Currently, the only handguns I own are single action revolvers. I have a .45 Colt New Vaquero that I currently keep loaded and cased on a high shelf in my bedroom closet. Now that my children are all old enough to walk (oldest just turned 3, youngest just turned 1), and along with that - new concerns voiced by my wife, I would like to reconsider my method of storage. Being a single action revolver, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me to keep the gun unloaded. In the event that I needed to get up and grab it in the middle of the night, it would be unrealistic to try to load it in the dark and still fighting the effects of sleep. So I would like to still keep it loaded. But I recognize the great balancing act that has to take place when one has young kids in the house. I can't really afford one of those snazzy 4-button combination quick release gunsafes at the moment, and I'm not in any hurry to trade off my single actions for an automatic or a DA revolver - which would allow me to store the gun unloaded but with a magazine or speedloader readily accessible nearby. The SA's are all I have because they also happen to be what I enjoy shooting recreationally. If I was in a position to buy a new gun right now, I would; but in the absence of spending cash, I'm not anxious to trade off the stuff I have. Surely ya'll can relate to that. So does anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive way to keep a loaded SA revolver safe from children, but still readily accessible in the event of needing to grab it? Like I said, I know it's a balancing act trying to keep your home defense guns readily accessible, while also safe from small children. So please, if ya'll wanna scold me for storing a loaded revolver in my closet to begin with - save it. I understand the intrinsic safety concerns. I don't need to hear all the "well, even your 1 year old can get to it somehow" or "imagine walking into your bedroom with your toddler lying in a pool of blood" stuff. I understand your concerns. Really, I do. At the same time, I have similar horrific images of my stay-at-home-mom/wife being victim to a daytime home invasion in which she can't defend herself or the kids. I want to prevent both extremes as well as I can. Thanks folks.