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Are you adding security due to higher valuations on guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by klover, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. klover

    klover New Member

    Glock 20 on GB went for $1350!!!!

    Weren't they going for about half that two months ago or am I dreaming?

    It was a plain Gen 4 with 3 mags. I don't know much about Glocks, but is it time to up the security on a few choice items?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    No, not in my opinion.
    I have had a gun collection my whole adult life.

    That would be starting in 1960 or so.

    I don't really care how much my 50+ gun collection appreciated in the last few months.

    My guns are my guns, and they still get the best security I can provide they have always had over the years.

    I never did find it desirable to arm a low-life scum-bag with a stolen gun of mine.
    Regardless of its value then, or now.

    Even when I was just starting out in 1960.

  3. coloradokevin

    coloradokevin Active Member

    I haven't adjusted much myself. I've always wished I could have better security for my firearms, but I don't think I'm in a bad place now. First, the woman and I work different shifts, so there's really only a couple of hours on any given day when one of us isn't here. Add to that the fact that we have two big dogs (a German Shepherd/Akita mix and a Great Pyrenees / Golden Retriever mix) who make quite a scene at the door, and I don't feel like my risk is notably high. Our Pyrenees in particular does not like the idea of someone coming to the door.
  4. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Active Member

  5. Warp

    Warp Active Member

    What do you mean?
  6. Isaac-1

    Isaac-1 New Member

    I am giving thought to improving my home security partly due to increased gun values.
  7. thorazine

    thorazine New Member

    I don't advertise the fact that I own firearms so anyone that knows where I live is clueless.

    My safes are well hidden (concealed).

    Alarm goes off post break in...

    The typical intruder will hopefully get spooked and only take the time to grab what is laying out in plain sight.

    Consisting of various electronics, etc.
  8. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Nothing new here, but pity the fool that tries to overcome human, canine, electronic, and mechanical countermeasures.
  9. pockets

    pockets Active Member


    Reference post #2.

  10. Akita1

    Akita1 Member

    Yes, bought another .357 to enhance the flavor of the safe
  11. psyopspec

    psyopspec New Member

    Nope. My guns were reasonably secured before, and remain so now. While the panic set the conditions for the inflated price of that Gen 4 Glock 20, the gun just being released for non-blue label purchase also makes it a hot commodity.
  12. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    Even if my guns went up 10 times in value, they represent nothing compared to the value of the humans inside my home. If I raise security, it will be for the people inside the home, not because I own a few valuable items.

    We have security for everything so far. When the guns become more valuable than the humans, then we will raise security.
  13. Warp

    Warp Active Member

    Home security, to me, is 99.9999% about the safety of myself and my family.

    The hell with a few thousand dollars worth of possessions.
  14. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    A few upgrades between the outside and inside that needed to be replaced anyway. But not because my firearms are worth 3x what they were a year ago. Life is expensive. Just ask a civil court attorney.
  15. hueyville

    hueyville New Member

    I have had some sort of security for 30 years. As the collection has grown my security processes have also. My security system is top shelf now. I believe as owners of firearms it is part of our responsibility to secure them.
  16. Warp

    Warp Active Member

    I think that locking items you possess in your home generally qualifies as securing them.
  17. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Active Member

    Nah, all of my guns are "beer-budget" pieces, and they will stay that way. I doubt any of mine have increased substantially in value.
  18. gym

    gym member

    Yes more guns to proect my guns with
  19. Zardaia

    Zardaia New Member

    Not do to the current panic. I bought a good safe when my collection grew to the point I figured it warrented such investment. When I only owned a few, locked doors were good enough for me. Plus of course there was a change in residence, apartment to home owner, which also allowed for a more permanent security set up.
  20. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    As far as guns go, I would have to disagree. One really needs to have a safe of some sort for firearms.

    Because of my safe, if the average burglar breaks into my home, the TVs, laptops, and stereo will be much easier to steal, so that is what they will take. I don't have to worry about said burglar shooting someone with my TV. I am not attached to my TV. I would surely miss some of my guns, and worry about what was being done with them.

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