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Old 01-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Okay guys, my son is finally walking and my wife and I have started discussing where to keep our home defense gun. Currently it is on the top shelf in the closet where he can not reach but with his curiosity growing we would like to purchase a safe of some kind. Any suggestions from parents or gun owners on what to get or do? Do we get a key safe or combination safe?

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The best you can afford! Keyed can be had for as little as $30. I bought a model that can be combination or biometric for $100 or $120 I can't remember. It's about 11×14.

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Okay guys, my son is finally walking and my wife and I have started discussing where to keep our home defense gun. Currently it is on the top shelf in the closet where he can not reach but with his curiosity growing we would like to purchase a safe of some kind. Any suggestions from parents or gun owners on what to get or do? Do we get a key safe or combination safe?
The safe I use is a key pad that I purchased at Sportsmans. The safe is large enough to hold four large handguns.
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I bought a small drawer safe from sportsmans for around $50. It's perfect for my home defense gun. Has a combination lock and also a hidden key access.

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My biggest concern about a safe is my wife trying to open a combination lock or key access during an actual breakin. Anyone else have this same concern?

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My biggest concern about a safe is my wife trying to open a combination lock or key access during an actual breakin. Anyone else have this same concern?
It only takes about a second and a half to punch in the key code.
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Browse here. There is all kinds of information on gun safes and even a few older threads on children and gun safety in the home.

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You are correct. No point having a gun locked in the safe at night if you cant get to it should someone break in.

I use a safe during the day for anything I am not carrying. At night I have a hidden holster attached to the bed frame. The bedroom is locked at night and the first thing I do every morning when I get up is put the gun back in the safe unless I am carrying it.

I have thought about getting one of the combination cases that attach to the side of the nightstand just as an added safety measure instead of the holster.

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My biggest concern about a safe is my wife trying to open a combination lock or key access during an actual breakin. Anyone else have this same concern?
The biometric (fingerprint) models can be programed with multiple finger prints, and work in the dark.
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My biggest concern about a safe is my wife trying to open a combination lock or key access during an actual breakin. Anyone else have this same concern?
The advise given as far about these safes are about the best you can do until someone figures out the next best thing. (I like combo safes: keypad) Nothing to worry about though, just show her how to use it, make sure she understands how it works, and practice a few times, she'll be good to go in no time (from personal experience)...
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