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How do you Secure Your Home Defense Shotgun...
« on: April 10, 2012, 12:53:33 am »
 ...so you will not end up facing your own shotgun - when you return home?
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    Re: How do you Secure Your Home Defense Shotgun...
    « Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 10:13:59 am »
    I don't own one, but I've heard good things about the Mossberg Loc Box.
    « Last Edit: April 10, 2012, 11:11:16 am by JesseL »
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    Re: How do you Secure Your Home Defense Shotgun...
    « Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 10:47:24 am »
    Buy a cruiser gunlock and install it to a stud. They're designed to be used with an electronic pushbutton release with keyed override, but no one said you can't just use the key.

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    « Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 10:52:49 am »
    Actually, the lockbox seems to be the same idea, just more designed for that sort of use, and cheaper.
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    Re: How do you Secure Your Home Defense Shotgun...
    « Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 11:14:42 am »
    I honestly don't worry about it.
    When I go to work, I have to disarm, if someone is waiting for me when I get home whether or not I've got my HD shotgun locked up all I've got is a pocket knife and a lot of pissed off to have at him with.

    But usually I just stick all my guns back in the safe every morning.
    I really want one with a electronic lock for the frequent flier HD guns and carry guns and keep the range toys / SHTF guns in the current big ole box o' metal.

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    « Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 12:18:47 pm »
    by creative hiding. you will find the Hamas's secret bacon stash before my shotgun.
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    « Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 12:24:14 pm »
    Kind of the same boat as above....but I do carry to and from work and keep my CCW piece in a lockbox in my truck.  When I pull the G19 out to put next to me at night it comes out of the safe and goes back in the morning when I get ready to leave.  A shotgun would do the same if thats how I rolled.

    Depending on how willing you are to cut up your house, they do make those wall safes that you can put in your closet behind your clothes that secure to your wall studs.
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    Re: How do you Secure Your Home Defense Shotgun...
    « Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 01:43:42 pm »
    Do you think most of the shotguns owned for home defense are properly secured when when the owners are away?
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    « Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 01:52:09 pm »
    I'll be facing a G17 or one of my snubbies. My wife doesn't like shooting a shotgun.  :D
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    Re: How do you Secure Your Home Defense Shotgun...
    « Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 02:33:41 pm »
    I have small children (toddler apes) who are resourceful, strong, and determined.  Anything I am not carrying is in the safe.  Anyone who breaks in while I am away will have to survive a minefield of wheeled toys, Lego caltrops, shoe coat and book obstacles before they can attempt to break into the safe.

    When I lived in an apartment with only a small lock box, I kept long gun bolts locked in with pistols.  Non bolt weapons were disassembled to limit their roles to club, not firearm.  All were moderately concealed--but burglars are good at finding stuff normal people think is hidden.
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    « Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 02:49:58 pm »
    I have small children (toddler apes) who are resourceful, strong, and determined.  Anything I am not carrying is in the safe.  Anyone who breaks in while I am away will have to survive a minefield of wheeled toys, Lego caltrops, shoe coat and book obstacles before they can attempt to break into the safe.

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    « Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 02:55:23 pm »
    Yeah, Lego caltrops are just mean...

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    « Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 04:16:45 pm »
    I loled.

    I put mine under the bed and then surround the bed with dirty laundry, thus concealing my weapon behind a stinky fortification.

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    « Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 04:17:59 pm »
    Do you think most of the shotguns owned for home defense are properly secured when when the owners are away?
    Nope. Still doesn't make it a very bright idea.

    We get calls ALL THE TIME from home or vehicle owners who return to find thieves going through their home or car. It would truly suck to stumble upon the thief just as he stumbled upon your unsecured gun.

    If you can foresee a problem, you can avoid a problem. I tell people all of the time that yeah, my handgun safe can be picked up and carried away. SO WHAT? It means that it will be carried away rather than accessed on scene, which means that when my wife comes home with the kids she may not face a burglar with my M&P Compact.

