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JRscooby

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Posted: 12/27/20 02:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Might be best to bolt the safe down in a spot where it could be pried loose fairly quickly, but make noise when loose. Then hide the stuff you want to keep. Thief breaks in, sees safe. He will know that's the jackpot. But the noise might make them want to leave. When they get it open, they got nothing.

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JimR 1 wrote:

First now every body knows you have a safe, next they know you have a firearm and an iPad. Just saying ???



Its highly doubtful a substantial number of lowlife thieves are now searching for some guy named Durbs based on his post, who is located somwhere in the NW. But you never know I guess.

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JimR 1 wrote:

First now every body knows you have a safe, next they know you have a firearm and an iPad. Just saying ???

To answer your question if I had one I would not have it in the open but easy to get to and be able to see to open and yes have it secured.

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What are you smoking?
I have 2 safes and a bunch of firearms. But you don’t know who I am so who cares....


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JRscooby wrote:

Might be best to bolt the safe down in a spot where it could be pried loose fairly quickly, but make noise when loose. Then hide the stuff you want to keep. Thief breaks in, sees safe. He will know that's the jackpot. But the noise might make them want to leave. When they get it open, they got nothing.

The old reverse psychology trick...
Even better just leave a note in the safe saying Ha Ha!

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Posted: 12/27/20 04:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have to agree with previous thought! I have a safe in that same corner of the closet nicely concealed and certainly welded into place but with my wife, loading every inch of the MH, I couldn't get to anything fast if I wanted to! Your firearm needs to be secure but also readily available if need be.


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If it is small enough, which it likely is, get somebody who is handy with upholstery and a sewing machine.

Get some foam padding, some fabric that matches your upholstery and custom make a snug but not tight fitting cover that has flaps to fold underneath the safe. Place it near a chair or the sofa in plain sight.

It is now cleverly disguised as a footstool.

It is out in the open for quick access should you need your protection, and no thief will ever think twice about examining a footstool by a sofa.
Remember, they are after something valuable that is easy to grab and run with.

And, when you are relaxing with a beverage of choice, you have a nice place to prop up your feet! [emoticon]


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Sorry, double post.
Server timed out, error message so I clicked post again

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Money safe - To store extra credit cards, some cash, checkbooks, spare keys, and TP locate the safe in a dark corner under the kitchen sink behind the pots and pans, dishtowels, and cleaning supplies. The location should be a tight space where a crowbar can't be used to pry the safe. You won't be accessing this safe very frequently so it can be hidden.

Handgun safe - A biometric safe bolted to a wall or cabinet exterior in plain sight and easy access. The best place for a handgun is in a holster on your hip loaded and ready to use.

Rifle safe - A locking wall mount attached under the bed or inside a closet. The rifle should be unloaded and ammo stored in a different but accessible location along with the keys.


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Posted: 12/28/20 05:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bolt it down. Just make sure if the other side of the bolt is accessible that you use carriage bolts on the outside.
Don't fret about it being too easy to open at night. Just put the handgun on the nightstand at night. Lock it up in the morning if you are not carrying it.


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JimR 1 wrote:

First now every body knows you have a safe, next they know you have a firearm and an iPad. Just saying ???

To answer your question if I had one I would not have it in the open but easy to get to and be able to see to open and yes have it secured.

JimR


Fortunately, Durb doesn't drive around with "Durb here" written on the side of his trailer so who is going to know it's him???

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