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Income tax came in ..........picked up a shotgun

Mainly for home defense. Naturally I hope I will never have to use it. I have always kept a .357 magnum hid in the house. But between that thing deafening me and possibly going through the walls and killing someone out side the house, I thought this would be a better selection. Can anyone recommend a good trigger lock that can be removed quickly? (or reasonable quickly) Only thing now is, this is a little harder to hide. It's some no name brand and it was cheap . $250.00, TriStar out of Missouri. It came with a standard synthetic stock and the one that is on it now as an extra. (included in the price) I have not shot it yet. To be honest after reading the owners manual, I am a little worried about the quality. Under gun saftey rules, this is rule number 10. Exactly as it is written. Other that it looks like it will do what it's supposed to.

"10. Wear protective shooting glasses and adequate henring prorection when shoting"

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Just like the one the guy was shooting last time we were at Alpine range...

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Just like the one the guy was shooting last time we were at Alpine range...

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Holy shit. I have learned long ago that my hearing is a very valuable thing. I wasn't sure if there was a place to shoot shot guns there at Alpine other than the skeet range.

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Is he shooting that on the pistol range?

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There's one stall at the end of the 30 yard pistol range for shotguns. And yeah, we were keeping our distance, he had poor trigger discipline too. Go figure.
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I remember a few years back I was at Alpine and these Indian guys were shooting some weird pistol. Those idiots were hitting the metal pillars(visible in that Alpine pic) that were part of the building structure. I heard the whizzing of a couple of ricochet and promptly packed up my stuff and got the fuck out of there!

I also LOL'd when we got to the pistol section at Alpine and looked up and saw all the bullet holes in the sheet metal roof right above us.
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SSMAN, do you have kiddos at the house?

I saw a cool mount that goes on the side of your bed. I figure if you have access to a welder you could easily make one.

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There's one stall at the end of the 30 yard pistol range for shotguns. And yeah, we were keeping our distance, he had poor trigger discipline too. Go figure.

Thanks, I did not know they had a lane for shotguns. I just want to run a couple of shells through it and then put it up.

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I remember a few years back I was at Alpine and these Indian guys were shooting some weird pistol. Those idiots were hitting the metal pillars(visible in that Alpine pic) that were part of the building structure. I heard the whizzing of a couple of ricochet and promptly packed up my stuff and got the fuck out of there!

I also LOL'd when we got to the pistol section at Alpine and looked up and saw all the bullet holes in the sheet metal roof right above us.
I remember about 10 years plus ago there was an old man that man'd that booth out there. He was not bashful about jumping your shit if you even walked in the place with out physically showing you were safe. (guns either in a case or open champer as you go in.) He would probably shoot you if you were shooting the pillars.

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Thanks, I did not know they had a lane for shotguns. I just want to run a couple of shells through it and then put it up.
It's a good 30 feet out or so, so you really can't see if you're hitting the target, but it's good to get a feel for the gun.

Hell I learned last trip out that tactical shotguns can indeed do well shooting skeet. LOL
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SSMAN, do you have kiddos at the house?

I saw a cool mount that goes on the side of your bed. I figure if you have access to a welder you could easily make one.

Excuse my ghetto drawing.

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Yes, my son (10 years old) is here quite a bit. ( He knows that shit will hit the fan if I ever catch him or his friends in my room. But we know you can't rely on kids doing the right thing all the time) I have seen one of those posted on here a while back. It would be easy to make. To be honest, I did all the thinking on saftey as far as bullets going through walls and stuff. I just did not put a lot of thought about the gun being visible while I am gone. ( Mainly so it does not get stolen if I am not home) That is the only problem I have with the bed mount. I did buy a trigger lock for it. It's loaded but not chambered. The trigger lock is a combination lock with three digits. It comes off pretty fast.

I would like the gun out of sight, but accessible. I will have to do some thinking on this. It would be kinda nifty to have a velcro flap on the side of the box spring to slid the gun into.

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Kids will be kids... no matter where you put something, they will find it. Curiousity is just part of being a little one.

You're gonna have to put it out of sight and also keep a lock on it.
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It's a good 30 feet out or so, so you really can't see if you're hitting the target, but it's good to get a feel for the gun.

Hell I learned last trip out that tactical shotguns can indeed do well shooting skeet. LOL

I just want to make sure it fires with no problem. You know the old saying, never go to battle with an unproven gun. If I could find a place in the country to just pop 2-3 shells through, that would be enough. It's been so long since I have shot skeet, I'm not sure that I would be blaming the gun if none of them broke.

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teach your kid about the safety of a gun, both mine know about guns in my house and that if there is a gun out in the open to come get me and not to touch it.
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looks like a star trek shotgun
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teach your kid about the safety of a gun, both mine know about guns in my house and that if there is a gun out in the open to come get me and not to touch it.
Believe me, he knows about gun safety. It just that you can never predict what the friends can talk them in to. I have never had and issue with him even remotely questioning me about gun safety. But its the "after the fact" accidents we can't live with. Even with gun saftey being taught to my son, I will not take the chance of anything happening. They will be locked, one way or another. Out side of another kid beating another kid to death with the gun, it will not go off no matter what. It's just my silly way of thinking.

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Id buy a safe that you could get open quickly if kids are in the home.

I knew not to fuck with my dads guns, but i had my own to play with.

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Kids will be kids... no matter where you put something, they will find it. Curiousity is just part of being a little one.

You're gonna have to put it out of sight and also keep a lock on it.

You are 100 percent correct and that is exactly what I plan to do. LOL! I have a gun safe as well. I always pictured myself dead at the safe trying to open it to get a gun and being shot in the process. (takes a damn long time to open)
Just trying to find a happy medium on protecting my castle/family and still being safe in the process. (or at least as much as possible)

Accidents are accidents, but they can not be reversed. I have one son, and I plan on him burying me some day. Not the other way around. That is the best I can do.

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Id buy a safe that you could get open quickly if kids are in the home.

I knew not to fuck with my dads guns, but i had my own to play with.
It's a good thought and I have thought of that. But most safes (finger print activated) you can only put a pistol in. There is that going through the wall thing again. Like in the post above, most safes can not be breached quickly. That is why I went with the shot gun. It's long and almost impossible to shoot yourself with. I have a trigger lock on it and it is not chambered and it will not go through the bricks of my house. My gun safe holds 18 guns and there is not a vacant slot in there. This was the simplest solution I could think of and still not worry about somebody walking away or shooting me after the fact. Lets face it, with a shotgun with double 00 buck in it, you can pretty much mow down anything with out precise aiming involved. To many houses being broke into during the hard times. You see on the news alot of thieves being shot breaking into homes. Just trying to be prepared. Like I said, I hope I never have to use it. But if someone is in my house, I will not hesitate to remodel the place.

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