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Anyone seen my keys?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MudPuppy, Aug 22, 2005.

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  1. MudPuppy

    MudPuppy Member

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    For my, um, trigger lock. Anyone lost their keys? :banghead:
     
  2. angrywalkindude

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    I didn't lose my keys, I just hid them too good. :D
     
  3. armoredman

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    Keys? Oh, yeah, you're supposed to LOCK the things....gotcha....
     
  4. R.H. Lee

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    They're still in the unopened packages with the triggerlocks.
     
  5. sumpnz

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    +1
     
  6. jojosdad

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    Which are back on the shelf at the store after being returned. The law only wants proof of purchase; doesn't say you have to keep the stupid things (yet).
     
  7. DelayedReaction

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    Hrm. Well, both the key and the lock to my 1911 are missing (ILS = Immediately Lost Somehow). As for the Ruger, it's a nice little padlock that I'll be using for something else as soon as I figure out what.
     
  8. scout26

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    I use combination cable locks. Hard to lose the "key" (combination) for those.

    I have young kids, and they have friends that come over to the house. My kids (11 and 4) know The Four Rules plus Rule Zero "You don't touch a gun unless Mom or Dad say that you can." However, since I live in Blissninnyland (Suburbs of Chicago), not many kids know anything about guns, so I don't take chances. Guns are kept in the safe and all except the HD shottie have combination cable locks on them.
     
  9. Preacherman

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    Scout, you keep locks on your guns while the guns are in the safe??? :confused:

    Can't see the point in that... if they're in the safe, surely they don't need any other sort of lock?
     
  10. Azrael256

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    I had that happen once. Dad and I were going dove hunting, and I couldn't find the key for that blasted cable lock that comes with Mossbergs. A solid pair of wire cutters dealt with that in short order. Haven't used a gun lock since.
     
  11. scout26

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    Preacherman,

    I have double barrier security. (When I was in the army, the Physical Security Regs called for triple barrier security, but I'm not that anal. :D )

    Yep, They come out of the safe and into the gun case pre-locked. After shooting at the range the locks go back on. Only time they're unlocked is when they are being shot or cleaned.

    We often have a friend or two of my daughter join us on our weekly range trip to my club (aka "The Range"). My son's only four, so his friends are just a little too young to join us.......yet.

    That way when I'm running around trying to get everyone organzied for , (Got water bottles and snacks in the cooler ?? Are we bringing the dog ?? Honey, did you grab his water dish ?? How many boxes of clays do we need ?? Dear, what ammo do you want me to bring for you ?? Meghan are you going to shoot skeet with us or just trap ??? What about your friend ?? do they want to try trap and skeet ??? Do we have enought ballons for the .22's or do we need to stop at Wal-mart. etc, etc.), they are still secure as they sit in the hallway. The guns are the last thing loaded in the car, because I don't like the idea of them being in the car "unsecured."

    Case in point: see post #31:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=146765
     
  12. chris in va

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    How about getting to the range an hour from your house only to find the carbine has a lock and you don't have the key. :cuss:
     
  13. Ringer

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    I made a gentleman's day once as he was walking down the firing line asking for anyone with a Remington J lock key. I found one in my range bag. Funny thing is I have never locked a shotgun or rifle with one and didn't have a Remington with me that day.

    As far as unopened cable/trigger locks I think I could go into business. Just about every time I take a handgun in for a safety inspection cough - registration - cough (Michigan thing) the officer will ask how many guns I own. I'll mumble something like "I dunno, 10 or 12" and he will hand me 4 or 5 locks with my handgun. I just smile and say "thanks".
     
  14. Byron Quick

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    I don't have kids but I could see the utility of double security if I did.

    I have to do things by drill. Nothing new from age. I've always been absentminded as to what is where.

    My carry gun goes here when it's not on my hip. My truck gun is in the console. Rifle's in the toolbox.


    I misplaced my keys a few weeks ago. Tooks me days to find them. I still think that someone put them in the glovebox for I never put them there. If I hadn't opened the glovebox looking for something else...I'd still be wondering where the keys were.
     
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    Ding ding ding.
     
  16. MudPuppy

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    Yeah, I usually take different precautions and the kids are familiar/respectful/"not in awe of the mysterious destructive toy they may never look upon, nor touch". I do have a 3 year old that gets into cookies when he's not supposed to and don't put it past him to get the AR to pull an oreo heist--hence the trigger lock. Actually, I put it on an old enfield as a lark/just "to see". Cool thing about an old boltie like that is that it's still reasonable home protection even with the trigger lock. :neener:

    Wonder if I could shoot it out with the K-31? :D
     
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    Ugh...I did that with a new shotgun...didn't even KNOW that it had a lock on it (Remington). I guess I should've brought that little green thingy to the range with me... :banghead:
     
  18. PCGS65

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    I keep my guns in a locked closet. With kids in the house there's obviously more need for security. When my son was very young I simply gave my guns to my brother for a few years. The way I see it is what good is a gun cabinet with a glass door? or a gun cabinet one or two people can carry away? a gun safe yes too heavy to carry. There's only so much you can do. Even trigger locks can be drilled out. Good topic
     
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    Fella's;

    If you'd just do as I do, none of you would have these problems :D.

    But then, I am a professional locksmith :evil: .

    900F
     
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    I checked all the keys to my locks and found out there are only several ones need (except the masterlocks ) I always keep spares in my truck , and wallet hey who know when I'm going shooting . Btw it helps to buy the cheap locks in bulk so that way you shooting buddies also have the keys too . :p if they can get past the safe door I am sure they can remove my triggerlocks . :cuss:

    did you look in your grandpas battle of verdun uniform ?? (George Carlin ) :neener:
     
  21. Double Naught Spy

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    Mudpuppy, my wife (whom I call when I lose my keys) said to check your coat pockets....yes, even though it is summer (or maybe vest pockets).

    Check the couch and lazyboy cushions
    Check the crisper in the refriderator

    Oh, and are they with the guns?

    - In my college days, I drank a bit. When drinking, I tended to put a lot of things in my 'fridge at the end of the evening. For some reason, I would put the TV remote in the crisper.
     
  22. armedandsafe

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    I always put valuable things in a safe place. My problem is, someone always sneaks in behind me and moves my safe place!
    :banghead: :D

    Pops
     
  23. MudPuppy

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    Coat pockets is a good suggestion (its been a long while)--much better advice than what my wife gave me.

    "Where's the last place you had them?"
     
  24. waterhouse

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    So long as you don't intend to use them to commit a crime, I'm pretty sure it's legal to own a set of lock picks in Texas. They are handy in all sorts of fun ways, and it's a fun hobby as well. That being said, if you get desperate (check your range bag) and don't want to cut it off stop by sometime and I can probably remedy the situation.
     
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  25. GigaBuist

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    A while ago I bought a lock picking kit and read up on the subject slightly. That'll open your eyes. I'm a complete novice to the "sport" of it all, but gun locks are very very easy to pick. You just set up the torsion wrench and rake the thing. At worst it'll take me 2 minutes to do one, and that's if I screw up a lot. When I got my Marlin 1894 I had a buddy over with me from the gun show and rather than try and thread the keys off the locked padlock I just popped it with my pick kit to his surprise. Took about 20 seconds.

    Learning the basics will let you pop a pad lock or gun lock pretty quick. I no longer worry about loosing keys to such devices; not that I use any gun locks. I did once -- scared me because I couldn't find the key.
     
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