For those who only have a handgun or two (maybe three)

This is a discussion on For those who only have a handgun or two (maybe three) within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; http://www.harborfreight.com/electro...campaign=4110B I'm gonna try to get to my local Harbor Freight this week to see this one. It'll hold the few things I have....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27

Thread: For those who only have a handgun or two (maybe three)

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array ArmyCop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Chickasaw, AL
    Posts
    1,746

    For those who only have a handgun or two (maybe three)

    http://www.harborfreight.com/electro...campaign=4110B

    I'm gonna try to get to my local Harbor Freight this week to see this one. It'll hold the few things I have.
    For God, Family and Country!

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    13,687
    IMO.....keep looking online. Even Wally World might have something better for less. Harbor Freight? Nice catalog....nice store. The offerings at the prices? Well.........I wouldn't shop there for anything other than food products, and since they don't offer food products, I tend to stay away. The day they start offering nacho cheese dip in 12oz cans at less than a dollar, I might walk in and take a look. I've been to my local Harbor Freight once. Once is enough for me. Let that be as it may. You'll need to go see for yourself.

  4. #3
    Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    10,408
    Have to agree with RamRod... they don't call it "Harbor Fright" for nothing. Single-use tools from China seem to be their specialty.
    Smitty
    NRA Endowment Member

  5. #4
    Member Array Rail Driver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Tallahassee
    Posts
    64
    While I don't disagree that much of their offering is made in china junk, sometimes you can find a good deal. I've bought several utility knives, a pocket knife and a few power tools there that haven't failed me. It's good for when you need a tool for a specific project and don't want to spend an arm and a leg for something you probably won't ever use again (for it's intended purpose anyway).

  6. #5
    VIP Member
    Array SIGP250's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    MO - Rock Ranch
    Posts
    2,298
    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    http://www.harborfreight.com/electro...campaign=4110B

    I'm gonna try to get to my local Harbor Freight this week to see this one. It'll hold the few things I have.
    There is nothing wrong with Harbor Freight. They have some deals that can't be beat for certain tools. The problem with that safe is that it is not that safe. It also has no humidity control. I have a portable plasma cutter that could split that safe in two in 3-4 minutes.
    If you understand, things are just as they are... If you do not understand, things are just as they are....
    - Zen Saying

  7. #6
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,695
    Hide it well because it could make a handy 'carrying case' out of your home...until the BGs can use some better tools to get to the 'goodies'.OMO
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  8. #7
    VIP Member
    Array RoadRunner71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,350
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Hide it well because it could make a handy 'carrying case' out of your home...until the BGs can use some better tools to get to the 'goodies'.OMO
    Just to play devils advocate, the description does say that the casters can be removed for "permanent" installation. I agree that is looks a bit flimsy, but it might be a reasonable choice for apartment dwellers that can't have a real safe due to weight. I might think of this as a lock-box rather than as a safe. As the OP said it might do for some one that just needs to quickly secure 2-3 handguns.
    "Mind own business"
    "Always cut cards"

  9. #8
    Senior Member Array Old Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Paradise
    Posts
    575
    To each his own, I say. I am one of those who doesn't "normally" buy Chinese junk, but one of these is better than none at all. In fact, I have two of the smaller models, that I've used for many years, with good success. Knock on wood, I've never been burglarized, and they probably would have been carried off, should that happen. I do have one anchored to the wall with large flat metal straps, which would be very difficult to remove, without a lot of effort,and noise, which a burglar doesn't normally want to create a commotion. Both these have served me well over the years, till I bought a much larger safe.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Array Luis50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    508
    Seems like a descent setup. Let us know how you like it. I may get one myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    http://www.harborfreight.com/electro...campaign=4110B

    I'm gonna try to get to my local Harbor Freight this week to see this one. It'll hold the few things I have.
    Luis

    "Everybody's got a plan, 'til they get hit".

    Mike Tyson

  11. #10
    Ex Member Array F350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Rocky Mountain High in Colorado
    Posts
    1,706
    Quote Originally Posted by SIGP250 View Post
    I have a portable plasma cutter that could split that safe in two in 3-4 minutes.
    Your plasma cutter could probably make quick work out of my 1300 lb Liberty as well, but I shoot muzzle loaders and "store" 6, 1lb cans of black powder against the exposed surfaces, might go bad for someone.

