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u/AnEvenHuskierCat · 1 pointr/Firearms

The Glock 19 is the universal recommendation for a first gun because it is relatively cheap, extremely reliable, and is small enough to conceal while still being large enough to easily control.

That said, if you know with 100% certainty that your first gun is strictly going to be for home defense, I would recommend going larger. Larger guns are easier to control as there is more mass to absorb recoil and you get a larger sight radius (his is of course assuming the caliber stays the same). The Glock 17 is the larger, more home defense appropriate, version of the Glock 19. The Glock 34 is even larger still but at that point you are getting into competition gun territory (was literally built for IDPA) so that may be a bit much for home defense.

You'll also want to think about other factors like ergonomics; a Glock is fine but there is a good chance there is another 9mm that will fit your hand better. The Smith and Wesson M&P 9 is a comparable alternative that can also come with an external safety. The Ruger Security 9 is another option to look for that comes in a few hundred cheaper than a Glock. You may even find that metal offerings like a CZ-75B or Beretta 92FS feel better to you than a polymer double stack. Again there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Glock 19 but you might find the other guns fit your hand better. Ideally you would go to a gun range to rent so you could try before you buy.

What ever you go with, make sure the wife is fine with it as well. No I don't just mean that from a budget point of view; if you both went to class then she has to be just as comfortable using the firearm as you are. If anything it is even more important that the spouse is comfortable with the gun than you are as she may need to use it when you aren't around.

You seem fine with the range bag, eye/ear protection, and maintenance supplies so that seems good.

For kids I would recommend educating them to remove the mystic about firearms as well as a good wall mounted pistol safe for storage. I'm personally a fan of the Shotlock mechanical handgun safe as a mechanical tends to be more reliable than digital (for that price range) and you can bolt it above your night stand for easy access.

u/awesome_shtein · 1 pointr/guns

I don't see any specific recommendations for a safe, so wanted to make two specific ones. I have used and love both. Both are simplex style locking systems.

  • VLine's The Brute
    • Box-style; good to have it sit in one place. Holes in the bottom so you can screw it into the floorboards if you want (get it into joists). Surprisingly heavy duty for its size.

  • Solo Vault M 200
    • Slightly lighter weight than the brute, with the ability to be chained to things. Can be used to store locked up in a car, for example. If you get a chain, get a heavy duty one and a heavy duty lock with a long ish loop, put the lock loop through both ends of the chain and the designated hole in the box (it should make sense once you see the box, so maybe get box and look at it before getting a chain).

      Simplex locks are very reliable, but they also have a finite number of codes. A clever person with a ton of time on their hands could exhaustively try all codes to get in eventually. So they are not foolproof (no safe is), so you need to bear that in mind and be vigilant.

      Both are excellent and I think nearly the best for your purpose. I'd actually lean towards the M200 for your purpose.

      Finally, as I'm sure many have said, a safe is not a set-and-forget thing if you have a child. You must also teach your child about dangers of firearms. (It sounds like this has been said plenty by others so I'll leave it at that).

      ps ALSO, a Ruger SP101s are excellent, high-quality firearms - you made a great choice for a revolver and should not experience the problems you describe. As others have indicated, Ruger customer service is some of the best in the business. Contact them and they should help you out.
u/mecha-machi · 7 pointsr/shitguncontrollerssay

Dear OP, since it seems you are honestly curious for discussion, I will provide a thorough and honest breakdown as to why Jim's presentation on gun control can be considered, at best, low-blow hyperbole and satire that is not constructive in the discussion of gun control in the USA.

0:00~1:30 - Jim states government mandates on guns have worked in Australia and acknowledges some general cultural differences in the US. Jim dismisses high profile shootings that have happened in Australia post mandate (granted it is not nearly as bad as what happens in the USA)

Pt.1, 1:30-5:00 - Jim states the only argument for having a gun is that one likes guns, that they increase risk of domestic tragedy, and are not a viable solution for home protection. In examining the possible (and very unique) benefits of having a gun, it's more than just simply "I like guns" (and I promise I will elaborate on that later). In regards to suicide, the USA is not a statistical leader; countries with stricter controls such as France, Japan and S.Korea have higher suicide rates. In regards to responsible storage, there are solutions that lock guns away from curious children while allowing quick access should they be required.

Pt.1, 5:00~6:45 - Jim mocks the suggestion that armed staff at schools could reduce the damage from school shooters, describing staff as lacking qualification or incentive. Some school districts have regular police officers to be security at schools, often carrying their duty weapons while fulfilling their regular duties.

Pt.1, 6:45~7:15 Jim reels it all back saying not everyone agrees with him, but this is just a stand-up routine, so don't get all wound up. Well, thanks Jim! It's not like gun control supporters are going to take you seriously and share this link on social media to make their case, compelling me to write a serious response to your admittedly not so serious comedy routine. But you do take this seriously, as the ratings for this video are disabled, and you delete any comments containing thoughtful and honest disagreement.

Pt.1, 7:15-7:45 Jim addresses those who disagree with him, saying they're upset because he has "good points." No you don't, you dishonest hyperbolic gaslighter. If good comedy is about making light about the hard truths of life, please do better with your facts next time.

Pt.2, 0:00~2:15 - Jim is right that the first amendment protects him as he criticizes other amendments, and that they are not sacred as they are amendments, after all. So, here's what it takes to change the constitution, specifically in regards to repealing the 2nd as other amendments have in the past. Easy!

Pt.2, 2:15~3:00 - Slavery strawman. Slavery is antithetical to the ideals of human rights and freedom. Firearms have unique qualities in promoting freedom (again, will get into that, I promise).

Pt.2, 3:00~4:00 - Jim says it's the negligent 1% that screws up what responsible people should be allowed to do. Generally, that is the case. Gun control in the USA, for the most part, has been expanding for the past 100 years, most of it failing due generally to a lack of enforcement.

Pt.2, 4:00~5:00 - Unfunny and unproductive sidestep into Descartes foundational philosophy; moving on.

Pt.2, 5:00~6:15 - Jim says guns are too easy to buy (and that they can be delivered, which is mostly false). Jim jokes at the idea of a black market, saying crazy people won't have as much access to them. This may be true, but like with the prohibition, this incentivizes organized crime. And with enough guns to arm every human in the USA, manufacturing capabilities such as machining and 3D printing, all of which has a better shelf life than moonshine, a black market is a very real possibility.
Muzzle loaded guns can be shipped through the mail

Pt.2, 6:15~7:50 Jim makes fun of the idea that a militia can resist a government force that is technologically superior. Funny enough, this is used as an argument for why either a) the power of the federal government be limited (legally and militaristically) or b) that militias should be allowed to own more than just rifles. Vietnam and Iraq prove that guerrilla militias can exhaust the US military. If the government does become tyrannical, they would need to break significant red tape to deploy the full capabilities of the US military on the homeland (see the Posse Comitatus Act, restricting such deployment). Militias would likely be lead by veterans to fight against what remains of the US military that can be deployed and has not defected over unconstitutional orders. A tyrannical government that would break through this red tape would effectively become delegitimized, fragmenting the US into civil war. As terrifying as this sounds, the 2nd Amendment helps ensure that an emerging dictatorship cannot easily exploit the resources and people of the union. The better armed a populous, the more expensive and exhausting it will be to keep them under the boot.

And before I go, I'd like to cash in on some identity politics because it often seems to be all the rage with those who support gun control. I'm a 2nd Gen immigrant to the USA, and my parents were refugees escaping a tyrannical regime. Their generation had to take up arms to buy time to escape. Those who were not so lucky were imprisoned, forced into labor and worked to death, buried in mass graves. I find it tragically ironic that gun control advocates are quite often the same people who would call Trump the 2nd Hitler, because if that is the case, then get ready to be the 2nd Warsaw Ghetto uprising. I understand there's a preference to more peaceful measures in making a more perfect union, and we should keep it that way. But if limited only to free expression and protest, change might not happen at all. Just ask the thousands of students who participated in the 1989 Tienanmen square protests. Oh wait, you can't.

If you made it this far, thanks for taking the time. If not, hey, I'll save this the next time someone shares this unproductive rambling from Jim as if it carried sound wisdom. **edit: formatting

u/Jessie_James · 1 pointr/CCW

I got one of these:

I really like it. So far no issues with the fingerprint reader. It's a little loud when opening, but is big enough for 3 guns and a few extra magazines. It also has a little light that comes on when you open it.

Here's a nice video review of it:

It took under 10 seconds to open the other brand ... and they gave up at over 10 minutes trying to open the Liberty safe. Good enough for me.

