where to put a pistol safe

Discussion in 'Gun Safes' started by Crazycastor, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    I just bought a pistol safe and having a hard time figuring out where to put it and what to bolt it down to. I want it close to the bed. Do I bolt it to the wall or the night stand. Its to big to go under the bed and inside a drawer. Anyone else have this same problem?
     
  2. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Since mine leaves my holster at bed time and joins me in slumber, I don't need a safe convenient to the bed.

    Wall is a good bet. Unlock it at night, lock it in the morning if you don't carry.
     

  3. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Depends on the type of safe you bought. Mine just sits on my nightstand.
     
  4. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    This method works great for protecting children.
    For this, it needn't be nailed down.
     
  5. Missouribound

    Missouribound Well-Known Member

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    My master bath, in the bedroom. It's bolted down under the sink cabinet, out of sight. My .357 sleeps there. But my Bodyguard sleeps on the window sill....3 feet from my bed.
     
  6. Crazycastor

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    Didn't even think about unlocking it at night and locking it in the morning. Good looking out. I attached it to the side of my night stand. Maybe not the besy place but I have a towel like thing already on my night atand so I figured I would get a bigger one and let it drape over the safe to keep it out of prying eyes. My wife said to bolt the night stand to the wall. I said naw. Just hope she isn't right. Hate to have to replace a gun and a nitestand.
     
  7. Crazycastor

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    The wife and I have been practicing opening it up in the dark. Wished the buttons didn't make noises but I figure my dog will be making more noise then the buttons. So if they hear the dog and the buttons being pushed they should know whats coming next. Right?
     
  8. JW357

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    You can disable the beeping sounds on some models. Check the owners manual.
     
  9. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    And no beeping sounds if you need it in the middle of the night.
     
  10. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Make sure you have some form of dehumidifier gel or what fits in the safe to fit the humidity factor. The safe being positioned in the bathroom, with humidity from the shower can effect over time.
     
  11. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    just one safe?

    No children in the house

    One or more firearms are out at all times someone is home
     
  12. kirbinster

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    mine sits between the wall and my dresser. While it is not bolted to the floor or wall (wife would not allow that) it is bolted to two 2"x4"s that are 8' long and run behind the dresser. That would require that someone move the dresser to move the safe and either have a saw to cut them off or try to maneuver around the house with a pair of 8' studs and then try to fit it in a car like that. Won't stop a really determined crook, but will stop kids.
     
  13. hardluk1

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    Our pistols are not locked up at night. No kids in the house so pistols sit at the ready in a sock drawer. shotgun is close by too. Others quick to get are in a wall safe behind, a, something. Thens theres the big safe down stairs.
     
  14. Vikingdad

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    I would bolt it to the wall. If the gun, safe and nightstand are stolen are you really gonna care about the safe and the nightstand? :eek:
     
  15. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    I think anywhere you put it it will get pried off and stolen. Its just to keep it out of kids hands.
     
  16. Missouribound

    Missouribound Well-Known Member

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    Most of my guns are in a couple of safes in a walk in closet....close the door and nobody kinow it's there. I have a "bed buddy" for my carry gun, and a under cabinet safe for the .357. I have no children living here, but if any visit they have no idea I have weapons. I do have a range on my property, out of sight from the house. But curious fingers from little ones have nothing to find.
    Put your safe whee it will do the most for you and those you want to protect.
     
  17. GTX63

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    There still room for chips and beer too.

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  18. Javierzzz28

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    Only me in my house have no children...so it is safe
     
  19. AR10

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    Not good enough.

    Police officer gets off work, walks through his house undressing towards the bathroom. Puts his gun on the bed. Girlfriend sees his car home, and while baby sitting a neighbor's toddler, lets herself and toddler in to his apartment with her key, or hidden key. Toddler races ahead of girlfriend, finds gun on bed, and in a bedroom all alone the only sound both adults hear is boom.

    Toddler shoots his head off his shoulders.

    Your responsibility to stow your firearm does not end once inside your home.
     
  20. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's a bit of a stretch.