Let's see photos of your GUN SAFE


December 20, 2006, 12:47 PM
I am considering plunking down some coin on a nice, tall safe. I'd really like to see photos of people's fancy (or even not-so-fancy) gun safes. Outside pics are great, and inside if you have a set-up worth showing.

For the purposes of this discussion, we'll includes the much maligned RSCs in this post. Let's see those Liberty safes!

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Sean Dempsey
December 20, 2006, 01:50 PM
this is a perfect way to compromise security.

I'll not be posting my safe or rsc.

Ala Dan
December 20, 2006, 02:03 PM
Sorry, but neither will I~!:scrutiny:

December 20, 2006, 02:29 PM
I don't have a pic of my safe that is is my garage at 225 Sylmar lane, Hytown, NC....but my combination is 23-54-29...though for security reasons, I'm not saying whether you turn it left or right to start!:neener:

December 20, 2006, 02:29 PM
How is your security compromised by post a photo of your safe? Is the combination printed on a sticker on it? Do you think that if you crop it wrong I will be able to see a clip of carpet color, track down the make, and figure out where the safe is? I am all for security, but I think you can post a carefully framed picture and be prudent about your security while still contributing to the thread. Or maybe I should take down the photos of my nice revolvers, too. Someone might hop on a plane to come steal it. Geez.

December 20, 2006, 02:46 PM
I see nothing wrong with posting a pic of ones safe. Some feel that if they post a pic someone is setting them up or something. I just do not see it that way. Hopefully get a new camera for Christmas and can post more pics. I like many others enjoy seeing them

December 20, 2006, 02:54 PM
I would post a picture of my Safe if I had a digital picture of it. I would not post a picture of the contents though. I have people ask me all the time..."can I see your gun collection in your safes?". The answer is always NO, Sorry. My father and father-in-law are the only ones that get to see what's inside all at once.

December 20, 2006, 03:55 PM
Don't worry about fancy, just buy the biggest you can afford. This is the little one.
This is the bigger one. They're both American Security, fire rated.

December 20, 2006, 04:11 PM
OK, I'll play along since I never leave the house anyway.



December 20, 2006, 04:13 PM
rangegod, OMG that's alot of pistols:what: :what:
oh, and if your gonna wine about this compromising security, dont even post.

December 20, 2006, 04:38 PM
Thanks so far to those who posted. I really just wanted to see some set-ups (and maybe drool over the cabinets with tons of square butts sticking out).

To the guy who won't even show his friends his gun collection: If you're that worried about your friends, maybe you need some new friends.

December 20, 2006, 04:44 PM
Rangegod, awesome.:cool: :cool:

I still have room to lay most of my pistols on their sides... I hope someday to aspire to your level.:D

December 20, 2006, 04:52 PM
Damn, rangegod!!! How bout sending a broke college student a nice Christmas present? Very, very nice collection.

Bob R
December 20, 2006, 05:16 PM
This is one of the big Liberty (colonial Series) safes. I got the biggest they had so I could expand, but now I need another one.

Whatever you do, get the biggest you can afford.


Remember, bigger is better!


December 20, 2006, 05:52 PM
Rangegod that is one IMPRESSIVE collection. Most gun shops in the area don't have the inventory you do. I also seem to recall having that same carpet in my living room at one time :)

December 20, 2006, 06:08 PM
vey nice collections fellas, im impressed!! well anyways im in the same boat as sjshooter. im lookin to get me my first safe as my small collection blossums(6 smiths,2 h&k's,nm SA m14, and yes its a real m14 not an m1a.selecter tack welded as to prevent use . i rent from governmeant through a program <conventional highpower >and a cmp garand on the way.oh and my trusty 1187 12 ga <fer squirrels an such>

December 20, 2006, 07:11 PM
Wow! Rangegod, you are the kind of neighbor I would want if society ever broke down in my neighborhood! That or zombies, or aliens, ect. would take over! :what:

BUT.....how many of those don't get to see any use for years? That is quite the collection. Must have taken quite some time to build it up such a nice collection.

bill (feels like he has no need for a safe compared to some of the members here!)