FYI - they sell a "Mounting plate" but you probably don't need it. There are holes in the floor of the safe which you can use to mount it.

u/jonyou · 1 pointr/guns

I have this micro safe. I like it cause the fast access, internal battery, holes on bottom for mounting and it comes with a half decent security tether. Of course some bolt cutters could probably cut it. But it is pretty nice.

But for your case I'd recommend

Fast access and you can bolt it to a stud. I just prefer the fast access for if I'm home during a burglary. There is not going to be a safe that is cheap and portable that is going to prevent a determined burglar So like other users said I'd secure the apartment better as well.

u/Gun_Defender · 2 pointsr/canadaguns

>so i just want to be able to not have to spend absorbent legal fees defending myself.

For sure, the best solution would be to change the storage requirement laws, like how the storage requirements in Washington DC were recently struck down by our supreme court because they prevented people from legally storing guns accessible for self defense.

I'm just talking about your options for now, without any change to the laws.

>unlock your safe

Is there a requirement of what type of safe? Can you use the rapid unlock handgun safes, like this?

>(mag must not be in the gun during storage)

Do they inspect your storage periodically, and do you have warning of when such inspections will occur? I can't see how that could possibly be enforced in the US with our right against unreasonable searches. If you have a warning of when the inspections will occur you could make sure you were complying with the storage requirement just for the inspections, and if you have to use the gun in necessary self defense just lie and say it was unloaded.

>of course both of those options take time which as you know is very precious in a home invasion

Indeed, which is precisely why I'm suggesting you should break the law and be prepared to lie about it because they will be unable to prove you broke the law. We have a strong spirit of civil disobedience in the USA, and we consider an unconstitutional law to not be a binding law at all, we often simply ignore laws we don't agree with and are prepared to defend ourselves in the court of law from the consequences later if necessary.

u/liquience · 4 pointsr/magicTCG

Not the same one (another person linked you to that) but I will say this other, similar case has been great for me.

Stack-On DCOG-10 Deluxe Deep Cup Parts Storage Organizer with 10 Removable Cups

It's incredibly sturdy and can fit even large EDH decks plus tokens in a single cup. I use it for holding all my duel decks as well, and the wide cups are great for general storage (mana station, tokens, dice) or for holding oversized cards for planechase or archenemy.

I've got about six of those cases and they are fantastic.

u/offshell · 2 pointsr/CCW

I noticed someone else recommend Liberty Safe, and though I'm sure they were recommending the full size options, I was browsing and noticed their pistol boxes. The Liberty biometric smart vault for handguns looks exactly like the Inprint. I've actually had decent luck with the Inprint in terms of it reading the finger print. They are definitely just a box of thin sheet metal though. I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for, but if I couldn't get a small normal gun safe, I'd consider the heaviest jewelry/document/cash style safe I could get, or maybe something like the Fort Knox pistol safe mounted somewhere.

u/hello_josh · 1 pointr/CAguns

Knowing what you know now, make sure to get a good safe. The most important thing is that it can't be picked up and carried off - so bolt it down. And don't go for just the cheapest one you can find. This one is my favorite. Its very heavy duty and will keep anyone from a quick smash and grab. Mechanical combo is good because no battery to worry about dying on you in the worst possible time. The one downside is that this style of combo lock has a small number of combos so someone really dedicated could spend a few hours and brute force the combo.

Also note that most safes are not really "safes" and can easily be cut into with a grinder. If you get a rifle safe try to put it somewhere that people don't see easily, and is in a hard place to access like inside a closet where they can't get good leverage or to the sides of the safe.

EDIT: pointed out that I was sounding like a simple Stack On gun cabinet is not enough. That should be fine. You just need to make sure the gun is secure from the kid and if you leave it at home, would take more than 5 minutes to get at for a burglar. The point I meant to make about the "most safes are not really safes" is that a cheap stackon cabinet is about as secure as any safe you're going to spend a couple grand on. For a safe/cabinet/lockbox that can be picked up you still want it bolted down.

u/ThatOneGuyJeff · 1 pointr/Glocks

you mentioned something for "all my family's guns"... how many are we talking and what kind?

like someone else mentioned - both can be easily defeated - heck even some of the better options just slow people down. you mention that someof the lock boxes can be taken - very true. i have a cable connected to my gunvault safe which is then again connected to the bed. can this be defeated? sure.. but hopefully the alarm going off will mean that theyre trying to take the easy stuff. here is the one i have i got it for just over $100 at a gun show. to answer your question - theyre kept loaded and ready to go.

i only store my carry guns (well and also my kids xbox controller when he gets in trouble) in there... otherwise theyre all in a safe thats bolted to the foundation of the house.

good luck with your search

u/idioma · 2 pointsr/guns

The hard case that came with my XD-9 doesn't meet TSA requirements because it can be pried open even with a lock on it. No problem, I just purchased a GunVault Nano for it, but was a little bit bummed out since the XD case was otherwise really nice (I like the foam cut-outs). I'm wondering if Springfield has improved on their cases with the XDM or XDS. Does your case look like it can be pried open even when a lock is in place?

u/tartacus · 2 pointsr/EDH

Due to another suggestion on a different thread about this very subject last week, I went and got this on Amazon for $12:

And I love it. It's great. Can ultimately fit up to 12 decks, or less if you prefer storing dice in it as well. But it's awesome. Sturdy and easy to get the decks out. You can just pull each individual plastic container out to get out one specific deck.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/guns

Handguns I recommend buying a 9mm for the ammo is cheap enough that you can actually afford to practice with it. Sure bigger is better but when .45acp costs $20+ a box, you will soon begin to balk at paying to feed it. 9mm is a great round to start on for it is lighter on the recoil and with modern hollow point ammunition it is still a great cartridge. These cost around $450- 600 for a polymer framed pistol ie Glock, Springfield. For any gun you purchase look for the cost of ammo for that will be a motivator or a inhibitor to practice.

There is a never ending (good) debate on how to store a firearm for self defense. Anything you do to secure the gun the slower the response will be but the safer it may become. They make some very good small safes called Gunvault:

Gun laws are tough for they change and sometimes the interpretations of laws change. , click on state gun laws to view a state by state breakdown.

u/_eL_T_ · 1 pointr/politics

It shouldn't be mandatory, but laws should allow teachers who already have firearm training to keep a secure weapon near their person, under their desk or something, if they want to. Something like this. In my high school I could name at least 5 of my teachers who were competent with firearms and, had the law allowed, would keep something like this in their class. You don't have to tall any kids it's there. It could save a kids life someday.

u/Spear99 · 1 pointr/martialarts

So here's why that argument is silly. First of all, its an AR15, not an M4. Second of all, and most importantly, an AR15 can fill multiple different roles.

Let's say I hunt small game rabbits, snakes, foxes, and dangerous animals for livestock like coyotes, and wolves, and I also hunt larger game like deer or elk.

I could buy a varmint gun that only fires .22LR, another intermediate gun that fires .223 for the wolves and coyotes, and another larger rifle that fires an elk caliber like 30-06.

So that would come out to:

  • Ruger 10/22 - 200$
  • Savage Axis .223 - 313$
  • Savage Axis 30-06 - 392$

    and since I'm a responsible gun owner, I now need a gun safe for 3 rifles so lets go with

  • This safe - 245$

    So that comes out to 1150$, and I now need to take care of, clean, and potentially repair 3 different rifles. Well how about an AR15 instead?

  • AR15 lower - 270$
  • .22LR AR15 upper - 325$
  • .223 AR15 upper - 375$
  • 6.8 Remington SPC AR15 upper (also elk caliber) - lets take my friend's final price, 450$

    And we need to store these again, but a lower and 3 uppers takes up less space than 3 rifles so lets get this pelican case

  • Case - 139$ and a 10$ lock.

    So that comes out to 1419$, but I only need to know how to take care of, clean and repair 1 type of rifle, an AR15. So I've traded a slight increase in cost for greater convenience.

u/AdventuresNorthEast · 2 pointsr/ar15

The barrel casts quite a shadow. I may switch it out for an [Inforce WML] (, which looks like it gets a little bit more out there, but not as much as a dedicated light on a canted mount.

I really have it on there for the HD practicality, but take it off most trips to the range. While it is in the safe, I leave the light mounted with a magazine of 75gr Hornady Tap ready to go. A Glock 21 (with a TLR1S) lives next to the bed in a Fort Knox FTK-PB Pistol Box to help me get to the AR if needed.

u/Lost_Thought · 5 pointsr/guns
  • Metal locking cabinet

  • Stud Finder

  • Some lag screws with washers

    Use the stud finder to locate a stud in your wall (closets can be a good place), mark it above the top of the safe. Take your safe, find the holes in the back (or drill some) Mark the top of the safe in line with the holes in the back. Line up both marks, getting the safe as close to the wall as possible (you might need to put it up on some plywood if there is a kicker board). Drive the bolts into the stud anchoring it in place.

