Types of safes

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Old 01-02-09, 09:54 AM
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Types of safes

Ok 2nd Amendment types...just looking for some recommendations. Wife says I should give her back some closet space.

What kind do you have, what do you like, what would you look for. Every maker claims their's is best of course. Fire ratings I understand, hoping I'll be able to afford a 1hr vs the 30 min. Just hoping theres a few of you with experience with more than one brand.

I may be kind of limited due to my location, don't feel like paying $4-500 just for shipping.

I have about 12-15 (it varies..lol) handguns of all sizes. 3 long guns.

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Old 01-02-09, 08:26 PM
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I have a redhead(bass pro) with the keypad, didn't think i would like the keypad at first but with practice it is very fast and easy. 21 long gun and between me and the kids it is not quite big enough. 2hr burn rating and not that expensive if you catch them on sale.
of course we drove to the BP in OKC and didn't pay shipping so lots of luck on that.
hopefully i will be stepping up to a saferoom/gun safe in our new house with a door from
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I have an old PRO_STEEL safe--- today has Browning name.
Cost me ( 38 years ago ) $1000 in place in my basement.
No fire rating---holds approx 16 long guns--ton of hand guns.
The average crook could never get into it..............
If you can buy one locally--whatever you buy--get four strong guys
w/ dolly--will save you big $$$$$$$$$$
I paid $600 for safe---$400 for del. to basement................(approx 600# empty )
Have fun.............
 
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First figure out if you want something to give you a measure of liability protection or do you want a safe that will really prevent a thief from getting your weapons. Then I think you will just have to look at what is available in your area. In addition to the safes sold by national retailers like Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops, Cannon Safe is a large national company that probably has a distributor in your area.

I initially had a dial type lock on my safe. It worked fine but you have to turn the dial smoothly. If I tried to work it quickly and whipped the dial the combination numbers would get slightly off (the combination magically changes). I now have a keypad type digital and like it a lot. I can get into the safe about 4 times faster than with the old dial mechanism.

Whichever safe you choose. Hide it and do not tell anyone you have it. If it becomes known that you have a lot of guns in a safe the burglars can come prepared. Also do not have tools at home that can be used get into the safe. If you have a plasma cutter, Sawzall, abrasive cut-off grinder or drill & bits then you have conveniently provided the tools needed to get into your safe.
 
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Thanks guys...I wish I could afford a Liberty or similar. I think I'm more concerned about fire than anything else. And to keep the average Tweeker away from my dad's passed down Fox double. I'll find something, but just spent $250 on the stupid PC, so it will be a month or 2 before I order it.
 
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If you end up getting a less expensive safe without fire protection you can build an enclosure around it with several layers of SheetRock to give some fire protection. It would be pretty easy to put wall board on the top, sides and back. You can use regular 1/2" but the commercial 5/8" thick type will give more protection and usually has an official fire rating. Protecting the door would be the only difficult part. You could build a removeable or hinged panel which would also help conceal the safe.
 
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I also do not have a safe but store my guns in a steel gang box. I have been doing a lot of looking and it seams you get a lot for the money with Stack-On Stack-On | Products . Dicks sporting goods Gun Safes - Gun Storage / Safety - Dick's Sporting Goods sells them and many times has them on sale. Also their online store has prices for delivery which is not out of sight.
 
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Old 01-11-09, 01:09 PM
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TI I've actually got a gift card from Dicks, and there is one up in Vegas, which we go to once a month anyway. Already went and looked last month. Have to let the funds build up a bit from the PC replacement, but that may be the most viable option for me.
 
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Gun Safe

I have been looking also and found a company that makes, what looks like a great safe. This one is a little different that the others because it comes in sections so it doesn't require all your friends to help you move it. You put it together and it has a fire rating of 20 min @ 1200 degrees. The inside is modular so you set it up the way you want. Hope this helps.
look for Zanotti Armor Zanotti Armor Gun Safes
 
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Seen those..the moving around isn't an issue....
No dealers here..and shipping would be a big chunk of change.

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