My uncle bought me a combination pistol safe for Christmas when the baby was just a few months old. I'm very grateful for the safe; gun storage is a form of baby-proofing in my home, and safes aren't cheap and aren't exactly available at Babies R Us with a coupon.
However, I'm having a bit of trouble with it. It is mounted to the side of my nightstand, and the gun is meant to rest muzzle down in it. The way it is supposed to work is that you are supposed to tap the combination (a strip with four buttons), and the side pops open to reveal the gun's handle. (The gun sits in a type of holster built into the "door" of the safe.)
The problem I'm having is that the door (side) of the safe doesn't pop open when my heavy 1911 is in it. It works fine with any other pistol we have, but not my 1911. Currently, I just have a .38, but I'm not as accurate with it as I am the 1911 (the "Big Girl").
I have tried raising the other end of the night stand. I've played around with it. I don't think it's broken (it's out of warranty anyway); it just doesnt' like the heavier gun.
Is there anything I can do to make this work with my 1911?
"If a man breaks in your house, he ain't there for iced tea." Mom & Dad.
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