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kalboy26 01-05-2013 04:19 PM

Guns and kids
 
I'm wondering what all you guys/girls with young kids do with your "night stand" gun. I've got a 17 month baby with another on the way. Up to now its been easy to keep the gun high enough and holstered and its been safe. I think its about time to find a new method though since the 17 month kid is getting pretty mobile and curious. I've thought about the finger print safe, but what other options are out there that allow quick access if needed?

drew661 01-05-2013 04:53 PM

Carry during the day. Once the kids are in bed get bedside gun our of safe. And be sure to put back first thing on the morning. Lock your bedroom door at night to prevent them from sneaking in in the middle of the night. They are surprisingly quiet and light on their feet.
Btw, don't let them see you open the safe, when mine was 3.5 or 4 he walked up to his daycare and punched in the code to get in, he saw me do it a few times and could do it by himself. The alarm code and the safe code was changed that evening.

winds-of-change 01-05-2013 05:08 PM

I have one of these. It is on the floor next to my bed. My guns are always locked in there when they are not right with me. I leave nothing to chance, even thought my granddaughter knows never to touch a gun she sees.

http://www.gunvault.com/gv2000c-std.html

BeyondTheBox 01-05-2013 07:48 PM

Locks on doors and keys on your person, clock with hidden gun pocket inside. Or just get rid of the kids...

drvsafe 01-05-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by winds-of-change
I have one of these. It is on the floor next to my bed. My guns are always locked in there when they are not right with me. I leave nothing to chance, even thought my granddaughter knows never to touch a gun she sees.

http://www.gunvault.com/gv2000c-std.html

Same here right next to my bed on my nightstand. It works quickly has a key override and can be bolted down as well. I bought it with the Winchester brand and got a stupid deal on it. I must have paid about $50-$60 for it I don't recall.

TheSadPanda 01-05-2013 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox
Locks on doors and keys on your person, clock with hidden gun pocket inside. Or just get rid of the kids...

haha well done!!

otisthecat 01-05-2013 08:16 PM

After much thought on this (I have a five year old), I went with a simplex lock safe for bedside. No keys to be found, no electronics to go bad and only takes a couple seconds to open. It wasn't cheap, mostly because I think only a few companies are making them at this point, but more than worth the money.

StainlessSteel215 01-05-2013 08:43 PM

Dude...Im EXACTLY in your same position Kalboy! We need to compare notes....

My plan: take my holstered Glock 30 that sits loose on my night stand every night......move it to the mini safe on top shelf of my closet....unlocked....hidden by clothes. Still within 5 feet of me when I sleep and no way the baby could enter our room at night without me hearing, OR find a way to climb up my top closet shelf, OR know its there. Plus I never keep that gun with a round chambered.

I think thats a pretty bulletproof plan for now. Might change once the kids get older, but as of now thats like 5 layers in place that still make it easy for me to grab the gun in 3 seconds or less.

What do you think?

locutus 01-05-2013 09:34 PM

When mine was little, i kept my duty weapon on me until bedtime, then put it in a safebox in the closet.

My HD gun was in a lockbox beside the bed on my wife's side.

The last thing I did before crawling into bed at night was put my shotgun under the bed on my side. The first thing I did in the morning was put the shotgun back in the safe.

nosaj 01-05-2013 09:49 PM

Until my kids were old enough to shoot with me i did not keep any loaded guns in the house. They were locked/hidden with ammo in a different area. Now that they shoot with me and demonstrate proper safety i keep mags loaded without worry.

*embarrassing story*
One time the wife was straightening upthe house and found where i stashed my loaded pistol. She mistook it for one of my sons' airsoft guns and i later found it on the shelf in my 9yo room. Sad thing is i am more comfortable with my youngest kid handling firearms than my wife...haha


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