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Featured "House Gun" Readiness/Storage??

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by steve-in-kville, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. steve-in-kville

    steve-in-kville

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    I am taking delivery of my shotty later this week. This will serve as my "house gun." We live on a small farm and it will also be used for critter/pest control. I have other guns as well, but most everything is locked or on a gun rack out of reach of small children.

    So, how do you folks keep a house gun ready and accessible, but safe? I would love to keep it propped in a corner with a trigger lock (unloaded), but I'm afraid that will be to cumbersome to get to in a real emergency.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Garandimal

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    Depends.

    My kids know Firearms safety and how to identify their condition. They are as common as hammers around the house. And they would beat the snot out of any other kid who ever even looked at one of'em funny, much less touched it.

    So, the 12 Ga. HD 870 is kept behind a door, safety off, mag loaded with Flight-Control #1B, breech open, with a round on the loader. Pick it up and run the pump out, GTG.

    YMMV.




    GR
     
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  3. TheDreadnought

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    No kids. There are loaded weapons sprinkled throughout my loft, although out of sight.
     
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    Same here.

    But if I had kids, the level of gun security would depend on the age and maturity of the kids.
    Pretty much, only the individual parents are the best judge of this.
     
  5. grumpy1

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    You would probably be better of having a pistol handy as your primary SD in the home and then after you get it go for the shotgun if you feel the need.

    I like the Sentry Pistol Safe that Home Depot and Amazon sell with the keypad for quick access and it is small enough to fit under a bed or couch. Just be sure to change the batteries regularly.
     
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  6. steve-in-kville

    steve-in-kville

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    Our children range from 2 y/o to late teens. I've had long guns on a rack and they've never been touched. Its a non-issue at our house. My older children learned to respect firearms at an early age. I am thankful for that. I worry about the younger ones that go through the "curiosity stage." That is my main concern.

    Thanks for the replies thus far.
     
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    All my shotguns are cruiser ready. Magazine loaded less one round to help extend spring life. Slide forward hammer down on an empty chamber and a 6 shot card velcroed to the side of the receiver. So my guns have 12-13 rounds on board and only require the slide to be racked to be put into service.
     
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    I was the oldest of eight children. As far back as I can remember, my dad kept a loaded revolver and rifle either in his room or near the back door. Although they were 22's, they doubled for HD and supper roaming along the fence line.we never touched them, until we were old enough to pop a squirrel or pheasant.
     
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  9. steve-in-kville

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    That is old school. And the way it still should be. Its all about respect.

     
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  10. Keith Stone

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    Same here. My 1301 tactical's mag tube is stuffed, with a round on top of the follower(hammer down)and empty chamber so all I have to do is rack the bolt to play.
     
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  11. Keith Pierson

    Keith Pierson Exploring Alternate Routes

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    No young 'uns in the house now. When we had them, the kids were "gun proofed", not the other way around. Not a child or a grandchild as of yet has ever touched one without supervision.
    It isn't rocket science.
     
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    This same thread is a May thread (pg.#3)
    But to answer my home defense are all locked & loaded within arms reach, and my carry also.
     
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    I don't have any children in the house, so I have a loaded AR under the bed for home defense. I usually have my Glock 19 on me until I go to bed, so I've never seen a need to stash firearms elsewhere in the house.
     
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    Ditto....
     
  15. Glockworks

    Glockworks Who, me? Silver Member

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    Mossberg 500 in master bedroom, tube filled, just needs to be accessed and racked. ON my person currently is Ruger Speed Six 3" barrel. I change out sometimes with a Glock 19 these days. Everything else in the safe. No need to keep others loaded.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    In prop it in a corner, loaded, with an empty chamber and the safety off. I don't use locks. In an emergency, I just have to chamber a round.
     
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    Gun rack above my my closet door in the bed room and in the front closet. And a handgun of the day under one of my wifes fake flowers on the wall near the front.and rottie where ever hee wants to be.
     
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    No kids running around so I keep an 870 Police Mag under bed loaded to the gills with safety on and Benelli M2 Tactical in closet in den in same condition.
     
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    my shotgun is in the hall closet, loaded, safety on, two rounds rubber buck, regular 00 buck, and two slugs.