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Old 05-18-2017, 02:36 PM   #31
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With all of the you tube videos about hiding places and gun storage furniture, I am sure that a thief that had done his home work will be checking for "IN PLAIN SIGHT" hiding places.
Yeah, every time I see a YouTube video about 'the best places' to hide guns, cash, etc. I am like, "Oh, great - you just ruined another hiding place by telling everyone with Internet access, including burglars, about it. Great job!"

Heck, an over-achieving burglar might make a series of YouTube videos on the subject to make things easier on himself/herself.
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In my experience most burglars are amateurs, I'm not saying it couldn't happen but I doubt many do any research on things like that. They may check some of the classic hiding places, like under a mattress, but I don't think they are going to check every possible hiding spot. Most of the time in my area it seems like they are on foot, they only take what they can carry in a bag.

I'm not saying there aren't smart burglars out there just that they are the exception not the rule.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:29 AM   #33
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I imagine that 99% of the burglars out there are dumber than rocks. That's why they have to be burglars in the first place. The 1% that are smart probably wouldn't be bothered with any house that normal people like us could afford.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:42 PM   #34
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Y'all don't get me wrong - I am not talking about 'smart' burglars doing research. I'm talking about dumb, lazy burglars sitting around watching YouTube and eating potato chips all day who just kind of stumble across one of a vast plethora of videos on 'how to stash your stuff.'

Discussing such things on this forum is probably pretty low-risk as I doubt many burglars are coming to ktog for tips. I also like YouTube and think it is a great place to learn things. It is just that I view some things that are on YouTube in sort of a similar light as I view Twitbook, etc. In the case of the latter I think about how much many of us complain about the government invading our privacy or 'Big Brother' watching our every move yet at the same time some people post their every move on Twitbook or Snapface, etc. Might as well just call Big Brother up and say, "Tell the boys to fire up the stake out van because I'm going to Walmart and then Starbucks in a few minutes."

All that said - and getting back to DW's original post - I do still like the idea of hiding things in plain sight. If nothing else, sometimes it is a necessary trade off for being able to access something quickly and without drawing too much attention. I have a few things so hidden, myself - but I make sure they are things I wouldn't miss too much if they are found. I also like the filing cabinet idea and I think that a few DIY mods and such could be made to make such a thing a good, safe place to stash a handgun or two for emergencies if nothing else.
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The OP's pic reminds me of safety deposit boxes. Those would be neat to have, but I am sure those are crazy expensive
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