    This is easy to remove and patching 4 or 5 screw holes in drywall is something that most apartment dwellers will be doing anyway.
u/augit · 2 pointsr/Tavor

I like mechanical, too. But took a chance and picked up the Barska Quick Access biometric a year ago and put in the upstairs closet. It's really just a biometric "safety cabinet" mounted to studs, but overall I'm satisfied with the purchase. I do recommend scanning multiple fingers, in case something causes interference with the scan (e.g. callus). It's been overall dependable and perhaps worth checking out, anyway.

But a prepared burglar w/ the right tools could open or walk out w/ it, given few minutes to spare.

u/JMV290 · 9 pointsr/gundeals

I've been keeping an eye on this for a while and it finally has dropped to a price I'd feel comfortable paying. It's not the cheapest it's ever been but it generally doesn't drop below this (other than the one instance in April). They're normally $118-$140 on Amazon.

And yes, as with every security cabinet ever posted: Everyone is aware this isn't a safe and won't stop theft if someone really wants to break in. They're for securing guns from guests or kids while also meeting state storage requirements.

u/Tratopolous · 1 pointr/DeFranco
  1. The swat officers and first responders to a mass shooting would be able to easily identify the teachers with firearms from the shooter because the teachers would be with students. Also the teacher would stand down when the police arrived. Very rarely does a citizen with a firearm who is protecting others from a shooter get seen as the shooter and even more rarely are they caught in the crossfire. One recent example I can think of is Sutherland Springs.

  2. This is my biggest problem but I live in Texas and we already have armed teachers at some campuses. My mom is one such teach. My wife will be when she feels comfortable (she has a concealed carry but doesn't carry to school.) Anyways, I mention this because there have been many many fights and incidents at the school and a gun has never been pulled on a student.

  3. I don't really understand this question, There wouldn't be a reason to identify mental illness unless there was an active shooter and in that case, I think the kid would a gun would make it clear.

  4. and 5. Go hand in hand. The simple answer is, if the teacher wishes to carry, then a finger print safe is required. These were provided for my mom's school to teachers who wished to carry by a private donar in partnership with the school

    Sidenote: I don't ever want any of these firearms to be used at a school, but I would rather have them there in the hands of teachers who would do anything for my daughter than nothing there stopping a shooter.
u/AllanonKvothe · 5 pointsr/CCW

This is what I use for my nightstand pistol Amazon - GunVault

Works great, can open it in the dark and no finicky fingerprint scanner (Though they have one with that option). Goes great in a drawer.

This would work good under the bed or on a closet shelf.

As far as what to use for a rifle... something like This under the bed or behind the headboard maybe?

u/000Destruct0 · 1 pointr/guns

Depends on how secure you need/want it to be. Stack on makes what is laughingly called an 8-gun cabinet that can comfortably fit 4 long guns. It is approx. 4 feet tall and pretty thick gauge steel. The drawback being the shelf barely fits a few mags so you'd have to get those over the door hanging handgun compartments.

u/jsled · 13 pointsr/liberalgunowners

If the threat model is persistent intruder, then you might have an issue even with a safe that's not secured to the location.

If the thread model is "kids/guests", then any sort of lock box is going to be just fine.

As you say, a quick-access safe in discrete concealment might meet the best of both worlds. A GunVault Micro at 8.5" x 11" x 2.5" is going to need a pretty big "book" to conceal. The "Nano" line is only 8.2" x 6" x 1.8", a bit easier.

Also, there's plenty of in-plain-sight furniture (shelving, tables, &c.) along those lines.

u/rdxj · 1 pointr/CCW

A secure safe bolted underneath your seat is the best option.
I opted for one of these and just secured it under my seat with a bike chain and padlock. That way it's easily accessible to store my firearm in it and lock it and slip it back under the seat, all before even opening my car door.
And then obviously lock your doors. So if you go this route, you sorta have three lines of defense: The car doors, the box secured to the vehicle and the lock on the box itself.
Oh, and also, don't advertise anything on your car. No 2A stickers, no Plock Gerfection--anything. And you'll be fine.

Edit: Actually, if you put some gun control/equality/Bernie Sanders stickers on your car, you probably won't have anything to worry about. Just toss it in the glove box. 😂

u/Trollygag · 9 pointsr/guns

He doesn't need 3 loaded handguns for home defense.

Hornady makes a pretty good automagic safe which will pop open with an RFID card on his keychain, wallet, or on a bracelet. Or he can mash a couple fingers and it pops open.

Put it on the night stand with ONE loaded gun inside for when kids are over, put the other guns in a larger safe or somewhere inaccessible.

I have a 15 month old who likes getting into stuff, and that is how I keep him out of my carry guns.

My shotgun stays in a high place.

My other tens of thousands of dollars in guns stay in a real safe in the bottom of a lake.

u/IceCreamforLunch · 3 pointsr/guns

I have the old version of the Hornady Rapid Safe on my nightstand and I like it:

I lock the backup key in my big gun safe and "deprogrammed" all the RFID tags, so the only way to use it is the combination. I don't want there to be something that a kid could find that would open my safe.

I don't know how it would work mounted on a vertical surface, and the door is going to need room to pop open.

For what you describe, the GunVault SpeedVault mentioned earlier is probably the way to go:

All that said, I've been looking at something like the Hornady AR Gunlocker for under the bed. Because I think that the AR is a better option for a home defense gun.

u/scsibusfault · 2 pointsr/smallbusiness

> I suppose I should practice though

Yes, yes you should. It's good that they're in a safe since you've said you've got kids. You could perhaps look into one of the bedside safes that use biometrics for easier access, like a SpeedVault or a Hornady RapidSafe.

There's another one I can't find at the moment, but it mounts to any vertical surface, and pops the handgun up with the grip facing your hand, ready-to-grab.

u/riverine17 · 5 pointsr/guns

Is he a Vietnam veteran by chance? I knew an older guy who did something very similar to this, had undiagnosed PTSD from Vietnam and was convinved that one day charlie would be back to finish the job, hence a bolt action in the attic. Anyways, something like this is good for night stand or drawer use because it's quick and small enough to conceal such a place. Obviously someone could just walk away with the safe so you'd have to bolt/screw it to the stand to keep it secured.

u/RagingKiltedMars · 1 pointr/CCW

Return your safe and get a Ft. Knox Pistol box. It has a simplex lock that you can open in the dark in a couple of seconds. I have one. Its built like a tank and super easy to use.


Ft Knox Pistol Box

u/zmaragdus · 2 pointsr/Firearms

I use this one as a bedside pistol safe.

It is super durable, and I think the lock is a good blend of simple yet secure enough.

u/man_made_explosion · 1 pointr/WA_guns
  1. I mean, maybe this doesn't carry weight with you, but I would say this is the clearest violation of your 2nd and 14th amendment rights and is a mirror image of poll taxes (see the 14th amendment and Harper v. Virginia State Board of Education) and/or current arguments about Voter ID laws (for reference, a state ID in Indiana, which requires gov't issued ID to vote, costs $13). Notably, debates about voter ID laws are ongoing, but many of the arguments against requiring ID are the same that I would make here: they constitute a burden to exercising your rights, particularly in a way that disparately impacts disenfranchised people.

    To combine 4 and 5 for a second, thinking about someone who has minimal extra budget and is looking to buy a handgun for themselves. Let's say they can only afford a Hi-Point C9. With an MSRP of $150, that is something that someone who has a limited income might be able to afford. Lets say, plus a box of 50 rounds of ammo for $20 so they can practice shooting? thats $170 to protect themselves and/or their family. Now, lets be clear, this is far from what I would recommend to someone who can afford to spend more money, but $170 is a fair amount of money to some people. Now lets say they have to pay the $25 fee, so we are up to $195. And they need to buy a quick access safe because they have kids around the house but need to actually be able to access the firearm in case of an emergency. So that's another $85. We are now at 280, instead of $175; nearly a 50% jump in cost for someone who is already scraping by. and that's assuming they are just buying a pistol. If they want to buy a rifle, which by every measure other than concealability is a better tool to defend yourself with (and which you would prefer in a home defense scenario), your cost would look more like this:
    Rifle Cabinet, non-quick access - $125
    HiPoint Carbine, again, hipoint not recommended, but the cheapest is MSRP of $315
    Admin fee, aka tax - $25
    Training Course, lets assume this concealed carry primer is comparable in scope/cost to what would be required by law? - $40
    Box of ammo - $20
    That nets us out to $520; $190 more than would be otherwise necessitated.

