Storing firearm while on vacation

Storing firearm while on vacation

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    Storing firearm while on vacation

    Girlfriend and I are going to take a vacation to Hawaii for her spring break. (She is a teacher) Several issues:

    1. Hawaii...ugh, doesn't seem like carrying is an option in any way shape or form. Hawaii Gun Laws

    2. I live in Portland. She lives in Seattle. We are flying out of Seattle, so I will go up to her place. She is very OK with firearms, but doesn't really own any. She is OK with me bringing it to her place, but we will need a place to store it while we are away. She has no safe there. We could hide it. Was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions.
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    Under the washing machine, in plastic, or wire rope locked to the bottom of the washing machine.

    Or, how good are you at quick drywall repair and painting?
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    Have any friends with safes? If so, let them store it for you.

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    Years ago I kept my long guns at a pals house for my annual camping trip. I took my favorite handguns with me and left the rest in my safe. I've been Blessed/Lucky and never lost guns due to theft. ANGLICO has a dandy idea too depending on your Handyman skills.

    From your post it sounds like you own just one gun. If that's the case strip it down and secure some of the parts in 2 or 3 different locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    Under the washing machine, in plastic, or wire rope locked to the bottom of the washing machine.

    Or, how good are you at quick drywall repair and painting?
    Ah ha, I was wondering where you keep your valuables...do you have a vacation schedule printed up yet?

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    In a plastic bag, in a crawl space under the insulation.
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    I know a guy that used to put his inside an air vent and screw it back on. I knew another guy that had a big bag of rice in his pantry, and he'd put it in a ziplock storage bag and put it down in the rice. Having said that, I kind of like Retsupt99's idea about the insulation...
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    In my safe all locked up...

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    Storing firearm while on vacation

    I have a safe but if I needed a good hiding place there is a removable access panel for the bath tub mixing valve. ( similar to ac vent)

    In the attic there are plenty places.

    Inside kitchen cabinets there are frequently little pockets around corners, etc.

    Inside the commode tank, in a ziplock bag/ in an empty cutout milk jug.


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    No safe? That only makes this more fun. Burglars are least likely to search attics, basements, and kitchens (so says some random source that I just googled). I find a good hiding spot for valuables is in removable light fixtures. I also like yoda's idea of the commode tank.

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    ExactlyMyPoint, you have a Glock right? Buy a water-proof box. Store the gun in a ziploc bag then put it in the water-proof box. Then store it in the tank of your/her toilet. Just kidding.

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    Sorry someone already suggested the toilet tank.

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    I would leave it with a trusted friend who is familiar with firearms. If that is not an option, there a bazillion and one ways to hide anything.... I had this same problem. my solution...... a kitty liiter box, kitty litter a ziplock bag and tootsie rolls (the big ones).

    I put my glock in a ziplock bag, covered it with kitty litter, took a handful of tootsie rolls, get em wet rolled them in the kitty litter and scattered them on top. I dont even have a cat.

    It worked and its a funny story
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    In a cereal box in a pantry among other cereal boxes. Also, if there is a vehicle secured in a garage take out the air filter and put the gun in place of it.

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    Locked in the safe.

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    Take it to the bank and put it in her safe-deposit box.
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