Securing my guns at home.

Securing my guns at home.

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    Securing my guns at home.

    So here is my dilema. I am trying to find a way to secure my house gun, a Mossberg 500A, in a way that my wife and I will both be able to access it quickly. I need something that has a digital lock of some sort on it. Hiding a key somewhere doesn't work for me, as I have a child and I need to keep my guns out of his curious reach. The problem is that I do not have the funds to go out and buy a full out safe right now. Can you guys help me out??
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    I think for around $100 you can get an electronic deadbolt. Put it on your bedroom closet? I've seen gun lockers start at $80ish, but i'm not sure what the cost might be for a digital lock on one, but If I can get a gunvault for the nightstand for $100, if they make a digital enty gunlocker, they might start under $200, which I guess is still kinda steep. hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcake View Post
    I think for around $100 you can get an electronic deadbolt. Put it on your bedroom closet? I've seen gun lockers start at $80ish, but i'm not sure what the cost might be for a digital lock on one, but If I can get a gunvault for the nightstand for $100, if they make a digital enty gunlocker, they might start under $200, which I guess is still kinda steep. hmm...
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    i like the dead bolt idea I have a regular deadbolt on mine

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    I first saw one at COSTCO, but here are a few links to sites with variations too, including fingerprint, rf remote, etc. The last one has a digital deadbolt listed for $49. Might want to google for reviews of the product if you are going to trust your life to it, but that's pretty cheap.

    http://www.nokey.com/

    http://www.smarthome.com/_/Door_Lock...?src=WG1000074

    http://www.preventsecurity.com/produ...=-1&s=-1&p=517
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    I do like that idea, but I'm not sure how I would make it work. I live in a rental and I can't exactly just put a deadbolt in my closet door, and I also have those crappy folding doors. :(
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    Must it be locked up, or will out of reach be OK?

    As for the electronic deadbolt... Lowes sells them, Kwikset makes one. I have it on my door from the kitchen to the garage... that way I have a keyless entry into my home, and still two layers of protection.
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    I would go talk to your local locksmith, they can be quite creative.

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    How about racking the bolt back and using a simple cable lock through it? I've never seen one that doesn't use a key though.
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    Out of sight/reach with some sort of lock would work. I did see a trigger lock at Bass Pro Shops that might work. It was a trigger lock with a three pin combination lock on it. Made by Master Lock. I might have to try one out.

    Thanks for the input guys!
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    What I did last year was when Lowes had a deal with their credit card where anything over $399 no interest for 12 months. I got a good 20 gun firesafe for about $950 delivered. Take it for what it's worth.
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    In my opinion-----trigger locks aren't good. Not for quick, easy access, and for being in the trigger guard next to the trigger in the first place. I bought a decent gun safe several years ago at Wal-Mart on layaway. About $325 total. It's the combination type (tumbler, fire rated, six lug). I have an opinion about the digital locking ones too----what happens when the battery or electronic fail? Here's what I do for quick, easy access with my combination lock safe when I am home-----dial the first two numbers in the combo, and leave it within 30 of the last number. When not at home, or leaving-----I just go and scramble it. The safe anchors to the floor. Best one could get on a limited budget for peace of mind, and security. Good habits are hard to break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    In my opinion-----trigger locks aren't good. Not for quick, easy access, and for being in the trigger guard next to the trigger in the first place. I bought a decent gun safe several years ago at Wal-Mart on layaway. About $325 total. It's the combination type (tumbler, fire rated, six lug). I have an opinion about the digital locking ones too----what happens when the battery or electronic fail? Here's what I do for quick, easy access with my combination lock safe when I am home-----dial the first two numbers in the combo, and leave it within 30 of the last number. When not at home, or leaving-----I just go and scramble it. The safe anchors to the floor. Best one could get on a limited budget for peace of mind, and security. Good habits are hard to break.
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    just remember never trigger lock a loaded firearm...
    I know I am probably preaching to the choir...but it had to be said.
    How old is your child....that may determine the type of concealment/out of reach we are talking about.
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    I guess my best solution is to start saving up for a safe. I may just have to go with a dial lock instead of an electronic one to save a few bones. I deffinately need something to secure my guns in though. Thanks for all the reply's and ideas guys!
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