    Anyway, hopefully this was helpful. I want to say, I get that this comes from a perspective of someone who is staunchly pro-gun, but I would like to highlight that at least part of my journey of becoming pro-gun was because as I learned the technical, functional, and legal frameworks around firearms, I realized that much (90%) of the legislation being pushed would do little to impact gun violence, and actually importantly, suicide (raising awareness for mental health issues is one of the things I do when it comes to charity work).

    Happy to answer any further questions and/or continue the discussion; sorry again for the slow response-- as you can tell, lots to cover here :)
u/arfarf15 · 1 pointr/Firearms

One thing that is worth considering for your husband is to carry a firearm while in the house. A comfortable OWB holster and a good belt places the loaded firearm in his direct control at all times. The other guns can then go into the safe.

If he's not inclined to do that for comfort reasons or just not wanting to carry in the house, there are numerous "quick access" vaults that can keep curious hands away without necessarily adding too much time for accessing the weapon. I would go for a mechanically actuated vault vs those electronic ones with buttons or fingerprint scanners. You don't want to be fumbling with electronics and sweaty fingers when time is of the essence.

Depending on the level of "readiness" that your husband wants to achieve, storing the firearms with loaded magazines but closed bolts/slides on empty chambers can add another layer of security/complexity towards discharging the firearms. Some may view it as a hindrance or something to forget in times of stress or injury, but it's worth considering all the options.

It's worth discussing with your husband the level of readiness he desires along with the element of risk that you both are willing to accept. Currently, it's pretty much grab-and-go from the closet. Does he move a gun closer to the bed when sleeping? If someone's trying to break in when everyone's around, is it a "honey go grab the gun" sort of situation? You already mentioned having to lock the bedroom door when family/friends are around. How does he feel about security when no one is home? While you live in a low crime neighborhood, most crimes happen during the day when most people are away. Also consider investing in upgraded/reinforced door frames, deadbolts, sliding doors, and windows. Those are elements that can buy you precious time in the hypothetical home intrusion to access the guns however they are stored.

Most importantly, make sure that you and your husband have a plan for such incidents. Make sure you know how to communicate with each other and have a plan for who goes where, does what, calls 911, etc. Might be worth stocking some basic first aid such as tourniquets and gauze as well.

Here are some mechanically actuated safes that seem to be relatively well-received:

Pistol shot-lock

AR-15 shot-lock

Here's an RFID vault

RFID Pistol

Here's some more mechanical vaults

Fort Knox


u/SSTA655 · 1 pointr/steroids

Little small for gear AND a pistol, but I have this one for my nightstand. Works great, pretty cheap, at least comparatively.

u/Kick2urNutz · 1 pointr/CCW

I have a larger version of this and I like it a lot.

It allows you to set your own combination for fast access. Mine is a quick 6 button pattern. I bought it because I have a curios 2 year old. I can get to this box and get my pistol ready within 10 seconds from anywhere in the house and am comfortable keeping it with one in the chamber so the wife can easily use it as well.

Mine is a little bigger. I store my shield in it with the extra mag and a silicone cloth for wipe downs with plenty of room. I recommend steering away from finger print scanning because it could take multiple scans for a read. And you never know, you could be trying to access it with blood covered hands...

u/CampingGeek21 · 1 pointr/CCW

Gun goes in safe, holster goes somewhere else.

Fort knox makes some awesome pistol safes if those will work. if not you can replace the lock on this one:
with a really awesome lock and be set.

watch this:

u/CaptainMorganUOR · 1 pointr/CCW

I have the Liberty HDX-200 Biometric Safe, slightly smaller version of this:

It works great. I have it attached inside the bottom drawer in my bedside table with a gel bath mat under it to absorb the thunk of the door opening. I also attached a motion light bar so when I open the drawer, the light flicks on.

u/WarSport223 · 1 pointr/ar15
This isn't the exact one, but similar:

The one I saw was much less bulky...

Just google "AR15 Wall Safe" & you should find one to your liking.

u/j1mmy_chew · 2 pointsr/CCW

I've been a happy owner of a Gunvault for a while now. The particular model I linked has enough space for 2+ weapons and some other items, which is nice. The real reason I opted for this was the easy access (easily opened in under two seconds) and dual power supplies (110v and battery). You can also manually un/lock with the supplied keys.

For the price, I am happy with the purchase.

u/blackofwhite · 3 pointsr/guns

I just bought a Fort Knox Pistol Safe. It's still being shipped but it has great reviews and doesn't require batteries.

Also, it has holes so you can secure it to a wall.

Edit: Added more info

u/Traches · 2 pointsr/CCW

The Club LB200 Personal Vault Security Lock Box

Pretty big, reasonably skookum. Not sure if it's big enough for your holster though, you'll have to check dimensions. Cable is long enough to lock under the back of the driver's seat (so it won't take out my ankles in a wreck) and still set it on top of the center console for access. Can fit my xds 3.3 in an aiwb holster plus some other stuff. Used it to fly commercial a couple times as well, had room for a box of ammo and magazines without the holster.

And you're absolutely right about keeping it in the holster. The less you fingerfuck your gun the better, especially when you might be in a hurry/tired/on autopilot

u/xxxJakkxxx · 7 pointsr/ar15

Here you go. $100 shipped. Not too heavy but will keep honest people honest and them out of sight.

u/coldfuckingtruth · 1 pointr/CCW

yeah I agree with you.

I have 2 safes installed. One is for crappier things, the other one is for my firearm.

This is the one installed for my firearm.

The metal is SIGNIFICANTLY better than my other safe, one which is commonly endorsed here:

I upgraded the cable on both boxes, and I have it legitimately running through the chassis of my car (I cut out a piece of rug and soundproofing to reach my chassis).

u/Spider_J · 2 pointsr/CTguns

I have this one from First Alert, and I recommend it. It's affordable, easy to access my firearm quickly in an emergency, and works reliably. My only complaints are the size, and sometimes the battery compartment cover falls off if I leave the safe open.

I'm saving up / wait for a sale to get this one from Hornady, though. Lots of great features and should work better in my vehicle.

u/kiduncool · 1 pointr/PoliticalHumor

Depends on largely on the size of the safe, obviously, but they're not as expensive as they sound. I recently bought my father one as a birthday gift and I seem to recall about a $125 handgun safe.


u/Maiq-The-Truther · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

I think the safes with buttons right now are much more reliable than biometric safes. This safe pictured is a Gunvault Speedvault SVB500, which is known to sometimes have problems at times. However, there is a manual button version, the standard SV500 which is the vault I have next to my bed every day and is much cheaper.

It's not the most secure, but if you want to keep a bedside gun out of reach of kids or friends who don't know how to properly handle firearms, it works great.

u/Digital_Kreem · 5 pointsr/GlockMod

I just got safe so far it's not bad. At the end of the day any safe can be broken into. It was a good price and it will keep my kids out lol

u/Lampwick · 3 pointsr/IAmA

As a locksmith who'd dealt with numerous fingerprint reading systems, including those cheap Chinese ones on gun safes, I highly recommend something else. Service calls on devices with bad fingerprint readers outnumber service calls on similar devices with mechanical locks by 5 to 1, easy. I'd recommend something like a Gunvault electronic pushbutton, or a mechanical lock box based on the 5-button Simplex lock like this one. For a long gun safe, biometric is OK so long as there's a keypad override.

Basically, I wouldn't trust my life to one of those hinkey fingerprint readers.

u/theamazingronathon · 1 pointr/guns

I'm going to bolt one of these under my seat. Slide it out to access it, tuck it back under to keep it out of sight, and the tether prevents people from walking off with it. Someone else shared a similar option that was MUCH more expensive, but there are options like these in the $30-50 range in most sporting good stores.

u/Jack_Shid · 1 pointr/CCW

I think you've found what you're looking for then! These are the ones I buy:

Perfect for just what you describe. Pretty similar to the one in the link you posted as well.

u/Zoroko · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

>A lot of people in my neighborhood had guard dogs but they are often neglected

That doesn't mean you have to neglect your dog.

>trips with me because it's too much of a pain in the ass to find somebody to take care of their pet.

I have two dogs, and having them is more valuable to me than going on trips all the time. I don't have chilrdren (yet), so to me they are my children and I love spending time with them. Having them has added to my life, whereas I look at what you said and it seems like having a dog would take away from it.

