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Old 03-30-2009, 11:37 AM   #11
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I've also heard that you are more likely to get shot by your own gun.
If you leave a gun out a burglar can instantly become an armed robber. Then you or your wife comes walking in…
If I was going to have a display gun I’d be sure there was no ammo for it in the house.
Some interesting information about being killed by your own gun:

GunCite - Gun Control Web Site: A Gun in the Home
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I have a built-in cue rack I'd like to convert to guns but then I'd have to find a place to put my cues... The problem being; the fifth cue from the right is a 90+ year old cue made of solid Ivory, and its worth a fortune. And, I'm not so sure playing 9 ball with an AK-47 is legal...

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I have looked and now I can't find it. But one of the safe companies makes a wall mount gun safe that has 2 doors. One is a 1" thick chunk of plexy that is key locked shut and the outter dooes is a 1.5" 16 bolt safe door. It is a sweet set up if you want to show off your collection and have is securied as well. Came with high quality automotive paint and high grade carpeting in side.

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I would never leave my guns out in the open. Just me but I the slim chance of a break in I don't want to offer a buffet.

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As much as I would like to display my guns (for my own enjoyment) the tribe has spoken and keeping them in the safe is best. Thanks guys for the input.

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My weapons are in my safes, safes are bolted to the floor and always locked. My PT24/7 is my carry and it is the only one that is not locked up, unless they are being cleaned or at the range. It may only be my wife and I, but the thought of one of my firearms making it's way into some little cholo's gruby little hands and being used in a robbery or drive-by is my motavation to not display them. Just my $.01 worth

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Last year I built a display case for a friend that looked like something else when he didn't want his guns on display. When he had close friends over he would display his collection but when he left he would hide the collection. He only had a few rifles and pistols and it wasn't cheap but it worked for him. If you like the idea try checking with some local cabinet or furniture craftsmen to see what's availlable in your area.

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I live in a somewhat urban area with some undesirables in the neighborhood plus I have 2 small children.The guns stay in the basement,locked up.
When someone comes over and wants to see my collection I'll take them out.

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I have a built-in cue rack I'd like to convert to guns but then I'd have to find a place to put my cues... The problem being; the fifth cue from the right is a 90+ year old cue made of solid Ivory, and its worth a fortune. And, I'm not so sure playing 9 ball with an AK-47 is legal...
Not sure if you have the room but, if your cue rack was hinged on one side you could open it and there would be gun rack behind the cues.
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A locked display will keep the guns from kids. A cable ran through all the trigger guards locking the guns together and in place and properly anchored will keep most theives from getting them. The best gun safe in the world aint going to stop a real theif with just a small amount of time and the brains to bring the right tools for the job.

Most of my guns are kept in a walk in vault. But several stay fully loaded in various safe places easy for me to get at.

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