December 20, 2006, 08:58 PM
Wundudnee, you ever light that railroad lantern hanging over all that ammo?:scrutiny: Hmm...

December 20, 2006, 09:42 PM
OK, I'll play along since I never leave the house anyway.

LOL it must be nice having guns delivered right to your doorstep. I guess if you were a FFL holder that would work.

December 20, 2006, 09:53 PM
Wow, that's one heck of a pistol collection! *drool*

December 20, 2006, 09:59 PM
Would you like my SS card as well?

December 20, 2006, 09:59 PM
Have modified this several times...adding shelves, lighting, and door storage. (National Security Magnum Plus)






December 20, 2006, 10:22 PM
You can judge the size by it's relationship to doorway on the right.

December 20, 2006, 10:28 PM
I feel gun poor after seeing some of those pics !!!!!

December 20, 2006, 10:41 PM
Where IS The War!!!:cool:

December 20, 2006, 11:02 PM
Rangegod: daaaang! How many of those are shooters, and how many are just safe queens (princesses? Duchesses? Earl..ettes?!)?

To the lot of you posting on a pic thread for the sole purpose on pissing on everybody else's parade: welcome to my Ignore list.


December 20, 2006, 11:26 PM
Sean, and others - the same thought zipped through my mind - congratulations - don't show them nothing. See my gunsafe? While YOU probably have minimal profile info online, remember, what you post is accessable by ANYONE! Don't kid yourself, crooks can and WILL take advantage of information you supply innocently. Let's be REALLY careful out there (with what you post on the Internet). Not trying to make an example here of Sean, or anyone, just saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.


MSgt B
December 21, 2006, 01:17 AM
I'm game. You asked for Liberty safes and I think I've got the prettiest one out there. I just need to get more guns to fill it.

No kidding, with that burgundy finish, it looks great right in my living room.
(That's a good thing, because I don't have a garage)

Anyone who wants to try to take it because I posted a picture on the forum....you'd better bring your "A" game.

Sean Dempsey
December 21, 2006, 01:23 AM
I was actually kidding in the first post... sort of a tongue-in-cheek salute to all the combat-parking tactical paranoia going around. The best/saddest part is that there WERE some people who were serious about pictures being a security breach.

I have a 2 shelf stack-on safe that was like 90 dollars, not even worth posting, you could just pick it up and walk away with it, so have at it.

December 21, 2006, 01:53 AM
Some people are so over-protective/eliteists to not post a pic or discuss safes, yet they post to decline comment... cracks me up. Stay in your hole where it safe! :neener:

December 21, 2006, 02:47 AM
I was actually kidding in the first post...

Man is it a good thing that I am so neurotic and curious. I was so worried about what it might say under the "So and So is on your blah blah blah list" that I unchecked it just to make sure it wasn't something I might have to get into an internet pissing contest with somebody about :D

But yeah, all that being-a-bastard-for-the-sake-of-being-a-bastard stuff drives me up the damnable wall. I mean seriously, if somebody doesn't like the content of a thread, they should bite their tongue and move on (alternative: stay and bite the curb) instead of subjecting all the people with legitimate things to say to their inane BS.

Hypocrite of the week, apparently.

December 21, 2006, 03:07 AM
:neener: :neener: LOL at LkWinnipesaukee's comment. No one is going to steal your BB guns. :neener: :banghead: :banghead:

December 21, 2006, 03:55 AM
Maybe I should comment on the contents of my safe. It is not empty because I worry about showing my guns online. It is empty because that picture was taken right after I installed it.

I've tried taking pictures with the guns inside but they don't turn out to be very photogenic.