>As for guns, I feel much safer without

I can respect your opinion, but feeling safe and being safe and two different things. Even the fastest response time for a police department is still minutes and an altercation only takes seconds. I don't want a shoot out in my living room either, but to protect myself and my family i'd do it in a heartbeat.

> I'm kind of glad the guy got away

that makes you house a target for future burglaries. House burglars often come back, because most the of the time people will have all the items stolen replaced via insurance. I've known people who have had their homes broken into upwards of 8 times, a few times while they were home asleep.

>roommates samurai sword proved how weapons should not be in the house during huge parties

gun safe

I think i've poked enough holes in what you said. I'm not trying to be rude or a dick, I just don't like it when people don't feel the need to protect them selves. I look at my home defense gun like I do seat belts. I've been driving for almost 15 years now and I've only needed my seat belt once... but the one time I needed it, it saved my life.

u/Oregon213 · 1 pointr/Glocks

I really like this one:

Sentry Safe Biometric Quick...

The finger scan access has been reliable and the gas strut opening is ideal for where/how I use mine.

u/Yocemighty · 2 pointsr/Firearms

I got this one and am fairly happy with it.

Fort knox

It fits either my p220 or sp-01 perfectly with 4 magazines, or both guns set yin-yang without extra mags.

u/KingOG · 5 pointsr/CCW

I use almost the exact same thing just made by Hornaday

Hornady Security TriPoint Lock Box, Black

Anything that small and inexpensive isn't going to be super secure but it'll save you from a quick smash and grab and I don't often need to leave mine locked in the car and if I do it's during the day and not for very long.

u/Dthdlr · 6 pointsr/CCW

I understand the perspective. I also know that kids can get to places you think they can’t.

Maybe at 3 she can’t but eventually she will be able to ge there. Do not instill bad habits in yourself. Keep it locked up all the time. Practice getting into your vault.

Buy this

It has a simplex lock that is secure and can be opened by feel in the dark. You said it’s up high so this is the horizontal opening one. They also have a top opening one of you prefer. Heavy gauge metal and can be bolted down.

Please do not leave your fault unlocked with kids around. One day you will forget to lock it back up. One day your kid will be able to get to it. That will be before you think.

u/Kasegauner · 10 pointsr/CCW

I have a Fort Knox pistol box. A bit pricey, yes. But it's thick steel and has a great simplex lock for quick access. No key to lose or battery that needs replacing. It has holes on the under side for secure mounting and room for several pistols. I have an apartment and currently only own pistols, so it's perfect if you don't need or can't afford a full-size gun safe.

u/Gullex · 1 pointr/videos

Yeah I love the ruger 10/22.


Yeah, Barska makes a rifle model as well.

u/mdinR · 8 pointsr/guns

Shopping for one now actually, was thinking about this one.

I'm also trying to decide how to best preserve the box. Would plastic tupperware be good or should I include a dehumidifier or something?

u/shoez · 3 pointsr/guns

I have a tall Gunvault. It's a bit flimsy, and could probably be opened with a small crowbar, but it seems secure enough for when I'm around. It's light enough that someone could just grab it and run, also.

The shelf is kinda silly, as it slides around and makes it tough to grab stuff on and below it. I took it out, and lean one pistol on each side.

The combination method works super fast, and I believe you can program a sequence that is up to 6 codes long, with 1-4 simultaneous presses in each code.

u/chloraphil · 1 pointr/homedefense

I have two young children in the house, who are definitely of the age to get in to things they shouldn't. I also own multiple firearms, including handguns.

They are all kept locked in one of two safes - one for the long guns and ammo, and a smaller one for the pistols that is beside the bed.

I am of the personal opinion that a long gun (shotgun or rifle) is better for home defense than a handgun, but that's just my opinion. You could do much worse than this.

If you live in or near [redacted] I'd be happy to take you and your wife shooting :)

u/TheLunat1c · 1 pointr/CCW

empty mag, put it in the box separately. Also, just get the ammo box that it came with (Cardboard is perfectly OK). You also need to be able to lock the case. I recommend getting a box that can you can attach a steel cable and loop it to(something like this) either the structure of the suit case.

u/bitslizer · 1 pointr/ar15

Biometric locker super cheap $167,. I have this one for keeping guns away from the kids, there's an optional shelf you can add on also for a 2nd shelf for more ammo /pistol. Not fire proof or power tool/crow bar resistant

Barska Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe AX11652

u/EL3FUNT_ · 1 pointr/CCW

There's a lot of them that are pretty much the same for about $30-50.

The kind that bolt down like this:

Or the kind with a cable like this:

u/telemachus_sneezed · 4 pointsr/guns

Can anyone recommend a cheap firearm locker that doesn't have egregious QC problems, give you problems getting your carbine out to shoot an intruder, or can be pried open with a simple crobar?

I'm thinking about BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe, but its really bugging me paying $300 for something that doesn't shoot. Small size is oddly desirable, in my circumstances. Any ragingly positive reviews on STACK-ON products?

u/bit_bucket · 2 pointsr/CCW

I'm currently using a GunVault NanoVault 200

I'm eventually going to get something that bolts down to the frame but I got this on sale ($15 with free 2 day shipping) and with the cable lock down method, I can move it between my SUV and my wife's car at need. It easily fits under the seat of either vehicle. Sure it won't stop a thief with bolt cutters, or time and a way to break the lock, but it will deter the quick more common "smash the window and grab whatever's loose" type of thief.

Oh and one thing about this box. At first it kept sliding far back under the seat or would slide forward and bump my feet, if I decelerated too suddenly and strongly. So I took some velcro strips (the hook side) and put them on the bottom of the box. It gives enough friction that the box doesn't slide on it's own and little enough friction that I can grab the steel cable and pull it out from under the car seat at need if I can't reach the box itself.

u/EnlghtndBirdMan · 1 pointr/guns
u/rf-engineer · 2 pointsr/news

Quick access pistol safe, sometimes available at Costco for less:

Alternatively, loaded magazine next to the firearm (nothing chambered) would have prevented this particular case, but not others.

I'm a fan of making a Federal tax rebate for the purchase of a gun safe, but with no legal requirement to have one. I think today would be incentive enough to help reduce these types of events.

u/AntiUnicornLeapFrog · 3 pointsr/guns

+1 for the Fort Knox. I have the top open pistol box and love it, its worth every penny.

u/Enchelion · 2 pointsr/SeaWA

Gun safe's are pretty darn cheap for basic models. Walmart has a 10-rifle safe for $99. It might not stand up to part (d) of the definition, but it's there. Amazon has a biometric rifle safe for $215 (and 2-day shipping) that gets decent reviews. These options aren't perfect, but they're a far sight better than keeping it in a travel bag in the closet, and don't add much burden.

u/OhioJeeper · 5 pointsr/CCW

Yes, but this one. They don't offer much security beyond what a locked glovebox does, but they're better than nothing. I have a tether for mine as well.

u/furluge · 2 pointsr/VAGuns

> post office / federal buildings

Be careful, the parking lot is considered federal land too.

>Seriously people they are like $20 to protect against smash and grabs.

That's probably not going to stop anyone, unfortunately. :/ When I was looking at small quick access lock boxes the best I could find was Fort Knox's pistol box. I know you said smash and grab, so I think anything that box would guard against is probably accomplished just by hiding your gun. IE: Take off that NRA sticker and stop wearing that ask me about my glock t-shirt. :)

u/Scott_Sanchez · 1 pointr/Shotguns

Good advice so far. If it's lightly oiled in a climate controlled environment you shouldn't have much trouble keeping rust away.

And to add to the security point, you should seriously consider locking the gun up. Remember crooks love guns, and I would be sick to my stomach if one managed to get a hold of mine. You don't need to invest in a 2 ton safe for one shotgun, but a cheap steel cabinet like this one, bolted to the wall/floor, should at least deter a smash and grabber.

u/AvatarGastonGlock · 2 pointsr/Firearms

The fingerprint scanner on a $700 iphone is meh and you want to trust that technology on a $180 quick access safe containing the tool that can save your life?

u/DerpMcStuffins · 2 pointsr/guns

As a carry, sure.

If it's beside your bed in a nightstand or something like that, I'm a big fan of biometric, quick access safes. Lots of them are very quiet and will still provide you with quick access to what you need.


u/00chris00 · 2 pointsr/CCW

Invest in a safe even one as simpke as this will keep children friends and family who shouldn't be handling tue gun safe.

u/kroon · 2 pointsr/EDC

yeah even with both of those you are just putting all of your money in a handy container, one even has a handle to nick it and run away while holding. If the idea is to keep the notes out of sight, it would work.

