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View Poll Results: Where are your guns?
In a Safe 453 67.61%
In a gun cabinet 95 14.18%
in a discreet location (hidden in drawer, closet or etc.) 122 18.21%
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:52 PM
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Yes it is best to have a safe, bolted to a concrete floor or wall. My basement is too damp, and at least once, if not twice a year has water come in. How may guns you have dictates how many safes you need. I dedicated my attic to my "den" all my guns, ammo, reloading equipment and supplies, and all my books. My one, very close friend, expressed concerns over the load capabilitys, of the floor, he was concerned that the house might collapse!! I have the walls reinforced, steel door, and steel reenforced doorway-jamb. Alarmed door and window, in addition to motion detectors. At one time I had over 300 guns. The weight of the number of gun-safes I would have needed probably would have gone through the floor. I am not a wealthy man and the cost if insurance would have been over $5000. a year. That, plus I was constantly buying, selling, and swapping guns, would drive both me and the insurance co. out of our minds constantly updating my inventory. I just took my chances on fire.I have been "thinning the herd" and will probably only be keeping 30 to 40 guns to shoot, enjoy, and pass on to my grandson. At this time of my life, I'm glad I don't have to get rid of half a dozen or so gun safes down 3 flights of stairs!
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:12 PM
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I cant vote for all 3 so there you have it.
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I used to keep them scattered around the house. Then I saw the Boston PD during the 'bombing' search and decided that wasn't too good. Gave up on the idea of storing them in my boat.

Always my S&W parked alongside the bed, and the others stored in a safe off site. Living in the deep country (911 call equals 1:15 minutes), so only I and my sons know where they are. Close enuf, but nowhere an intruder would look.
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Most in a safe although a few are hidden and within reach. If I need one in a hurry I don`t think I`d be able to tell the BG to wait.
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My handguns are somewhat hiding in plain sight. A small steel safe bolted down in a closet that backs up a chimney. It's labeled as a chimney fire suppression system, with warnings of "high voltage inside, turn off system before opening". I found the unused labels in a traded-in car when I worked as a detailer years ago. My alarm system is also a phony, too. Signs for a high dollar system were around the house when I bought it, but no system. Typical subdivision, so I do have nosy elderly neighbors.

My lone rifle, 10/22 DSP, is hung inside a heavy coat in a closet.

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Old 05-01-2015, 12:07 PM
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Kids? Then, safe. Even considering the possibility of theft it is the responsible thing to do. I will say that I had my wife's enthusiastic support on that purchase; the same cannot be said of every hobby - related purchase.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:35 PM
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Bank

Many years ago, I bought a safe from a bank that was closing. It was first delivered by a tow truck. I only wish I had treasures worthy of the safe.
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John Wick version

I keep my few like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RfQZSE-PLM
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:58 PM
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False wall. Leads to protected cavity. Defensive firearms in a couple of areas. Small auto on opposite side of home as well. Fully insured, mine are replaceable by one form or another. Empty-nesters, wife doesn't care for firearms but knows what to do in worst case scenarios. Playbook a few minutes every now and then, may never need it. But in the slim chance she does, she is better prepared.
Eventually, even in rural areas, you will be seen carrying interesting items. You would be surprised of the stupidity and bravado of some. Experienced dirt bags do their homework, and so do I.
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Years ago our house was broken into twice. Insurance adjuster said they come back the second time, about 6 wks later, to steal what you've replaced. I didn't have a safe at the time and said I'd get one. He said it helps but he knew of one gun collector that had safes bolted to the floor and walls and the thieves used chain saws and cut the safes out and hauled the whole units out.
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Safes & a walk-in safe that is in a discrete location.
I highly recommend walk-in safes.
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