Night stand gun storage solutions

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So here's the skinny, baby is starting to grow up and I know before long she will be able to get into places we don't want her. Until now I have kept my carry/nightstand gun in my... nightstand. The wife does the same, until now.

What are some of the better options out there to secure a nightstand gun?

I am going to be looking at the personal safes at cabelas tomorrow. Is the biometric systems worth it? What brands or models/types of safes are you using.

Important to me is
-security from little hands
-quick and easy access
-will be easy to grab gun. (my arthritis likes acting up at night)
 

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Fort Knox pistol safes

Fas1safe

Both of them use a Simplex lock mechanism, no electronics.

Also another option you can use is a Safariland level four holster screwed to the nightstand.
 

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Fort Knox pistol safes

Fas1safe

Both of them use a Simplex lock mechanism, no electronics.

Also another option you can use is a Safariland level four holster screwed to the nightstand.

Holster screwed to the night stand.. interesting. I'll check this out, out of curiosity.
 

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Safariland has a three hole design on most of there holster so you can use different belt, leg or vest attachment while using their QLS “quick locking system” You can screw one part to the back of the nightstand or maybe to the inside of the nightstand door and the other part is attached to the holster.















[video=youtube_share;vv_Iizu8T-g]https://youtu.be/vv_Iizu8T-g[/video]
 
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Safariland has a three hole design on most of there holster so you can use different belt, leg or vest attachment while using their QLS “quick locking system” You can screw one part to the back of the nightstand or maybe to the inside of the nightstand door and the other part is attached to the holster.









[video=youtube_share;vv_Iizu8T-g]https://youtu.be/vv_Iizu8T-g[/video]

Holy crap that's nifty... I was looking at the fas1.. they are proud, but they also seem to be worth the money.
 

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I have two Fort Knox pistol safes and one Fas1 safe. I know they are expensive but you can’t go wrong with ether one of them.
 

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Fort Knox pistol safes

Fas1safe

Both of them use a Simplex lock mechanism, no electronics.

Also another option you can use is a Safariland level four holster screwed to the nightstand.

That doesn't seem like a safe option to keep a young child from accessing a loaded gun.

If left unattended more than 10-20 seconds anyone could figure out how to draw the gun, including a curious child.

A retention holster only gives you a few seconds to react if you are wearing your gun on your hip, to prevent someone from getting to your gun.

The OP needs an actual safe.
 

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That doesn't seem like a safe option to keep a young child from accessing a loaded gun.

If left unattended more than 10-20 seconds anyone could figure out how to draw the gun, including a curious child.

A retention holster only gives you a few seconds to react if you are wearing your gun on your hip, to prevent someone from getting to your gun.

The OP needs an actual safe.

Even if it were a much more complicated locking mechanism, but the gun was still in sight, like a Hornady Rapid safe, that might entice the young and/or curious to come mess with it, where they would be less likely to if it was out of sight in a more standard safe.

I have a stack-on quick access safe, electronic, that i got for like $90 at walmart. Currently looking at the Fort Knox options so I can relegate the stack-on to much less serious safekeeping. After doing research on the flaws of electronic + back-up keyed entry, a heavy simplex box seems to be the way to go.
 

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That doesn't seem like a safe option to keep a young child from accessing a loaded gun.

If left unattended more than 10-20 seconds anyone could figure out how to draw the gun, including a curious child.

A retention holster only gives you a few seconds to react if you are wearing your gun on your hip, to prevent someone from getting to your gun.

The OP needs an actual safe.
That is only up to you to make the best decision for you and your family.
 

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I was seeing the car option in my future, but he is right. I need an actual secure option. Im not worried about theft ot anything like that, just little curious hands.

The Stack On mentioned above is fine for keeping curious kids out and is easy enough for you to get into when needed with a 4 digit access code. It also comes with a key for manual use.

It's crap for keeping out a thief intent on getting it opened, but if that's not your primary concern then it's an inexpensive option.
 

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I to am looking. I have decided on a Fort Knox but not sure if I should get the top opening or the front opening.

Any thoughts?
 

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Call me crazy, but I am heavily invested in Gen3 Glock 19’s, my three year old knows they are “Daddy’s shooters”, but they are also laying about. My 3 YEAR OLD, knows not to touch “Daddy’s shooters”? THREE YEARS OLD, KNOWS NOT TO TOUCH? She asks about them a lot, when she does, I STOP, whatever I am doing, and ANSWER ALL of her questions. She “wishes” Santa will bring her her own shooter for her birthday. Don’t HIDE them, EDUCATE.
 

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Call me crazy, but I am heavily invested in Gen3 Glock 19’s, my three year old knows they are “Daddy’s shooters”, but they are also laying about. My 3 YEAR OLD, knows not to touch “Daddy’s shooters”? THREE YEARS OLD, KNOWS NOT TO TOUCH? She asks about them a lot, when she does, I STOP, whatever I am doing, and ANSWER ALL of her questions. She “wishes” Santa will bring her her own shooter for her birthday. Don’t HIDE them, EDUCATE.

That's great.
Not sure how old the OP's kid is though, you probably want to lock all guns away before they are old enough to understand that they shouldn't touch them.
 

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Call me crazy, but I am heavily invested in Gen3 Glock 19’s, my three year old knows they are “Daddy’s shooters”, but they are also laying about. My 3 YEAR OLD, knows not to touch “Daddy’s shooters”? THREE YEARS OLD, KNOWS NOT TO TOUCH? She asks about them a lot, when she does, I STOP, whatever I am doing, and ANSWER ALL of her questions. She “wishes” Santa will bring her her own shooter for her birthday. Don’t HIDE them, EDUCATE.

That's great.
Not sure how old the OP's kid is though, you probably want to lock all guns away before they are old enough to understand that they shouldn't touch them.

I plan on it, I am comfortable with my 11 year old when she comes to visit. But the baby is 1 and a half... she is much too young to understand much but old enough to want to play with everything.
 

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I to am looking. I have decided on a Fort Knox but not sure if I should get the top opening or the front opening.

Any thoughts?

I've also been wondering this. I think a side opener would be nice for getting a larger one. Ideally I'd find a deep top opener that I can fit a gun and a mag or 2 into. The when it opens, it moves the gun up into an easy to grap position, but I think I'm asking too much.
 

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I plan on it, I am comfortable with my 11 year old when she comes to visit. But the baby is 1 and a half... she is much too young to understand much but old enough to want to play with everything.

Yep, you clearly want a safe at this age. :yesway:
 

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When my daughter was younger and in the curious stage and to young to understand i used This(link below). Was able to keep 2 handguns in it if i wanted or just one on top shelf with a bunch of extra mags and a couple extra boxes of ammo on bottom shelf. Served its purpose well. Definitely not theft resistant however.

https://www.gunvault.com/product/multivault-standard/
 
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