I was thinking something more like this. Lets you loop the cable around the seat frame so it would be a bit harder to get away.

Though the prices for it on UK amazon are pretty crazy high.

u/Seandavid010 · 1 pointr/guns

Yep. I've got the smaller version of this one (It opens from the front rather than the top) and it's outstanding. I cannot recommend it enough. $199 shipped from Amazon.

u/KyOatey · 1 pointr/CCW

I have one of these:

It might be a little on the small side for all the items you've listed, but I've been really happy with the performance of it. My local Costco has them on sale right now for $99, so I just picked up a second.

u/SDKMMC · 6 pointsr/guns

I don't own one, but apparently the Fort Knox ones are amazing. They're pricey and large, but it all depends on your ultimate goal.

  • Are you wanting quick access?
  • Do you just need to deter a child? Or a thief?
  • How much room do you have?
  • Where are you planning on placing/mounting it?
  • What's your budget?

    We can give you better recommendations when we know the answers to these questions.
u/amish_IT · 1 pointr/CCW

Here is a link to the item on Amazon . Nice cable that wraps around seat anchor. You may have to get creative.

u/NeoShader · 3 pointsr/CCW

I use one of these. The fingerprint scanner works great, only takes a second to open. Accepts both mine and my wifes.

u/skywalkerr69 · 2 pointsr/guns

SnapSafe Lockbox with Key Lock for Handgun Storage of Full Size Pistols

This is the one I have. Many people have upgraded the cable and I recommend doing it. It's not 100% secure but I feel more comfortable leaving my extra mags in it and sometimes my firearm.

u/RedBeardMountainMan · 3 pointsr/CCW

I own one of these. With the cable, you can secure it under one of the front seats.
I also like it for air travel, because the cable can secure to the suit case's frame (where the handle is internally), which makes it a lot harder for the TSA to "misplace" it.

u/myothercarisnicer · 790 pointsr/news

I am as progun as they come. I keep my firearms in a heavy safe, with one home defense pistol in a separate smaller quick-access safe near the bed.

If there is even a small chance a kid will wander around your home, FUCKING LOCK THAT SHIT UP. It's really not that hard. Especially if you just have a pistol, small safes or lockboxes can be had for under $50. If even that is too much, cable locks are like $5. No excuses. Stop making us all look bad.

Thankfully, accidental gun deaths are now under 500 a year, even though we have at least 100 million gun owners. It's a shrinking problem. But let's get it as close to 0 as possible. Each one is a tragedy.


Here is one for $20. It will fit a pistol or two. It obviously won't stop a determined adult with a bit of time, but will at least keep curious toddlers at bay. Buy a better, heavier safe if you can.

u/flmorris91 · 330 pointsr/instant_regret

You all know they make small pistol safes that bolt to the inside of your dresser or drawer, right? You can keep a full size pistol, loaded, right beside you and nobody’s getting into it without the right keypad combo or a pry bar that’s too heavy for a child to wield.

Edit: for those that asked, this what I’ve had for the past 6 years. I like the double height to keep a full size pistol and small compact version together, plus room for ammunition. I’m sure the other gun vault models work just as fine as well.

GunVault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe

u/Birdman_Attorney · 1 pointr/Firearms

Finger print safe $250 easy to mount to a wall and easy to patch after you move. Won't stop someone with a crowbar.

u/Hirudin · 7 pointsr/guns

Something like this?. It's easily hidden, It has a cable that can be used to keep the safe from being stolen, and it's quickly opened.

Edit: Also consider sticking these on your windows. They're cheaper than a full security system and will give you needed time if you are asleep and something is opened.

u/LutherJackson · 2 pointsr/guns

I have two young kids and keep my handguns in Gun Vault handgun safes. Pretty simple safes, not too expensive.
My wife has her gun in hers, and i have my EDC/ home defense gun in mine. They are small and fit perfectly in my night stand drawer.

u/ech0 · 1 pointr/Catan

I think this is the storage box I got a while ago. It fits everything from all expansions (except manuals, but I have those on pdfs on my phone anyway). You just need to remove a few of the bins so the frame pieces fit inside as well.

u/syonxwf · 3 pointsr/gundeals

I don't know if this is helpful in any way, but I have the GunVault MultiVault (, same brand, but a little bit bigger, and I use it at the very least twice a day, and it has never failed on me. I pull my gun out in the morning on my way to work, and then put it away when I get home, and have been doing that every single day for the last 2 years, same batteries as when I bought the unit even.
There are days where it's opened multiple times (gun range visit, wife practicing because she doesn't use it often, etc.) and it has not once let me down.

Hopefully that helps in some way.

u/kingloghain · 2 pointsr/CCW

Granted this can only hold one or two, I have this biometric pistol safe. It is amazing. I was skeptical about fingerprint access at first but wanted to try it for its accessibility. I have had it for 6 months now and it works flawlessly being used at least twice a day. You would think it would be finicky to get it to read but I have tested swiping my finger just short of as fast as I can and it registers everytime. There's also key pad and key backups. If you want to know anymore, let me know.

u/Deranged40 · 1 pointr/JusticePorn

You don't know much at all about gun safes, do you? Hell no I'm not leaving my gun around where my kids can get it. But, you're right. I do need to access it very quickly.

Here's what any respecting home protector will use. You see, I (AND ONLY I) can access it almost as quickly as if it were just lying around. But, you see. Only I can access it.

It's clear you don't like guns, but I urge you to go take a handgun safety class. You'll really get a lot out of it, and it might demystify some aspects of gun safety for you. Gun safety is not only practiced when guns are in the room or in the hand. Gun safety matters from the time you buy the gun to the time you get rid of it. I'm not even suggesting buying one, nor am I trying to convert you. You just seem really misinformed.

u/Huntinjunkey · 1 pointr/standupshots

There's ways around all alarm systems and doors. If they want in they'll get in. And there's tons of safes that are mounted under desks, on head boards, or easy and quick to grab places that you can open very quickly with finger print activation or a quick access code.

Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 gun safe

GunVault SV500 - SpeedVault Handgun Safe

u/aetarnis · 2 pointsr/CCW

I've got the Liberty 9G HDX-250 (~$200 on Amazon).

It has a key and a fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader works great. It runs off of a 9V battery, but if you have a nearby outlet, you can plug it in (9V then functions as backup power). I keep my daily CCW in this as well, and access it at least 2x per day with no issues.

Also, it can be bolted down if you want to for added security.

u/sjdude · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

Excellent suggestion. This button operated Microvault can be had on Amazon for under $100.

u/CodeNameDangerZone · 2 pointsr/news

There are lots of ways.. safe with a pin code, Biometric safe, or even something like this.

u/unlock0 · 28 pointsr/news

I have a biometric safe. tap a button on the side and it spring opens instantly. It has a code and a physical key backup. Paid $100 for it.

Looks like it went up to $150 though.

u/Grim_Reaper_O7 · 3 pointsr/videos

It's only $155.95 on Amazon, but Gunvault has it for $444.99. That's cheap it if can get such a huge discount on Amazon. Cheap materials with a circuit board made in China.

u/WillPukeForFood · 3 pointsr/videos

I think this is a better solution. Mount it under your bed. If the boogeyman comes in the night, reach down, key in the code with your fingertips, and the door springs open, releasing Mr. Sig and Mr. Sauer to go to work.

u/cookietrash · 3 pointsr/CCW

IF there's enough room under your seat, this is a pretty good budget option. It jusssst barely squeaks under the seat of my SUV and can easily hold two sub/compact pistols, IN their holsters, even... and maybe a couple of extra mags. It's big.

They make smaller sizes, too.

u/Gulaghar · 2 pointsr/EDH

I use one of these. It has 12 cups, each which holds one of my decks.

Here's one cup all filled up, and here's what all goes into each one.

It's not technically the most efficient thing, but I rather like it even so.

u/Testiculese · 4 pointsr/CCW

This one does. It fits an XDs perfectly.

u/CrossShot · 2 pointsr/Glocks

Something top of the line is Fort Knox Pistol Box.

Personally, I have used this as a bed side safe and never had any problems with it.

u/s0nspark · 4 pointsr/Glocks

If you are going to leave a gun in your car, unattended, it should be locked in a gun safe, totally out of sight.

You can get a decent pistol safe that you can secure in the trunk or, perhaps, under a seat for $30-50.

