Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37

Thread: How should I lock up my pistols?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Appalachia
    Adopted Bronco:
    Malik "The Freak" Jackson
    Posts
    15,302

    Default How should I lock up my pistols?

    Okay. I traded with my dad and I'm getting a .357 S&W and a .40 cal Beretta. I have 2 little girls. These will be the first guns I've personally owned. Do I get a lockable case? What's the best thing to do with these? I know many of you have experience with this. I'm trying to keep it inexpensive, so I won't be buying a fancy safe. I would like to be able to get to it pretty easily (call me paranoid). I also want it impossible for my girls to get to.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    713

    Default

    An age old issue.

    To keep them handy, but keep them from the girls. That is an impossible goal.
    Something has to give. Either accessibility or the kids figuring out what they are.

    Make sure you educate them and as soon as you can teach them how to,shoot , which includes gun safety.

  3. The Following User High Fived luckyseven For This Post:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Adopted Bronco:
    Bob Howsam
    Posts
    30,140

    Default

    Get a safe with a thumb print scanner
    "Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer" -Arnold

  5. The Following User High Fived SeeingRed For This Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Columbia S.C.
    Adopted Bronco:
    Pat Bowlen
    Posts
    6,507

    Default

    Take no chances, get a lockable case. Don't let the girls know where the key is. You can still leave the lock box and key accessible to you if you need it in a hurry.

    I hide my guns when the nephews and niece come over. I've got a lockable case for the shotguns but not the pistols which i hide on the top shelf of my closet that i can lock the door too.

    I keep the Judge loaded when their not there, but empty it and hide the bullets when they are. Their pretty well educated on guns though due to their dad being a bit of a pistol nut. But i still don't take any chances. Not on my watch.

  7. The Following 2 Users High Fived Skinny For This Post:


  8. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    35,699

    Default

    While not the ultimate in protection from a thief, these were very good for quick access, but keeping them from kids. There are few options that provide the speed/security of gunvault products. They have double high models that can hold more guns, as well as smaller ones, but those doors don't pop open.

    gv1000s_1.jpg

    http://www.gunvault.com/gun-safes.html/

    There are other, cheaper options, but with those your access time will be much lower.

    Regardless of what route you go, just don't go with the 'hide it' route, because the ramifications of a kid finding a gun are far too high to allow it to chance by just hiding it in a sock draw, under a mattress, etc.

  9. The Following 3 Users High Fived Tned For This Post:


  10. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    35,699

    Default

    By the way, the prices on gunvault's site is higher than you can buy them for. Don't get me wrong, they aren't cheap, but the best combination of speed and security. You can get the double decker standard model (no light, maybe no power backup, only batteries) for $100-120. Or, the single model which you might be able to fit two guns in if you show the smaller one into the back, but it might be tight, for $80-100.

    If you don't care about the quick access (gunvault you enter a pin in an intuitive way, and the door pops open), then there are cheaper lockup options such as combination lock cases like this that gunvault, stack on and others make, which are typically $20-30 and will hold one pistol. You can either get them with a combo lock like you would see on a briefcase, or with a key.

    pistol_case.jpg
    Attached Images Attached Images

  11. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Adopted Bronco:
    Emma mother****ing Watson
    Posts
    43,635

    Default

    All i can say is to ensure the safety of your children do whatever it takes to make sure they are locked away. Any shortcuts or loopholes will leave the door open with tragic results.

  12. The Following User High Fived Northman For This Post:


  13. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Denver
    Adopted Bronco:
    Orlando Franklin
    Posts
    9,775

    Default


  14. The Following 8 Users High Fived MasterShake For This Post:


  15. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Tocqueville, Colorado
    Adopted Bronco:
    BOSS HOG!
    Posts
    10,886

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterShake View Post
    lmao! a more natural way to get a good nights sleep

  16. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Adopted Bronco:
    Bob Howsam
    Posts
    30,140

    Default

    Shake, no joke, I've known people who have mounted holsters to the backside of their headboard and/or night stands to keep pistols in and the kids never even know they were there. Safest way to do it? Absolutely not. Neat though.

  17. The Following User High Fived SeeingRed For This Post:


  18. #11

    Default

    Step one is never have your gun loaded in the house. I have always had guns. It's part of the lifestyle I grew up with. My dad is a hunter. He made me take hunter's safety when I was 9 (a course I think every gun owner should take). He always had his guns locked in a gun cabinet. If you don't want to spend a ton of money on a gun safe you can have a cabinet built pretty cheap.

    Another simple alternative is to buy the pad locks they make for the trigger, which is easy access and cheap.

    I don't have a gun cabinet or a safe. My rifles and shotguns are in my closet, but they have no ammo in them. All of the ammo is on the top shelf of our closet where the kids can't reach. That's also where I keep my pistols. My firearms are never loaded. If I really had to I could get a pistol off the top shelf and stick a clip in it in just a few seconds. More than likely though, if someone broke in I would just break out some freaky hand to hand stuff on his sorry butt.

  19. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Adopted Bronco:
    MO
    Posts
    29,656

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
    Step one is never have your gun loaded in the house. I have always had guns. It's part of the lifestyle I grew up with. My dad is a hunter. He made me take hunter's safety when I was 9 (a course I think every gun owner should take). He always had his guns locked in a gun cabinet. If you don't want to spend a ton of money on a gun safe you can have a cabinet built pretty cheap.

    Another simple alternative is to buy the pad locks they make for the trigger, which is easy access and cheap.

    I don't have a gun cabinet or a safe. My rifles and shotguns are in my closet, but they have no ammo in them. All of the ammo is on the top shelf of our closet where the kids can't reach. That's also where I keep my pistols. My firearms are never loaded. If I really had to I could get a pistol off the top shelf and stick a clip in it in just a few seconds. More than likely though, if someone broke in I would just break out some freaky hand to hand stuff on his sorry butt.
    Hunter safety used to be mandatory for boys in my junior high (7th grade, I think). We learned how to shoot (22 rifle) in the effing classroom (not outside).

    It's pretty funny to think about that now, given our current environment.
    Quote Originally Posted by Day1BroncoFan View Post
    I'm happier than tom brady in a gay bar....
    Quote Originally Posted by Buff View Post
    I am dense and slow...

  20. #13

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    Hunter safety used to be mandatory for boys in my junior high (7th grade, I think). We learned how to shoot (22 rifle) in the effing classroom (not outside).

    It's pretty funny to think about that now, given our current environment.
    Yeah it is. I was in grade school in the late 70's and early 80's. They were still giving out spakings with a wooden paddle at the elementary school I went to.

  21. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Appalachia
    Adopted Bronco:
    Malik "The Freak" Jackson
    Posts
    15,302

    Default

    I've never seen a trigger lock in person. Do they work okay?


  22. #15

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dbfan2007 View Post
    I've never seen a trigger lock in person. Do they work okay?
    Yeah, it just prevents you from pulling the trigger. Head to your local Cabella's and ask them what the have for either hammer or trigger locks. If you ask them what the safest way to keep your guns is they're going to take you to the $10k safe. They're salesmen dude.

Go
Shop AFC Champions and Super Bowl gear at the official online Pro Shop of the Denver Broncos!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2012, 06:22 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-20-2011, 02:12 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2010, 09:00 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2010, 05:40 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-24-2010, 11:40 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
status.broncosforums.com - BroncosForums status updates
dedicated servers
Partner with the USA Today Sports Media Group