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Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: March 27, 2020 06:56AM
Shopping around for a bedside safe and suddenly "confused". Anyone have any good suggestions? I'm being told "no fingerprint reader" by some... Some swear by them.

Simple safe (but won't fit in my nightstand)

[www.amazon.com]

Digital Keypad

[www.amazon.com]

Digital Keypad and fingerprint identification

[www.amazon.com]

This is probably fine but might be too tall but could mount it in the closet.

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: d4
Date: March 27, 2020 07:36AM
Hide it in plain sight with RFID lock.



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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 27, 2020 07:38AM
Fingerprint locks are problematic on the ones I've tried. Touch button sequence are best. But PRACTICE with it until its muscle memory...
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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: JPK
Date: March 27, 2020 08:33AM
I keep all my guns in a safe, except one.

The one I have in the bedroom is concealed and attached to the back of my nightstand. I have no young children in the house. When I had young children this was not an option.

My big problem is this. The one time you actually may need it will be a high stress, quick decision making time and I don't want a locked anything to complicate a situation.

The other mechanism I have in the house is not a traditional safe, but does keep a gun secured in al alternate way. It does not use numbers or fingerprints but a magnet (or RFID device or bluetooth) in a specific point. You can check it out below. It is painted to match the surrounding decor and completely looks unsuspicious and and functional. One of the items on the shelf has a magnet attached to the bottom of it and when moved into a specific place opens the unit. [www3.tacticaltraps.com]

Good luck and stay safe.

JPK
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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 27, 2020 10:29AM
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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 27, 2020 10:41AM
Isn't the safe just going to slow you down when seconds matter?



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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 27, 2020 12:24PM
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mattkime
Isn't the safe just going to slow you down when seconds matter?

Maybe move to a nicer neighborhood...



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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 27, 2020 12:28PM
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mattkime
Isn't the safe just going to slow you down when seconds matter?

Maybe move to a nicer neighborhood...

Criminals stay out of nicer neighborhoods? smiley-shocked003



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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: March 27, 2020 12:48PM
I've always wondered about how to keep guns at hand in an emergency (say in the dark of night when you are awakened), but safe from kids (of all ages). We don't have kids living here now, but grandkids visit, and sometimes stay overnight. No guns in the house at this point.

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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: March 27, 2020 01:05PM
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Rick-o
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mattkime
Isn't the safe just going to slow you down when seconds matter?

Maybe move to a nicer neighborhood...

Criminals stay out of nicer neighborhoods? smiley-shocked003

Yup, they stay out of the rich neighborhoods. ;)
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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: decay
Date: March 27, 2020 01:51PM
That 'whiskey flag' is hideous.



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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 27, 2020 02:00PM
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spacescape
Yup, they stay out of the rich neighborhoods. ;)

unsurprisingly, yes.

[www.neighborhoodscout.com]



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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 27, 2020 04:13PM
....is this for the.......'family jewels'......?????



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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 27, 2020 08:00PM
1st Rule of Gun Safety;



Get one. old fogey smiley
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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 27, 2020 08:07PM
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Lux Interior

I wanted to post this GIF.
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Re: Gun Safety... Anyone suggest a bedside safe?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 28, 2020 08:39AM
One has to assess the threat level when deciding on the accessibility of a firearm.

Most people will live their entire life never needing to use much less even own one.

For some, it's a form of insurance, better to have and not need, etc.

To that end 'seconds matter' is more often than not hyperbole, until it isn't

There might be as much as a minute or two that a threat is imminent, or more.

Keeping a firearm very close at hand is probably the best tactic for someone concerned about a threat, mainly burglary or a home invasion. At the side of the bed between the mattress and the frame, if that's an option. Concealed by close at hand. When out of the house, the duty weapon goes into a gun safe, preferably concealed. I don't care for a gun in the nightstand, but it's an option.

One problem with this methodology is some owners get lazy and leave the gun concealed but unprotected, i.e. out of the safe when they leave the house. Very bad.

The big questions are – does one know the legal standard for self-defense for their state, and could they shoot someone if need be. If one fails to neutralize the threat, there is the risk of being injured or killed with one's own weapon. If it's just one person, it's a lesson learned the hard way, how ever fleeting. Letting down those who's lives depend on you is unforgivable.

In CA, bare fear does not justify the use of deadly force, does not rise to the standard of self-defense. And dragging a body inside the house is not the answer to a bad judgement call.

My advice is – don't get a gun just because 'I might need one'.

If one is determined to get a firearm, knowledge of applicable laws and proficiency in its use are mandatory.

Loading, unloading, and safe-ing as a function of muscle memory is important, yet most who get one or two for 'home defense' never come close. One should be able to do the aforementioned blind folded. When the pressure's on, what was seen on YouTube becomes a vague, distant memory.

I won't say who should or shouldn't go out and arm themselves, only if when someone does, they better damn sure man-up to the responsibility of ownership and use.

As though somebody's life depends on it.




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