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Old 09-06-2008, 11:35 PM   #11
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I've had two .22 rifles stolen over the years. One disappeared from my closet when I was about 25 and renting a house with several others. I suspect I know who took it, but could never prove it. About 10 years later I had another .22 rifle stolen. This time, someone broke into my house and stole quite a bit of stuff, the rifle included.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:54 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by jrstarkey View Post
I personally have not thank god but my dad has had multiple guns stolen from him Even his first gun a model 60(a family tradition, my dads first aswell as mine and my brothers) givin to him by his father who has passed away, and a a colt 22. single action he had just recieved for christmas when he was about my age
I have never had anything stolen, to date. *knocking on wood*

I have always made a point of putting locking sticks in my windows, no matter where I lived. "Hiding" me weapons, and where possible, I have used a safe.

I haven't always lived in the "best" neighborhoods. I spent time in Oakland, in Indianapolis ( the North section ), in Detroit and in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

I have been lucky in the fact that I just haven't been "a target" for home invasion in the places that I have had a residence.

So far, so good. But, I am not resting on my laurels and have taken several security measures in my new place of residence.

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Old 09-07-2008, 05:18 AM   #13
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When we lived in the city, almost in mid-town, I had no gun except an old Savage .22 up in the attic.
Nine years ago we had been gone for only one hour, about two weeks before Christmas at night.
Upon return our house was dark-but the neighbors' houses had lights on. Immed. told my wife-"Look at the other houses, we're not going in, let's go stay with the neighbors until the power company comes over." The back sliding glass door had nothing to jam it, and the security system was old.
The pro burglars had yanked the large black power cable out of its connector in front of the house (cars were parked there), in order to test the system and must have listened for an alarm-none went off. Police never showed up until we called them. Don't know if this will help anybody, and because women/men always keep their jewelry in the master bedroom (guns are often there too), this is their primary target.
Also, they quickly take video camera bags, with all the contents-you will lose videos of young children which are stored in the pockets. Large numbers of people lose these precious, irreplaceable videos. Don't be foolish.
Luckily mine were in a bank's safety deposit box. Remember that a fire will destroy not only photographs and videos but guns and ammo, sometimes even in a safe.

What if your guns are insured for theft or fire? How good is the payoff?

How much would a well-established (i.e. USAA) pay for a given rifle, for example a $230 SKS?
How about a used Mini 14 which cost you about $500?

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