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I just got a AR-15 and I need to know how to lock it up from my kids with the gun lock that came from it. I know how to do this with a pistol, but I am a new gun owner and new to AR's. It comes with one of those little locks that have a short cable, you know. Where do I put the lock? Through the chamber area? Don't forget when you answer that I don't know anything about AR's yet, so try not to talk over my head terminology, please. ;)

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Go to your local gun store and have them give you a demo on how to secure the weapon that way you can see how its done then do in front the person. When you are not familiar with that weapon what is said here you may not understand and the best way to learn is hands on.
 

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Assuming your lock's cable is long enough, with the AR bolt locked back, run the free cable end up the empty magazine well and out the ejection port. Loop back down the to lock, and lock 'er up.

Hope this helps.
 

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Assuming your lock's cable is long enough, with the AR bolt locked back, run the free cable end up the empty magazine well and out the ejection port. Loop back down the to lock, and lock 'er up.

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Very good. Thank you.

One problem. The LGS guy showed me how to pull the bolt back, but not how to *lock* it back. How do I do that?
 

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Go to your local gun store and have them give you a demo on how to secure the weapon that way you can see how its done then do in front the person. When you are not familiar with that weapon what is said here you may not understand and the best way to learn is hands on.
A very reasonable answer. Only thing is, I was in a hurry when I was buying the gun because my family was waiting for me and I forgot to ask that question and now the gun store is closed. I need to know this for tonight, ya know? Thanks...

EDIT: He did show me how to clear the gun and I have done so.
 

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The bolt lock is on the left side of the mag well.

Also, check out youtube for vids on how an AR works.
 

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Once you take it apart a few times it's really easy to see how everything works on an AR.
 

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Once you take it apart a few times it's really easy to see how everything works on an AR.
The scary part is getting it all back together correctly. I wish there was a resource to teach us in person how to strip each weapon and clean them, then properly re-assemble. My dealer basically says RTFM in a polite way, but I'm not comfortable with it unless I can physically do it with help alongside me. Many of the youtube videos are helpful, but often they forget that the camera has to be spot on and the steps slow and clear.
It's easy to forget walking through the details if you have done it a hundred times, so often you get "so next, decouple the breach from the grommet..." and the gun is off camera for 10 seconds, and you're thinking "what??"
 

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I don't have any kids,but,i wondered what is the best way to store my AR,when i'm not home.
What i decided to do,once upon a time,is to simply remove the bolt carrier group,when 'i'm away and lock it up separate from the rifle.
At least,if it were stolen,they are sol,for the time being.
 

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I bet, if you look over on the right side of your screen in the list of related vids, you'll find what you're looking for.
 

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I wish there was a resource to teach us in person how to strip each weapon and clean them, then properly re-assemble.
They're called Drill Sergeants.
:drillsergeant:

Those cable locks are marginally effective. Make sure the rifle is locked up separate from the locked up ammo since it sounds like this is not your HD gun. HD takes on new challenges and considerations with kids around.
 

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Another option is something like a Ridgeback Rack. No personal experience with the product (besides shopping them), just another thought. Once you start looking into accessories for your AR, you're done-for. Congrats on the purchase though!

In the mean time, I just keep my BCG locked up in the handgun safe.
 

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I just got a AR-15 and I need to know how to lock it up from my kids with the gun lock that came from it. I know how to do this with a pistol, but I am a new gun owner and new to AR's. It comes with one of those little locks that have a short cable, you know. Where do I put the lock? Through the chamber area? Don't forget when you answer that I don't know anything about AR's yet, so try not to talk over my head terminology, please. ;)

Thanks!
I saw at the Shot Show a new AR 15 Firearm Lock offered by Franzen Security Products. It fits right into the magazine well and would solve your problem. Link: Ar15 Lock

Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks!


I saw at the Shot Show a new AR 15 Firearm Lock offered by Franzen Security Products. It fits right into the magazine well and would solve your problem. Link: Ar15 Lock

Hope this helps.
 
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