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As originally posted at NASIOC/OT on 11-17-2005, 11:23 PM:

OT Gun Nuts: Ghetto style pistol/child safety lock

I ran across this at CombatCarry.com and at first laughed out loud but then on second thought was like hey thats a damn good idea, on the cheap.



McGyver said:
Here is an old "Trick Of The Trade" for making a Colt Government Model/Commander etc. secure.
A set of high quality handcuffs were used to lock it up...and to lock it to a solid object like a cast iron radiator or whatever.
It a neat old trick that was used as an emergency way to lock up a Colt Pattern pistol.
Of course...remember that standard handcuff keys are a lot more common these days than they once were.
The top of the front strap...UNDER ~ NOT through the trigger guard ~ & between the cocked hammer & the rear of the slide. With the Thumb Safety in the ON/UP position.
The firearm was usually locked up "Cocked & Locked" with the magazine still in it.
My disclaimer: You should make your own determination (as a responsible adult) as to if this method would work for you or not.
It is a very old "Trick" (I DID NOT invent it) and I am presenting the photo & info. as a matter of historical record & Colt Firearms Trivia only.
You assume all responsibility should you decide to actually use this technique to secure your own personal firearm.
Though the focus is toward a 1911 there is no reason why this wouldn't work for any other pistol with an exposed/external hammer including possibly revolvers too. I like this idea alot more than those crab ass cable locks through the frame jobs, trigger locks or the expense of an Springfield Armory Integral Lock System which I like and ordered two not 5 days ago at a cost of $30 each. The ILS is for a 1911 owner by far the best case scenario solution but for those owners who for whatever reason don't own a 1911 or have some other model pistol and lack coin for a proper firearm safe or safety device this handcuff deal should fill the trick. Quality handcuffs can be had from a surplus store for less than $5 last time I checked.

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Nice little trick Janq. I use the ILS in my SA, but this is a neat little trick of the trade in a pinch for sure.

-Chris
 

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bassplayrr said:
Nice little trick Janq. I use the ILS in my SA, but this is a neat little trick of the trade in a pinch for sure.

-Chris
Ditto, I modified all three of my 1911s to the ILS system which IMHO wokrs excellent.
This 'trick' though is quite clever and bottom line works.
I was going to run with it inlieu of ILS but I found the cost of a quality set of handcuffs in my area ran upwards of $45!

- Janq
 
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