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Sun Apr 17, 2016, 03:13 PM

good idea or bad?

is "out of sight out of mind" as good as a bio-metric safe? Would you buy one?

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Reply good idea or bad? (Original post)
gejohnston Apr 2016 OP
tortoise1956 Apr 2016 #1
Kaleva Apr 2016 #2
gejohnston Apr 2016 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2016 #4
tortoise1956 Apr 2016 #6
Eleanors38 Apr 2016 #10
S_B_Jackson Apr 2016 #8
JonathanRackham Apr 2016 #5
Kaleva Apr 2016 #7
beergood Apr 2016 #9

Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 03:25 PM

1. I'll pass

I keep a shotgun and a pistol next to my bed for now, because a) my grand-kids are never alone in the house, b) they aren't allowed in our bedroom, and c) none of them are physically able to operate the pump or the pistol slide - yet. When they get older, that will change.

(Why so much firepower? we had a drive-by next door a couple of years back, and SWAT was called out last year to help evict some scumbags living on the other side. This is usually a good neighborhood, but renters in the area have been a mixed lot. Better safe than sorry.)

However, this is an accident waiting to happen. I can easily see me (or my wife) putting an arm up over the head and ending up with a shotgun bouncing off our noggins...besides, where would we store books for reading in bed?

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 03:36 PM

2. Is there any evidence that loudly racking a pump shotgun deters intruders?

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 03:46 PM

3. I don't know of any actual studies done,

but it would change my mind.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 04:10 PM

4. I'd bet that if you were breaking into a house ...

... it's your own house, and you locked your keys inside.

The racking sound is you racking your brain thinking of a way in that doesn't break things.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 04:22 PM

6. I have one anecdote

Years ago, my stepson didn't have a PC because he had just gotten out of the Navy, so he would come over and use ours for stuff. One night, about 1 AM, I heard noise in the living room. I got out of bed, grabbed my Mossberg 590 and racked the slide. Immediately I heard my stepson yell in panic, "It's just me!"

I tend to believe that the sound of a pump shotgun being racked has become so universally well-known that it is indeed a very effective deterrent, or at least a warning to miscreants that there's trouble a-comin'....

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Response to tortoise1956 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 02:40 PM

10. Some wag in the late 1950s remarked the slice action of a pump shotgun was the most recognizable...

 

sound in the world. Or at least on T.V. and in the movies.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 10:36 PM

8. It stopped the man who was sexually assaulting my friend

(now wife). Here roommate came home, heard the commotion in the wife's bedroom and then ran to retrieve the shotgun in her room. Assailant heard the sound of the 12 gauge shotgun's action being racked, stopped his attack and jumped out of the 2nd story window. I guess he didn't want to find out what a load of 00 buckshot fired from 10 feet away felt like.

As for the bedboard hiding place, I vote for "Bad Idea".

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 04:11 PM

5. Totally bad idea.

The damn gun would only fall out during acrobatic sex.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:39 PM

7. It'd be a great place to store the sex toys.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 01:17 AM

9. i like the way you think

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