The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > General Discussion Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 26, 2013, 01:43 PM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: April 16, 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 194
Re: Do you own a gun lock or a gun safe?

Had 3, now one big safe
Orphanedcowboy is offline  
Old June 26, 2013, 01:45 PM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: February 16, 2006
Location: IOWA
Posts: 7,018
Why do you ask ???

How many of you own a gun lock or a gun safe?
Both and why do you ask ???

As always,
Be Safe !!!
'Fundamental truths' are easy to recognize because they are verified daily through simple observation and thus, require no testing.
Pahoo is offline  
Old June 26, 2013, 03:51 PM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: August 8, 2009
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 1,891
My safe is big enough for a grown man to walk into, providing all the shelves were removed. The top three shelves are reserved for my handguns and those shelves are equipped two custom made, double tier gun racks. The bottom two shelves are reserved for important papers and other valuables. Even have room for my M-4 and shotgun.

I outgrew my original safe after about 6 guns.

Gun locks: got a box of them that I never use.
May the Schwartz Be With You.
NRA Instructor
NRA Life Member
45Gunner is offline  
Old June 26, 2013, 03:59 PM   #29
Once Fired
Join Date: October 26, 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 62
I currently live in my RV, so options are limited.

Primarily I use a speedvault.

Once Fired
Video games are for when you need to escape from reality. Responsible firearm ownership is for when you can't.
Zombie Apocalypse Games
Once Fired Lake City Brass
Once Fired is offline  
Old June 27, 2013, 04:35 PM   #30
P5 Guy
Senior Member
Join Date: December 1, 2005
Location: Tampa Bay
Posts: 1,678
My house is locked when I'm not there.
P5 Guy is offline  
Old June 27, 2013, 07:40 PM   #31
Senior Member
Join Date: January 30, 2006
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,344
Large, heavy, expensive fire resistant safe currently storing about 40 firearms. It cannot be removed from my home without some specialized heavy equipment. Breaking into the safe would require efforts which would attract attention. Not perfect but it provides a lot of comfort about my firearms.
Vietnam Veteran ('69-'70)
NRA Life Member
RMEF Life Member
lefteye is offline  
Old June 27, 2013, 08:44 PM   #32
Junior Member
Join Date: January 15, 2002
Location: Humble, TX
Posts: 13
I use a pretty hefty safe. It is a Liberty "Fatboy" that I was able to purchase for a really good price. High quality and made in the USA!
gordyt is offline  
Old June 27, 2013, 08:50 PM   #33
Staff In Memoriam
Join Date: October 31, 2007
Location: Western Florida panhandle
Posts: 11,069
I own many gun locks... I use them for all sorts of things... Just not locking the guns...

My guns are kept in a lockable location in my home but not a safe or locker...

hogdogs is offline  
Old June 28, 2013, 12:58 AM   #34
Senior Member
Join Date: November 25, 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,951
Big heavy safe

Retired LE, M.P., Sr. M.P. Investigator F.B.I. Trained Rangemaster/Firearms Instructor & Armorer, Presently Forensic Document Examiner for D.H.S.

Last edited by armsmaster270; June 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM.
armsmaster270 is offline  
Old June 28, 2013, 01:58 PM   #35
Senior Member
Join Date: July 5, 2008
Posts: 182
I have a box of gun locks. I put one on a gun once but then couldn't find the key when I wanted to take it off the gun. Could you imagine what would happen if you had a gun lock on a gun and a bad guy came in your house?

Gun locks are pretty handy for gates, sheds, bicycles, etc. The only gun lock I have that isn't useful at all is one that is designed to fit exactly into the trigger guard of a specific gun. I can't lock a box or shed with it.

I'd like to build a vault into my next house but I may be too old for a next house.
Levant is offline  
Old June 29, 2013, 08:14 AM   #36
Senior Member
Join Date: April 25, 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 3,309
Rifleman1776 is offline  
Old July 1, 2013, 04:10 PM   #37
Senior Member
Join Date: April 8, 2013
Posts: 251
Many of each... All my cartridge guns and many of my antiques are in safes or securing guns racks.
MattShlock is offline  
Old July 1, 2013, 05:51 PM   #38
Senior Member
Join Date: August 22, 2012
Posts: 1,031

Took three men to bring it into my house, two more to bolt it to the floor.

As long as I remember to close it, the guns ain't going anywhere.
thedudeabides is offline  
Old July 2, 2013, 07:02 AM   #39
Senior Member
Join Date: August 4, 2010
Location: Frozen Tundra
Posts: 869
yep, have a gun safe and a gun lock. I use the gun lock on my Browning A-Bolt but I don't have anything for my Winchester 9422. both are securely locked in the safe
gaseousclay is offline  
Old July 2, 2013, 11:51 AM   #40
Prof Young
Senior Member
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Posts: 1,294
Five safes . . .

I have five safes. One for pistols, one for long guns, one for ammo. These are the less expensive "stack on" variety. Plus I have a handgun safe in master bedroom of each of our homes. The only loaded guns are in the hand gun safes and only when we are in residence at that home. All else are unloaded and have a trigger lock or cable lock on them.
Live well, be safe.
Prof Young
Prof Young is online now  
Old July 7, 2013, 07:22 PM   #41
Senior Member
Join Date: December 21, 2001
Location: Boston, People's Republic of MA
Posts: 1,541
One large gun safe, one mini pistol safe, and about 3-4 trigger locks laying around.
Proud to have served.
Brian48 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08225 seconds with 7 queries