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Re: What do you keep yer guns in when not using them?

#26 Post by Marlene » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:50 pm

I keep mine arranged like giant flowers in galvanized garbage cans filled with old nuts and bolts mixed with gravel and rock salt. Except for my carry piece, a .45 Redhawk, which I keep in my t-shirt pocket.
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#27 Post by Marlene » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:52 pm

I’ve heard you can also use an old beanbag chair like a pincushion for rifle storage too.
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#28 Post by Bucolic » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:56 pm

Mine are compulsively arranged either in order of increasing caliber or decreasing barrel length (the two variables seem strangely correlated).


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#29 Post by featureless » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:19 pm

Marlene wrote:I’ve heard you can also use an old beanbag chair like a pincushion for rifle storage too.
Only if equipped with a bayonet?

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#30 Post by Bacchus » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:30 pm

Bucolic wrote:Mine are compulsively arranged either in order of increasing caliber or decreasing barrel length (the two variables seem strangely correlated).


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#31 Post by SailDesign » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:31 pm

eelj wrote:I don't discuss such things on a public forum.
Yup. Suffice to say, "Locked up separately from the ammo..."
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#32 Post by Bucolic » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:31 pm

Bacchus! That is seriously enviable!


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#33 Post by Crisroger » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:08 am

That's really nice question so far. How to keep your gun safe and sound. Everyone has an intention to keep them in safe place so that they can use it for further purpose. Though I am totally new and thinking to buy a new shotgun. But before using it I think it's safety first. For me this has amazed me https://www.gunsafeguru.com/category/gun-safe-guide/ Solid guide to keep gun save and secure.

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#34 Post by Woodsman » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:08 am

Securely locked up. No kids in the home, but I never want to be in the position of walking in on a burglar and being menaced or shot with one of my own guns. I also don't want my guns falling into the local black market for stolen guns and ending up being used by criminals.
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#35 Post by Hasaf » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 am

Bacchus wrote:
(meant sincerely from someone who loads in multiples of 5 so as to maintain some semblance of symmetry in the ammo box)
. . . you mean everyone doesn't do this?

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#36 Post by SubRosa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:20 am

Marlene wrote:I keep mine arranged like giant flowers in galvanized garbage cans filled with old nuts and bolts mixed with gravel and rock salt. Except for my carry piece, a .45 Redhawk, which I keep in my t-shirt pocket.
With maybe a periodic watering?

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#37 Post by Wino » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:53 am

Main is Cannon 24 gun safe, bolted down; GV2000 bolted to bookcase for quick storage; NV300 in both autos. No children. My CC is either on me or within quick reach - on me when visitors; bedside only locked up when I leave for extended periods.
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#38 Post by beaurrr » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:00 pm

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#39 Post by eelj » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:18 pm

If you're going to put them in a safe make sure you buy one that takes more than 3 minutes to break into. Watch storage wars and make sure you buy one that Jared and Brandy can't get open.

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#40 Post by bradlee » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:10 am

I am exactly looking for the same solution when don't use your gun what do you do? Do you use any locker to keep your all guns in safe and secure mode?

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#41 Post by methodmissing » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:17 am

If a gun is not holstered on your body then it should be in a locked container. There are many designed for fast access at a desk or bed, and others designed for slow access and resisting being broken into.

I think it’s prudent to have one of each kind and use them habitually.

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#42 Post by bradlee » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:19 pm

Yeah, a locked container would be a nice choice. I am also thinking about this kind of materials right now. However, I read an article today about https://www.gunsafeguru.com/top-10-best-gun-safes/ Looked amazing and informative for me.

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#43 Post by DavidMS » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:22 pm

I use a RSC. After I move, I plan to buy and install a pistol safe or two.

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#44 Post by Elmo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:32 pm

One of the things we learned from the CA fires of 2018 was that "fire proof" safes aren't, if you house is fully involved in fire. The high heat, sustained over a period of hours, will cook and destroy anything inside.

I mention that because it might change some people's calculus as to whether it is worth spending the money for a high end safe vs. a cheaper, locking cabinet type, designed just to deter kids and unsophisticated burglars. It did for me.
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#45 Post by CDFingers » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:06 am

There are a few different gun safe threads, so this one is as good as the others to ask the questions and post the ideas again.
There is no federal law requiring that guns be stored securely. The only state with an comprehensive safe-storage law is Massachusetts. It requires gun owners to keep their firearms in a locked container or render them inoperable unless they are under their control or that of other “lawfully authorized” users. Three other states — California, Connecticut and New York — require guns to be locked up when not in use in certain situations, including when gun owners live with convicted felons or domestic abusers.

Several cities — including New York and San Francisco — have passed their own requirements on gun storage. But in wide swaths of the country, including in many blue states, gun owners have no obligation to lock away their firearms when not in use. Some states, instead, have enacted legislation that encourages behaviors that advocates and public health research show increases the risk of theft — including forcing businesses to allow employees to store guns in their vehicles while at work.
https://www.thetrace.org/2017/12/safe-s ... gun-theft/

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As The Trace has previously documented, stolen firearms pose a potent public safety threat. Between 2011 and 2016, about 10 percent of the more than 3,600 guns recovered by Portland Police from crime scenes and other circumstances had been stolen, according to data obtained through a public records request. That number is likely an undercount: many gun thefts are never reported, and even when they are, victims often do not know the serial numbers to their guns, making it difficult for authorities to tie them back to a crime.

There are four states with some version of a safe-storage law, and 11 with a lost-and-stolen reporting requirement. Numerous cities around the country—including Portland—have enacted their own safe-storage or lost-and-stolen reporting measures.

Critics of these mandates argue that they penalize gun owners for the actions of criminals and could prevent people from being able to access their weapons in the event of an emergency.
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Permits, fees, licenses, training costs, and the guns and ammo themselves all conspire to make our hobby fairly costly. Now, Oregon wants to make a safe storage law for guns.

I have a safe, and I'm glad I have it. No one has ever tried to sneak in and git my guns, mainly because of our certified ninja hit-poodle and cadre of viscous cats keeps the burglars at bay. But if they got through our initial layer of shock troops, they'd meet the next layers of security and would fail to steal a gun.

California doesn't exactly have a clear safe storage law, though a person must sign a safe affidavit in order legally to buy a gun here. Our local big box sports stores sells all kinds of gun safes all the time.

So, my question is this: are you all OK with safe storage laws?

To me, it's important to keep my guns out of unauthorized hands. By having and using a safe, I protect my investment, and I protect the uneducated from handling my guns in my absence.

What think y'all?

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#46 Post by MaxwellG » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:46 am

Guns?

This is a Gun Forum?

I do have an old Artillery piece from the Civil War on the lawn.

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#47 Post by DougMasters » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:58 am

Some of you have some real secure setups.
I have a cheap cabinet that you could probably open with a stern look and a good kick

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#48 Post by SubRosa » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:17 am

MaxwellG wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:46 am

Ha!

Well, I did use the term inclusively as not all of us have just rifles:

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#49 Post by featureless » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:21 am

I support the concept of safe storage laws. Too many kids get into things they should not. Many of the guns used in homicides are stolen. Requiring the use of a storage device would alleviate these to some degree. Even a cheap cabinet would at least be a deterrent vs a gun on the nightstand. Mine live in a safe for this very reason.

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