Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

So that others may learn.

Moderators: Keith B, Charles L. Cotton, carlson1

User avatar

carlson1
Moderator
Posts: 8964
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:11 am

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby carlson1 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:39 pm

I even place my bag in a Pacsafe. I do not know about everyone else, but I have several dollars tied up in my bag not alone the medial supply, spare ammo, etc. . . that I have in it. I bolt it down in the vehicle also. Again it is not going to stop the guy with bolt cutters, but it does stop the opportunist.
http://www.pacsafe.com/pacsafe-55l-back ... ector.html
Image


Topic author
vjallen75
Senior Member
Posts: 529
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:13 am
Location: HEB

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby vjallen75 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:45 pm

carlson1 wrote:I even place my bag in a Pacsafe. I do not know about everyone else, but I have several dollars tied up in my bag not alone the medial supply, spare ammo, etc. . . that I have in it. I bolt it down in the vehicle also. Again it is not going to stop the guy with bolt cutters, but it does stop the opportunist.
http://www.pacsafe.com/pacsafe-55l-back ... ector.html


That's a good idea! I will have to get one of those. I have plenty of bags lying around to keep stuff in.
Vence
NRA Member, EDC: FNS-9mm
I have contact my state rep., Jonathan Stickland, about supporting HB 560. Fine out who represents you, here.

User avatar

Oldgringo
Senior Member
Posts: 10364
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:15 pm
Location: Pineywoods of east Texas

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby Oldgringo » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:34 pm

Jago668 wrote:I don't have to worry about children. So my pistol goes with me, and I just don't visit gun unfriendly states. I don't want them having any of my money anyways.


:iagree:, I might add that I also try to avoid 'gun unfriendly' businesses and facilities including churches. My wife does not ask me if we're armed, she knows.


Topic author
vjallen75
Senior Member
Posts: 529
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:13 am
Location: HEB

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby vjallen75 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:06 am

Oldgringo wrote: :iagree:, I might add that I also try to avoid 'gun unfriendly' businesses and facilities including churches. My wife does not ask me if we're armed, she knows.


After the shooting in Orlando my wife understands why I don't like going placed unarmed. And she is going to try to be more aware of those types of places. :hurry:
Vence
NRA Member, EDC: FNS-9mm
I have contact my state rep., Jonathan Stickland, about supporting HB 560. Fine out who represents you, here.


Deitz83
Member
Posts: 93
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:05 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby Deitz83 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:00 pm

If we go by car. I take our portal safe with cable, her pistol, my pistol and plenty of ammo. I hope everyone enjoyed the time together.


azwe
Junior Member
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:58 am

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby azwe » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:50 pm

I'm going overseas in a few weeks and plan on putting all but one of my guns into my bank's safety deposit box. I don't own a gun safe....yet.

User avatar

nightmare69
Senior Member
Posts: 2010
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:03 pm
Location: East Texas

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby nightmare69 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:36 pm

When my wife and I went on our cruise to Mexico I had to leave my gun in our car parked at the hotel. So the morning we left I got a covered parking spot. I hid my gun in the trunk where the spare tire supposed to be. Dodge Darts only come with a air pump and no spare. I missed it late at night at Cozumel, some sketchy people that's for sure.
2/26-Mailed paper app and packet.
5/20-Plastic in hand.
83 days mailbox to mailbox.

User avatar

Scott in Houston
Senior Member
Posts: 1442
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:19 am
Location: Houston

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby Scott in Houston » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:02 pm

Doesn't every gun come with a "lock" mechanism?
I bet you can find as many as you want for less than a dollar.


TreyHouston
Senior Member
Posts: 959
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:00 pm
Location: Tomball

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby TreyHouston » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:00 am

vjallen75 wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions!!

I may look into getting a slimmer vault with cable to keep in both of our vehicles.


I swear I have stayed at that same hotel. Horrible, it was shortly after that trip I decided I needed to get my chl!
Also, I have been in a pickle too with the family and I was carrying. I just put it on the top rack of the closet, Without a round in the chamber.
"Jump in there sport, get it done and we'll all sing your praises." -Chas

How many times a day could you say this? :cheers2:


cmgee67
Senior Member
Posts: 848
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:45 pm

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby cmgee67 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:38 am

I would like to say good on you for seeking good advice and understanding what the down sides of leaving it are. I do my best to never go anywhere where I cannot have it but sometimes it just happens that way. I will not go on any trip without it tho. My dad from the time I was 3 years old showed me his guns and taught me gun safety all the way growing up. He took the mystery out of the gun to me. If I ever wanted to see it he would let me as long as he was present and he unloaded it then instructed to me that every gun is loaded and that even tho somebody checked it I should check it. I never had the desire to sneak off and grab my dads gun. I knew where he had them but like I said he took the mystery out and I knew never to mess with them unless he is around. Now I'm such a safety nerd with guns. I hope you find the best solution that fits your needs! Good luck and stay safe my friend
I Am Freedoms Safest Place :txflag:


NNT
Junior Member
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:22 pm

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby NNT » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:50 am

I agree that portable safes are the way to go. I was around guns since before I can remember. Never had a safe in the house growing up. Just in drawers and corner of closets. But for my house and kids, I would never trust their maturity and instruction 100%. Kids can do dumb things thinking they 'know' better. I make sure they are not accessible.

User avatar

SIGFan43
Member
Posts: 99
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:26 am

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby SIGFan43 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:45 am

I am one of those people who don't enter a building with 30.06 signs, unless I have to see my doctor. I just leave my gun in the car out of sight, but leave my empty holster on my belt. I never visit locations who are not friendly. Recently, I went to visit my brother in Arkansas, whom I had not seen in nine years. He has a lot of grandchildren who are in and out of the house, so knowing that in Arkansas a licensed concealed carry requires that you verbally notify the occupant of a private residence that you are carrying, I told my brother before I left Texas. He told it would be alright. I did not stay with him, but stayed with a gun-friendly friend instead.
SIGFan43

User avatar

Deltaboy
Senior Member
Posts: 584
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:52 pm
Location: Johnson County TX

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby Deltaboy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:57 pm

Never leave home without it. :tiphat:
I 'm just an Ole Sinner saved by Grace and Smith & Wesson.


treadlightly
Senior Member
Posts: 1094
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:17 pm

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby treadlightly » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:10 pm

I don't really understand the question.

A vacation is a time to relax. How does one relax without a handgun or three, or a rifle, or something? :biggrinjester:

User avatar

Flightmare
Senior Member
Posts: 1327
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:00 pm
Location: Plano, TX

Re: Leave your firearm at home during vacation?

Postby Flightmare » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:28 pm

treadlightly wrote:I don't really understand the question.

A vacation is a time to relax. How does one relax without a handgun or three, or a rifle, or something? :biggrinjester:


I'm not sure I can bring all my guns with me on vacation. :P
Deplorable lunatic since 2016


Return to “Never Again!!”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests