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Gun Safe's?
« on: March 5, 2014, 09:47:23 pm »
How many of you guys have an actual "Safe" ?  I did ditch the old wooden gun cabinet for a lockable cabinet style. Picked up the 14 gun Stack on from tractor supply, with what I have its already full. Would really like a 24 gun safe, but its kinda outta my budget right now.... So, what do you guys have & how well does it work for you?
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    Re: Gun Safe's?
    « Reply #1 on: March 5, 2014, 10:44:32 pm »
    I have a Sentry. Although nothing would stop a determined person from taking it, they'd have to really want it and be prepared with a truck to take it.
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    « Reply #2 on: March 5, 2014, 10:48:36 pm »
    All I can say is be sure to bolt it into some concrete.  I learned my lesson.  Lost half my collection in one break in and so I bought a safe.  Years later they took the rest and the safe. 
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    Re: Gun Safe's?
    « Reply #3 on: March 6, 2014, 11:11:30 am »
    I have been considering making my own. Iíll probably pay the same or more as I would buying one, but itíd be custom and cool. as it is now, I have them lying all over the house, and that probably isnít the best idea...
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    « Reply #4 on: March 6, 2014, 02:45:37 pm »
    Skwelry, that was kinda my position... But then picked up a wooden gun cabinet but no locks...instead of modifying it I just decided to get a lockable cabinet...  I have this bolted to the wall with 2 1/2 " bolts.... 
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    Re: Gun Safe's?
    « Reply #5 on: March 6, 2014, 03:46:17 pm »
    First thing not to do is post that you keep guns laying all over your house, while your avatar is a picture of your house! Sorry Skwerly, I had to. ;D
    Every ones needs are different. I am as worried about fire taking my guns, etc. as I am a thief. So I wanted ones with good fire ratings.
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    I have a Cabelas signature series, made by liberty safe.
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    « Reply #6 on: March 7, 2014, 09:32:53 am »
    My concerns on a nice safe are that I live in a double wide trailer, would hate to see it fall through the floor....lol
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    « Reply #7 on: March 7, 2014, 11:37:02 am »
    the best brands of gun safes are rather heavy. i have a liberty/lincoln 35 gun safe that i have had for about 12 years. it weighs about 1K#. i think about 2 hr fire rated. took 4 hefty guys,a pallet jack and a couple of furniture movers to bring it from the garage into my office space. will take more than a couple thiefs to walk away with it. it does give me a lot of peace of mind as we also keep important papers and some of the wife's and my valuables stored in the safe. there are humidity control devices available and are a good idea to install one inside the safe. ==sheriff== 
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    « Reply #8 on: March 7, 2014, 02:38:20 pm »


    http://secureittactical.com/Firearm-storage/index.html

    I've been considering these guys.  I like the idea but it looks like their fire rating is probably pretty low.

    This looks really interesting:

    http://secureittactical.com/HM-Weapon-storage/FAST-shotgun-box.html

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    Re: Gun Safe's?
    « Reply #9 on: March 8, 2014, 01:56:52 pm »
    My gun "safe" is a home made wooden cabinet that a friend of my dad's made about 60-70 years go. It's made out of some kind of hard wood, no glass and is lockable. If someone really wanted to get in it they could but I'm not too worried about it.

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    Re: Gun Safe's?
    « Reply #10 on: April 6, 2014, 05:41:47 am »
    Most of the budget safes have a composite door, with a couple of 12 gauge sheetmetal "plates.  The easiest way for someone to get into a safe though, is through the top or sides.  If you can bolt it to the floor in a place where it limits access to the sides, then you should be okay.
    I have a safe that weighs about 800 pounds, which is a little bit light.  I have it bolted to the concrete in the corner of a closet.  I want a bigger one, with a better security door, but I can't really afford to drop $2500 on a safe right now.

    Taz:

    If you want to put a safe in a mobile home, there are a couple ways you can do it.  If you put a larger piece of wood under the safe to spread the load, then bolt that to the floor, you should be able to bolt the safe down on top of that.
    You would have to use some decent plywood or hardwood, probably 1" thick.

    You should also brace the structure from underneath, by using 2x6 lumber to tie the subfloor together.  If you do both of them, the floor should be able to take a pretty hefty safe. 
    After that, if you are still worried about it, you could directly brace the floor underneath with a few 4x4s and cement blocks to keep them from sinking into the ground.
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    Re: Gun Safe's?
    « Reply #11 on: April 7, 2014, 07:02:41 pm »
    Taz:

    If you want to put a safe in a mobile home, there are a couple ways you can do it.  If you put a larger piece of wood under the safe to spread the load, then bolt that to the floor, you should be able to bolt the safe down on top of that.
    You would have to use some decent plywood or hardwood, probably 1" thick.

    You should also brace the structure from underneath, by using 2x6 lumber to tie the subfloor together.  If you do both of them, the floor should be able to take a pretty hefty safe. 
    After that, if you are still worried about it, you could directly brace the floor underneath with a few 4x4s and cement blocks to keep them from sinking into the ground.

    I would put a large Safe ( if I could afford one) in my closet.  I would definitely block & brace the floor under the house IF I could ever afford to get one.  I love checkin em out @ the local Gander Mountain or Cabela's..
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    Re: Gun Safe's?
    « Reply #12 on: April 18, 2014, 05:09:01 pm »
    You can get a decent one on sale for $500 or $600.  It won't be the best, but it is better than nothing.  Or scour craigslist for somebody selling one...
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    Re: Gun Safe's?
    « Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 05:27:14 pm »
    I have been playing with the idea of making one since I can weld a little. A little being the key.  :D 

    Those suckers are just too expensive and I have quite a few guns to store.
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