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Do you use a night stand safe?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Quigley, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    I am starting to wonder if keeping the gun on the night stand is the safest option. these rapid entry safes have come a long way. Does anyone on here trust their life to one? If so what model and how do you open it?

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  2. WayneJessie

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    No children in my home. If grandkids are coming everything is secured. Otherwise there are loaded weapons easily accessible all over my abode. I grew up in a home full of loaded guns since before I could remember. In today's society that's a pretty unwise thing to do but in my day we didn't have ADD or other maladies. The thought of messing with dads guns brought fear on me. He didn't play and we didn't push him. Again, it was a different day long since past from the present one.
     
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  3. Kentucky Shooter

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    I dont have one, my gun is stashed in a top drawer of chest of drawers 3 feet away.

    But i know that it isnt best, so I will be watching this thread with interest.
     
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  4. CDR_Glock

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    Heck No. I need it within reach.


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  5. Valmet

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    No. No kids in the house, several loaded guns.
     
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  6. Bluelinephil

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    No children in my home yet but I keep it in my bed somewhere. Sometimes I'm undecided and keep my 19 and my 22 with me!

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  7. 19trax95

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    Yes. I use a fort Knox safe. It's one of their 5 button models. I can reach it from bed and have it open in a few seconds.

    If I'm the only one home, it sits on top of the safe, but if anyone is at the house besides me, it's in the safe. That's for the bed side gun. I always carry so if I'm awake, I'm carrying.

    I trust the fort Knox safes. There isn't much to go wrong with them. No electric locks to go bad or batteries to die. And if you mess up the combo, it's super fast to reset and try again.

    https://www.ftknox.com/shop/personal-pistol-box-wfront-sight-training-certificate-included/
     
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  8. Bluelinephil

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    Anyone use any finger printed safes???
     
  9. DrewBone

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    No. Like the others have stated, I keep numerous handguns at the ready at different locations, and even keep one near me when I'm in the shower.

    I'd rather have 19 and 22 year old babes with me in bed - and a handgun on the nightstand, LOL!!!
     
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    Wouldn't we all! If only it were that easy!
     
  11. praetoriani

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    No kids in the house so .45 on the nightstand and a shotgun hung under bed frame with storage hooks. If I had kids I would have one of those nightstand safes.
     
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    I have the GunVault, I think model 100. It has four rubber buttons, and I have a pretty easy sequence to open it. It holds one full size pistol and a couple of mags. Lays flat with locking cable. It's pretty stout, and I think you would have to bring it to a workbench to crack it open. Has hex key backup for dead battery, which lasts about one year. I practice opening it in the dark in the bedroom, so I am pretty proficient in getting my pistol quickly. The only negative for me is that its under the bed and I have to reach for it.
     
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    I have the GunVault, I think model 100. It has four rubber buttons, and I have a pretty easy sequence to open it. It holds one full size pistol and a couple of mags. Lays flat with locking cable. It's pretty stout, and I think you would have to bring it to a workbench to crack it open. Has hex key backup for dead battery, which lasts about one year. I practice opening it in the dark in the bedroom, so I am pretty proficient in getting my pistol quickly. The only negative for me is that its under the bed and I have to reach for it.
     
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    In an electronics (7" kindle) zipper case, on the night stand.




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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This.

    Mine holds two weapons plus two spare mags for each. A pair of electronic ear muffs and a Surefire sit next to it.
     
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    How do you guys secure long guns next to your bed in homes with kids?
     
  18. WayneJessie

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    Great question. Interested in the responses.
     
  19. Dave Lively

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    I have a Gunvault I put my Glock 19 in before I leave for work and take it out when I get back. I live very close to work and often come back in the middle of the day. I would hate to come back in the middle of the day and face a burglar armed with my own gun. The GunVault is secure enough most burglars would steal the whole thing and force it open later.
     
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  20. drewcog

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    I only use V-Line safes because they are mechanical and have been 100% reliable. I did have a Fort Knox shotgun safe that was much heavier steel and similarly reliable, but ended up not using it much. I also just got a MonsterVault for under the bed, too. Is unfortunately electronic with key backup, which is not my preference, but there's nothing in its size range that offers a mechanical lock. That said, so far its been 100% reliable too.

    http://vlineind.com/

    www.monstervault.org
     
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