December 21, 2006, 06:02 AM
LMAO. The meer fact that we post on these boards shows that the membership here owns firearms, posting a picture of your safe is not going to encourage someone further than previous posts already have. Odds are that all of us have mentioned at one time or another what guns we own. If someone wants to target the membership on this board, they already have all the information they need.

Anyway, those are beautiful collections.

December 21, 2006, 06:35 AM
LOL at LkWinnipesaukee's comment. No one is going to steal your BB guns.


very funny pal....:rolleyes:

December 21, 2006, 07:18 AM
I am envious of you guys. I really am.

December 21, 2006, 08:51 AM
One of the pictures shows some rifle bolts that I store to disable rifles that won't fit in the safe. Kinda bugs me that a POS single bbl shotgun sits in the safe while a decent bolt-gun is outside, but whattaygonnado?

BTW, as you can tell, my photography skillz suck.

December 21, 2006, 11:49 AM
I was actually kidding in the first post.
Suuuuuuure you were.;)

December 21, 2006, 08:59 PM
OK fellows, heres one of mine.


How many can you name?

Livin in Texas

December 21, 2006, 09:05 PM
Oneshooter, why do you have 3 green water balloons in your safe? :D

December 21, 2006, 09:13 PM

and BBs. Right on mister!!:neener: :p

December 21, 2006, 09:38 PM
I do some WW2 displays and the "balloons" are used then. The BB's are for my youngest sons Daisey. He insisted that his "ammo" be in the safe along with his rifle!

Livin in Texas

December 21, 2006, 09:58 PM
I'll play :D





December 21, 2006, 10:06 PM
I always have to laugh when I see Gixerman1000's real-life scene from the Matrix (when they go "we're going to need some guns" and suddenly the endless racks of firearms appear out of nowhere). :D

December 21, 2006, 10:34 PM

Leave it to Gixxerman to come along and rain on everyones parade! :D

I am reluctant to post my pics after seeing some of the other folks collections. I feel kind of inadequate, haha! But here is my Champion Sport.

As others have already said buy the BIGGEST safe you can afford. Little did I know when I bought this safe it was too small before it even came home. I am getting ready to buy another. Something else to think about is actually getting it home and in your house! At about 525 pounds the safe pictured here is definitely a lightweight among gun safes, and yet for my friend and I getting it down into my basement was exceptionally difficult, if not outright dangerous. Anything bigger would have required movers, and quite possibly riggers, to get it in place. So potentially factor in moving costs to your purchase price. And for those who are going to chide me for putting a gun safe in a damp basement I have a dehumidifier running down there right next to the safe.


No, I was not drunk when I put the firearms in the safe. Due to magazines, and bent bolts, and straight bolts, and pistol grips, and scopes, etc.... the rifles have to be in all kinds of funny positions to all fit in the safe. Keep in mind this is just the stuff I would really miss if it got stolen. There is more hidden around the house. Did I mention that you should really get a BIG safe?


December 21, 2006, 10:44 PM
Lets see a pic of the Gixxer, Gixer man!!!

December 21, 2006, 10:53 PM
Wow, I thought holster mounted to the door was good, then I see Gixer's pegs.

How do you get these down into the basement, if they're down there? I've got a standard door way, and wooden steps. Running my calculations, I can only get a medium sized safe down through the doorway. My new plan is to just build a room for my toys, otherwise I'd need a few medium safes, and a new back.

December 21, 2006, 10:55 PM
aw ..I saw more guns than gixxermans at a gun shop once

December 21, 2006, 11:03 PM
Thanks guys

Lets see a pic of the Gixxer, Gixer man!!!

Here you go :)

2005 GSXR1000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Gixerman1000/Bikes/th_100_8446.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Gixerman1000/Bikes/100_8446.jpg)

December 21, 2006, 11:31 PM
I think Exposure might have the biggest gun in his photo. Nice muzzle brake.

