GUN Yet another question

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  1. RyeLou

    RyeLou OT Supporter

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    Everyone talks about guns in here (obviosly), but what about gun safes? I'm about to get a handgun, but have promised my girlfriend that I'd get a gun safe to fit the shotgun I already have and the handgun I'll be getting before anything else. So, I need something big enough to fit both, but a lower price would certainly be nice. Any suggestiosn?
     
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    if you are on a serious a budget, get an el-cheapo from wal-mart or academy. unless you bolt them to your wall studs, they aren't worth much(security wise), but they are better than nothing.
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    I suppose I should have clarified. I live in an apartment, so bolting it to much of anything is fairly out of the question. I guess I'm looking for more of a lock box? :dunno:
     
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    Lockbox for a shotgun?

    Get a cheap safe and bolt it to the floor.
     
  6. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    That's what insurance is for :fawk:
     
  7. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    $165 on ebay - I have concerns since I have a toddler in the house and I love this, felt lined and lighted inside, spring loaded top and a 4 digit keypad. Even best, fits in my nightstand drawer.
    It fits one handgun... as far as your shotgun just trigger lock it or dont keep it loaded

    [​IMG]
     
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    You can get the "Stack-On" safes at Walmart. Well, they aren't really "safes" per say, they are more like security cabinets. I started with one and used it for years. Had the long gun one on the bottom and then the pistol locker "stacks-on" to that. When my collection exceeded about 1/3 the value of my house, I stepped up to a Winchester safe. I love it and would never second guess my decision about it. Now, the Stack-On houses all my ammo (about 3k rounds worth so it is working out well).

    Here's my safe:

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    And the inside...

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    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    LOL, I put all my gun stickers on my safe too.
     
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    Excellent idea(s). And great collection USMCsilver! :drool: I'll check ebay for a gunsafe and just leave my shotgun unloaded and locked with the key in the handgun safe.
     
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    what is the safe or lockbox going to be used for? is it for basic security or theft prevention?

    if you have kids, get a lockbox. if your gf has her panties in a bunch, place it out of her reach before she comes over.

    if you're looking for theft prevention, get something that someone is not able to carry out of your apartment. (i.e. NOT a lockbox)
     
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    you could always run a cable through the magazine well and the ejection port and lock them to something solid, its cheap and pretty safe
     
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    assuming you have a cable that isn't going to scratch anything, thats not harmful to the gun?
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    plastic coated cables are everywhere.
     
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    thats what i meant. with that it wouldn't be hurting anything? a lockbox the size of a key would be much cheaper :mamoru: just kidding
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    :hsugh:


    it wont hurt anything unless you repeatedly let the slide slam forward on the cable.

    the approved way to use a cable lock is as pictured below (this is a Sig lock that comes with all new Sigs, replacing the trigger lock):


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    Thanks. And thanks for the pic.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I picked up a Amsec pistol "safe" a few weeks ago. I have it bolted into the wall unit/headboard of my bed. If they want to take the time with an ax they're gonna have fun. I've found them for $80 at the local pawn shop. They use a Simplex lock mechanism, while not 100% tamper proof, it'll make a smash and grab type theif think twice, and keep the kids safe.
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    not really.

    you can always buy a new recoil spring, just in case, too... they're not hard to come by.
     

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