL)

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    I never considered carrying at home until I joined this forum and learned a LOT! Now, I am either carrying at home or have a gun within arms reach 99.9% of the time. I agree with the comment about how easy it is to slip a J-frame into a pocket, and do so frequently, but generally prefer to carry my 1911. It just "feels right" in my hand and packs a bit more of a punch.
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    My wife used to make fun of me.... and then she started paying attention to the news. She likes it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    Amazon.com: HOMAK HS10036685 Electronic Access Pistol Box, 10 X 14.25 X 7.5 Inch: Home Improvement

    I have one of these on my nightstand, my child is 16 and knows what happens when triggers are pulled but I don't want to be "that guy".
    Man, out of 20 reviews, 2 had failures: "I'm not sure what I'm more disappointed about:

    The fact that my code was apparently forgotten and I was left with no choice but to break in to my own lock-box (which BTW contained a loaded gun).
    OR
    The fact that it took me less than 2 minutes with a flat-head screwdriver to have this thing open.

    The lock-box is ruined as a result of my screwdriver skeleton key, but even if it was still usable I could never trust it again."

    Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishmael View Post
    Man, out of 20 reviews, 2 had failures: "I'm not sure what I'm more disappointed about:

    The fact that my code was apparently forgotten and I was left with no choice but to break in to my own lock-box (which BTW contained a loaded gun).
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    The fact that it took me less than 2 minutes with a flat-head screwdriver to have this thing open.

    The lock-box is ruined as a result of my screwdriver skeleton key, but even if it was still usable I could never trust it again."

    Yikes!
    Mine has worked fine. I don't have it bolted down because it is simply a secured bed for my EDC. If someone takes it and I'm not home it is quite likely they are getting an empty box. I don't rely on it for gun security just to keep little fingers away from the trigger overnight while I'm asleep. There are better options out there if you want fort knox security for one gun on your nightstand but it'll cost you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    Mine has worked fine. I don't have it bolted down because it is simply a secured bed for my EDC. If someone takes it and I'm not home it is quite likely they are getting an empty box. I don't rely on it for gun security just to keep little fingers away from the trigger overnight while I'm asleep. There are better options out there if you want fort knox security for one gun on your nightstand but it'll cost you.
    Good points on the security aspect. Not what it's for in your scenario. I am leery of anything that "remembers" a combination electronically, but I guess a mechanical combination lock could fail too.

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    With a light-weight firearm & a comfortable holster, it really isn't a burden.
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    Currently I don’t but I should. I need something lighter so I’d be less likely to blow it off after a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishmael View Post
    I can't get over this one problem: yes, I'm very prepared--except for when it's most likely to happen, i.e., 2 or 3 in the morning, when it's in the safe. (I have a two-year-old, so I just can't convince myself that nightstand placement is safe). I follow a policy of (1) on me or in the safe or (2) if I have to take it out and put it down momentarily, always somewhere up very high and/or unloaded. At night, given my house's very sound proof floors/walls, I think it's conceivable that someone could be in my house and coming up the stairs before I would necessarily notice, so it would be hard to get my safe open in time. The other thought I've had is just putting up a shelf near the ceiling above the headboard of my bed, so that only an adult standing on the bed could reach it. Still, there is something about leaving a loaded gun unsecured anywhere in a house with a child that skeezes me out.

    Hm, maybe I just convinced myself I need an alarm system?
    With a 3 year old in the house I have learned a few things...

    1) EDUCATE THEM AS SOON AS THEY ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND SPEECH! Make sure they understand what a gun is & who can and can't touch it. Do not generate taboo about guns, but respect and understanding.

    2) Mine sleeps within arms reach for me, but well out of his reach. Top of the dresser works great & a fingerprint safe not far either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishmael View Post
    I can't get over this one problem: yes, I'm very prepared--except for when it's most likely to happen, i.e., 2 or 3 in the morning, when it's in the safe. (I have a two-year-old, so I just can't convince myself that nightstand placement is safe). I follow a policy of (1) on me or in the safe or (2) if I have to take it out and put it down momentarily, always somewhere up very high and/or unloaded. At night, given my house's very sound proof floors/walls, I think it's conceivable that someone could be in my house and coming up the stairs before I would necessarily notice, so it would be hard to get my safe open in time. The other thought I've had is just putting up a shelf near the ceiling above the headboard of my bed, so that only an adult standing on the bed could reach it. Still, there is something about leaving a loaded gun unsecured anywhere in a house with a child that skeezes me out.

    Hm, maybe I just convinced myself I need an alarm system?
    Safety first! I like your reasoning and say well done!
    I believe there are "bio" safes out there that work off your and whoever else's thumb print you program it for. That would only take a fraction of a second for you to activate in an emergency and still be safe from your child's curious hands.
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    We don't have kids but kids do visit 3 Mossy's in 3 different rooms not chambered and safety on and hidden. If a 6 yr old finds it in the hidden place he is going to have to rack the slide and I will be on him in 5 secs then he will need to manipulate the safety. That's just our set up

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    The last thing my wife needs to be worrying about when she's trying to keep some thug(s) from pushing their way in is "can she get to her gun?"

    We both are armed with a gun on our person, everyday, even inside the house or out in the front/back yard.

    We've really only been doing this for the last two years. But with the viciousness of how home invasions are going these days, just having a gun out in the room isn't good enough anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    The last thing my wife needs to be worrying about when she's trying to keep some thug(s) from pushing their way in is "can she get to her gun?"

    We both are armed with a gun on our person, everyday, even inside the house or out in the front/back yard.

    We've really only been doing this for the last two years. But with the viciousness of how home invasions are going these days, just having a gun out in the room isn't good enough anymore.

    +1 Thoroughly agree with that one.
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    I have used the mini vault with the key override. That way I don't have to remember a combo, and a twist of the key is quicker. If I don't want the loaded 45 on body (less than 1% of the time, like when I'm watching the Vikings), and the safe is more than at arm's length, I pop the key. It isn't mounted, so I can move it into the BR at night, if it isn't already there. Since I sleep soundly, and my hearing isn't the greatest anymore, I rely on the dogs to provide a little advanced notice of any problems. I figure that twisting the key is enough to clear the cobwebs of a deep sleep before handling a fully loaded 1911. There's no need to be fumbling around in the dark without fine motor skills and loose "j"ammunition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    The last thing my wife needs to be worrying about when she's trying to keep some thug(s) from pushing their way in is "can she get to her gun?"

    We both are armed with a gun on our person, everyday, even inside the house or out in the front/back yard.

    We've really only been doing this for the last two years. But with the viciousness of how home invasions are going these days, just having a gun out in the room isn't good enough anymore.
    Getting like that Everywhere now!!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefConGun View Post
    I heard someone at the front door today and although I had a really good idea as to who it was, I didn't know with 100% assurance. So what did I do? I grabbed my Glock lying next to me and brought it to the door with me. I wouldn't have done this less-than a year ago. So yes, I'm acquiring "new" habits as well. ;-)
    +1 I never open or go through my door without a pistol.

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