Does anyone remember who posted photos of his super-basement a few months ago? The fellow's entire basement was one big safe, filled with guns and military equipment, floor to ceiling. Looked like Burt's rec room from "Tremors." I think he said he moved away or remodeled after the photos were taken.

December 22, 2006, 11:36 AM
Gixxerman, nice bike and nice guns. Where did you get the spools for the door of your safe? Great idea. I'd like to do something similar.

December 22, 2006, 02:01 PM
Seeing all these safes bursting at the seams, I'm sad.

I need more guns. :(

December 22, 2006, 02:22 PM
Now i know why i cant get a deal on a good used gun........................you guys got em all:what:

December 22, 2006, 02:44 PM
I don't have a picture of the inside, but here's the door ...


:D :D

December 22, 2006, 10:18 PM
I need quick access.

I have some important people to protect!



December 23, 2006, 04:07 AM
I can only get a medium sized safe down through the doorway

Where there's a will there's a way. This is what worked for me. :D


December 23, 2006, 04:20 AM
:what: :eek: :what:

December 23, 2006, 09:33 AM
:D :D :D How are you gunna get it out if you move!

December 23, 2006, 09:37 AM
Can someone tell me what models the ones i circled are.


December 23, 2006, 09:40 AM
Those look like S&W 5906 type guns. 9mm, stainless. They could be 1006, 4506 since they appear to have longer barrels than that of the 5906 etc...there are a LOT of guns made on that frame style, so its hard to pin point exactly which those are. I almost want to put my money on them being 10mm guns...

I had a 5906 that was IDENTICAL to that one on the bottom (below the 2 you have circled). Thats an older frame with the square trigger guard and the protected adjustable rear sight it has.

December 23, 2006, 09:48 AM
Here are two of the safes. On the other side of the room, are more.


December 23, 2006, 11:36 AM
Can someone tell me what models the ones i circled are.

I can lol,

aguyindallas is correct for the most part, the top circled is a 4506-1 and the bottom circled is a 1006, the one below the 2 circled is a 3906 (like a 5906 but a single stack holding 9+1)

December 23, 2006, 12:59 PM
Ryder, wow. Just wow, now that is hardcore.

Does that mean I need a backhoe to dig out to get to the basement?:)

December 23, 2006, 01:24 PM
Some folks didn't want to post pictures, and that's fine. One comment that I'd like to make is that the best gun safe is one that's hidden.

I had a guy who took a class with me and he drove a wrecker. He said that it only took 15 minutes to hook a chain up to a safe and then yank it through a wall when he'd get tasked to do so by the police. For this reason, I'd recommend against showing off a safe to the street from inside a garage, or even anywhere else, for that matter. The best safe is one that's unseen.

December 24, 2006, 03:10 PM
Those are wonderful. Where did you get them and how did you install them? Great planning needed I bet. Regards, Bill

December 24, 2006, 03:57 PM
He said that it only took 15 minutes to hook a chain up to a safe and then yank it through a wall when he'd get tasked to do so by the police.

Your friend is full of BS. Not that it would be difficult to yank a safe through a wood-framed wall, but I can't imagine any circumstances under which a PD would employ a wrecker to extract a safe.

Doing so might take out a load-bearing element and destroy the house causing damage the PD would be liable for.

Unless the police plan on blowing the safes open (unlikely--might destroy evidence that police are seeking), they're just as easy to open insde as they are out.

December 24, 2006, 04:13 PM
Your friend is full of BS. Not that it would be difficult to yank a safe through a wood-framed wall, but I can't imagine any circumstances under which a PD would employ a wrecker to extract a safe.

Doing so might take out a load-bearing element and destroy the house causing damage the PD would be liable for.

Knowing the city of Detroit all too well and seeing the types of drug houses that are employed for use by the drug selling and drug using scum, I have absolutely no reason to doubt his words.

December 24, 2006, 04:23 PM

December 24, 2006, 04:57 PM
this is for anyone that has something to say about my pink friggin bedroom...or for me when I can't take the pink friggin bedrooom anymore.

