View Full Version : No room for a safe
01-21-2011, 8:36 AM
I recently moved into a smaller home, and really dont have room for a safe. I want a way to secure 2 rifles and a shotgun from theft. I thought about a Lag bolt in the wall with a cable through all three triggers. Anyone got any ideas?
01-21-2011, 8:41 AM
01-21-2011, 8:54 AM
Before I had a safe, I used trigger locks on my guns, but I also removed the bolts from the rifles and locked them away somewhere else.
I don't think a lag-bolt and cable will be very effective if the thief has a bolt cutter. If something "happens" involving a minor you are responsible if the guns aren't in a DOJ approved safe.
01-21-2011, 9:00 AM
btw, you can also look at rifle wall safes, you cut out an opening in the drywall and bolt it into your studs.
01-21-2011, 9:05 AM
Forgot to say I am renting so I cant knock holes in the wall.
01-21-2011, 9:07 AM
They are making safes now that are pretty small. Shop around you just might be surprised.
01-21-2011, 1:45 PM
You can buy a small safe and bolt it to the wall. Holes are easily patched up, especially if you put the safe in a closet. If you have a garage, you can do the same and it gives you a few more options in size. Remember that usually the small 4 or 5 gun safes with a key lock aren't really safes and can be defeated fairly easily. They just keep the honest people and kids honest.
This may look promising...
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