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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Purchased my first firearm this weekend....

The neighbors house got broken into Friday night while she was sleeping. I've been kicking around the idea of getting one for a while anyway so with that going on I finally broke down and bought one.

Nothing special, Glock 17, but I purchased it with the intent of my wife being able to handle the weapon as well and be effective with it. We took it to the range yesterday and fired a few rounds. I'm not an expert on pistols or anything but the Glock is way smoother than the 9mm Beretta I qualed with in the military.

One question though...with children in the house what is the best way to store the weapon safely and still have quick access to it when needed?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 11:43 AM
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How old are your kids? There's no security better than teaching your kids what a gun is, what it's capable of, and proper handling. Then beat that ass if they're handling it without your approval.
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If you just have one pistol you want to lock up but also have quick access to, I would go with a GunVault.

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If you just have one pistol you want to lock up but also have quick access to, I would go with a GunVault.

http://gunvault.com/products/
+1. I've got the Multi-Vault and I keep my Glock 27 and Kimber .45 ACP both in there with loaded spare mags and a Surefire flashlight. Always a good idea to have a flashlight stored with the gun for when you ever have to go check some noise out late at night.




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If you just have one pistol you want to lock up but also have quick access to, I would go with a GunVault.

http://gunvault.com/products/
I've got two of their mini vaults, one in the living and one in the master, and they are worth their weight.


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+1. I've got the Multi-Vault and I keep my Glock 27 and Kimber .45 ACP both in there with loaded spare mags and a Surefire flashlight. Always a good idea to have a flashlight stored with the gun for when you ever have to go check some noise out late at night.
Lol, me too. I've got the .45 and a .38 in one and the .40 and a .9 in the other, with a surefire commander in each...

Almost forgot the 1.5 million candlepower spotlight sitting on the nightstand. If that thing doesn't blind their ass nothing will...
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This works....thats how i learned

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Lol, me too. I've got the .45 and a .38 in one and the .40 and a .9 in the other, with a surefire commander in each...

Almost forgot the 1.5 million candlepower spotlight sitting on the nightstand. If that thing doesn't blind their ass nothing will...
I've got quite the Surefire collection with a 6P, G2, U2, and an L1 that I keep together with my firearms. Nothing worse than hearing something late at night and not having a dependable flashlight to go along with your gun.

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Same here. Been around guns all my life and firearm safety started with my first Daisy BB gun. No kids here but I take my nephews to the range with me every so often and they know better to stay away from them when I'm not around but I'm not shy to show them what they are and answer any questions they have. Nothing worse than someone that's curious and wants to look at them when your not around (which is why I keep them locked up of course).




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I just have the $39 safe from Harbor Freight with the digital keypad. It's only purpose is to prevent a nosey kid from getting to my guns. The guns are either in the safe or on me. I didn't see a need for fast opening safes.

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