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  1. Best storage place for home protection shotgun?

    I need some advice about the best place to keep a weapon in my home for protection. It seems to me that a pump action, 12 gauge shotgun, with a 28Ē barrel, and holding five rounds of #00 buckshot with eight 0.32Ē pellets per round would be an ideal weapon. My concern is with both the accessibility of the weapon in the event it is ever needed and keeping it secure, especially from our inquisitive 5 year old grandson who visits our home often. Short of toting the gun around the house with me at all times, is there any factual information that would help me decide on the ideal storage place. Our bedroom is not close to either the sliding patio door or the front door. Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Many thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texastom View Post
    I need some advice about the best place to keep a weapon in my home for protection. It seems to me that a pump action, 12 gauge shotgun, with a 28” barrel, and holding five rounds of #00 buckshot with eight 0.32” pellets per round would be an ideal weapon. My concern is with both the accessibility of the weapon in the event it is ever needed and keeping it secure, especially from our inquisitive 5 year old grandson who visits our home often. Short of toting the gun around the house with me at all times, is there any factual information that would help me decide on the ideal storage place. Our bedroom is not close to either the sliding patio door or the front door. Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Many thanks for any help.
    If you have a five year old running around your house the ideal place to store your gun is in a safe
    In an emergency individuals do not rise to the occasion, they fall to the level of their MASTERED training
    Barrett Tillman

  4. If I kept the shotgun in a safe, doesn't that mean it won't be readily available for use if, GF, the need arises? That is my dilemma.

    And even if it is in a safe, where should the safe be located? I can't afford to put one by each exterior door. Does anyone know how long it takes to open the various kinds of safes in an emergency situation? There must be stats about that somewhere.

    I am checking to see how long it takes me to get to various places in my house from different locations if the need arises so I'll be able to logically and scientifically determine what defence plan to develop and put in place. I certainly don't want to be making things up in the midst of a crisis.

    The bottom line is that any defense weapon needs to be quickly accessible to keep the bad guys at bay but secured from anyone who does not not know how to handle it safely and correctly. NRA doesn't have any specific info about this so please HELP!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by texastom View Post
    If I kept the shotgun in a safe, doesn't that mean it won't be readily available for use if, GF, the need arises? That is my dilemma.

    And even if it is in a safe, where should the safe be located? I can't afford to put one by each exterior door. Does anyone know how long it takes to open the various kinds of safes in an emergency situation? There must be stats about that somewhere.

    I am checking to see how long it takes me to get to various places in my house from different locations if the need arises so I'll be able to logically and scientifically determine what defence plan to develop and put in place. I certainly don't want to be making things up in the midst of a crisis.

    The bottom line is that any defense weapon needs to be quickly accessible to keep the bad guys at bay but secured from anyone who does not not know how to handle it safely and correctly. NRA doesn't have any specific info about this so please HELP!!!!
    Try the hornady rapid wall safe
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  6. Just keep one thing in mind. Itís the sound of that slide racking that is the desired method of sending intruders scurrying. Itís far safer sitting back in your corner waiting than going on an armed exploration towards whatever noise got your attention. The sound of that slide going back and forth is so loud in a quiet place it will assure theyíll never even think of coming towards the sound.
    Thatís why I like mine clicked off on an empty chamber and left on fire. Then all you need to do is make that very loud noise and keep your finger off that trigger while you cover that door and dial 911.
    Just make very sure to safety ( if you havenít already) and set that weapon down when the police arrive for obvious reasons.
    No kids around Iíd just stash it in a bedroom closet way up high and out of sight . Something like a top shelf under clothes right where you sleep, something along that line. If thereís a possibility of kids about mount it on a closet wall in one of those locking devices. Leave it as I said above.
    Just be sure to set that combo so you can do it in the dark . If you use a light to see it youíll trash your night vision at a potentially very dangerous time. If it has some sort of luminescent or easy access backlight so much the better.
    Thereís no hard and fast rules to these things. Itís more a series of considerations . The big ones are kids and adults with addictions , mental illness, anger issues ect. If you have any of the last three about youíre likely safer without one at all. Thatís my 2 cents worth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by driz View Post
    It’s the sound of that slide racking that is the desired method of sending intruders scurrying. It’s far safer sitting back in your corner waiting than going on an armed exploration towards whatever noise got your attention. The sound of that slide going back and forth is so loud in a quiet place it will assure they’ll never even think of coming towards the sound.
    OMG what a load of crap.

    If it's really that much of a concern maybe you should get a pocket gun and carry at home
    In an emergency individuals do not rise to the occasion, they fall to the level of their MASTERED training
    Barrett Tillman

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