Three year olds are usually kinda short; you could put a rack on the wall above your nightstand. With a pump, i seriously doubt a kid under 6 or 7 could rack a shell into the chamber, so you could have it anywhere so long as the chamber was empty (i would want the safety on too). When the kid gets older/bigger/stronger, you would have to figure out something else.
I hear you though; i want to keep one in the chamber, but i don't feel 100% comfortable with a chambered shell & my crazy cats. My mind knows they couldn't get the safety off, but i see how they look at me sometimes.
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Last edited by orangello; 03-17-2010 at 10:08 PM.