A few months ago, I mentioned that I carry in my home just like I carry outside of my home. Yes, I have a quick-access gun safe and I use it at night to store my CCW gun, but day in, day out, I keep my carry gun on me except when I’m wrestling with my sons or some other activity.
Why? Because it’s faster to engage a threat with a gun on my hip or in my pocket is faster than any off-body storage method, that’s why.
This one, to be honest, has me searching for other means to secure that shotgun, which is the gun I have in my house for when everything else has gone wrong.
Not a big fan of how this one turned out, partly because Jaci is not familiar with a Mossie 500, and partly because I wasn’t happy with how that lock operates. GunVault doesn’t make this lock anymore, and I think I know why..
I’m not a big fan of leaving loaded guns lying around the house because it’s kinda like leaving the bleach jug in the refrigerator next to the milk jug: Something bad is going to happen, it’s not a question of IF, it’s only a question of WHEN.
So we decided to test things to find out if a gun safe safe is a better alternative to leaving your gun in a nightstand drawer, and the results really surprised us.
A few notes about this test:
- Jaci and Robert are almost identically-skilled as shooters
- They used guns they were familiar with
- Robert was not familiar with how to use that gun safe because we wanted to simulate the stress of figuring out how to open it correctly under stress
- The shots were so close together, the shot timer app on my phone couldn’t tell them apart.
From the home office in Paulden, Arizona…
The Top Ten Signs You Picked The Wrong CCW Instructor
- He starts off his safety speech with “Accidentally discharging a firearm is something you need to get used to.”
- He has a Mayors Against Illegal Guns challenge coin.
- He spends more time complimenting your choice of camo gear than he does correcting your shooting stance.
- He says “Ok, here’s something I learned from Call of Duty.”
- His handouts on aiming refer to “site picture”.
- He’s wearing a drop leg holster. On his arm.
- He’s proud of the fact he’s teaching the same stuff they taught in the 50’s. The 1850’s.
- His talk on the legalities of carrying a firearm is just “Shoot first, ask questions later.”
- He says he can’t pick up yours or anyone else’s guns because his felony conviction is still on appeal.
- He starts off the range session with “Here, hold my beer while I try this.”