GUN what to do until I can get a gun safe?

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  1. jehan60188

    jehan60188 New Member

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    I've come across a small problem- people breaking into my home when I'm not there, and taking my guns.
    The best solution, I suppose would be to keep my guns on me at all times- not possible since I can't have them at work.
    I can't keep them in my car, because what if my car gets stolen?!
    The next best idea would be to keep them in a safe. As soon as I can afford one, I'll get it.

    Until then, where can I put my guns so that would-be thieves won't be?

    I'm thinking cable lock it to like, a major pipe, or heavy shelving unit.
    Any input?
     
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    do the cable lock. I have some bolt cutters within arms reach.
     
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    pray for a stupid thief.

    I knew someone that took one of those stainless rear locking compartments for the back of the truck, bolt it to the floor and use that for a while, otherwise you'll have to outwit them with creative hiding places.

    closet = not creative
     
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    Guvnor NYM3 and Me

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    Gun safe no good unless you get a mega heavy one that can't be carried out. I fear this hoping all my rifles dont get taken. I wouldn't care otherwise, but now if my AR is taken it'll take me 2 years to replace it the way things are going.
     
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    Locking a gun to a sturdy desk or pipe would be your best bet for now with a cable lock.

    You can get a safe for $150 at target or walmart and bolt it to a wall.
     
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    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    If they were in a case, couldn't you place them in the return register for your central a/c? Seems like a nice out of the way place to store something and people wouldn't typically think to look in there. :dunno:

    Pretty sure I could fit all of my rifles/shotguns/pistols in there if I needed to.
     
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    Move?
     
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    This and gun socks?
     
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    cabled to the bed frame, a couple eye bolts through studs and a cable run between them, etc

    You know you can bolt them down right...
     
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    I was going to suggest this as well.
     
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    Take some vacation time.
    Hide in your house making it look unoccupied.
    Shoot bad guys.
    ?????
    Profit.
     
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    I think the point he was getting as is that usually the light ones are also pretty badly made and can easily be cut through.
     
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    I have a sleep number bed and the box frame is made of black plastic. The bottom is open to the floor so I took some black plywood, cut it to size and put it up between two parallel beams. It is a queen sized bed and it is wide enough to fit anything I own, the longest being my 11-87.

    The wood is only low enough to accommodate the gun so if you look under quickly you won't see anything and even with a careful look it is easy to miss. To really see it you need to be on your back or belly looking for it.
     
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    thanks for the discussion guys...
    I'll keep these tips in mind as I tear my apartment apart looking for hiding places!
     
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    Hide them somewhere? Be more discrete with the fact you are a gun owner?
     
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    I live with 7 people, so theres always at least one person home to ward off a thief, or get killed :hsugh: free stuff ftmfw
     
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    or sell your shit while you're not around
     
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    If you have a hanging ceiling, you could put some stuff up there. :dunno:
     
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    rig them with claymores? the only good criminal is a dead one. Least the won't get away with your stuff. :o
     
  21. Ford4Life

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    Do you have a parent or trusted friend you could store the long guns with?

    How many times have they entered your apartment, and how are they getting in?
     
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    i'll strangle them, as hard as i possibly can, and they know this.
     
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    if that's directed towards me- I can't store them with anyone because it's a day-to-day thing. I want my shotgun at my bedside while I sleep, and my pistol will (eventually) be my carry pistol, so it'll be on me all the time that it's legal
    (those are the only guns I have)

    nobody's broken into my apartment (yet), but I'm taking proactive measures now, instead of reactive measures when it's too late
     
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    When I had my AK in my apartment I placed it at the other side of my king sized bed and put some folded quilts and pillows in a stack on top of it to make it just look like a pile of linen. had to move it whenever the GF stayed over but it seemed like it was well concealed. :dunno:
     
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    I'm pretty much in the same boat (worried about break ins, not victimized yet like yourself)... I just try to come up with some creative hiding places... I don't have anything too $$ gun wise... but my main concern is that I would come home and surprise an intruder, only to have him use one of my own guns against me...

    Attic is probably pretty good, especially if you don't have one that is too obvious... The entrance to my attic is in the ceiling of the spare bed room's closet, and you need a ladder to get up there... The only problem with that is that it is not only really inconvenient for a would be thief, it is also inconvenient for me...
     

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