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    Need some advice on gun safe

    Hi, write a post on a topic about a gun safe. So I think to ask for some advice about gun safes. What is a most important part of the gun safe? What you like and dislike about it? Which model do you have? What new owners need to know before buying one? and etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshguy View Post
    Hi, write a post on a topic about a gun safe. So I think to ask for some advice about gun safes. What is a most important part of the gun safe? What you like and dislike about it? Which model do you have? What new owners need to know before buying one? and etc
    I'll keep it short and sweet. There are sheet-metal lock boxes, and those are good only for keeping your young children out. Then there are the safes that most of us have from Liberty, Fort Knox, etc. They vary in finish, and the "feel", and (most importantly!) size. They do not vary meaningfully in security. Every safe sales guy will tell you differently, but they're all the same. Compare the actual ratings, not the manufacturer's list of features that will keep Sean Connery from cracking your safe with some high-tech gizmo (as if that's what you had to worry about).

    GsT

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    takes about 2 minutes with a battery powered right angle grinder to defeat most safes sold for guns. Has nothing to do with front door, simply cut open a side or back.

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    safes

    Which ever good one is on sale.

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    Freshguy,

    There is a saying in the RV world, "Buy your second motorhome first", meaning buy the big one with the Full Pimp Package, because that is what you're going to eventually buy anyways. To me, this advice is apropos for gun safes as well.

    Figger' out what size you need, and buy the next size or two up. Likely gonna add to your gun collection in the future, and you'll find all manner of sh!t to lock-up in the safe, such as jewelry, legal paperwork, cash, optics, etc. Plus, just because a safe touts "24 Long Gun Capacity" doesn't mean you're gonna get 24 long guns in it...especially if you have bench and live varmint rigs with big scopes, target turrets, etc. And buy a nice, pimped-out version...nice paint and hardware...it stands a far better chance of passing spousal muster and ending up in the house where it belongs (checking with said spouse about such things prior to purchase is probably a better idea).

    I have two pimp, antique looking versions in the house and they look quite nice, and aren't distracting to the rest of the interior décor. They blend in well with our antique furniture. Maintaining strong Feng Shui within the casa is important to ensuring domestic bliss...

    Note I said "two". The first one I bought eventually wasn't big enough...

    FWIW,
    Justin

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    Size Matters

    What ever size you by, you will always find a gun in the corner, under the bed, in the closest and under your pillow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blades View Post
    takes about 2 minutes with a battery powered right angle grinder to defeat most safes sold for guns. Has nothing to do with front door, simply cut open a side or back.

    Takes about the same time with a heavy duty Dolly with pneumatic tires.


    Glenn

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    Zanatti Armour

    Mark builds take down safes, easy to move. Custom builds. And he is a shooter. Do a search.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post
    Mark builds take down safes, easy to move. Custom builds. And he is a shooter. Do a search.

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    Are these the kind that are actually assembled in your basement or other area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chism G View Post
    Takes about the same time with a heavy duty Dolly with pneumatic tires.


    Glenn
    If you don't have to worry about your basement flooding, you could get two and bolt them together and either bolt the duo to a wall and/or floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antelopedundee View Post
    Are these the kind that are actually assembled in your basement or other area?
    Yes, makes moving much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chism G View Post
    Takes about the same time with a heavy duty Dolly with pneumatic tires.


    Glenn
    Not if its like mine and anchored to a wall with four 4" long lag bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blades View Post
    takes about 2 minutes with a battery powered right angle grinder to defeat most safes sold for guns. Has nothing to do with front door, simply cut open a side or back.
    Try that on my American Security. BTW you have 30 seconds to defeat my security system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickie View Post
    Not if its like mine and anchored to a wall with four 4" long lag bolts.
    Or mine which has 4- 1" toggles through a 6 "concrete pad with rebar

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshguy View Post
    Hi, write a post on a topic about a gun safe. So I think to ask for some advice about gun safes. What is a most important part of the gun safe? What you like and dislike about it? Which model do you have? What new owners need to know before buying one? and etc
    I bought mine in a store that sells only Safes. American Security. Fire Proof or resistant, time it would take a lock smith to break into it and overall security. also how many guns and other valuables are you intending to store. Mine has 8 rifles , 10 pistols, magazines ,actions, bolts, scopes, some Ammo ,and other valuables. BUY BIGGER than your needs at this time
    Last edited by classcat; 04-10-2018 at 11:43 PM.

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