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    Gun racks, cabinets, & closets

    Hopefully I’m in right place...

    So, in my 60 years I’ve always kinda noticed what different people in my life have done in reference to gun storage and I’m curious what you’ve generally seen in your lives. With me, anyone who had a long arm always used one of three things: A wooden rifle rack, a glass fronted gun cabinet, or a closet. My father-in-law kept his rifles (3) in the coat closet by the front door out sight behind things. My dad only ever owned a pistol, kept in nightstand. My friends dads to a man used rifle racks mounted in their dens. On rare occasion I would see a wood gun cabinet, also always in the den or maybe entryway. Think 1950-1960 style houses. I have always used simple gun racks, and in my living room/den. Until about 10 years ago, at least. I still really like being able to see my stuff, rather than having it locked away, but I haven’t in a few years (no entryway, anyone at front door can see anything in my den, unfortunately).

    What is going on out their nowadays? Are most folks hiding everything away?
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    Out of sight and hidden away. Namely a safe. There’s thieves out there that won’t mind taking your stuff. They won’t want what they can’t see. But they’ll want what they can’t see in a safe. At least it’s a hinderance, and at times enough to make them walk away. No need to make their chosen profession easier these days.
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    Safe for me. My grandparents once lived in a house with a built in glass fronted gun cabinet in the family room. It was on one side of the fireplace. The other side had a built in bookshelf. It was quite nicely done. The home in question was built in 1962.

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    Isn't it nice that this is the conversation now days....................

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    Mostly in a safe for me. Its just my wife and I and she is gun aware so I keep my daily carry holstered in a drawer in my study. I have the Mav 88 and the Charter .38 Spc by the bed.
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    Hmmm. You wanna know where I keep my guns and what I see my friends doing? Are you with the ATF or what?

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    I have been wanting to build myself a glass fronted cabinet to display a few of my favorites. Honestly, if someone makes it into the house, they have obviously defeated several other security layers, so why not enable me to better enjoy those firearms every single day?

    I'm thinking something like this, but with shelves to display a few handguns as well.

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    Before anyone gets a heart attack over my not having them in a concrete bunker behind barbed wire and alligators, who knows when I'll get around to it...
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    As a kid 22 rifle was behind back door for critters. House was never locked. Different world now, everything is locked.

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    4 rifle safes, 2 handgun safes, a Beretta 92 within reach of my right hand, my 2 EDCs and a Taurus 99 within 12 inches of my left hand and a few flare launchers, cannons and mortars on display in the kitchen/dining room.
    The cannons and mortars are not loaded and I try to not fire the flare launchers in the house (the last time I did I had to put out a fire).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    Out of sight and hidden away. Namely a safe. There’s thieves out there that won’t mind taking your stuff. They won’t want what they can’t see. But they’ll want what they can’t see in a safe. At least it’s a hinderance, and at times enough to make them walk away. No need to make their chosen profession easier these days.
    If it's not on me or out for a specific purpose, I'm with Smoke. We are not in granddad's environment anymore unfortunately. In addition to the risk of losing valuable property, there are overzealous prosecutors who would attempt to charge someone for not securing firearms. We grew up with the long guns in the closet and I was allowed to clean and fondle them with permission.
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