Shotgun security in motorhome

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  1. paulj

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    For those that shoot how do you secure your shotgun in the motorhome
     
  2. AuldCodger

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    As an ex-shooter I seriously doubt that it is possible if you wish you remain within the regs as I remember them.
    Short of bolting the gun safe to the chassis ? I can't think of any other way.
    OK it's getting on a bit on a Saturday evening and maybe a little sherbet is dulling the grey cells so interested to see what others come up with.
     
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    you can get a large safe fitted but best to check with police as to what meets current requirements
     
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    I suppose you could get a gun safe fitted, but if its anything like the one at home, you will be over weight.
     
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    My understanding is that the firearm needs to be stored in an approved firearms cabinet, that's bolted directly to the chassis.
     
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    You can get single or two gun safes which can be bolted down quite easily and not add too much to the weight.
     
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    What campsites are you going to?
     
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    Not sure about your local Plod, but up here in Norfolk so long as you take reasonable precautions during transportation no safe is required in a vehicle.
    Generally, keep it out of sight, only leave it unattended for a good reason, have the vehicle locked and alarmed (if fitted) and, if possible remove a vital part of the firearm.
    If I know I have to leave the vehicle, I always take the bolt, or even complete lower receiver , with me.
     
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    Many thanks to all the useful advice
     
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    OH's gun cabinet is bolted to a bearing wall and was inspected by the firearms cops. So how that could be replacated in a motorhome beats me. Unless like in the car its in its case in the trunk.
     
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    Will be giggling all day over your reply,tambo. Or may be he's just going to Scotland.
     
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    I would think the first rule would be 'Don't post anything about owning a shotgun on any website".
    B.
     
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    Where do you draw the line ? Don’ t post you have children/grand kids, or enquiries about tv reception cos you’ve just bought a 68”plasma ?
     

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