Originally Posted by forestwalker
No kids of our own yet (soon hopefully) but kids are frequently at the apartment.
I recommend, then, a revolver locked up ( loaded and ready to go) in a thin bedside safe. One of the thin ones that has buttons on the fingertips of your hand.
Gun locks are a pain and finding a key in a hurry is not opportune. So a small easily accessed gun safe big enough to slide your hand in slim enough to squeeze between a mattress and the bedframe or bolted close on a wall.
Find your nearest Turners. There is one in
Norwalk with a great selection, good prices and a very worthy staff.
Look into a Taurus M461 in .357 they have it for $ 299.
Or a smith 642 in.38spl they have it for 399.
If you went with an auto the Ruger LC9 for under 400 is easily concealed and simple. Just don't go to Reseda, they have some stupid ban on smaller pistols including the ones I just recommended.
The safe I recommend is a Micro Vault 500 Standard. 100 bucks but when kids are present, it still offers good accessibility to you and the misses