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Where do your guns go when you go to work???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Gary H, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. Gary H

    Gary H Well-Known Member

    I have a very large safe, a small bedside "GunVault" and my pillow. I don't have any kids at home. My wife has her M66 and I have some form of P7 on my night stand. In the morning, the guns go under the pillow. Now, I could put them in the large safe, or I could put them in the bedside safe. My concern involves someone breaking in and stealing the guns. I tend to keep out my favorite guns and the thought of someone stealing them is depressing. The bedside safe is not attached to the floor. I have viewed it as a childproof haven when kids are around. It sings out, "please steal me..expensive gun inside," so I haven't bothered to attach it to the floor. Little effort would be needed to pry it open.

    How do you keep your house gun available and still keep it safe from thieves?
  2. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    If the gun's not under my direct and immediate control, it's in the big safe. No exceptions.
  3. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Well-Known Member

    Well, I have insurance for one. I, too, hate the thought of someone stealing my guns but they are all replaceable. Mine are locked in lock boxes that are secured to something and I have the only key with me when I am away. I also carry one gun with me at all times whether it be on my person or in my car locked away while I am at work or school or somewhere else I cannot take it. It sucks that we have to continue worrying about things like this. My advice to anyone with guns is to get insurance, write down serial #s and take photos, lock your guns up as best you can, and don't tell anyone you have them or otherwise advertise it (e.g. Protected By Smith & Wesson/NRA/etc. bumper stickers).

    Oh yeah, and I just saw the thread on the mail you get and decided to put that here as well. If you are getting all this mail from gunsmith vendors and outdoor stores someone can determine that you have guns as well...

    Last edited: Jan 1, 2003
  4. Gary H

    Gary H Well-Known Member

    I live in California and all guns are not easily replaceable. Perhaps, I should only keep guns out that are replaceable; i.e. on the DOJ approve list. I think that I will make sure that they are insured. Never checked my homeowners policy for exclusions. Lock-boxes keep kids out, but not bad guys. I agree that the big safe is the only sure way.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2003
  5. MikeK

    MikeK Well-Known Member

    Mine are in the safe.

    I saw a special that featured a professional burglar break into a house and go through it as if he were robbing it. It was amazing how much he could find/steal in under 5 minutes. The bedroom was one of his favorite spots. Flip the mattress, dump the drawers. I don't keep anything irreplacable in there now.

    As of today, handguns in MD are irreplacable.
  6. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    I think they go out dancing. ;)

    Really, since I have no kids, they stay where they are- the dogs do a pretty good job of scaring off any would be intruders.
  7. Dan Morris

    Dan Morris Well-Known Member

    LOL, one goes with me, the rest in Safes. Four sets of white fangs
    thake care of doors.
  8. Neal Bloom

    Neal Bloom Well-Known Member

    All guns are locked in a safe.
  9. Monkeyleg

    Monkeyleg Well-Known Member

    Since I work at home, they stay with me. When I go out they go in the safe. Before I had a safe they were hidden all over the house.
  10. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Since I haven't yet bought a safe, all my expensive and/or rare guns are in bank boxes; the rest are reasonably well stashed.
  11. ruger357

    ruger357 Well-Known Member

    In the safe.
  12. MR.G

    MR.G Well-Known Member

    I carry at work. The rest are in the safe.
  13. nemesis

    nemesis Well-Known Member

    One goes to work with me so that I don't get lonely and the rest just snooze in the safe until I get home.
  14. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Greeting's All,

    Well, two of my handguns go with me to work! Yes, thats
    right the 1979-80 vintage Smith & Wesson model 60 and
    the NAA 1-1/8" barrel .22 "mini magnum" accompany me
    everyday! As for the other's, they are secured within my
    home; under lock and key.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  15. Glockster35

    Glockster35 Well-Known Member

    When I lived in the states my guns followed me to work everyday, and stayed in a locked locker behind my desk. I ran the firign range there, so they got a lot of use while I had down time.

    Now that I am in Germany, my guns are loced up tight in the states. I sure do miss them, and can't wait until they can follow me to work again.
  16. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    When I lived in the states my guns followed me to work everyday


    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Sorry, I have this mental picture of pistols scooting along behind you, following you around.:D
  17. JeepDriver

    JeepDriver Well-Known Member

    All but one are locked tightly away in the safe. The one that isn't is secured in a different way. And there is an ill-tempered 95 lb. Black Labrador that someone wold have to get past first. (After they by passed the security system)
  18. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

    Except the one that is on me, the rest are locked up, all nice and snug , in the BAT CAVE !! :D

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