posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 01:03 PM
Securing your weapon is the most sensible thing to do especially when you are away from your home. So far, cable locks on the weapons have stood up in
court when someone else tries to "use" your weapon. Always thread the cable though the slide of a shotgun, rifle and through the frame of a handgun
and lock it. And preferably, loop the cable around or through something else in your closet or elsewhere. Some police departments give these locks
away or have very good discounts for purchase.
My biggest concern for you is the young lady looking for love and would possibly tell her suitor about your weapon. As long as its locked and
unloaded, you should have no worries. Just don't tell anyone the lock combination or where the keys are kept. Better yet, tell no one that you own a
weapon if possible.
Keeping it locked is good for when you are not at home or not concealed carrying your weapon. When you come home for the night or for any length of
time, you will want to unlock the weapon for your use. A handgun is good while you are sleeping, either under your pillow or secured in one of the
many different types of holsters or holders made for mounting on or near a bed within easy reach but out of sight of anyone else. Shotguns can be
mounted as well, but you would need more time to access it and get it ready.
There is ammo out there that is designed to expend all of its energy into the first thing it hits and not over penetrate. Glaser(R) safety ammo comes
to mind, you can ask a gun dealer or research online. You can buy cheap ammo at gun shows to practice with.
Which ever weapon you decide upon, LEARN THAT WEAPON! Learn how to clean it, take it apart and reassemble it. Keep your cleaning supplies and ammo in
something like a .50 caliber surplus military ammo box. That way the different supplies don't get lost or jumbled and the box will keep the ammo
clean and dry.
Lastly, practice, practice, practice. Remember, when seconds count the police are minutes away! Also did I mention to practice? A lot.