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mechanic021

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I am getting ready to move into my new house and there will be little kids around. I have about 15 guns to take with me and was wondering if I should see about getting a gun safe for them or just use my gun locks for right now. I have the type of gun locks that you remove the bolt and lock them through the breach. The guns will be in a locked room in the basement and the ammo will be kept in another part of the house completely. Only I will have the gun lock keys and the keys for the door to the basement room so do you think this is enough safety measures until I can afford a nice gun safe?
 



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I have one of the big cheapo gunsafe's that fits in the corner and i like it. The plan is to replace it one day with a real gun safe but cant justify the $1000 price right now. Cant really say too much about the locks as ive never used 'em.
 






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How old are the kids?

Have they been taught about gun safety?

Are they mechanically inclined to be able to reassemble the guns to operate?

What other measures can you take to seperate keys, ammo, and guns away from one another?





Jeff - :navajo:
 






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SAFE. There's no better way.
 


















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I have both. I keep my handgun in a small safe with a trigger lock... I guess fine for one or 2 but it may not be fiesable for 15...
 






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I would go with a gun safe. If not because of the kids at least if someone breaks in. If the guns only have a trigger or breach lock they can still be carried out of your home. If the guns are in a safe it is less likely that they will be stolen. Criminals will walk out with a gun and cut the lock off later. Chances are they will not walk out with a properly secured safe.

Just my two cents>
 






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My stepson is 4 years old and he will be taught about gun safety and he will not be allowed near them at any time. I planned on keeping the guns locked up in the basement and keep the ammo and the actions for the guns in a small lock box in my closet upstairs.
 






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A good thief will be able to get into a locked room fairly quick, most will not spend the time to get into a safe.
 






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