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1 posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:34 AM PST by jdsteel
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We looked into that a couple of years ago but never actually purchased one. At the time there was a model that hung under your bed with a quick access door. I’ve forgotten how you actally accessed it. But, our bed is an ntique, and i wasn’t too keen on attachng anything to the bottom of it, although it is high, and there is room.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 8:39:46 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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Lost all mine when our canoe capsized last November 6th.

You can hide nothing from children... ever... They can open most safes, eventually. they will never give up. Be cautious and teach them gun safety ASAP>

3 posted on 01/14/2013 8:41:37 AM PST by Tugo
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Obviously one you can get into quickly if you need to, small enough to fit into the space available, unqweildy enough that badguys can’t just walk off with it, and secure enough that breaking into it is a nonstarter.
That rules out plastic faced, glass fronted wooden uprights, and small tiny ones.
Beyond that, it boils down to money and personal preference.
Check the lock styles and pick one that you can open quickly.


4 posted on 01/14/2013 8:42:13 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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Beware of some of the small biometric nightstand safes. I have seen video of them opening when dropped. Not sure if those problems have been addressed. When my grandkids come over the 12 guage that normally sits against a dresser gets moved into a locked closet.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 8:42:37 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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Safe?

You don't need no steekin' safe!

Just leave 'em out in the open.

It's what all the conservatives do.

Haven't you heard that on the news?

6 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:18 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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I’ve heard that the fingerprint recognition safes are not very reliable.

The safe in my vehicle is similar to this one:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/gun-vault-minivault-hand-gun-safe.html?gclid=CMatu66k6LQCFQY5nAodnxEAFw&ef_id=UO1SoQAAXur6w2@g:20130114163820:s

I can access my pistol in about 3 seconds.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 8:46:15 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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Best bedroom gun safe???

Gun safe? What hte hell is a gun safe? Guns are usppsoed to keep US safe, not the other way around!


8 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:23 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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We use two Sentry®Safe Quick Access Pistol Safes.
Academy, http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_649053_-1__?N=626381016

It may not fit all your criteria - but they work great for us.
I've attached them to our bedside table, facing the bed. when activated the door pops open and downward allowing easy access to our 1911s.
The buttons are set up so that when you press any one of them, the thing activates they all light up, and then you press your entry code.

We pop the doors before turning out the lights and then close the doors in the morning, against snoopy grandkids.

10 posted on 01/14/2013 8:50:11 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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Here’s a link to something I’ve had experience with:

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4196542&kw=locking+gun+box&origkw=locking+gun+box

Inexpensive enough to give it a try & see if this works for you. The box can be bolted in a drawer so a thief would have to take the whole drawer with him unless he could break the drawer off the box, which wouldn’t be easy.

It has a keypad you can program - only one issue I see - if you get nervous and mess it up more than 2 or 3 times (can’t remember which), it times out for about 10 minutes .. BUT it also has a key. At night, I think I’d put the key in it - quieter than using the keypad and one turn, you’re in. Make sure you don’t lose the key - if the batteries go out in the keypad & you can’t get in & have no key, it’s not easy getting a replacement from the company (need proof of purchase so they know you are the original owner, etc.)

I bought this for an old lady friend of mine who was in a nursing home. She wore her money in a little flannel pouch pinned to her clothes so no one would steal it which was really inconvenient. I bought her this box (it’s heavy enough I didn’t think they’d steal the box) and we kept it in her dresser drawer. The first time she had to go to the hospital, I covered it up, etc. and we were curious to see if the ‘help’ would be going through her drawers - sure enough, we could tell from the way the drawer was disturbed that they were looking for valuables. She kept her money, billfold, and some jewelry in there. If she wanted access, she asked a CNA to get the box out of the drawer, put it in her lap, and leave the room. She would put in her keypad code, get out what she wanted, then call them back in to put it in the drawer. Worked like a charm. It is small enough to leave out, just cover with a pretty doily or something.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 8:53:25 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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Get a GunVault. We love ours.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 8:54:39 AM PST by TalonDJ
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Other options:

- Be sure they are unloaded at all times, unless you plan to use them
- Make sure the guns and ammo are not in immediate proximity, unless you plan to use them
- Put them somewhere "out of reach" when the grand kids come over
- Purchase and apply a couple trigger or cable locks (cheaper than a safe).
- Any/all of the above.

14 posted on 01/14/2013 8:56:09 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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My parents had 5 children. None of us would have ever gotten one of Daddy’s guns without permission.

Of course you cannot train kids who are not under your control. I have noticed some guns now have a key lock which completely blocks the action. That is really not a bad idea when visitors are present.

At other times I would keep it unlocked and ready for action.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 8:56:33 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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Under bed gun safe My wife and I have 2 kids under 2. We have two (2) gun vaults on each side of bed. In the closet is a stack on safe. We will upgrade to the underbed safe when the funds are available.
18 posted on 01/14/2013 9:03:23 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Look for the UNION label.....then buy something else!)
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I bought a “book” safe from Sears on line for $24.99. looks like an antique book - kids aren't drawn to a big book. You lift the antique book cover and there is the safe. Two keys come with it. Inset the key and lift the top of the safe and there is your gun. Two guns would take two books. it's fast to open this safe. I have mine in the top drawer of my night stand but the book could sit on top of that night stand. I don't think a kid would go for a book, but if one did, they wouldn't have the key to open it. I think you would be aware if one got the book.
21 posted on 01/14/2013 9:13:47 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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Grandchildren are not allowed in my house. That solves that problem. ;)

All of my firearms are loaded and ready to go, and in various places in the house. Then there are the razor sharp chef's knives in the kitchen, and the ham radio gear with all that 'lectrikity.... This house is a Darwin test, so no grandkids until they get old enough to pass their NRA certification.

/johnny

22 posted on 01/14/2013 9:15:22 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Trigger lock when the kids visit and keep it up on top of a dresser. Unlocked and on hand at all other times.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 9:18:02 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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Trigger lock when the kids visit and keep it up on top of a dresser. Unlocked and on hand at all other times.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 9:18:04 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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I have a large vault type to keep mine. I too have grand kids and take the time to simply lock them up when they come over. These days < $1000 can get you a very nice fireproof model. It’s not real pretty but... You can keep all your valuables and important papers inside. A friend of mine has been in this business for over 30 years. The peace of mind is priceless.

Typically a moving company delivers them and they can be bolted to the floor.

http://agenglish.com/


26 posted on 01/14/2013 9:22:10 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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I keep this one by the bedside. The Stack-On PS-514. It can be bolted down and has a 4 digit combination that requires a 5th button be pressed. It also has a key. I have set up a small LED button size light outside and a magnetic sensor LED on the inside. Wifey keeps her pieces in one on her side of the bed.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 9:22:58 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Humans have eliminated natural selection. Morons are now a protected species. They breed and vote.)
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Leave them where they are, unload & hide your ammo.

Then teach the kiddies gun safety - good bonding time for you & them.


29 posted on 01/14/2013 9:23:48 AM PST by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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