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I thought about buying a safe but when we built our house, I put in a fake HVAC return w/filter that takes a step stool to get into. It has enough room behind it for 4 long guns. 2500 rounds of ammo, 4 hand guns and a fire safe. Won't help in a fire but doubt that a crackhead would find it.
Do you have a hiding place for your guns/ammo? If so, where?
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#1 Buy a gun safe.
#2 Fill it up.
#3 Repeat steps #1 & #2
(I'm a total failure at step #4 , which is to stop doing 1 & 2!)
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Reminds me of that Chris Rock routine about the difference between black people and people that even black people would call the N-word. Here is a paraphrase apropos of this discussion.
"You wanna hide your guns? Put 'em in books. (The kind of people who would break into your house) don't read books. Books are like Kryptonite to (these people.) Starting at 3:30 in the video lined below (note - not family-friendly language):
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I "hide" mine in a large gun safe in the basement. Ready service guns are kept "ready". While some are out of sight, I'd hardly call them hidden as any thief would likely find them. But they go with me or to the safe if I'm going to be gone for any length of time (like overnight).
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Mine are in safes, plural.
I’m just not paranoid enough that I think I need to hide them.
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Mine are hidden on me or in a safe.
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If I said where they were hidden, they wouldn't be hidden. Kind of like playing Hide & Seek in the middle of a barren field.
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I've never been one to put all my eggs in one basket - select guns live in a safe. I have a few old "junkers" that stay in a corner of a closet. Then there's other locations....
Except for the guns in the house mine are in a large safe in the garage (house is stick built and would not support the weight), the little safe in the house is reserved for coins and a few guns.
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A 9MM MAY expand to .45 but a 45ACP will never shrink to 9MM.
I use a safe but your method will probably work. In the hundreds of burglaries I've worked I've never seen a HVAC return register opened up.
A housing spot is not something I'd put on the internet. You're not nearly as anonymous as you think you are.
Years ago a club member told of the time he went on vacation and was gone for a week. He thought he had his guns hidden in the most obscure spots but everyone was found during a break in. This was before the popularity of these huge gun safes. I always thought a false wall was a good idea if nearly invisible. The vent thing sounds really good.
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