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Old 03-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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I keep my shotgun in an open case I keep under the bed. But I just realized how much moisture foam holds.

I wanted to get some ideas on where a good spot to keep the shogun in bedroom for easy access and moisture free storage. I have no children so I don't have a need to keep it locked up or hidden.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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If you have no children just sit it in the nearest corner
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Prop it up on against the wall in between the nightstand and your bed. You can reach for it quicker too.
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I have a large headboard that has a nice large flat spot on top that is somewhat recessed and concealed by the front of the unit. If my wife wasn't so chicken Sh*t about firearms that is where my 870 would permanently be home...
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I have a large headboard that has a nice large flat spot on top that is somewhat recessed and concealed by the front of the unit. If my wife wasn't so chicken Sh*t about firearms that is where my 870 would permanently be home...
That's a nice spot. My wife is getting use to guns now but she still doesn't like them sitting in the open. I was thinking of getting a shotgun holster and strapping it to the back of the night stand.
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With head boards I'm always afraid anything I put up there will hit me in the face in the middle of the night. (i toss and turn a lot)
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I keep mine mounted to the wall in a Shotlock safe just inside a closet door about two feet from my bed. In case I don't have time for the closet I hav
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Oops sent last post by mistake. I also have a S&W 686 in hands reach from my bed.
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I lean mine up against the wall next to the headboard, also keep either my Beretta 96 A1 or my Ruger GP100 within arms reach on the bookshelf
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They sell these mounting brackets that simply are held between the mattress and box spring and hlod the shotgun horizontally there. It is covered by the blanket and should be more than safe on the side less seen by anyone who may happen into your bedroom.

However, and this goes for the headboard thing too, sometimes beds are used for more than sleeping and tossing-n-turning, like watching exciting TV shows, and you should certainly NOT expect it to stay there under some situations.



Could also hang it from a strong hanger in the closet with a cheap Goodwill* house dress wrapped around it.

*...if I weren't boycotting Goodwill for abandoning Rush Limbaugh in that phoney "we need to give away free contraceptives to undermine religious institutions and pretend we are fighting for women's rights becasue no-one can afford a condom."

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