I have a gun safe loaded with long guns and pistols in a closet down in my family room. I keep pistols with loaded magazines in my bed room closet using a pistol lock box. This is where I would run to first in the middle of the night.
Yesterday, I went to go into my pistol box, and it would not unlock!!! Thankfully, it was during a check which I do at least once a week (or when I carry). The box’s locking mechanism (push pull tubes and levers) were jammed by a little plastic Glock magazine loader which fell into the works. I couldn’t even shack it out because it was bolted to the floor.
Anyway, I broke into it with a crowbar, and removed the now bent up locking mechanism, and installed new hardware which uses a commercial grade pad-lock.
Oh yeah, no lockup for my goto piece is not an option as I have four small children in the home.
So, check them safes and lockers gentlemen. The one I have is designed specifically for handguns, and well you know what happened.