Published as a comment at Old NFO:
When I got a pistol as an adult and showed my dad, he remarked that I should be careful and not store it where the kids could get it.
I asked him if he thought putting it in a cigar box just inside the attic access under the insulation might be a good place.
The look on his face was priceless.
I liked that he stored the war trophy PPK with loose bullets rolling around in there so I don’t think he ever missed a few.
At least I kept it clean for him.