This is a discussion on Anyone else going through "man nesting"? within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the Welcome To DefensiveCarry.com category; Congrats all the way around! As a father of three boys, I understand the concerns as well... My formula for safety is pretty simple: I ...
Congrats all the way around! As a father of three boys, I understand the concerns as well...
My formula for safety is pretty simple: I have a large safe to keep the goodies in, and a fanny pack that the handgun stays in. The fanny pack is always within my reach or sight at all times when at home, and on my person when about. The boys all know to stay away from it. In our master closet there is a small safe that mounts between the wall studs with a number pad that my wife keeps her handgun in, a stainless SP101.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry
Welcome from central Mississippi.
Welcome from the Catskill Mountains of NY State!
I would not recommend the biometric safes. From what I've read, they don't always work the first time, are subject to mis-reads" and need battery power. This could be crucial in an emergency.
I use the V-Line safe, which has 5 mechanical push buttons which are programmable with your own combination, thus making it very secure.
It's available at Cabelas, and probably a few other places. (see link below). Good luck!
Cabela's -- V-Line Top Draw Pistol Safe
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Hi and welcome from Fort Worth TX!
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Welcome from Tennessee!
Welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shootin' stuff.--SHOOTER
I've got a biometric safe and have not had any real problems. I did scan all my fingers.
I do woodworking and have cuts or stain/filler/etc on at least one of my fingers all the times. I've never had to go past the second scan.
But, my safe is only for "longer term" storage. My children are raised and gone so I now keep the gun in the drawer in my bedside table. This is fairly new technology so I don't know how I'd feel if I still had young ones in the house.
Welcome from a guy who grew up in Sloatsburg but now resides in MN PM me if you like to talk.
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When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
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Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Welcome from Pennsylvania. Good job thinking things out!
Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome from Virginia! I applaud you for having the presence of mind to seek out ways to protect your loved ones. Your own confidence needs to be built up, though - through experience. Everyone is nervous, antsy, jumpy, and paranoid the first time they carry a gun. I suggest, if you have limited handgun (or any gun, for that matter) experience, to take a class such as the Gunsite 150 (basic pistol). There are many top notch trainers and schools out there, and some are in the northeast - you do not need to travel to OR, AZ, or CO just to get started. There is plenty of time later to sample all the 250 level (defensive pistol) courses that are offered around the country... plus they make good excuses for a vacation. The key here is that you need to have a complete and thorough understanding of how the firearm operates (or doesn't operate when it's not supposed to), how to maintain it, operate it, and get it back in the fight when it fails (and it will... all do.)
If you are like me, and don't have $1000 lying around to take a 3 day gun course, you wouldn't hurt yourself by picking up some DVDs put out by the better known trainers - Clint Smith, Rob Pincus, Massad Ayoob, and many others come to mind. They all have different styles of teaching, and one of them is bound to suit your learning style. I would still strongly suggest at least a full day of supervised training in gun handling and safety - plus taking the time to learn and trust your gun. As soon as you understand and trust how the firearm and its safety features work, your fear of ND will diminish considerably.
When in doubt, though - the four rules keep you (and others) safe.
Welcome to the fold, best of luck to you on the wife... although I'm sure she'll come around in time, especially if you make definite efforts to be as thorough and safe as possible.
Welcome from NE. Congrads on the new born, and you are on the right track wanting to protect the ones you love, including your self.
As for the weapon, I would suggest something on the line of a Kahr PM-9 or waiting for Kahr's new 380 that is coming out. The smaller sized gun will make carrying much easier for a new bee, and will be less noticeable to the wife, if she is not comfortable with guns why stick a cannon in front of her to even raise the question. Over time she may come around, and that give you another opportunity to buy more guns
You have received good advice from other posters here, so you should be able to figure something out between all of the responses.
Best to ya
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