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Old 01-23-2015, 17:41   #1
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Trigger Lock Fail

Had one of those light blue Master Lock trigger locks on the Rem 870 and decided to pull the lock off to work the action a few times. Inserted the key and turned it the wrong way (not with any sort of power) and the key snapped leaving half the key in the lock and an unusable shotgun. Needless to say, I was shocked at how easy it snapped and got concerned about what could have happened in the middle of the night in an emergency. This is our HD gun and I must have a trigger lock for safety/kids purposes. Any recommendations out there for a high quality (and heavy duty key) lock? The pic is the one I currently have.General Firearms Forum
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Old 01-23-2015, 18:08   #2
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A pistol in a small bedside safe may serve you better. Something with either a biometric or simple code lock. That way you aren't fumbling with a key and lock in an emergency.
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Old 01-23-2015, 18:13   #3
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I have a couple trigger locks like that but they use a 3 or 4 digit combo to allow the cylinder to turn to remove.

It may be a better option than a keyed one
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Old 01-23-2015, 18:18   #4
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I don't use locks like that, so no help with a replacement, but I have to ask:

Wouldn't it be quicker to load an 870 that it would be to remove a lock?
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Old 01-23-2015, 21:45   #5
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I put a Master lock on a revolver once, and twisted it right off without damage to the gun. There is not a lock on the market more useless.

If you need a lock of some kind. Look for a cable lock at minimum. A wall mounted gun mount would be better.
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Old 01-23-2015, 21:46   #6
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...Rem 870...our HD gun and I must have a trigger lock for safety/kids purposes. Any recommendations out there for a high quality (and heavy duty key) lock?
http://www.shotlock.com/

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Old 01-23-2015, 22:54   #7
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My great uncle came up with the perfect solution decades before gun locks and safes came about. He had an old leather carbine scabbard that was mounted next to the bedpost, had his loaded revolver in the bottom of it. None of the kid's arms were long enough to reach down inside, and with it bolted to the post could not be dumped out. I'm sure a motivated kid with a coat hanger could fish it out, but that was back in the days when if you were old enough to figure how to do it, you were old enough to know not to.
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