The Hornady one is particularly solid.

u/Typicalsloan · 2 pointsr/guns

I have one of these and I highly recommend it, easily holds 2 full size pistols with room for more (has 2 layers of foam). My brother has one of those $100.00 boxes and 2 kids, it feels like cheap Chinese junk compared to the fort knox, and I worry about his kids getting into it all the time.

u/slightrightofcenter · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

There have been a couple of recommendations for tasers or stun guns, and I have to completely disagree with using any implement that requires you to get in close to your attacker to use. Unless you're a 6 ft plus amazon power lifter, you do NOT want to attempt to use these. You want to engage at a distance. If it's a man that enters your apartment and you confront him with one of these items, the chances that he will overpower you and use them on you is significant.

Just ask yourself, would you get into a fist fight with an intruder? No? Then don't try to use anything that requires this.

Based off your responses to firearms, mace or an equivalent might be a good option. You can always call the non-emergency line and ask to talk to a police officer. explain the situation and ask about the legality of mace or another chemical deterrent. If it's legal, ask him/her if they have a recommendation.

If you do consider a firearm, take classes on its use. There are usually resources available to women for just this scenario. Also, you don't necessarily need to buy a safe bolted to the floor. There are pistol safes that slide underneath the bed or in the closet that use biometric (finger print readers) to unlock the safe. Here's an example of one on Amazon

u/outlaw99775 · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I dont have kids so I dont worry about it, but maybe look into a small gun safe/case.

My friend has this one for his handgun in his truck, works well and you can cut foam to fit what you have.

The advantage of using a gun case would be most either have a lock or can be locked where as most fishing tackle boxes do not.

u/SunnySouthTexas · 1 pointr/vandwellers

LEO, with SWAT gear:

Bolt a vault or safe through the floor for firearms. There are some small gun safes that have a tiny footprint. Our local farm supply has some band name vaults at reasonable prices... similar to one of these.

Barska Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe AX11652

Duffels and gear bags, we stage them at the back barn doors and run a ratchet strap through the handles, so they don’t slide upon sharp braking.

u/GoodGuyGlocker · 1 pointr/Firearms

Hornady's Rapid Safe pops opens by waving a bracelet embedded with an RFID over a sensor. Note: I do not own this safe, so I can't vouch for it.

PROS: it takes less fine motor skills to wave a bracelet over a sensor than it does to punch a keypad.

CONS: it's expensive and still requires battery power, although it has back up methods of entry.

u/Jamdawg · 2 pointsr/CCW

As long as the gun is stored safely, there shouldn't be anything to worry about. I have my handgun stored in a safe next to the bed and it can only be opened with the RFID bracelet that is around my wrist.

For anyone is my safe.

u/fuelvolts · 1 pointr/CCW

Yes, I have a specific TSA-approved case design. The case is rigid steel. Not this exact brand, but fairly close in design:

Edit: To expound, I take the magazine out of the pistol and place it inside the safe with the firearm. Ammunition is kept in the manufacturer's case inside the suitcase, not the safe.

u/hankheals · 1 pointr/guns

SentrySafe QAP1BE Gun Safe with Biometric Lock One Handgun Capacity

I have a VP9 (your gun's prettier sister lol), and here's what I use.

u/LiveStalk · 1 pointr/guns

Well, you can get a locker fairly cheap as well as desiccant to keep things dry.

u/ojioni · 3 pointsr/guns

Where in the East Bay? We're damn near neighbors.


The P226 is an excellent pistol, one of my personal favorites. However, the 9mm round is a bit on the hot side so you should use specialty rounds, e.g. hallow point, with less penetration. My home defense pistol is an H&K shooting .45 ACP.


I suggest you also look into a quick open lock box. Something that you can open quickly but is still secure. I have one similar to this,, but you have to remember to change the battery every few months.


I have no opinion of police surplus guns as I've never even looked at them.

u/faeriecat1 · 2 pointsr/childfree

Sure, I think. Not sure if links are allowed? I'll try though:

I got the XXL, it holds my small 9, extra clip, couple boxes of ammo, and the speed loader. Lock it and carry off to the range, or hide in the house. Some day I'll get the safe though.

u/Nave100 · 1 pointr/CCW

I use this safe locked in my trunk. It's not perfect, but it should be good enough for what you are looking for.

u/I_Need_A_Fork · -1 pointsr/AirBnB

Good luck enforcing this. I have my LTC and concealed carry almost everywhere I go. You'll have absolutely no idea who had a firearm on them if they're doing it properly. Check out CCW Reciprocity laws if you're that concerned, however every night I stay in an unfamiliar place, I lock it up in one of these:

u/theadguy · 2 pointsr/guns

I should mention, I actually have the two gun version of that safe. If you think you may buy a second firearm at some point, or want to stash a few valuables in there, the two-gun version might be a better option. It not that much larger floor-space-wise, but is a bit taller.

u/metalski · 2 pointsr/liberalgunowners

This one.

I can't say it's everything I ever dreamed of but it's worked fine for me going on three years. Admittedly I don't get into it often but hey. I keep a P220 and a 92F in there...bit tight for those two but it works fine, and has room for a roll of cash besides.

u/GoldenGonzo · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Yeah, these safes are shit. /u/ManyInterests is absolutely correct. These are the same safes than can be opened with just a big magnet and a sock, and leave zero evidence of it's security being compromised (or just a magnet if you don't care about leaving marks).

The safe in the OP can be opened in about 5 seconds with a cable tie. Couldn't get the link for the source video, but go to about the 2nd Amazon review down on the 1-star page and the video is there.

u/leftnose · 3 pointsr/Shotguns

easier than building your own box. Check the length of your guns, though, 52" is kinda short for a shotgun and you may want a slightly larger model.

u/arcsecond · 6 pointsr/CCW

no such thing as a standard glove compartment, but yes there are small vaults What are the dimensions of your glove compartment, you could probably MacGyver something up

u/firefoxdave · 3 pointsr/CCW

This is what my wife and I both have. We really like them. We bought ours at Cabela's but they're cheaper in Amazon.

u/daedalus_j · 2 pointsr/CCW

I am interested in this as well.

I purchased a GunVault GS 2000 a few years ago and it worked great, right up until it didn't. Apparently there's some kind of known problem with the internal mechanism? Anyway, it can only be opened with a key now, and GunVault has failed to return a number of emails to find out if it's repairable. I'm hesitant to buy from them again given all this, but I do like the style and usability...

u/solzhen · 2 pointsr/guns

I had one of these bolted to my closet's upper shelf for a long time. Easy to get at and open, it's a finger press combo not fingerprint, has key backup:

u/detroitdiesel · 3 pointsr/VEDC

Key only: GunVault Nanovault 200 Nano Pistol Safe NV200

u/JudgeWhoAllowsStuff · 1 pointr/Firearms

Fort Knox makes a nicer looking one for the same price.

u/Classl3ssAmerican · 2 pointsr/shittyreactiongifs

It was a flash sale. tis over now:( I’m sorry, friend.

u/NoKz47 · 1 pointr/CCW

I keep all of my rifles and guns in my big safe in my walk-in closet. I keep my G23 in a Gunvault Speedvault SVB500 attached to the side of my nightstand.

u/Halt1776 · 7 pointsr/CCW

I do.

SnapSafe 75220 Keyed Lock Box For...

Also look at Locker Down USA and Console Vault. They both make products that turn your center console into a safe (if they make one for the make/ model of your vehicle).

u/geekometer96 · 1 pointr/guns

Looks like I finally found something, what do you guys think of the Honady TriPoint Lockbox?

u/BillKuhnel · 3 pointsr/CCW
I keep this in the back of my truck. I loop the cable around the metal brace holding the back seat in and then tuck the safe it self in the side pocket of the back door. Not theft proof but a solid deterrent.

u/Zoshchenko · 1 pointr/CCW

I have something like this. The cable locks inside the box and loops around something bolted down like the actual car seat. No drilling necessary.

u/Schlitzle · 6 pointsr/CCW

This. I have had one in my car and its very sturdy, i would recommend getting the improved cable with it.

u/Candyman__87 · 10 pointsr/guns

A firearm with a cable lock through it is not readily available.

Personally, I stage my AR empty chamber, bolt forward, safety on. One yank on the charging handle and I’m ready to rock. But then again, I have no children in the house and all who live here are trained in the use of the gun.

