Guns Throughout the Home

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  1. The-Reaver

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    before Iraq they where in the safe.

    after Iraq I carry a 357 on me and a Remington 870 everywhere I go.
    ( Within the home )
     
  2. doc2rn

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    I dont see the need, I have one 3 gun rack hanging in the front room away from prying eyes. It has a Moss 500 and an FNP-9 on it with a spare mag and box of shells currently. Everything else is in the safe. FNP stays on me and Moss is my go to gun for HD.
    My daughter is 9 and I am proud as a pappa can be of her aproach to firearms, she told my mom "dont blame the gun; blame the robber" PRICELESS!
     
  3. EHL

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    I've got guns in almost every room of the house. My Kid's rooms don't have any in them but I've got a gun in every other room besides those two. That'll change after they are old enough to have a taken a firearms safety course and, most importantly, are mature enough to absolutely be trusted not to play around with them even if their friends come over. For right now, I've got guns stashed behind picture frames, clocks, and high cabinets that both out of sight and only accessible to someone over 5 feet tall. We are careful never to pull them out for cleaning or anything else with the children present so as to tip them off where they are. I'm introducing them early on to guns so that I take the mystery away and let them know that they can ask to look and handle them but I or their mother need to be present. (obviously after unloading it entirely) That way their curiousity can be sated and they'll know that they look and handle the guns whenever, so long as we are present.
     
  4. mortablunt

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    I wouldn't put guns throughout the home. A gun you can grab is a gun somebody else can grab. It's also more things to lose, have stolen, and whatever. And if someone breaks into your home and things escalates, then they can pick up one of those guns and use them agaisnt you. That bedside M1911a1 is a solid defensive weapon, but it doesn't compare to an AR-15 in your basement that a crook picked up and is now training on you. I'd rather just keep my gun with me as I move around the house. I do more often than not carry at home when I know I'll be alone for a good while. At least I know where the carbine is and should anything happen, then I won't be caught unprepared having to run back upstairs and deal with getting it out of storage. All I need to do is cock it and turn the safety off. Also, having it on me is a chance to do things all the time such as practice bringing it to the should, magazine changes, trigger pulls (when unloaded), practice the safety rules, and familiarize myself with how it works.
     
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  5. Mike1234567

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    ^^^ They'd have to find them first. :D
     
  6. Bullz

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    this is what I do...I just keep a gun on me all the time and I don't worry about it. It's not much worse than having a fat wallet in your back pocket... Right?

    As I write this, I'm relaxing on the couch with the TV on and can see my front door down the way off to the side of my computer screen. So, say some dude were to kick in my front door right now... without even getting up, I'd have my pistol out and aimed right at his head before he'd even figure out what's in the room. Otherwise... I'd have to scramble to wherever I was cleaver enough to hide the gun and hope he doesn't charge me before I get there. hmmm...???

    Safety benefit... no one can get to my gun without me knowing it and no "accidents" can happen.
     
  7. Bubba613

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    A customer of mine was a pawn shop operator at one time. He loved guns and always had them all over, sometimes taped up under tables and the like.
    One day a man came to call on him and his 8 year old daughter showed the man in while her dad was coming downstairs.
    The man saw all the guns and asked, What is your daddy so afraid of that he has all these guns around, little girl?"
    The girl said without missing a beat, I guess he's afraid of not having a gun.
     
  8. TheProf

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    To all the comments stating "I thought my kids not to play with guns"... remember...they are still kids and HUMAN. Human beings have this ability to do things they know they are not supposed to do. No one follows the rules 100% of the time....even if they know that they should. All it takes is one foolish decision on the child's part.

    Keep the gun on your person.. or at the very least, have a double redundant system of keeping it away from your young children. (Double redundant system = biometric safe and the safe is hidden from child.)

    The preferred method is to have a gun on you at all times so that it is ready and under your direct control.
     
  9. bergmen

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    My wife and I share a home office. We are in out 60's and home alone 24/7 in a rural area on a two lane highway between two small towns. This road is frequented by the full spectrum of vehicles from logging trucks to hippie vans.

    Our house is visible from the road (below the upper pasture) and could be seen as one that could be approached by people who breakdown, need directions or looks like a promising break-in target. We have NOT had any of those troubles (with the occasional break-down, flat tire, etc.) but the potential exists.

    I have a Glock 19 in my desk drawer. Magazine full, chamber empty. In our bedroom, I have a Ruger LCR, loaded, in the nightstand - quick access. My wife has hers under the pillow along with her G19 if I am on the road for business.

    Two loaded handguns in the vehicle at all times (CCW holder). Never travel without one or two.

    We are prepared.

    Dan
     
  10. WinThePennant

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    Any reason why you don't keep your G19 with one in the pipe? It won't go off by itself, and not having one in the pipe requires unnecessary action should something come up.
     
  11. bergmen

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    I am working on my carry mode with both of my Glocks. I tend to carry on-person with with my G36 chamber empty at this point and keep my G19 in my desk drawer in the same condition so readiness actions are the same for both handguns.

    This may change in the future as I revise my carry strategy.

    Dan
     
  12. Strykervet

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    I guess this just doesn't make sense to me. I keep my M4 by the bed when at home, my carry piece on the nightstand at night next to it, and I have my carry piece on me when awake. It goes on with the belt and the pants, along with a spare mag, a little Gerber knife, single cell Surefire light, wallet and keys. My wife has her .357 on her and next to her at night too. The rest stay locked away unless being used or worked on. No unsecured arms laying about. That makes me very nervous.

    I don't get multiple safes in different rooms, but if that is what floats your boat, hey...

    If no safes and someone does make it in, I don't want them to be able to access arms. If you don't have or don't use an alarm at night, they can break in and find your weapon while you are asleep and then use it on you. They may just be looking for valuables, find your hidden pistol, then you disturb them, then you get shot with your own pistol. But if you live alone or have no kids and don't mind this liability, hey...

    If you have kids, especially young kids and plan on having more, I have to say that having unsecured arms laying about, hidden or not, is just kind of stupid. I shouldn't even have to go into the many reasons why.
     
  13. otasan56

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    My G17 is always on my hip, including for my trip to Dunkin Donuts with friends. The rest are locked up, except for my hidden M500 Mossberg Shotgun.
     
  14. gym

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    Aside from always having my LCP on my person. A good way to have a rifle or shotgun easily accesable, is to put 2 hooks over the inside top of the closet. So you step in, and reach up in back of you,or walk in and do a 180, and lift it off the hook or shelf, it can't be seen this way by looking in the closet, "no one looks above and behind them in a small space. At least you can battle your way to the rifle with your pocket gun. But never just lock up your gun, and assume that because you made it home you are safe.
    And in a panick you are very likelly to get that combination wrong on that safe, having opened 40 safes a day in the ATM business, sometimes you can just keep missing a number that you have opened a thousand times before. Some will slip 1/2 a line and you will just be stuck in a losing position.
     
  15. Sauer Grapes

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    I live in a ranch house. My wife has her revolver in the night stand drawer. I have my carry weapon out all the time. Everything else is locked up and empty. Mags aren't even kept with the guns, nor the ammo. I do keep an old revolver in the basement just for times I'm down there reloading.
     
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