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Old 10-06-2010, 11:37 AM   #11
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The Cigar box wont hurt anything but it might be looked into. I seen a clock that sat on a mantle that you could pop open and put a weapon in. I think it was Midway that had it. Hiding in plain sight is great. But masking it a thing that only you understood might help with prying hands.

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I believe the solution to the kids/grandkids "problem" is education. forbidden fruit is the most tempting- let the kids handle the guns (unloaded of course), do the "eddie eagle"
tell an adult if you find a gun routine, and get the kids to the range to see what a gun is really about.

I (and now my kids and grandkids) grew up in a house with a loaded gun "available" with the strict understanding it was not to be touched without an adult. This worked because when the adult was asked, the gun was available and questions discussed so it was no big deal.

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Thank you everyone for your input. I just don't know much about different wood. I assumed a box designed to store $1,000 worth of cigars wouldn't hold moisture but I wanted to be sure. As for the safety questions, safety should always be everyone's number one concern. My son and grand kids always were taught to respect and fear a gun. They all have shot them, all know how to shoot them and all know never to touch one without an adult there. In fact I was at Walmart with my oldest grandson when he was 9 years old looking at a .22 rifle. I asked the clerk if I could see it. He took the rifle out of the case and handed it to me. My grandson looked at him and said "Aren't you going to make sure it isn't loaded before you hand it to someone?".

I will never chastise anyone for suggesting extra safety with guns and I appreciate your concern. The gun that will be kept in my cigar box is in my office at my house. The grand kids are not allowed in that room. Everyone needs at least one "Man Cave" in the house to call their own.

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I don't see how storing a weapon in a cigar box would hurt anything. It would be like any other storage area, keep it cool and dry. If you really want protect it, line the inside with something and throw a reusable dry stick in there.
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When my grandchildren (one or all) are around my house my pistols are locked in a safe. All except the one on my hip. If the gun is on me, the children can't get a hold of it without my knowledge. And, yes, I sleep in my Lazy Boy with it on my hip when they have a sleep over.

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thundrr1, ... wow.
I have so many questions... not sure if i should ask any of them.

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As a reminder, newspaper does yellow with age due to acid used in the manufacture. Do not use to store or line the box where you store your 1911

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Hmmm, it seems wise to carry a 1911 to a 911 call or 9/11!

Thanks for the 'in plain sight' tips too...

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