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Gun locks - cheap source?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by raindog, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    I need some gun locks - the cable kind that goes through the action. I probably need at least ten.

    Anyone know of a good, cheap source? The Beaverton PD gave some away a few years now but are not doing it now (that I know of). projectchildsafe.org does not list them as participating.

    I can always google around but thought maybe someone here had an idea.

    Another important question: other than marking each lock/key pair with a Sharpie, is there a good system or trick to reduce the number of keys needed?
     
  2. Stevie

    Stevie Inner SE PDX Member

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    Sheriff's office, PDX NE 122nd & Glisan, free.
    Check to see if they got more in, they ran out and expected more last week.
     
  3. Searcher451

    Searcher451 Oregon Member

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    My FFL dealer in Salem always has a few around and is pleased to pass them out. I wouldn't be surprised if other FFL dealers would do the same, especially if you buy (or have bought) guns from them.
     
  4. greenLED

    greenLED Beaver Nation expat Member

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    +1 on the Sheriff's Office suggestion.
     
  5. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I do Search and Rescue for Yamhill County- we hand cable locks out at every public event....you could contact their main office in McMinnville....it's a bit of a drive but hey, the price is right!
     
  6. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    I'm pretty sure most PD's have them for free, at least they do here. Just be sure to check the function of the lock, I got one that didn't work (I think the key was mismatched).
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Go to a locksmith and have them re-keyed. If you get the locks for free, spend the money you saved on not having to sort through a dozen different keys.
     
  8. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I should have a few dozen xtras in the cabinet,send me a PM if your serious and i will dig them out.
    RK
     
  9. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Why do you wish to render your guns useless? Buy a gun safe.

    Yes the trick is to buy a gun safe and teach your children about guns and safety.
     
  10. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    He may want the locks for travel purposes, in which case a safe wouldn't work.
     
  11. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    +2 and you should be able to get up to 3 or at least 2 for free.. Check with Clackamas county too, Most sheriff's offices will be glad to help.
     
  12. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    I stopped by and they said they're out and don't have an ETA. The woman at the front counter thought it was a one-time program.
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I still have a few for free if you need some. 4-5

    I gave away about 100 a few months ago.
     
  14. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Every Oregon police department was given gun locks to hand out to the public a couple of years ago. If you look through the locks they received you can find some that are keyed alike.