If you want to lock and have it readily available perhaps something like a ShotLock AR Vault is up your alley.

u/Opr9r · 2 pointsr/Glocks

I have one of these that I use for securing when I need to leave a handgun in the car. Strong construction, and also has a decent cable for securing it to something. It won’t withstand a determined assault with power tools for long... but not many can - especially for less than 50 bucks

u/mechafishy · 2 pointsr/news

Lots of people have something like this.

u/cbrooks97 · 1 pointr/CCW

I use one of these. Once you get used to it, you can easily open it in the dark. There are various sizes.

u/PhDinBroScience · 1 pointr/instant_regret

It can be yours for $129.99

You could use it to store your birth certificate/passport/Social Security card or whatever too.

u/jallen2 · 2 pointsr/guns

IMO, forget the biometric safe since they rely on and external power source (or batteries), and also require the biometric reader mechanisms to function. I like to compare them to the biometric guns that were user specific and were a resounding failure when tried a years ago.

I like the simplex gun boxes much better. They require no power and are purely mechanical, and the simplex mechanism has been around for many years. Also you set the combination yourself. An example:
This particular example is one of the more costly, but it has a pneumatic piston that throws the top open once the combination has been entered.

u/DrJarns · 5 pointsr/The_Donald

Amazon has a bunch!

Really Small

17" Wide

u/Szalkow · 3 pointsr/austinguns

Since you acknowledge that it's temporary, let's assume expanding the collection isn't an issue.

Stack-On 8 Gun Cabinet gets the job done for under $100. You can usually find it at Academy for a similar price.

It says eight guns, but for "real" guns with scopes and stocks and such it's more like four long guns. Has a little shelf at the top for pistols. Plus, it's light enough that when you move you can just pack it up and take it with you.

If you're allowed to drill into the floor or walls, you can bolt it down and no one can carry it off without tools. Otherwise, I'd consider stacking a hundred pounds of ammo at the bottom.

u/steve_the_woodsman · 2 pointsr/CCW

I've got 5 (yes five) little girls, all from 1 year to 8 years old. I know the struggle because they see their dad and mom open/concealed carry daily and they're interested.

There are two steps to this, first good storage and second good firearms training for the kids. The firearms training for the kids won't kick in until they are 2-3+ in age, but something to keep in mind.

First for the gun storage: get a Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 for pistols kept next to the bed. Mount that to your bed frame or night stand and it'll keep little fingers away.

Another option for storage that will be coming available this year (and works for rifle or pistol) is the IdentiLock. They're not cheap and I can't find a review of them, but I'd be willing to throw down $319 to test it.

The second part is child firearm training. This is not meant to be for ideal scenarios but as a last resort. You need to wait until they are intellectually old enough to comprehend this kind of conversation. But when it comes time, explain to them the dangers of guns and how kids die every year from playing with their parents' guns. Tell them that if they ever find a gun while they are alone to come tell you or mommy about it - for which they will receive a huge reward! My kids get 5 bucks and an instant trip to the ice cream store if they ever accidentally find an unattended gun.

We've never accidentally left one out, but one time my wife and I did intentionally leave an unloaded, triple checked airsoft gun out to see if they would follow through on what we told them to do. Within 2 seconds of walking into the room where we put it, my 7 year old daughter came running directly to me to tell me the gun was out. She got instant high fives, $5, and a double scoop ice cream cone. I pray to my higher power that I never accidentally leave it out ever, but I'm somewhat comforted that we've got a backup plan for it as a worst case scenario. But we rely on safe gun storage always.

Stay safe my friend!

u/WittyGoat · 9 pointsr/EDH

I use this.

Only $12 and it works great.

I have 8 decks all in the smaller containers and use the large ones for random cards and lands currently. I could put two in each of the larger ones but would need to make a divider of some kind.
I uploaded some pictures to imgur. Also shook it to show there is some play, but no issues if the cards are in sleeves. I have heard of some people putting a small piece of soft foam to hold the cards in place more but I have never felt the need.

u/swingmemallet · 3 pointsr/politics


Most kevlar are pull overs

Also these are nifty

Literally 6 seconds I would be armed and armored

u/XSlevinn · 1 pointr/guns

Here's a better area to check out.. Has a list of all of their types of vaults.. Don't pay super close attention to the prices.... they are much cheaper than what's listed on their site.

The Microvault is about a hundred bucks..

u/TheBlindCat · 2 pointsr/guns

Foam cases breed rust and are less secure than a $100 Stack On cabinet. Another option is something like this if you're only going to buy one rifle (unlikely).

u/kevintx7 · 5 pointsr/Glocks

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Biometric Gun Safe, Single Gun Capacity, QAP1BE

u/shadowblade232 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I'm getting this as soon as I have kids.

I'm messing with you. Bud of mine with little ones has one of these - Barska Quick-Access Biometric Rifle Safe (Amazon link). I don't know how fast I could wake-up and access the rifle, but it's an option.

u/bremergorst · 2 pointsr/CCW

I have a Gunvault that sits on my nightstand. I can unlock it in no-light situations if need be.

Gunvault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe

Also, consider this a good reason to buy another gun that you keep a weapon light mounted on. The safe I linked to has my P30L with Inforce light mount in the bottom shelf, and my daily P2000 goes in the upper shelf. As well as some extra mags, a knife, and an extra flashlight.

u/Gzer0 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I have one of this safe in the truck with a braided steel cable tether. Takes me less than 5 secs to access. Worth checking out.

u/thromdul · 5 pointsr/EDH

I recently moved away from deck boxes and am using this parts organizer. (Stack-On DCOG-10)

Each small bin easily holds a sleeved EDH deck. When the cover is closed the cards will not slide out of their bin. I paid $12 but it seems to have gone up in price.

u/dbinkerd · 2 pointsr/guns

I have the Ruger LC9 - I keep it in my truck (inside one of these) when I'm not actually carrying. The trigger pull everyone is complaining about is not such a bad thing. With a pull like that, it will only discharge a round when you're serious, there will be nothing unintentional about it.

It's just me, but I think the last thing an inexperienced shooter needs is a EDC or HD handgun with too light of a trigger pull.

u/fortuna_matata · 1 pointr/guns

The one thing I would recommend, is no matter that you only want it for your car, still take it to the range and practice with it. Every gun needs to be broken in, and using something untested for self defense is hit and miss at best, and life threatening at worst. So please, go to the range and put 250-500 rounds through it at least, to make sure that your sight picture is correct with that particular pistol.

Since you're planning on keeping it in your car, check out the GunVault Micro:

That way someone can't just smash a window and get it

They're about $75-$90 so shop around, and I would recommend springing for the biometric model eventually, just to keep everything secure.

u/iamjacksprofile · 47 pointsr/politics

Keeping it unloaded defeats the purpose of having it for safety. Use one of these instead

u/Edge1597 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

These exist for a reason. If you can afford a gun you can afford a small safe that takes ten seconds to open.

u/GunPirate · 1 pointr/Firearms

These are pricey but excellent:

The cool thing is that this is 100% mechanical, so won't fail in a power outage or due to dead batteries! Or if there's an EMP.... one of the top reasons to own a gun.

u/alaskaj1 · 1 pointr/CCW

I have a 10 month old and have similar worries.

I got a sentry safe pistol box for my bedside storage just to keep it away the little one. It is a quick access combo lock and has a key backup in case the battery dies or you forget the combo.

If I had the cash I would probably go with fort knox box for the pistol though, they seem to be highly recommended.

As for the rifle I have seen one or two like this that are quick access, wall mounted options.

u/Sideways_Elephant · 3 pointsr/chevycolorado I use this one under the passenger front seat of my extended cab. It's just cabled to a bar under there and seems to be secure enough. I can fit my G19 in its holster, and my phone and wallet in there. I can reach back and pull it up onto the rear seat if I need to put my gun in there. I don't need to get out of the truck at all to disarm myself and lock up the gun

u/mickeymouse4348 · 1 pointr/ar15

i use a glock 22 for HD (getting a 9mm conversion barrel with my next paycheck)

i keep it on my nightstand in this safe that i close when i leave the house and leave open when im home

i keep my ARs unloaded in a locking gun rack on my wall with a loaded 40 round mag in my night stand just in case

u/Zhwazi · 1 pointr/guns

I have one of these until I can afford a real safe.

Someone broke into my house just yesterday so I've been considering upgrading.

u/No_More_Shines_Billy · 1 pointr/videos

I have this one and have always been happy with it. Someone tell me why it's shit.

u/icanbutshouldi · 2 pointsr/CCW

Grab yourself a cheap lockable steel container like this...

Screw it inside the closet (hallway bathroom etc - away from bedroom for reasons already discussed)... Either above or beside the door on the inside of the closet so the only way to see it is to be literally inside the closet looking for it. Use 2.5"-3" screws as mentioned previously. Done.