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Stashing Guns through Out The House.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Treo, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. tegemu

    tegemu Member

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    I live alone with two cats so I spend all of my time in my skivvies. It's pretty hard to carry all the time in skivvies so i have firearms positined in strtegic locations so I am never more than 4 feet from one. If a child comes into my home, I scurry around, collecting them up and locking them up.
     
  2. jakemccoy

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    While not in bed, I carry concealed at home, and my other guns are locked up. While in bed, a shotgun is propped up next to my bed, and the other guns are locked up.

    There are a few threads on this issue. It's passionate, almost religious, subject matter among gun owners.
     
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  3. jpsimms

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    I stash in a few different areas of the house, usually within 10 feet, but the remainder are "put away" kids are never in this house, and if they are, I will be aware ahead of time. I do occasionally (2 days a week) have like 3 or 4 sitting out, in process of cleaning, reorganizing before & after shooting
     
  4. texastony

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    well, I have a few stashed. I have 6 and 8 year old daughters. They were raised with firearms and know the rules. I do not carry on my person, nor does my wife while at home. Firearms are on the kitchen bar, fireplace mantle, coffeee table and bedside tables. At no time in my home is a firearm more than 15 feet away. We also do not have people stopping by, so if the door bell rings, it is un invited. IMO, It all depends on what you are comfortable with.
     
  5. alsaqr

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    We have no kids. There are three loaded [email protected] model 10 series guns at strategic places in this house. One of my carry guns is within reach of me at all times.

    No problems with the grand kids when they come to visit. My daughter packs and her daughter is savvy about guns and would never handle one without an adult present. My son and daughter-in-law both pack and my youngest grand-daughter will not touch a gun.

    Before a friend with kids comes by; the guns, except my carry gun, are gathered up and put in the safe. My carry gun gets concealed on my person.
     
  6. SageMonkey

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    One time a 22 training rfile near my bed saved my life in a situation I could never have imagined. Fortunately simply pulling it out stopped the attack. In my home I like to have a gun discretely hidden near anyplace I spend much time.
     
  7. Furncliff

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    I forget where the bathroom is. Stashing guns wouldn't work for me.
     
  8. F4GIB

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    Ditto. Buy 'em cheap at the pawn shop.
     
  9. Wopasaurus

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    I live with my girlfriend, who is a pretty good shot.

    I have my 45 on the nightstand when I'm not carrying it. She keeps her 9mm and weapon light above a cabinet out of sight, but not out of reach. And we also have a shotgun w/ a light hanging up in the closet.

    If something happens, I don't want to have to worry about opening up a safe, I'd rather grab and go
     
  10. cpileri

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    6 and 8 yr old kids

    texastony,
    Just so you know, TX has child gun 'safety' laws that make you liable for any badness if you know or should have known a child can access your firearm.

    If you keep them out, make sure it has a TX law compliant lock on it- just to stay compliant with the law.

    I just wanted to make sure you posted on a public forum that you are in fact still TX law compliant!

    C-
     
  11. TonyB

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    I carry at home AND stash ,one in every room..always good to have back up.We did have a wedding in our home a few weeks back,and I did police the guns and lock them up..not that I dont trust my wife's family....but;)
    of course I carried just in case my brother in law got cold feet.
     
  12. NGIB

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    All my kids are grown and gone (all gun trained anyway, 2 are veterans) so I have them all over the house. I have 4 within 3 feet of me right now as I type this but only 2 are currently loaded...
     
  13. IronSightRot671

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    One in the kitchen. The others are secure. Saiga-12 willing an able few steps away from bedside.
     
  14. Mannlicher

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    I personally don't stash guns around the house. I keep mine in one of the gun safes, and if I am feeling particularly paranoid on a given day, I just carry one on me.
     
  15. knockonit

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    stash

    I have stashed several around the house and usually have a p32 in my pocket when home. I have four daughters and a wife that all shoot and very well, better than most of their boyfriends.
    Got a couple shotguns in rather descreet places also.
    Six years ago was the victim of a attempted home invasion, brandishing the shotgun was enough to send them packing.
    Took the cops thirty minutes to show up. Yeah, I keep one or more handy.
    And I live in a nice part of town.
    rj
     
  16. XavierBreath

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    I keep inexpensive used and trimmed down 12 gauge pump shotguns throughout the house, mounted on bicycle hooks above the door inside closets. Unless you know they are there, you can actually look in the closets and never see them.

    The gun on my hip is just a means to get me to a shotgun.
     
  17. AlaskaErik

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    My rule is that it's either on my hip or locked in the safe. I'm not leaving any firearm out where a burglar can find it. My primary carry pistol goes into the holster when I get up and into the nightstand drawer when I go to bed.
     
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    IMO, it is a good idea, maybe even an obligation, to reduce the risk of unauthorized persons getting your guns. You can't absolutely prevent it in any case, but you can reduce the risk. I think it is even more important if you have kids living with you. You have some control over how they might react to coming across a firearm, but their little friends who are over for a play day might not be as well trained.

    If you have rug rats around, it seems that anything within 4 feet of the floor is likely to be discovered at some point. Even if they don't play with it, they will tell other people about it. Do you really want that?

    Until you have a senior moment and forget about the gun you left in a drawer somewhere.
     
  19. Old NFO

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    Stashed- Always have, the good ones are in the safe. My kids were trained early on firearms, and taught NOT to brag, show people, etc. I also carry, but for convienience have a couple in stragegic locations to allow me to get to the shotgun or rifle if necessary.
     
  20. btg3

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    Last week, the fella' at the gun counter at Bass Pro Shop tells me about his buddy who got the drop on a couple of intruders in his house. He had 'em backed up in a corner with his shotgun, but was unaware of the 3rd intruder . . . who found a stashed gun and killed the homeowner from behind. The intruders were briefly at large, but are now locked up.
     
  21. benEzra

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    I'd rather stash one on my person or within arm's reach, than have half a dozen scattered around the house (and we have kids, so the latter option is out anyway). If you answer your door and someone tries to force his way in, the gun in the couch cushions won't do you much good, but one in an IWB under your shirt just might.

    And if someone does kick in your door, you may find that you can't remember where the nearest stashed gun is, if it's not on your person. A THR member who runs a store posted an account of an armed robbery a while back, in which he had to defend himself from someone who was shooting at him. As I recall, the store owner ran right past a stashed 9mm and a stashed shotgun, not even remembering they were there in the stress of the moment, but did manage to draw and fire the .25 or .32 he was carrying.
     
  22. Lucky

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    Plus **** happens. When me and room-mate moved in to place we rented we didn't know any kids would come over. We just thought we rented half a house and the garage. First weekend, no kidding, landlady's grandkids are over at her place and find a Crossman .177 air pistol where I left it sitting in the garage.

    I never considered the landlady would have grandkids come over, or that they'd go through stuff in the garage. No-one's omnipotent, **** happens.

    Another thing, had some guns trigger-locked in a closet, and when the basement flooded I forgot to move them for a couple days, out of sight out of mind. Guns rust quick. **** happens you can't predict.
     
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