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What do you do with your gun locks?

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  1. rduchateau2954

    rduchateau2954 Member

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    I was going through my box o gun stuff today and noticed I am getting an annoying amount of gun locks. Trigger locks, the steel cable through the actions style, straight up padlocks and an interesting contraption that came with my marlin 60.

    I stole the padlocks off the couple that have straight up padlocks but am sick of looking at the others. I have a buddy that seems to be storing his deer rifle at my house (it's been here since November). I am gonna try to pawn one off him next time I see him in the hope that his wife might actually let him keep it at home.

    What do you use them for? Decoy anchors?
     
  2. JoeMal

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    Geez this is a great question.

    As embarrassing as it is...I keep mine...you know...'just in case' :uhoh: You never know, someday I might need one of these things.

    I have the one from the Marlin 60 also...why do I still keep these things?

    I think I'm going to go through some of my stuff tomorrow...thanks for the inspiration. That will make room for new things to take their place :evil: :cool:
     
  3. ColtPythonElite

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    Daisy chain my gas grill, mower, ladders, and other crap behind my house together when I go out of town.
     
  4. rduchateau2954

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    Yea, I do similar with the padlock style locks. There is a marlin lock holding my trailer to a big tree on the property line.

    I am thinking more about the trigger locks, action locks, that type of thing.
     
  5. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    I, leave them in the box with the paperwork, and other odds, and end's incase I, should decide to sell the gun.
     
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    I have them all over the house---underware drawer--kitchen drawer---
    under the bed in the box the gun came in--- in my workbench drawers, etc.
    Funny thing---I still have them............
     
  7. JEB

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    mine just stay in the original box, or get tossed in a drawer, or left in the corner of some room.... now that i think about it, i have a bunch of them with no idea why i am keeping them...
     
  8. Tim the student

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    I store them for future use until I do spring cleaning, at which time I determine I will not use them and throw them away. Usually. I have used some for some things I think.
     
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    I just hold on to them fire thet future (infant will get older).
     
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    I give em back to my mom n pop gun shop, so they can follow the law on the cheap.
     
  11. rduchateau2954

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    That's a good idea. Now I have to find a mom and pop shop that doesn't treat their customers like crap.
     
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    Typically I just leave them in the box or plastic case that the gun came in.
     
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    I just took 3 boxes of cable locks that were donated to me along with my yearly accumulated supply to the local gun club to be given away when we have booths at gunshows, events etc.:)
     
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    they stay in the box inside my closet. I guess if I ever need 2 dozen locks I am good to go
     
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    Dayam, that's a good one! I was just thinking about that the other day when I was looking for a rarely-used key to my storage locker. I keep all my lock-associated sutff in one box, including extra key tags, rings, small key carabiners, locks for gun cases, keys to long-forgotten locks and doors, cars I no longer own, etc, etc, etc.

    I was amazed that I've got so many locks from gun purchases in there.

    And yes, the cabled ones are a pain to root through.

    I guess my answer is I just squirrel them away. Like nuts.

    But they aren't free, after all, and I wonder how many millions of dollars are wasted on providing locks that aren't really necesary for folks who live in areas without the locking infringement.

    (I guess people tend to forget that all these kinds of crappy little requirements are in fact infringements on a fundamental civil right, yet seem like the natural state of affairs. Like having to drink out of special water fountains or having to move to the back of the bus.)

    Terry, 230RN

    REF (With a grateful nod to the first lady of civil rights):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks
     
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    The cable locks are good for locking ones helmet to the motorcycle (for those that ride bikes that dont come with a lock).
     
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    The locks with the manufacturers' logos make a nice collection. The ones you don't have, you can get real cheap on the auction site. No one seems to want them. But if you had one from every manufacturer, that would be impressive.
     
  18. Lex Luthier

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    Just reorganized my load out closet today, and yet again, came across the entire collection, still all in their original packaging. This time all the holsters, slings, AND the cable locks went into the same locker box.

    I think if a fella kept one or two around and more accessible their purpose just might find them.
     
  19. Big_E

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    I typically keep mine. It's good to keep them around if you plan on transporting a gun across and unfriendly state's lines. All of mine are scattered in random boxes in my closet.
     
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    Under what state law?
     
  21. bikerdoc

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    I use the cable ones to connect two desk draw so when the grand kids pull it the top one is just filing papers, and the bottom is my candy stash they cant get at. :)

    Rigged another on my lawn tractor so bil will go around in circles if he ever tries to borrow it again. :)

    And put one on a paper goods locker in the laundry room with gun stickers all over it so if would be robbers ever get past the concertina, dogs, motion activated light and sirens, silent alarms and drones, the will be mightily disappointed. :) Real safe is in wife's closet. Ever try to get into a woman's closet. They can fit 150 sq ft of cloths in an 80 sq ft closet!
     
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    An example of when it might be handy to have a gun lock: Traveling through Illinois or Chicago, specifically.
     
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    This. Although AlexanderA's thought of a collection is a good one to keep in mind; there are collectors for old ammo boxes....why not gun locks?
     
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    If I have the original lock, it means 99% of the time I have the original box and papers too.

    I store them together for completeness (and therefore value) of the original packaging for if/when I sell or trade the gun.
     
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