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    Looking for a Safe

    I'm looking for a gun safe to house two rifles, two handguns, and maybe some misc ammo/supplies.

    I'm not looking for anything fire resistant, or one of those big, heavy, thousand dollar safes. Just something in the $100-$300 range, key or combination locked, but relatively well built. There are no kids in the house, but i tend to have people over, and id prefer that all of my range weapons are locked up. I have a safe by my bed for my home defense gun, and my CCW, so quick access is not an issue.

    I went to Gander Mountain here in Denver, but they had nothing under $500. Ive also heard WalMart has a few options, but of the three I've checked, none had anything. Ive also been to Dicks and a Sports Authority. Neither had much inventory.

    If anyone knows of any stores here in the Denver metro area, or some good options that fit my criteria online (This would be my second choice due to shipping charges), i would REALLY appreciate it.
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    The price range you are looking at IMO you are not going to get anything good. I have a Safe I got for $800.00 It holds 8 long guns and has 4 shelfs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djz87 View Post
    I'm looking for a gun safe to house two rifles, two handguns, and maybe some misc ammo/supplies.

    I'm not looking for anything fire resistant, or one of those big, heavy, thousand dollar safes. Just something in the $100-$300 range, key or combination locked, but relatively well built. There are no kids in the house, but i tend to have people over, and id prefer that all of my range weapons are locked up. I have a safe by my bed for my home defense gun, and my CCW, so quick access is not an issue.

    I went to Gander Mountain here in Denver, but they had nothing under $500. Ive also heard WalMart has a few options, but of the three I've checked, none had anything. Ive also been to Dicks and a Sports Authority. Neither had much inventory.

    If anyone knows of any stores here in the Denver metro area, or some good options that fit my criteria online (This would be my second choice due to shipping charges), i would REALLY appreciate it.
    That combination is an oxymoron. At that price range, you are buying a sheet-metal storage cabinet, not a safe. One of these will probably keep the kiddies out, but not much else.

    This is the absolute MINIMUM I would buy:

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    Unfortunately, I have to agree with most of the posts here. I had one of the old Walmart $100 specials that was a sheet metal safe that would take a crack head about 10 minutes to get through. I will tell you my reasoning for buying this safe was to keep the kids away from them; and if that is you intention then it will be fine. If your looking for something the actually discourage a theft then your price range will need to change.

    I now have a Browning safe and love it.
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    Two rules of safe buying:
    1. Any safe is better than no safe.
    2. Buy one twice as big as you think you need.

    I wanted a $750 safe. I bought a $1500 safe, and I don't regret it for one minute.
    If your city has a dealer, look for used safes, you might get a deal. I saw safes that looked brand new, because folks moved and didn't pay to move it.

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    You might want to think about a used unit. Safes are kinda like Suburbans. Expensive to make but they depreciate very quickly.

    Check with your local locksmiths, auctions, Craigs List, etc.

    I picked up a 6000lb Amsec safe that was surplus to a bank's need for $600 some years back. Although I did have to pay a pretty penny to have it moved to my place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnybunny View Post
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    holy crap!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djz87 View Post
    I'm looking for a gun safe to house two rifles, two handguns, and maybe some misc ammo/supplies.

    I'm not looking for anything fire resistant, or one of those big, heavy, thousand dollar safes. Just something in the $100-$300 range, key or combination locked, but relatively well built. There are no kids in the house, but i tend to have people over, and id prefer that all of my range weapons are locked up. I have a safe by my bed for my home defense gun, and my CCW, so quick access is not an issue.

    I went to Gander Mountain here in Denver, but they had nothing under $500. Ive also heard WalMart has a few options, but of the three I've checked, none had anything. Ive also been to Dicks and a Sports Authority. Neither had much inventory.

    If anyone knows of any stores here in the Denver metro area, or some good options that fit my criteria online (This would be my second choice due to shipping charges), i would REALLY appreciate it.
    Check out the Liberty Centurion at Lowes.
    You may now carry on with your absurd non-directional bantering.
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    Also look at Costco. They have a few choices.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!
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    I good solid double lock Homak gun cabinet is better than none at all, if you cannot find a Safe in your price range, but you probably saw those at Dick's Sporting...
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