not the gun safety you might have been expecting, and might have thought i had lost my marbles, and posted in the wrong section of the forum! nope, i'm still in full control of my senses, and would like to discuss gun safety, or how it applies here. i'd like to deal with realities and practical solutions to this subject. what would apply or be used by the vast majority of gun owners to secure, or keep secure their firearms. like to deal with what i consider real world, common man approaches to this subject. a large gun safe si by far the best storage device for your guns. and if one buys a quality gun safe, they can be reasonably sure if they return home to find their residence has been burgled, that their guns are more than likely, to be still be there. but, unfortunately, a safe is not for everyone for many various reasons. renting, lack of space, or other factors that preclude buying and using a safe. so what is the other alternative? concealment is good one for sure. i really won't go into a lot of detail in this post and will expand on that concept later on, further into the thread. but a burglar can't steal, what they don't know is there! so yes, concealment IMO is a viable option. also let's deal with what happens, if you come home, and find all of your guns gone and out in the wind, because some low-life, pond scum sucking POS thief, decided to "borrow" your guns to finance his bad habits, whatever that they may be? well, good homeowners insurance is something i consider to be mandatory, if not essential. the chances of getting your guns back, are slim and none. just look at the statistics fo those recovered, and returned to their rightful owners. dismal recovery record. so what does a person do? insurance! lots of insurance. detailed records to be able to prove to the insurance company if you have to make a claim. pictures and and even video, along with having them appraised by a good gun shop if they are collectable guns that exceed the normal market values for the same type guns. i personally like to use a USB flash drive top keep such records. i also maintain and update copies kept with insurance agent in my files. along with pictures of the guns and also, don't forget to add in the accessories, like scopes or anything else that increases the relative value of the gun. well, that should be good for a start and more to follow later!