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Old 03-31-2017, 12:17 PM
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Where I grew up, I was around a lot of Mormon families who would raise their kinds with firearms. I believe if you are going to have a firearm in the house, the kids should know about it, how to use it and how to be safe. And they should practice often. My son is totally disinterested in our stuff because 1.) it's been around his whole life and I have taught him how to use. 2.) since it is not taboo in our home, it doesn't interest him to even pay a second thought to it. (BTW I do lock it up because we have other people around, so I don't leave our stuff easily accessible)
I only mention that because I sense a concern over firearms with kids.......
IMO, if you are so concerned with kids, maybe think about a different kind of weapon? If someone doesn't know the floorplan of your house, you still have the advantage over them even with a spiked baseball bat!
We just had a home-invasion in my area 2 days ago. 3 people broke into a house and immediately attacked the owner. If your firearm is so well locked up, these guys would have got to you before you could get them (saw the security video, it was QUICK). A pistol you could reasonably carry around the house (concealed) but not a shotgun, that would be kind of bizzare.

Not trying to judge anyone's sensibilities! Just offering my point of view.

And I think a DP-12 would be a great shotgun to consider. If a perp saw a DP-12, you may not HAVE to fire it....just saying!
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by takemorepills View Post
Where I grew up, I was around a lot of Mormon families who would raise their kinds with firearms. I believe if you are going to have a firearm in the house, the kids should know about it, how to use it and how to be safe. And they should practice often. My son is totally disinterested in our stuff because 1.) it's been around his whole life and I have taught him how to use. 2.) since it is not taboo in our home, it doesn't interest him to even pay a second thought to it. (BTW I do lock it up because we have other people around, so I don't leave our stuff easily accessible)
I only mention that because I sense a concern over firearms with kids.......
IMO, if you are so concerned with kids, maybe think about a different kind of weapon? If someone doesn't know the floorplan of your house, you still have the advantage over them even with a spiked baseball bat!
We just had a home-invasion in my area 2 days ago. 3 people broke into a house and immediately attacked the owner. If your firearm is so well locked up, these guys would have got to you before you could get them (saw the security video, it was QUICK). A pistol you could reasonably carry around the house (concealed) but not a shotgun, that would be kind of bizzare.

Not trying to judge anyone's sensibilities! Just offering my point of view.

And I think a DP-12 would be a great shotgun to consider. If a perp saw a DP-12, you may not HAVE to fire it....just saying!
That will come in at an appropriate age. 4 is not that age. I would never carry a pistol on me around the house, no need to. Most break ins here nobody is home, or perp thought nobody was home. I also have dogs.

All I am asking for is advice for safe, locking storage for a single shotgun.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:26 PM
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Those could work if they had a lock. Isn't there a company similar to that that has like a magnetized lock system?
Sorry, I thought I was posting that. It's actually TacticalWalls.


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Old 03-31-2017, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
You can be an unhelpful asshole and try to spin this to a pit bull thread if you would like. Go for it.

I see to it firearms in my home are locked up at all times, loaded or not.

For those providing helpful solutions thank you.
Exactly right..

Funny, given people's responses, that punishment even exists, because it sounds like kids always do as they're told.

Good luck with the search.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Sorry, I thought I was posting that. It's actually TacticalWalls.



I don't like the idea of those locks, magnetic keys type deal....

He's right there in the lighted room and has to bend over to look at where they go, what about in the middle of the night, and under duress of an intruder.... Need something faster and less obtrusive IMO....

I like the shelf and concealment, just not a fan of the operation..... Get rid of the locking mech and that would be perfect to me....

Here's a nice place to peruse some pictures to get more ideas....
https://www.pinterest.com/explore/hidden-gun-storage/

I'm sorry if you don't have Pinterest - I fought it for a long time.... I have too many friends that are photographers so I had to cave to see their shit....
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:49 PM
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Another idea, a school hall locker. I was planning to get one to bolt into a closet and happened on a new Monster vault for $400.(CL).
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:56 PM
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Right now the Hornady Rapid shotgun lock may be in the lead. I could install it a few pretty out of the way places while still being good to go in 10 sec.
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
You can be an unhelpful asshole and try to spin this to a pit bull thread if you would like. Go for it.

I see to it firearms in my home are locked up at all times, loaded or not.

For those providing helpful solutions thank you.
Sorry you found my advice unhelpful.

If you're dead set on locking up both the ammo and the gun just get a trigger lock for now. They're cheap -- or sometimes free from your local PD -- and they provide ample security if your kids are what you're worried about.

Caution: they are virtually useless when it comes to kids over ten or thieves.
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Old 03-31-2017, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
Sorry you found my advice unhelpful.

If you're dead set on locking up both the ammo and the gun just get a trigger lock for now. They're cheap -- or sometimes free from your local PD -- and they provide ample security if your kids are what you're worried about.

Caution: they are virtually useless when it comes to kids over ten or thieves.
Thanks for turning around. Not a huge fan of the trigger lock on its own. Also, I wouldn't be able to just have that as the only security and just leave a gun in the corner.
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Old 03-31-2017, 03:44 PM
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+1 on getting a safe for your shotgun.


My kids are grown but my worry wasn't my kids - it was their "friends".


I also agree about not just locking the ammo - kids do dumb things.


My only suggest is get a safe large enough and fireproof enough that you can store your important docs and computer back up stuff in it also.
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Originally Posted by Bayou Dularge View Post
+1 on getting a safe for your shotgun.


My kids are grown but my worry wasn't my kids - it was their "friends".


I also agree about not just locking the ammo - kids do dumb things.


My only suggest is get a safe large enough and fireproof enough that you can store your important docs and computer back up stuff in it also.
I do have a large fireproof safe, but it is not in my bedroom, thus not ideal location for the shotgun. For this I just need a 1 gun secure spot. I am leaning towards the Hornady unit with a trigger guard in addition whenever the little one has friends over growing up.

Now, for the fun part, looking into this.
By the way, just got significant other approval (god bless her father being a cop/penitentiary officer)
http://www.mossberg.com/product/500-ati-tactical-50424/
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Also, I wouldn't be able to just have that as the only security and just leave a gun in the corner.
Why not?
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
Why not?
First off, it isn't me just to have a gun hanging out by the bedstand that can be picked up and have fake army played by anyone from a 10 year old to a drunk 40 year old. I prefer to have the actual firearm secured in a way it can't be carried around.
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
First off, it isn't me just to have a gun hanging out by the bedstand that can be picked up and have fake army played by anyone from a 10 year old to a drunk 40 year old. I prefer to have the actual firearm secured in a way it can't be carried around.
Gotcha. I expected something about decor, but whatever.

If you have guns in the house everyone needs to know about them (even the kids) and they need to understand that they are just tools, but they can be deadly tools.

Please don't raise the next generation of people that gets all weirded out about guns. Talk to them, let them see the guns, let them touch the guns, and let them know that they are just a tool.

Four years old is not too early.
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
Gotcha. I expected something about decor, but whatever.

If you have guns in the house everyone needs to know about them (even the kids) and they need to understand that they are just tools, but they can be deadly tools.

Please don't raise the next generation of people that gets all weirded out about guns. Talk to them, let them see the guns, let them touch the guns, and let them know that they are just a tool.

Four years old is not too early.
She is aware of them. Grandpa is lifetime LEO. She knows what they are and not to be around them. I am hardly going to let her fire a 12ga or play with one, you could easilt lose a finger. She has dart gun toys that we are very strict with how they are playe dwith and used. She shoots a dog or person, time out and 30 days without that toy.
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