Gun Safe Recommendations

Gun Safe Recommendations

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    Gun Safe Recommendations

    I am looking to get a gun/other stuff safe, papers, camera gear etc. As far as the specs go the larger manufactures seem to be all about the same. So it looks like it is down to customer service. What recommendations would you make?

    If other please specify manufacture.
    Last edited by glock21guy; November 23rd, 2006 at 06:14 PM.
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    I have a Safari but it is very much a clone of other makes. I needed some extra clips so I could add more shelves and the company was most helpful and sent some for free.

    BTW - do a search on ''gun safes'' as we have had one or two threads over time which IIRC contain some useful comment.
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    Strange I did a search, and did not come up with any returns on gun safes per say.
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    Hmmm yes, strange. I have not tried but well recall threads on gun safes and in-car safes also. Plus, not so long ago Bumper did a big refresh of search data.

    No sweat - I am sure plenty of folks can add useful input anyways.
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    Heritage safes. I stay away from any that have a rolled steel door. I like a solid panel.

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    Browning Pro Steel. Either the Silver or Gold series. I have 3 (bolted together) and they are reasonably cheap and they are sturdy, no nonsense, safes.

    Would reccomend that you get them(whatever brand you decide on) without the interrior,then build your own. It's amazeing how much money this will save you. Some of the manufacturers charge hundreds for fancy interiors. -------

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    Mine Is A Browning 'Compact'...

    small (about 3' x 3' x 3'). I have mostly pistols...so it's OK. The original safe was around 300#, but the bottom shelf has about 3K+ rounds of ammo...it is much heavier now.

    It will slow down a 'team' of BG's looking for any valuables. If they get past the Rhodesian Ridgeback...they deserve the safe.

    I will probably get an additional taller model someday. My wife thought that a big one would have taken up too much space. (Funny, she didn't feel that way about her craft cupboards and two sewing maching stations...that's another story.)

    If it were just ME...I'd have a huge safe as part of the living room furniture...for now that's just a dream. At least I have the guns I want.

    Enjoy your search...

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    I need to get a safe, but I don't have alot of room for one. Certainly cannot have anything that weighs more than about 100#. I will have to secure it to the structure, instead of believing in the wieght to hold it in place.

    I have some pistols, but am going to be aquiring some long guns in the future hopefully, so I nedd something to handle them too.

    I have been looking into the Sentry 5 gun, but I really haven't found a lot of info or feedback on it.
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    I got a 400 pounder from American Security that'll hold 16 long guns and God knows what else. Good safe...and I declined to get the fire lining. Fire lining is pricey and not a gaurantee, plus I am more worried about them being stolen than burning up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD in SC View Post
    I need to get a safe, but I don't have alot of room for one. Certainly cannot have anything that weighs more than about 100#. I will have to secure it to the structure, instead of believing in the wieght to hold it in place.
    Sean, Try these, they also have other ones...

    http://www.amsecusa.com/b-rate-security-safes.htm
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    I have 3 liberty and love them all. I will never have any other brand. The customer service is hands down and the quality is as well.

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    If you have a local welder around you can have a heavy guage sheet steel box welded up for yourself and bolt it to the floor from the inside of the box.
    Go with a very heavy hardened padlock to keep it locked up.
    That will keep the majority of your unskilled housebreakers away from your guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artz View Post
    I got a 400 pounder from American Security that'll hold 16 long guns and God knows what else. Good safe...and I declined to get the fire lining. Fire lining is pricey and not a gaurantee, plus I am more worried about them being stolen than burning up.
    I have one from the same manufacturer. Unlike many cheaper makes, those from AMSEC have "relock" features that keep someone from merely punching out the dial or lock and opening the door.

    For simple fireproofing, build an enclosure with a double layer of 5/8" fire rated sheetrock. Have the front serve as a door and swing it open for access to the combo lock and safe door.

    BTW: Those that think that they can rely on padlocks, either on steel boxes or on chains haven't seen the cordless cutoff tools available today. Even a cordless drill with a cutoff disc can take care of a $50 padlock.
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    I have the biggest (size wise) Liberty made, it is the Lincoln (3rd from the top model) with an upgrded door and ALL the bells & whistles; I can’t think of another safe I would want. Sucker weighs 1,500 lbs empty and is bolted to a concrete slab floor (1/4” shims for air flow), it sits in a corner and I “store” a few 1# cans of black powder along the 1 exposed side.

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    F350...I'd imagine when you sell the house to move you sell the safe with the house....
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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