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Old 03-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #21
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I don't have kids; let's all be thankful.

Maybe you need to switch your nightstand gun to one she couldn't fire. Maybe something like a pump shotgun that she would be unable to rack (much less point at herself). I don't think a two year old could rack the slide on your semiauto to make it active, anyways.

If you are worried about her dropping it on her foot, you have a WHOLE HOUSE full of problem objects; guns aren't the only thing that she could potentially crush a pinky toe with. She will eventually figure out gravity, and a empty tube would prevent an AD from a drop, even if the internal safeties wouldn't.
So what you're getting at is I may be over thinking this a little bit?
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So what you're getting at is I may be over thinking this a little bit?
In my opinion, until the youngster can fire the firearm, it is just another of MANY objects the kid may drop on their toe or yours.

When the kid has the strength to rack the slide, then you got to get more creative & careful, at least, so long as you keep the pipe empty.
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I also have a friend who mounted a holster to top side of the drawer (on the inside.... If that makes sense) With a spare holster. It keeps it out of sight but easy for you to grab if needs be. Just open up your night stand and reach inside on the top part.

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Are you all forgeting what you or your kids got into? Deadspot -- you have to lock your pistol up! How is this even debateable!?

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Are you all forgeting what you or your kids got into? Deadspot -- you have to lock your pistol up! How is this even debateable!?
Does anybody remember or have any info on a child under four having a ND with a pistol not carrying a round in the pipe? I just can't see them pulling it off, maybe with a revolver.
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Are you all forgeting what you or your kids got into? Deadspot -- you have to lock your pistol up! How is this even debateable!?
I agree and understand, am having this same convo with the wife as I'm typing this.. What I'm looking for is a safe for everyone compromise.. I'm thinking because she is only two that I can store it accessible to me but well out of her reach, this is just over night, I carry all day everyday even at work.
My feeling is as she grows and gets smarter my methods of keeping her from harms reach will change as well.
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Sorry, I don't get it. What are you waiting for exactly? The timing of the expenditure!? When I was an infant I was in a highchair and biting cracker corners to make "guns" as well as climbing out of my crib and up bookcases!

How do other parents handle such? If they're responsible they lock up the gun in a quick-access safe.

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Just got to that point myself and realized that under the mattress or on a high shelf were temporary solutions at best.

So i got a gun vault minivault and put it right on top of the nightstand.

Less than 5 minutes after I got it I realized it was the best solution for us and the right thing to do.

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Sorry, I don't get it. What are you waiting for exactly? The timing of the expenditure!? When I was an infant I was in a highchair and biting cracker corners to make "guns" as well as climbing out of my crib and up bookcases!

How do other parents handle such? If they're responsible they lock up the gun in a quick-access safe.
Whoa whoa.... Simmer down there trigger.. I'm not 'waiting' for anything, I'm being pro active and accessing a situation with my my wife and fellow fire arm owners. I'm asking for advice from experienced parents and gun owners, there's no need for condescending comments, if you've nothing further constructive to add please excuse yourself. Thank you.
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Just got to that point myself and realized that under the mattress or on a high shelf were temporary solutions at best.

So i got a gun vault minivault and put it right on top of the nightstand.

Less than 5 minutes after I got it I realized it was the best solution for us and the right thing to do.
Right on, I picked up a wall mount gun rack and a shelf from my parents thrift shop today for free my taxes will be back soon and I'm leaning heavily towards the gun vault myself
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