What do you think about this gun safe???


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Cueball
October 10, 2006, 11:40 PM
I saw this one in the Dick's ad and wanted to get some input on whether this one would be a good one to get and whether it is a decent price point. This will be my first safe. I have about a dozen long guns and close to a dozen handguns. Any thoughts from the wise ones of THR would be appreciated!

http://dickssportinggoods.shoplocal.com/DSG/Default.aspx?action=browsepageflash&storeid=2486183&rapid=320599&prvid=DSG-061008a&promotioncode=DSG-061008a&fsid=128050073840087980

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Dr.Who
October 10, 2006, 11:53 PM
Think your missing a link or a picture???????:confused:

PlayboyPenguin
October 10, 2006, 11:56 PM
Well, judging from the fact I cannot see anything I assume it would be great for hiding things in isince it seems to have stealth abilities.

Sunray
October 11, 2006, 12:08 AM
Any safe is better than no safe. A dozen long guns will need a fairly big one though.

Cueball
October 11, 2006, 12:15 AM
Sorry, I just added the link... DUH :o

hso
October 11, 2006, 12:21 AM
Anything is better than nothing, but from what I've learned from our 2 safe experts on THR I expect you can spend far less money for the same level of protection provided by an inexpensive Residential Security Container "safe" just by reinforcing a closet with screw plywood walls and putting a lockable solid core door in place.

Green Lantern
October 11, 2006, 12:27 AM
While we're on the subject, I was wanting to look into getting my first safe....

It would **need** to be fairly compact, and not very heavy. Space is VERY limited, and since Bob Villa wasn't anywhere near THIS old house, I won't feel comfy with a 500+ pound behemoth sitting in the same spot forever.

Unlike the OP, I only own three long guns. However, I'd certianly need room for my Henry folding Survival rifle and 3 pistols, and at least some of my ammo.

I'd be a tad more concerned with fire resistance than robbery-proofing. Then again where I stay is only rarely unattended, so hopefully neither would be a huge concern.

MountainBear
October 11, 2006, 12:53 AM
Check out the Browning Bronze safe. If you have a Sportsmans Whorehouse ( i mean wharehouse ;)), they have them for around a grand. Its about 530, so its not going anywhere, has a good looking finish, so if you have to leave it in the open, it looks good, has good fire rating, and has an electronic lock...

BrainOnSigs
October 11, 2006, 11:19 AM
You can shop around for used safes.

I picked up this Fort Knox for $1K delivered and installed. They serviced and re-greased it. They even gave me tools and showed me how to change the combo so I am the only person who knows what it is. It would cost $3K new. It's a safe....what can you do to it?

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL875/3165911/6449842/118417740.jpg


Some more advice from a safe expert on another forum:

1. Most gun safes aren't really good fire protection.
2. Most gun safes aren't really safes and don't provide that much protection from a skilled thief.
3. They do provide protection from unauthorized access but that can be accomplished cheaper.

Collections worth less than $2,000 can usually be insured and placed in any secure cabinet.

Collections worth $2,000 to $5,000 can be insured and placed in most typical gun safes.

Collections worth $5,000 to $10,000 should be insured and placed in a double walled, composite, or B-rated plate safe.

Collections worth $10,000 to $50,000 should be insured and placed in a C-rated safe.

Collections worth $50,000 to $500,000 should be insured and placed in a TL-15 (E-rate), or TL-30 (F-rate) depending on insurance requirements.

Any collection exceeding $500,000 in value should be redistributed to us poorer gun owners instead of being locked up in a safe. :D

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