Originally Posted by rugerguy
...but I am considering a small hand gun safe.
Me too, not as much because of theft but more becasue of kids camping with us. My kids are very firearm aware. They have had lots of education and experience with them, I trust they won't mess with my guns -- but those sound a little like "famous last words". More importantly for me, it seems we always have another kid or two with us. I don't always know how much these other kids are have been taught with respect to firearms and I am not willing to take that chance. More importantly if the roles were reversed and my kids were with another family who had firearms I would want them locked up. Again not because my kids havn't been taught (and contantly reminded) but its the others. All it takes is one curious kid, with no respect for firearms, to make a huge mistake and change the course of many lives.
Off my soapbox --
How do you plan to secure it? I am thinking of glueing in 5/8 ply to the inside bottom of one the bedside wardrode closests and bolting the safe in there. I am just not sure that is the best idea. I do want my pistle close and available, but also secured from curious minds -- Although I am not so much concerned with theft it does make sence to address that too. Should my TT ever be broken into I wouldnt want the whole safe to just walk away that is why I am considering bolting it down.