Originally Posted by imdaveg
My wife and I are picking up our first firearm on Thursday (GP100), which of course means we're picking up a safe tomorrow. Looking for something that will eventually house two handguns.
Do you prefer the finger push combo safe or the scrolling number safe? Finger push seems easier to manage in the dark or hurry up situation.
We have a 12 and 9 year who obviously wouldn't know the combo.
Also, do you really need to store the gun and the ammo separately? If so, why?
Any advise would be appreciated.
My first gun was a GP100, too. I didn't buy ammo until I had a safe. Here is what I got.http://www.gunvault.com/gv2000c-std.html
I store my revolver loaded in that safe next to my bed. I now have 4 handguns and they all fit in there but it's a tight squeeze and I definitely need to get myself a second safe.
Not only does a safe keep your guns form 'inquiring minds' but I would be devastated if my guns got stolen.
My practice is to keep my guns locked at all times they are not with me or on me. Yes, definitely teach your children gun safety. My granddaughter knows never to touch a gun she sees laying around. We practice gun safety when I let her look at my guns. Always check to see if it's empty, never point it at anyone, etc. But I NEVER take the chance with her life by hoping her curiosity doesn't get the better of her. After all, she IS a child. My theory? Better safe than sorry. Some tragedy happens and you'll spend the rest of your miserable life thinking, "If I had only......"