January 2, 2003, 05:29 PM
Im thinking of stepping up from my Homak "cabinet", to a "real" gunsafe that holds about 20 long guns. $1000 is my limit. Any suggestions as to brands/dealers to use? Any input would be appreciated.

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Bill Adair
January 2, 2003, 07:14 PM
My dealer has American Eagle safes made by Cannon, with full Cannon warrantee, for under $800, on a special promotion.

Don't know if it will hold twenty long guns, but I think it might hold even more than that, with the right interior set up.

Mine is set up for mostly handguns, but one shelf is cut out for long guns on both sides, if you don't use the sliding cover over half that shelf.

Also has the brass combo lock with three spoke handle that I prefer, though the electronic lock is available, but I think at extra cost?

I've yet to find a safe this nice, as inexpensive.


January 2, 2003, 09:56 PM
First off if you have a convention or big gunshow any safedealer would rather load it into the back of your truck than haul it back to the show room. You can purchase at beginning and let it set till tear down after the show.

Purchase the biggest you can afford - get the things that count - you can retro fit the inside yourself much cheaper than paying for the factory options. (particle board, fabric, glue & staple gun - examine it).

Check location/path where you want it just cause you have a spot that will hold it doesn't mean you can get it into that spot.

Remember Fire rating is important as most safe's will have to face a fire (the odds) than will face any professional burgler - and bolt the safe to the structure.

Don't leave tools that can attack your defense out where they can be used. Leave the welding tips in the safe etc.

Do your research about any company.

January 2, 2003, 09:59 PM
Yep, Bill; that's the one I've been ranting about.
Available as a "net" special here; for $712 plus drop-shipping.
Good folks.:D

January 2, 2003, 10:04 PM
My local Sam's club has a nice Winchester with adjustable interior for $800 something. It is metallic hunter green with fire protection, an S&G type II lock, and a lifetime warranty.

Kahr carrier
January 2, 2003, 10:36 PM
Get a good fire-rated safe ,Cannon ,Liberty.:)

Bill Adair
January 2, 2003, 10:48 PM

Yes, that's the one I have, but with the American Eagle logo.

Mine was $788 delivered, and I picked it off the show room floor, with no wait for it to be built.


January 3, 2003, 02:41 PM
Make sure that the safe is UL certified and fireproof to some degree. Hidden hinges are nice. Moste upper end safes will have a small hole in the bottom to fasten to a concrete slabe to prevent someone from just running down the street with it, so to speak. (and if you do see somebody running down the street with a fully loaded 750lb safe call the military, not the police)

David Scott
January 4, 2003, 12:51 PM
If there's a Bass Pro Shops/Outdoor World close to you, check their sales. The Orlando store often runs specials.

Their Redhead Sportsman's fire safe is $799:

January 7, 2003, 02:54 PM
Fatelvis, I see you live in Joliet. On Rt. 30 just across the street from MegaSports is a good safe store. The guy's name is Rob and he's a pretty good guy to deal with. He has Champion safes in all different sizes.

He's also a Class 3 dealer and deals in all kinds of pre-ban rifles.

I bought my safe from him last year, probably bigger than the one you want. It holds 44 long guns if you need it to and weights 925# empty.
With delivery and set up and golden rod it came to around 1500 tax included. More than your budget but he has safes at all levels and sizes. Check him out.

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