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    « Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 05:00:59 pm »
    .....Lego caltrops....
    I believe these have been outlawed by the H.Clinton  led U.N. as cruel and unusual.. :coffee
    My problem is I am away a week at a time. I have mounted a locking steel box in the trunk. Since my car is in a private secured lot while I'm gone, I rearm myself within 10-15 minutes of landing. Everything else is safey locked away. You'll find Roper1911's stuff before you find my home lock-up.
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    « Reply #15 on: April 10, 2012, 05:57:27 pm »
    Nope. Still doesn't make it a very bright idea.

    We get calls ALL THE TIME from home or vehicle owners who return to find thieves going through their home or car. It would truly suck to stumble upon the thief just as he stumbled upon your unsecured gun.

    If you can foresee a problem, you can avoid a problem. I tell people all of the time that yeah, my handgun safe can be picked up and carried away. SO WHAT? It means that it will be carried away rather than accessed on scene, which means that when my wife comes home with the kids she may not face a burglar with my M&P Compact.

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    « Reply #16 on: April 10, 2012, 06:12:47 pm »
    Shotgun is in the safe when I'm not at home, and the XD is on my hip when I walk through the door; sucks to be a burglar.

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    « Reply #17 on: April 10, 2012, 11:19:14 pm »
    [snip]You'll find Roper1911's stuff before you find my home lock-up.
    you use a pocket dimension that you can only open with your DNA then?
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    « Reply #18 on: April 10, 2012, 11:58:00 pm »
    No offense Roper1911, I may have exag...egax....embellished a little.   ;)
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    « Reply #19 on: April 11, 2012, 12:03:22 am »
    Never liked the idea of a HD shotgun.  Never liked the idea of needing 2 hands to efficiently / safely manipulate, especially within my own home. 

    and no, I'm not starting up the debate either.   that's me and my choice.  Wife will pick up a pistol, she does not like shotguns either.   Son does, but a shotgun is not his first, second or third choice either. 

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    « Reply #20 on: April 11, 2012, 01:03:37 am »
    Plenty of room for debate on that point, for sure. What you're most comfortable with is probably best (within reason).

    My personal opinion is that the SG is a great barricade weapon, but you really need to train to clear a house well with a long gun. Part of that is length, part of it is the need to use both hands. If you have small kids, trying to go gather them up at 3AM with no hands free is a non-starter.

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    « Reply #21 on: April 11, 2012, 03:03:29 pm »
    I had a SG in my closet for many years.  Trigger locked and unloaded as per the law in these parts.

    Now it sits downstairs in a safe.

    It is much more efficient to have a magazine loaded pistol in a pushbutton safe.
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    « Reply #22 on: April 11, 2012, 08:40:31 pm »
    For a serious answer from me, my 870 is well hidden within easy reach yet up out of the kiddos' reach. Its not locked down or locked up so it'll be in quick contact if one of my "clients" shows up.

    The tube is loaded with slug and has Federal Flight Control 00 Buck on the side saddle, more slug on the stock and a Surefire forearm light. Its is my goto gun if trouble arrives on Lily Hill.
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    « Reply #23 on: April 11, 2012, 09:58:39 pm »
    Thank you all! This has been a good wake up call, until 5 minutes ago my SG was leaning against the bed post between the night stand. Tonight realized my first born is big enough he could manipulate it if he was so inclined. So now it is in the gun locker. Thinking I will fabricate an electric lock w/key override and secure it lengthwise along the bed frame. Another project...
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    Re: How do you Secure Your Home Defense Shotgun...
    « Reply #24 on: April 11, 2012, 11:54:10 pm »
    The seemingly unending debate on the "best shotgun load for home defense" seems to be of great importance to many.  Yet examining the reality of daily maintaining a shotgun in a secure state of readiness appears to be the great unexamined question of home defense planning.

    Perhaps the real concern should be the lack of any planning beyond "...I'll get my shotgun and..."    :hmm
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