Saturday, November 05, 2011

Organized chaos

The toy box is almost at full capacity. These photos can't even show it all. Actually it's over capacity as there is a rifle I still can't fit inside. I could probably wedge a few more small items in there though.

Of course my gun safe wasn't that big to begin with, it's a "6 Gun" model. If you know about gun safes you know that when the manufacturer says "6 Gun" they mean six skinny bolt action rifles without any optics on them. I've got six rifles in mine but they're jammed in there like sardines.

When I bought this years ago I couldn't half way fill it. I didn't know if I ever would. But you know how it is, the stuff just keeps piling up. I also use my safe for all my valuables, cameras, binoculars, etc., which only exacerbates the problem.

I have few options right now. I could buy another safe, or a bigger one - Don't want to do that, don't have the room anyway.

I could continue to leave guns out so some meth head could find them one day when no one is home - Don't like that idea much either.

Or I could just stop buying toys since I have no more room for new ones - I hate that idea most of all!

Decisions, decisions...


Guffaw in AZ said...

I went for broke-literally-and bought a famous name safe hawked by Chuck Yeager.
Roughly 5' tall, 24" X 24".
750 pounds empty.
I bought it at a gun show, they delivered it as they left town.
I had it for almost 10 years, put 54 firearms in it.
My mistake was, at 750# I thought no one would/could take it.
I was wrong. I should have had it bolted into the concrete!
Don't make my mistake!
PS - I do bet it's abandoned, unopened somewhere, none of the credit cards, documents or firearms have EVER surfaced!

Wilson said...

Bolting it down is not an option where I’m at right now, but I would agree that it is the best option. I have a quality safe, fairly heavy and an alarm system. What I have I would consider adequate for most situations. I’m protected from the run-of-the-mill “smash and grab” type home burglary. But I have to accept the fact that a determined PROFESSIONAL thief could steal my guns anytime they wanted to! Unfortunately that is what insurance is for.

Jason said...

Good idea with the tags on the pistol cases - you have some good stuff there!

Wilson said...

Jason, I had to get those tags because it was taking forever to find a gun that I wanted! Thanks!