Your homes layout VRS gun safety

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by MobileMarine, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    This has always been a curiosity to me about how a homes floor plan plays a role into how and where you store your firearms .

    For instance : Say a small homes front door leads into the living room which happens to be the main room in the house and is also the only access to the rest of the house .
    Say you have kids so you guns need to be locked and out of reach , preferably in a safe but say the safe is in the living room .
    You can keep on eby the master bed with one of many small safes out there with so called '' Quick '' entry . Well if a BG breaks in , in reality you have no time or chance to get or unlock your firearms .

    All this vrs , say a 2 story home where you have more of a chance to get to your arms .

    See where I am coming from ? What are your thoughts ?
     
  2. Monarch416

    Monarch416 New Member

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    I agree with you on small houses but even then unless your in the living room and then the bg slams through your front door and stops you in that room but in another situation say your asleep and a bg walks in your house at that point you should already have the guns locked up in your bedroom so that when it does happen you can (crappy place for small gun safe but it's a scenario) reach under say your bed unlock the safe and get your guns but in a second story house I agree with you on that too because if a bg breaks into your house you won't be in immediate trouble unless he knows exactly where you are on the second story which again will allow you to get any firearms you have and another thing to think about too is how floor plans play out in not just the retrieval of your firearms but the defense of your home too
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have one yappy, happy puppy.
    Any out of the ordinary little noise outside, and the yaps awaken the larger dogs (me included).
     
  4. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Well I dont like to give out too many details but unless i see or hear it coming there would be no reaction time if a bg were to break in . Early warning I think woul dbe key to people with small homes or open floor plans

    You never see a horror movie with a single wide trailer in it LMAO
     
  5. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    I have a small house, and there are 3 doors, all of which open into the living room and the dining room. There is a hallway, with one bedroom on one side, and two on the other side. If I'm in my bedroom and a perp would break in through one of the doors, I'll already have a handgun in bed with me (no, there is no hair around the muzzle :D ), and a Mossberg 500 12-ga standing in the corner by my bed. When I'm in the living room or the dining room, I am carrying a handgun on my side. If somebody breaks down my door to enter, I still will have to be really quick to respond, and draw my gun really fast. I usually have a handgun (sometimes 2) where I can grab it immediately, and the shotgun is always in the bedroom. If somebody breaks in thru a bedroom window while I am in the living room, I will probably hear it, but then there is the problem that he might spot the shotgun. It is standing in the corner, but there is a cabinet about 6" from the wall, so the shotgun doesn't stand out if you're not looking for it, though.
     
  6. Monarch416

    Monarch416 New Member

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    Ya those are very good defenses and you said you carry even around your house so something good to look into would be practicing defensive shooting but if you already do that's good
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Out of habit, I count steps from one place to another.
    I know it takes 25 steps from bed to door.
    It takes 30 steps from bedroom door back to bathroom.
    It takes 10 steps from bathroom door to my throne.
     
  8. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    My 2 labs suck sometimes , they will tear out fo the house after what seems like nothing but last night my aunt rolled up , right to the front door and the dogs never reacted till she walked through the door .
    LIke ....... really guys ?
    your worthless sometimes
     
  9. Monarch416

    Monarch416 New Member

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    Ya dogs are great companions and little personal security systems but sometimes it backfires and they take off over nothing
     
  10. FAS1

    FAS1 Member

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    I always pocket carry a .380 when at home. Seems like if you have a gun on your person, it resolves your issue.

    When sleeping I rely on my handgun safe and my dedicated HD gun that is mounted to my bed frame. It only takes a few seconds to retrieve one handed, even in complete darkness. I think that is quick enough for most circumstances.
     
  11. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    alll my guns are locked up due to chidren but i do keep my g19 in a safe spot at all times where my oldest son and wife can access it quickly if needed and at night it is on my head board.during the day when the home is empty we rely on our security system.
     
  12. bildee

    bildee New Member

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    ahem, and why can't you ccw around the house, and tuck the pistol under your mattress, near your head when you sleep? 1lb of life insurance, when you have no trouble at all lugging around 20-100 lbs of life threatening blubber?
     
  13. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    I grew up without gun locks or gun safes. My brothers and i inew if we touched dad's guns we would get a whoopin. My father was a man and treated us as his his children. Soon as we could comprehend things he took us out and showed us what guns were and what they could do.

    Our house never was planned out for gun storage with kids in mind.

    Now that i own my own home it has a basement that is nice and dry. I put my safe there so it wont fall through the floor. I would rather have a first floor area to do my gun stuff since hauling stuff up out of the basement is a right pain. When i build my last home to live in forever it wont have a freekin basement or a second floor