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Suggestions for nightstand gun storage?

Discussion in 'Firearms Chat' started by Mr E, Mar 21, 2021.

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  1. retrieverman

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    I absolutely get the reason people want to lock up their “night stand gun”, but in reality, it makes about as much sense as daily carrying without one in the chamber.
     
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    I've used a sheet of that paper that Smith & Wesson sends with their pistols before. It's infused with some sort of rust inhibitor. I'll betcha if you call them, they'll send you a sheet or two.

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    Put a piece of wax paper or parchment paper in between the gun and the foam if you're worried, but honestly, taking it out and cleaning or oiling even once every 1-2 years would be more than enough.
     
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    My home protection rig gets shot about as much as my carry weapon. If it's not, they should be.

    I've never had foam make a gun rust. I can't see it happening unless the foam was wet or something.
     
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    Most lock boxes that designed for this purpose are easily opened within a few seconds by using a code or key, they aren’t slowing you down much and the extra bit of time to open them might actually be a benefit. I don’t think your comparisons to carrying without one in the chamber is valid.
     
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    No one ever considers someone else’s opinion valid when they disagree.

    To your point, if taking an extra bit of time to open a lock box is a “benefit” during a home invasion, I assume you think taking an extra bit of time to rack the slide on your CCW would also be a benefit when being mugged or assaulted?!?:anyone::scratch:
     
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    No, the extra few seconds might be helpful for you to become more alert to your surroundings before handling a firearm and possibly putting it into action. Again, I don’t think your comparisons of empty chamber carry and keeping your firearm secure from unauthorized access is valid. When you are carrying a concealed firearm; you are awake, alert and the firearm is on your body. The bedside gun is not immediately under your control when you are away; and in the case where you are asleep, you are not immediately at full alertness which can take a matter of seconds to happen after you are awoken.
     
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    you both have valid points.
    Mine is in the drawer cocked and locked but I have no kids in this house.
     
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    To me, the question is whether you think it's more likely that the grandkids will get hold of a loaded gun, or if an intruder will break into your house. When my kid were little, I put them all in the safe and took my chances with intruders, and I figured that was much less likely. Fortunately, that never happened but the kids were in the house all the time.

    A lock box seems like a reasonable compromise, it may be a little slower if you have an intruder but keep it out of curious hands. Which is the greater concern?
     
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    I have two in lock boxes with foam in them. Zero problems. Would be an issue in humid places or big temp changes like in the car, garage, etc. just clean the thing and very lightly oil it.

    I lock them up due to small children in the house.
     
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