Encourage one another and build one another up. Pray without ceasing. Test everything. Keep what is good. Avoid all evil. -1 Thess 5:11,17,21,22
Why would the bolt be anywhere but in the rifle?
Due to behaviors of other people in my house I decided I needed an additional degree of separation between the stored firearm and a functional weapon.I keep the weapons in a gun safe. Due to the shape of the lock it would not be difficult to deduce which key on my key ring fits the gun safe.Trigger locks are a joke. I do not need one more itty-bitty key to keep track of.The answer came to me when watching the old Cool Hand Luke. There is a scene where the guard tells Luke to fetch his rifle. The guard carried the bolt on his belt. He inserted the bolt and shot a snapping turtle for dinner.We have to make the best decisions we can with the cards we are dealt. My kids are who my kids are. I strive to live in the world of "is" rather than the world of "should". My perception of the world, as it "is", made me believe that I needed that additional degree of separation while retaining the ability to bring arms quickly to bear.Things are better now. We are back to gun-safe only. At least until events lead me to believe I still need that additional degree of separation.Incidentally, thank-you for asking.-Joe