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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 Member

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    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

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    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.

    rc
     
  3. coloradokevin

    coloradokevin Senior Member

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    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 Senior Member

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  5. Warp

    Warp Senior Member

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    What do you mean?
     
  6. Isaac-1

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

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    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 Staff Member

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

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    No.

    Reference post #2.

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  10. Akita1

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

    psyopspec Senior Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Yes more guns to proect my guns with
     
  19. Zardaia

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    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

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    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.
     
  21. Warp

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    What makes firearms so different that being locked in your home isn't considered as securing them?
     
  22. TIMC

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    Yes, I asked for more coast guard patrols in the area where I lost all my guns in that tragic boating accident! ;)
     
  23. bdgackle

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    I haven't seen any appreciation. A year ago, you could trade one AR-15 for about 3k rounds of 5.56. Today... you could do about the same.

    I have, however, begun to worry less about the cash lying around. Back when a $100 bill was worth 300 rounds of 5.56, it was an object to be treasured. Now that $100's are only worth 70 rounds of 5.56, I worry about them a little less. We're getting close to the point when cutting up $1 dollar bills for use as cleaning patches will start to make sense. I wonder if we can talk the fed into printing money on something more absorbent.

    The whole "I'll give you these worthless pieces of green paper if you give me that object of actual value" thing was a great scam while it lasted. Sooner or later, though, people were bound to catch on.
     
  24. mastiffhound

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    ADT house alarm, a loaded gun in less than arms reach, a locked gun safe, a 186 pound english mastiff who I have seen take down an overweight teenager who was trying to steal something out of my garage, and her best friend, a 91 pound pit bull named Lucy-fur who is equally vicious to strangers entering my property unlawfully. I also live in the country. My neighbors watch out for my house just like I watch out for theirs. We all own guns. Breaking into a house around here could result in a trip to the hospital, maybe the morgue.
     
  25. Dr.Rob

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    Yes. I actually locked up my magazines for the first time last month.

    Values on those have shot up so high, figured they should be in the safe too.
     

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