December 25, 2006, 10:38 AM
WOW BOYZ!!!! Those are a whole hell a lot of guns. Man, I bet some of you have more vested in guns then what your home is worth :) . True gun collectors for sure!! I only have two, plan to maybe buy 4 more (the max). Well I guess ya never know, maybe only having 5 would be boring. hehehe

But that is awesome to see all those guns in one safe. wow!!

But hey, I'm looking fora safe like the ones above. All I see around here are the Brownings. At our local Tractor supply store they have on SALE the Browning. Its like 350.00 not sure if they are good though...........

Anyone have one or would buy one?

December 25, 2006, 10:57 AM
As usual, Gixerman1000 wins this pic thread, just like the last one. Suprised you went with the 1000 instead of the 1300 GSX-R Hayabusa... you seem like an all or nothing kind of guy.

(Not that I blame you... The busa's damn heavy and the 1000 is awful agile... at least my old 2004 was)

December 25, 2006, 11:48 AM
Rangegod - Gixxerman

I feel so......................inadequate. ;)

December 25, 2006, 11:53 AM
Who says America has no more role models?

December 25, 2006, 10:50 PM
hankdatank1362 =
I have a few friends that own Busa's and I do love the way the big 1300’s ride, it fact I just told my wife yesterday that I was thinking of getting one as a 2nd bike, mainly for long trips and such but nothing does it for me like my 1K though, evil looks, almost telepathic handling and with 110lb less weight and a comparable horse power to the Busa (mine dyno’ed 165rwhp), I don’t fear them out accelerating me.

December 25, 2006, 11:36 PM
I am considering buying some nice, sexy nighties for my wife.

I'd really like to see photos of your wife in hers.


December 26, 2006, 05:43 PM
Meef...so your saying your gun safe is intimate to you?

December 26, 2006, 06:54 PM
Wow. I've only got a few guns and they arent even really mine, they're "family" guns. I need to start working on my collection.

At first I thought all the talk about criminals looking up what you have to steal on here was a bit silly. Then I saw the armories some of you guys have, and I thought to myself, if I wanted to steal guns, that would be the place to go. And then it occurred to me that if you've got that many guns in the safe, god only knows what you've got outside of the safe, and I wont go anywhere near your house uninvited.

December 26, 2006, 07:03 PM
rangegod u make me feel very small:banghead: my safe i got at wall mart for 500 bucks and is a nice 21 gun winchester safe and for u wimps that wont post for security reasons U OWN A GUN SAFE I TAKE IT THAT U HAVE GUNS TO DEFEND IT!(id post mine but i dont have any pics of it at work)

December 26, 2006, 09:08 PM
meef:I am considering buying some nice, sexy nighties for my wife.

I'd really like to see photos of your wife in hers.chipp:Meef...so your saying your gun safe is intimate to you?Nope.

What I was saying is that some things are better left out of public display - unless you happen to be maybe Big 5 Sporting Goods or Victoria's Secret.

Strictly IMO, of course.


December 26, 2006, 09:14 PM
kmtirish:and for u wimps that wont post for security reasons U OWN A GUN SAFE I TAKE IT THAT U HAVE GUNS TO DEFEND IT!Gosh....

I suddenly feel so small, wimpy and unmanly.

u know


December 26, 2006, 09:58 PM
A door peg question
Those are wonderful. Where did you get them and how did you install them? Great planning needed I bet. Regards, Bill

For the handguns on the door I used a type of spool pegs, I bought them years ago from an arts and crafts store, if I remember right, at the time they came in a little plastic bag with 12 or so per bag and they didn’t cost much, not long ago I went to buy a few more and they came in a little bag of 3 for $0.99.


