Clever idea for a secure gun safe that the burglar is unlikely to even find


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vito
January 13, 2013, 06:45 PM
http://jpfo.org/sponsors/bed-gun-safe.htm

Seems like a clever idea that might be a good alternative to a gun safe for someone who either doesn't want or can't accommodate a gun safe within their home. Unless you have a twin bed, however, the total cost might be prohibitive, but the concept is really ingenious.

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M-Cameron
January 13, 2013, 06:56 PM
the problem with that is...... during a regular smash-n-grab.....under the bed/mattress is one of the first places a common burglar will look.

rondog
January 13, 2013, 07:10 PM
Clever idea, might be great for some folks, but I'm not one of them.

Jorg Nysgerrig
January 13, 2013, 07:16 PM
I think I'd get tired of constantly moving my mattress.

12gaugeTim
January 13, 2013, 07:18 PM
I access my guns way too much for this to be anything other than a pain.

Grassman
January 13, 2013, 07:25 PM
I seen a pic a while back of an old refrigerator in a garage, but inside was a very nicely decked out gun safe. Unless the thief got thirsty and wanted to grab a Coke, you'd be none the wiser.

paramedic70002
January 14, 2013, 02:42 PM
Just put them in a dirty tall trash can with a bag full of used cat litter on top.

USAF_Vet
January 14, 2013, 02:46 PM
I've thought about cutting some storage boxes and totes and using the. To cover the outside of a gun safe. At a casual glance, it's looks like a pile if storage in the corner of the garage.

If kept inside, a bookshelf on low profile wheels set in front of it.

vtail
January 14, 2013, 02:49 PM
I've thought about cutting some storage boxes and totes and using the. To cover the outside of a gun safe. At a casual glance, it's looks like a pile if storage in the corner of the garage.

If kept inside, a bookshelf on low profile wheels set in front of it.
Or a box a refrigerator ships in.

dmazur
January 14, 2013, 03:54 PM
...a bookshelf on low profile wheels set in front of it.

I've considered this one and went on to something else.

Wheels leave marks, whether on carpeting or hardwood floors. It would have to be hung like a safe door, with no support from the floor, to avoid making marks.

ApacheCoTodd
January 14, 2013, 04:11 PM
Show me a properly - even if amateurishly - burgled crime scene and I'll show you displaced mattresses.

But hey - at least it's uncomfortable and more expensive than a regular bed.

bannockburn
January 14, 2013, 04:20 PM
Way too much of a hassle to move a queen or king size mattress everytime I wanted to do something with my guns. Not a bad idea just not very practical on a daily basis.

Shadow 7D
January 14, 2013, 04:53 PM
there are better solutions out there
such as sliding drawer like a captains bed, however, while they offer locking storage, I would not venture to call them a 'safe'

Isaac-1
January 14, 2013, 05:15 PM
How about inside the air return for a central air / heat system?

sleepyone
January 14, 2013, 05:19 PM
I access my guns way too much for this to be anything other than a pain.

Same here.

Fast Frank
January 14, 2013, 05:20 PM
My apartment got broken into back in 1985.

I don't have any idea whatsoever who did it.

They "Tossed" the place completely.

They removed books off the shelves, pictures off the walls, pulled the drawers out of the dressers, took the top off the toilet tank, went through the refrigerator, pulled out the dirty clothes, yanked the mattresses off the beds and turned the box springs over, moved every chair and coffee table... and even yanked some of the air conditioning vents off the walls.

They looked EVERYWHERE. They missed NOTHING.

They took every single thing that they thought had some value, including some frozen steaks.

I lost eight guns that day.

Why am I telling you this? Because I for one am totally convinced that hiding things from burglars is a total waste of time.

Sure, if you want to hide your guns from the people that live in your house, go ahead.

But make no mistake. The bad guys will find your stuff if they get in.

That bed safe looks pretty stout. Maybe it's enough, maybe not.

But personally, I want my safe attached to the concrete slab, and in a closet where it's not easy to use a big prybar on it.

That bed safe looks like it would ride out on a dolly.

I'm thinking a serious gunsafe that will actually work can be had for less.

The safe I have now was in a locked closet back in '96 when the townhouse we had then was robbed.

They pried the lock on the closet door open, saw the safe, and moved on.

They never touched it. (I always stop the combination on the same random looking number, and I could tell it had not been moved.)

Apparently, they recognized that the safe was not going to open and moved on to taking a few computers and TV sets.

Yes. Get a safe. The best one you can afford. For the price of one good rifle you get to keep ALL your good rifles.

Mine has payed for it's self ten times over, and it's about 20 years old now. Well worth the cost.

ApacheCoTodd
January 14, 2013, 05:33 PM
I just got to thinking that maybe this isn't a matter of hiding the guns under the bed so much as it is of stowing a safe in an environment where one either has no room for a free standing safe or wants a safe "outa sight" yet has no other concealment options due to renting or simple physics.

I allowed the word "burglar" in the title to direct my assessment of the product's value.

I note the actual ad mentions burglars only to point out the hassle presented to them by the product rather than it's concealability. And at that, it's in a separate review of the product.

I'm seeing the validity in the right scenario.

I know that the first time my place was broken into with a bed safe - if it thwarted the thieves - I would certainly move it and the contents out as they'll be back with the proper tools. Maybe that once is worth it though.

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