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Old 05-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Firearms in campers?

If you are opposed to owning or possessing any type of gun/s please don't post..

Anyone know where a good place to store a hand gun in a camper/ travel trailer? I was thinking about getting a small safe and bolting it somewhere permanently inside the trailer when we are camping. To think of it, how many of you camper owners take guns with you camping?
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Bolt the safe under the bed... out of sight relatively easy to get to...

as far as the gun is concerned have you considered "shot shells"? these are shotgun style shells loaded for a pistol... some call them snake loads.. even a piddly little 38 or 9mm can go through 5 RV's at a campground but a shotshell will loose its energy after 1 wall.
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Didn't know you could own a hand gun in Canada.

Those snake loads in a .38 caliber will kill a skunk size animal. I use them all the time for skunks coming out of gated pipe when I least expect it or snakes when I am in the field. I think they would be a waste of time for any protection against anything larger.

Many of the police departments use the light, approx 100 gr. hollow point bullets. Good for their use and safer in a city where bullets can go places you don't want time to go.
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we always carry a 12 guage, with a 71/2 birdshot load,as Seann45 said I DON'T want to penetrate someone else's rv. If the need arises I will only be firing a few feet. we have a compartment beneath the bunk for easy access.
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My 1911 lives under a towel on the table between the two chairs so I can reach it if necessary. When we leave for a day trip, it gets transfered to the truck. It's not going to do you any good locked away in a safe.
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My 1911 lives under a towel on the table between the two chairs so I can reach it if necessary. When we leave for a day trip, it gets transfered to the truck. It's not going to do you any good locked away in a safe.
Bob is right...a hand gun in a safe when someone is coming in your unlocked door (or peeling it off the hinges) is not going to give you the protection you carry it for in the first place. With kids, it is a different senerio. You do need to keep it out of their reach, depending on their age and their understanding of a gun. I have mine in an upper cabinet above the microwave during the day and near my pillow at night.
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My "The Judge" is in a handy place loaded with bird shot for the first three rounds - the last two rounds mean real business.

i agree with a lock box - by the time you get it unlocked and in use it may about three minutes too late haha...

I do hear alot of folks will mount a secret door thru the floor inside a cabinet for such things.
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I mounted a long-gun height gun cabinet securely to the floor under the lower bunk of my TT, mainly for secure storage of all kinds of things (cameras, computers, firearms) when not immediately needed. I keep my 9mm Glock in a handy, hidden location when camping. And very close when sleeping.
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My 1911 lives under a towel on the table between the two chairs so I can reach it if necessary. When we leave for a day trip, it gets transfered to the truck. It's not going to do you any good locked away in a safe.
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some of our campers have a lot of hidden space that isn't used... i have a hidey-hole in our new one that is perfect for hiding a handgun or valuables, and plan to utilize that space immediately.... way out of reach of the little ones.... totally inconspicuous... (think spring operated panel/door that only YOU know about)...
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