My safe has a backing plate behind the fire liner so pegs can be screwed in (there was a factory peg kit but I didn’t like them), the pegs are spaced for each handgun, I used washers behind some to space them out as needed with certain handguns and on a few I cut the lip of the spool off in some places to clear the front of the trigger guard, each handgun has to be lifted up from the muzzle then pulled out.
Some of the handguns have been on the door for 8 years and I have yet to have any problems with wear on the pistols or have any fall off, they fit very solid.



March 9, 2007, 02:10 AM
Here is my beauty. She's 72" tall, 41" wide, 28" deep, and weighs 1850 lbs. Right now i have the 26 gun interior but i can expand it to 52. Come late April/early May she will have lots of goodies inside. Very much worth the cost and wait.

March 9, 2007, 06:55 AM
God Bless America!

Slappy McGee
March 9, 2007, 01:16 PM
For those of you that don't have basements, where do you put your safe? We have a big closet on the 2nd floor but I am nervous about supporting 800+ lbs just for the empty safe.

March 9, 2007, 09:53 PM
Here's my portable safe - nice and easy to carry. :D


March 9, 2007, 10:44 PM
I'd show you but I'd have to kill you after you see it. Sorry guys can't play this game.

March 9, 2007, 10:57 PM
I have the same question as Slappy. What about putting a big one upstairs? I'll be moving soon and the 2nd floor appears to be my only option right now.

10 Ring Tao
March 9, 2007, 11:53 PM
Well, I can't compete with the guns or safes, so tomorrow I'm going to walk around with a 3 foot salami stuffed down my pants.

March 9, 2007, 11:59 PM
fantastic collections, but where do you guys keep your spare mags? i see lots of ammo in the safe, but very few spare magazines.

March 10, 2007, 12:06 AM
Have an architec or qualified person look at the construction of your house.
I can tell you as a carpenter its not a good idea in certain places on the second floor. I've seen posts put under Refridgerators and bathtubs (in basements) because the floor wasn't strong enough.
You could get a lighter sace and bolt it down. Just remeber even the heavey safe come back down easier than they go up. Sepecially if your not worried about damaging stuff.

also go out into the middle of the floor and jump up and down(where you want to put it). if the stuff on your tables starts moving you can skip the professional advise.

March 10, 2007, 12:24 AM
Well, I can't compete with the guns or safes, so tomorrow I'm going to walk around with a 3 foot salami stuffed down my pants.Hahahahahaha!

March 24, 2007, 10:17 PM
lots of guns but where is all the ammo?

March 24, 2007, 10:52 PM
Seals freshness in


March 24, 2007, 11:07 PM
I gotta take some pics of what I'm using. It's a homebrew safe to use until I move and have the ability to buy a real safe (a year I think). It's actually decently secure for what it is and for how much it cost (a little under $200 I think total).

It consists of a bunch of pistol safes bolted together and secured between two layers of wire rack. The wire rack also holds several locked cases of ammo, and they're all secured to the rack with a cable lock.

When I have the ability to get what I want, I'll probably go with Amsec.

March 24, 2007, 11:12 PM
when I saw rangegod's pic, I thought at first those were screwdrivers.... and I was thinking, "Man that guy has a lot of screwdrivers... but why put them in a safe?" and then I realized they were pistols and my jaw dropped on the floor.


March 24, 2007, 11:17 PM
Some of you guys are show offs.:D

March 24, 2007, 11:21 PM
Several replys have been addressing the security issue and I guess that I have to lean toward the idea that your - [fill in the blank (guns, jewels, cash, lobsters)] - are at their safest when you're the only one who knows where they're at. My last house (which I designed & built) had a 2' deep false wall that was fireproofed and tempered-steel lined. The vertical design of the wallpaper totally hid the seams and I used invisible hinges recessed into the frame/door seam. The locking mechanism was a cam-action lever hidden in a closet next to the false wall which operated (5) 1" pins. It might sound more complicated than it really was but it was easy to build and fairly inexpensive for having a 12 sq.ft. foot print and 8' tall.
I owned that house for 22 years and had many a party with sleep-over guests and nary a one ever guessed that they were leaning against an armory of 50+ guns and hundreds of pounds of ammo.

