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Old 01-01-2014, 02:26 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I have a Mossberg 500 and I want to use it for home defense. The goal is to have it access able to my wife and I but not to our five year old daughter. I would like ideas on having it in the bedroom but not have the gun seen. I thought about over the closet door, but wifey can not reach it. I also live in a rented apartment so I would like to do this with minimal to no wall damage. Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:40 AM   #2
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I've seen these recommended in the past, I want one.

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Why not get a small gun locker with either a code lock
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You can get hooks for clothes on the door of the closet that will hold the shotgun. They can be taken off the door at any time and unless your little girl is unusually tall for a five year old, she won't be able to reach it. This, of course, presumes that you don't leave step stools or folding ladders lying around the apartment for the little one to use. If you have long guns, you really need a safe. Especially if you live in an apartment complex. You can get relatively small safes to hold a few guns these days. Generally speaking, not securing a weapon properly is asking for the taking.

My advice is to trade the Mossberg for a reliable 9MM handgun. There are a plethora to choose from and probably even one that your wife can handle. If she's so short she can't reach a shotgun on a closet rack, then the Mossberg is probably not an ideal weapon for her to use if someone breaks in. Shooting a 12 gauge loaded with buckshot inside an apartment complex will probably guarantee penetration of the next unit if you don't hit your target.
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Thanks for the replies. My wife and myself own one 9mm handgun each and a small pistol safe to keep them in. The shotgun is sitting unloaded in a case on the top shelf in the closet, but it is not access able. We both have our concealed carry permits and Thunder Ranch training. I am looking for a practical, safe, and budget friendly solution.
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My advice is to trade the Mossberg for a reliable 9MM handgun. There are a plethora to choose from and probably even one that your wife can handle. If she's so short she can't reach a shotgun on a closet rack, then the Mossberg is probably not an ideal weapon for her to use if someone breaks in. Shooting a 12 gauge loaded with buckshot inside an apartment complex will probably guarantee penetration of the next unit if you don't hit your target.

That kind of assumes A LOT of info that I didn't see in the OP. it may not be a 12 ga. His wife could be an Olympic skeet shooter. They may not have 00 buck in the shotgun. And most handgun bullets will penetrate a lot of drywall, so wall penetration is not a great argument for handgun over shotgun use for HD.
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Thanks for the replies. My wife and myself own one 9mm handgun each and a small pistol safe to keep them in. The shotgun is sitting unloaded in a case on the top shelf in the closet, but it is not access able. We both have our concealed carry permits and Thunder Ranch training. I am looking for a practical, safe, and budget friendly solution.
Well, that fills in some blanks.
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Start with dinner and a movie; maybe drinks and dancing.

Do you live near an ikea? They have some really neat storage products.
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I saw the single shotgun wall vault that covers the action, but they are over $100 and I don't know how friendly they are to the wall for mounting in a rental.
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I bet dango could make you one of these. Heck, I want some of these. Hey dango, how much would something like this cost?

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