Having a baby in less than a month and I need to get my **** together with regards to keeping my AR15 and 870 locked up... I know I still have a few years, but my wife is concerned and I know what battles to pick and choose, so I need to buy something in the next few weeks. Ho Hum.
I need a good solution to lock up my guns from kids, not burglars.
Here are the details:
I only have 2 long guns in the house and it will most likely stay this way for the next few years - AR and shottie. Glocks and other handguns are in a smaller traditional safe and a non-issue. We live in a rental so I am not investing in a $1,000+ safe as I cannot bolt it down and the safe would cost more than my current long gun collection - when we buy a house in the next few years this will absolutely be a different story and the way I will go. I cannot sink a safe into my wall or do any mods to the apartment. I like keeping my guns under the bed. I dont want to buy a trigger lock and keep them up high in my closet.
Thinking of a Pelican 1750 for this purpose...
I like the idea of the Pelican case as its nice and slim to slide under the bed, quick access, easy enough to throw in my car, I can fly with it if needed, easy to lock up to keep kids out and pelicans are f'ng badass. I'm not concernend with theft, but I like that I can hide it pretty easily when we leave for a few days whereas as an upright safe or walmart stack-on cabinet is sort of just --> there <-- in the open. Again, if I am going to drop $200 on a crappy stack-on locker, I might as well get a nice pelican case that can serve a lot of roles.
I know moisture and long term storage is an issue in the Pelican cases with the foam, but I would most likely just keep the 2 guns stored in the case without the foam to avoid this and then just keep the foam handy for transport.
Would this be a stupid idea? What am I missing? What do you recommend? Seems like a good excuse to drop $200 and make both me and my wife happy in the process.