March 25, 2007, 12:58 AM
The old man said, “1911's & S&W's”, but the young man wanted to travel a different road. Until finally, after many a hard mile the now aged, worn and tired man came to understand; 1911's & S&W's were all he ever needed.
You forgot Rugers. I see some in your safe.

Jubjub, you're gonna suffocate the poor thing.

March 25, 2007, 01:08 AM
I remember one thread where gixerman posted his gun collection .. AMAZING!!!

March 25, 2007, 01:14 AM
had many a party with sleep-over guests

You ladies' man you :evil:

Wes Moran
July 9, 2007, 06:12 PM
Gun Safe??? Who needs a gun safe??? I feel the Gun is safe on me....and that Im safe with gun with me. If you got the nuts to come in...then you wont have 'em when you leave... And if you can find the guns than good luck finding the ammo...but either way I will get to them before you will...oh and I hope whoever can walk without a knee.

Final Thoughts/Tips...
If you know Im home and the door is unlocked...that should be the first sign to let you know something is up. If you think your gonna sneak up on me in my sleep...I hope you dont scream too loud when I come out of the shadows.:evil:

Sorry if my post seems a like a flame...No harm was ment in the making of this post.

July 9, 2007, 06:24 PM

XD Fan
July 9, 2007, 06:42 PM
Wes Moran,

What about when you are not home?

Just a thought.

texas bulldog
July 9, 2007, 08:11 PM

thank you, wes, for reviving this thread. i hadn't read it before, and the first 101 posts were definitely worth the read.

Wes Moran
July 10, 2007, 03:05 AM
Well like I said...when Im not at home...the gun is hidden very well (secert spot)...or with me.

July 10, 2007, 09:20 AM
You all have awesome safes. And for those of you who didnt show your safes I dont blame you either. Could somebody tell me what model and make this is?

July 10, 2007, 12:15 PM
mossberg 500 breacher

July 10, 2007, 04:14 PM
Here's mine:


It's a Cannon C23, and occupies a substantial volume in my closet (which also doubles as my pantry and ammo hoard). Hooray for small studio apartments. :fire: Note the ancient, yet functional, Eureka vacuum cleaner. I think it was made in the early 80s or so.

I keep my blinds closed all the time (keeps out the Arizona sun), the door closed and locked, and from the living area the apartment looks like a frugal college student's place (IKEA furniture, used microwave, desk with computer and telephone, etc.). Posting a photo of the safe itself doesn't really worry me, as I doubt anyone except two of my neighbors (who I trust), my girlfriend, and I know where it is. Even then, I doubt anyone would be able to steal from it, considering how attentive my neighbors and apartment management are to strange people and noises.

Here's the interior:

The small Sentry safe isn't much, but I use it for storing my Gem-Tech silencer. It's mostly to keep stuff from hitting the silencer rather than to keep people from stealing it. Still, I'd imagine that it'd be somewhat difficult to cut into the Cannon safe and extract the bulky and heavy Sentry one, just to get at its contents.

Hmm. I need to refresh my silica gel dessicant.

July 10, 2007, 07:13 PM
Can anyone tell me what the two revolvers are in Rembrandt second picture? And also those grips sure are cool and I was just wondering if anyone knew what kind they were and where I can find some. Thanks.


July 10, 2007, 11:36 PM
Can anyone tell me what the two revolvers are in Rembrandt second picture? And also those grips sure are cool and I was just wondering if anyone knew what kind they were and where I can find some. Thanks.

Both are S&W revolvers, the snubby is a model 60, other is a Performance Center .44 mag. Grips are laminate hardwood with engraved images. Available from Smith & Wesson.


July 11, 2007, 12:56 AM
I am at a loss of words.
I need to get my FFL....lol

Dial...key pad...or key...
What do you prefer and why

July 11, 2007, 01:32 AM
I wouldn't like a key, except as a backup, since they are misplaceable.

