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Old April 28, 2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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Long Gun Accessibility

I like to keep a long gun out of the safe for home defense when one of us is home. To be clear this solution is implemented in our bedroom and we have no children. Our guests are never in our bedroom so this is safe. If I had children I would not store a firearm this way.

I have been leaning a shotgun up in a corner of our room and had decided that it was too far away from the bed to do any serious good. We were keeping it in the bedroom safe and simply taking it out leaving it access able. Cruiser ready of course. I decided that I wanted quicker closer to the bed implementation that kept the gun in a safe position.

I used two spring clamps that are made for hanging rakes and shovels in a shed. I simply found the closest studs and took some measurements. Bottom line I liked my idea so well I went with a his and hers approach.

I need to add some rubber or felt to the metal clamps to minimize scratching.

Regards, Vermonter
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Old April 28, 2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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You could use a rubberized spray paint to the brackets to reduce any scratches.

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Old April 28, 2014, 01:59 PM   #3
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Or that rubberized tool handle grip stuff that you dip the piece in.
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Old May 3, 2014, 12:42 AM   #4
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Difficulty in having a long gun ready and "safe" near the bed is the reason my pistol is my bedside gun. That being said, ideally my pistol is to get me to my shotgun.
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Old May 3, 2014, 10:27 AM   #5
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When our kids were young, I used to keep a loaded shotgun in an electric police cruiser rack mounted on the wall by a door.

The release was out of sight, on top of the door frame, at my arms span from the rack. I purposely left the delay out of the circuit, so you had to push the button, and pull the gun from the rack at the same time.

I used an old commercial emergency back up light as a battery back up for the switch. Even if the power went down, the switch still worked.
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