GUN Neighbor got burglarized

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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    So my neighbor stopped by to let me know that his house was broken into last sunday. According to his talks with the police, various homes on our street, which stretches down to maybe 1/3rd of a mile have also been broken into. Now I'm worried about where to keep my HD guns since i usually have them in the open behind locked doors.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I only "secure" option is to place it in a quality safe bolted to concrete and/or studs. Anything else is really trying hide it and given enough time the intruder will find it.

    you could always try building one of the hiding places discussed in this

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3949624
     
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    AKing It's like we've got each others backs

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    leave a window open in the night, let them come up the stairs while you wait, blast 1 or 2 away and you will do your neighborhood a good service. But if you can't do that then i would probably hide my guns in a wall or attic.
     
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    I'm thinking about setting up a rig to hide my guns when I'm not at home.
     
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    Get a safe. You can always leave a gun or two out when your home if it makes you feel good (and it does:)). Then when you leave put all the tools back in the box (safe)
     
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    I have nowhere to put a safe as I live in a single room. Even if I do get one, theres nowhere to bolt it down here.
     
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    Closet? Bolt it to the studs in the wall. Even a truck tool box filled with weight would probably be an improvement. Maybe cable tied to the bed frame to add bulk to the guns....anything is better than hiding.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    you can always bolt it to the studs and floor joices.
     
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    joist


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    True, I'm going to need a slim/low profile safe.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    yeah the closest my spell checker came up with was juice so I said hell with it.

    maybe yar can help you out, but most of the small ones I have seen are simply too flimsy to stand up to much at all.
     
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    I can fit a small safe easily, but I'm concerned about my shotgun and rifle since its all i've got.
     
  13. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Small quality safes are a bitch to find (in my experience). I finally found one in the dimensions I was looking for from these guys.

    http://www.sportsmansteelsafes.com
     
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    Sounds like you aren't going to be able to truly "secure" your guns.....

    I'd look into making it harder for someone to rob you. Everything gets locked, lights left on, buy a dog, motion detector lights (if you can), etc. Make it very hard for someone to come in and out easily/quickly. Most thefts are crimes of opportunity, you need to make that opportunity less present.
     
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    Yeah, the upside however is that there is almost always someone at home. If I'm not at home, someone else will be.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Do you own or rent?

    If you own, you could always build a box into the dead space between studs of an internal wall and then cover it with say a full length mirror. Or any other hiding method.

    Without a heavy safe you aren't going to be able to secure the guns, so you either need to secure the house or make it a less favorable candidate for a robber or out smart a potential robber.
     
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    I rent. I think I may have found a solution, I've seen some 2-5 gun safes that may fit in my closet and be bolted to the floor/wall.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    they are better than nothing, but they will not stop a determined thief. They can usually be bent hammer or pried open rather easily.
     
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    Keep in mind if a burglar had a window of opportunity, they'd have minutes since my house is almost always occupied. But I agree, a crappy safe is better than nothing right?
     
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    If they really want your stuff and there's always people at home, they'll most likely come in armed at that point. Stay prepared, and have everyone else in the house prepared too. :cool:
     
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    you might want to look at a someting you can lay on the ground, add some weight to the inside (some lead weights) and hope that it is just a smash and grab deal - make it so they can't just carry shit out
     
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    Yea. I live in a mobile home, and a safe would probably cause it to tip up like the Titanic.
     

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