    Bolt to floor, insert BP for storage along with a couple handguns, no problem. As my main safe is in the basement this would serve for storage of quick access weapons while gone for short periods.

  12. #11
    VIP Member
    Array SIGP250's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    MO - Rock Ranch
    Posts
    2,298
    Quote Originally Posted by F350 View Post
    Your plasma cutter could probably make quick work out of my 1300 lb Liberty as well, but I shoot muzzle loaders and "store" 6, 1lb cans of black powder against the exposed surfaces, might go bad for someone.

    Bolt to floor, insert BP for storage along with a couple handguns, no problem. As my main safe is in the basement this would serve for storage of quick access weapons while gone for short periods.
    Surprisingly not. Plasma cutters are controllable and quite accurate but mine is not rated for heavy plate carbon steel such as your safe.

    As you know, Black power burns, it does not explode. Inside a safe there is little or no oxygen needed to ignite even a match.
    If you understand, things are just as they are... If you do not understand, things are just as they are....
    - Zen Saying

  13. #12
    Member Array shooter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    198
    Quote Originally Posted by SIGP250 View Post
    Surprisingly not. Plasma cutters are controllable and quite accurate but mine is not rated for heavy plate carbon steel such as your safe.

    As you know, Black power burns, it does not explode. Inside a safe there is little or no oxygen needed to ignite even a match.
    Me thinks ya might be wrong about the properties of black powder---------------. Smokeless powder is "extremely flammable", black powder is "explosive". And,--------unless you create a vacuum inside your safe, there's plenty of oxygen to fuel an explosion. Anyone plasma or acetylene cutting into a safe in the proximity of a can of black powder is going to have a very bad day!
    Stay Safe!
    str1

  14. #13
    Member Array wolf88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    oklahoma
    Posts
    199
    Quote Originally Posted by shooter1 View Post
    Me thinks ya might be wrong about the properties of black powder---------------. Smokeless powder is "extremely flammable", black powder is "explosive". And,--------unless you create a vacuum inside your safe, there's plenty of oxygen to fuel an explosion. Anyone plasma or acetylene cutting into a safe in the proximity of a can of black powder is going to have a very bad day!
    Stay Safe!
    str1
    Kinda off what the OP was saying but good point also the portable one does not have the cutting ability to go through much more than 1/4 typicly the biggest standard model is typicly 1/2 inch and not very portable you can get bigger ones but just sayin no the portable will not get through a liberty safe maybe if you had hours of time and knew exactly where to gun but doutfull
    IGNORANT=NEEDS EDUCATION

    STUPID=WELL YOU CANT FIX THEM ALL

  15. #14
    VIP Member
    Array WHEC724's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    6,505
    Hmmm... Very thoughtful of them to put wheels on it, so the BG doesn't hurt his back wheeling it out of your house.

    'Sorry. 'Just trying to watch out for ya.
    __________________________________
    'Clinging to my guns and religion

  16. #15
    Senior Member Array Rmac58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hopewell, Va
    Posts
    682
    No electronic locks for me, thanks.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. CCJA (2) Day Tactical Handgun 1 & Handgun 2 Course May 8, - May 9, 2010
    By DCJS Instructor in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 29th, 2010, 09:49 PM
  2. If you could only have one handgun.
    By Pure Kustom in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 111
    Last Post: September 5th, 2009, 06:47 AM
  3. Need a name for a new handgun
    By Daddy Warcrimes in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: July 8th, 2009, 10:15 PM
  4. if you could only own ONE handgun??
    By crue2009 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 118
    Last Post: June 29th, 2009, 02:40 PM
  5. Best Handgun around $300
    By Howdy in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 70
    Last Post: January 11th, 2009, 05:46 PM

Search tags for this page

2005 amsec ul2018
,
amsec ul 2018 safe gauge
,

ul2018 craigs list

Click on a term to search for related topics.