GUN Boat defense weapon storage.

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  1. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    Hey guys.

    I recently got a sailboat and plan to do alot of over nighters on it. As I will be putting in at ports I am unfamiliar with I think it would be wise to be armed.

    What does WMD crew suggest for storing the pistol? I am thinking in a pelican case OR in a ziplock baggie.

    Obviously I will break it down and clean it when I return home.

    Any other ideas?
     
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    I would get a Marine Magnum just because.
     
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    going to get a lot less flak with a pump shotgun versus a semi-auto pistol. Will be a better defensive weapon as well.
     
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    are these ports different cites, different states or different countries?

    Just as big a storage issue is going to be knowing the local laws in that port. As is the legal standing in different states territorial waters.

    I would think a pelican case would be sufficient, being water tight. Though storage varies from boat to boat, many already have a water tight dry box built in that you could adapt. Since you are planning to do over night on the box it sounds like there is some sort of cabin, if that is the case, you could store the gun there with a cheaper case just to abide by the law when it must be secure. If there is a risk of it going overboard in the case, I'd say lock the case to a rail or other fixture and invest in a waterproof case, but if it is secured in a cabin already, you are going to have bigger issues if the boat sinks, plus the gun is on the boat the salvage divers can recover it for you.
     
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    marine magnum for baddassery

    otherwise maybe a stainless wheelgun :dunno:

    Pelican case would work.

    chrome bolt stainless barreled ar would be alright
     
  6. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    For now I am staying in my own state waters.

    I think I'll go with the pelican case. I plan to take my Ruger P95 as the gun of choice as it is my basic crap shooter.

    Thanks.

    O, FWIW I also hold a CCW.
     
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    What kind of boat?

    I agree, Pelican case if it needs to be locked, else mebbe a Glock in a holster under one of the berths or at the nav station or galley or something FTW.
     
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    glock and marine magnum :dunno:
     
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    keep them well stowed away
     
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    The Bahamas, among many other foreign destinations, don't allow handguns in period. A marinized shotgun is going to draw much less heat. The Winchester 1300 Coastal Marine is nice.
     
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    Hardigg or Pelican case for sure.

    Be aware of the local laws and procedures if you are visiting other countries ports. Your vessel might not be searched simply visiting other US states, but visiting foreign ports may be expose you to search.

    Some ports may allow firearms, some may allow them only if kept onboard, some may prohibit them but allow you to check them in port, some may haul you off to jail. Some people have gone so far as to weight and dump their gun cases overboard to retrieve on leaving port. If you can do it, great, but be sure to consider the complications of people pulling up bouys, currents, visibility, depth, etc. Do your homework beforehand so you know what to expect.
     
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    Just pick up a Mossberg JIC package, and get the marinized version.
     
  14. notaniceperson

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    Took the pistol out in the Pelican case. No worries. Like I said, I am staying local for now in VA.

    Let me tell you how handy an iPhone is when you forget the GPS....
     
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    Catalina 30

    1979 model in pretty damn good shape for her age!
     
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    be back out today, gotta install the Garmin 3205 and the sonar transducer.
     
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    Sweet. I've been wanting a C25 but I'm moving soon and probably wouldn't have anywhere to put one for the next few years. :hs:
     
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    YARRRR!!!
     

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