Either of the others would be fine as long as they were well executed designs.

I'm think of building a huge DIY safe once I get a lathe and mill up and running. For that sucker I'd probably get a Kaba Mas X-09. :D

July 11, 2007, 11:51 AM
I feel like such a piker next to some of you guys.

July 11, 2007, 03:03 PM
I only own one pistol so far, and XD40SC. Me and my wife were just having the "you wouldn't buy a gun just the have it, would you?" talk last night and showing her pictures of some of these safes I think has justified me into many more purchases before she starts to get concerned. What a great thread!

July 11, 2007, 03:11 PM
If you can fit your collection into a gun safe or two, you don't have nearly enough guns. :neener:

July 11, 2007, 04:05 PM
I dont have a safe, but I have this:

its next to my bed in my bedroom. I picked it up from cabelas 2 days ago. The reason I opted for this instead of a heavier safe is that this will keep my arms out of reach from my brother, and I will still be able to get to them if anything goes down.

July 13, 2007, 04:44 AM
Today I got this: http://www.sentrysafe.com/products/productDetail.aspx?s=169.

I'm moving to VA for school next month and will be living in apartments for the next five or six years (I'll have roommates for at least the first year). Also, I purchased my first firearm (Glock 23) this week, so I'm not in need of a big safe yet.

I'm considering returning it tomorrow. There's nothing really wrong with it, but I'm rethinking what I need a safe for after reading some posters' comments. My one firearm will be my carry firearm, but I'll want to lock it up when I absolutely can't carry it such as when I'm on campus (still debating this). I paid $120 for it but think I could get something smaller yet worthwhile for much less (i.e. a pushbutton lockbox with enough room for the firearm itself, not its box).

I'd like something that can deter burglars (no safe is completely safe, so in my opinion a burglar would have as much trouble as they wanted going after this $120 fire safe as they would with a $65 lockbox), turn curious roommates away, yet give me easy access.

July 13, 2007, 06:50 AM
I dont think ...IMHO ,that this is a good idea ,why give fuel to the anti`s ? The next they will want to do is put a ban on safes .....

July 13, 2007, 12:22 PM
I'm considering returning it tomorrow.

Excellent plan. You don't want to store your handgun in that safe. Document safes + firearms = rusted firearms. If you read the owners manual for the safe, it will also mention not storing firearms inside of it.

July 13, 2007, 10:53 PM
Excellent plan. You don't want to store your handgun in that safe. Document safes + firearms = rusted firearms. If you read the owners manual for the safe, it will also mention not storing firearms inside of it.

You're absolutely right (but I don't have to tell you that).

I'm going to go with either a DAC SportSafe, a GunVault, or possibly an R&D Handgun Safe. I prefer these designs to the typical run-of-the-mill document safe in that they are much smaller. I'm interested in hiding and cabling it when I move into an apartment.

July 13, 2007, 11:26 PM
I have a really nice safe, but it's a little small...

July 13, 2007, 11:30 PM
I have a really nice safe, but it's a little small...



July 13, 2007, 11:41 PM
How do you guys afford this stuff. :eek:

July 18, 2007, 11:46 PM
Brand new safe (my first), delivered yesterday. I got it for $700 because it fell off a truck and got scratched up a bit (which buffed right out).

http://aycu38.webshots.com/image/20717/2001881471239477112_rs.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2001881471239477112)

http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/21461/2000413189831492930_rs.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2000413189831492930)

July 19, 2007, 12:04 AM
(before anyone asks, yes they are bolted down)


i'm about to move, waiting on that before i get a big one for my rifles

July 22, 2007, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the picture and clarification. Tried looking at Smith and Wesson's site and couldn’t find anything about the engraved grips...got a specific address I can go to? Thanks take care.


July 22, 2007, 07:41 PM
try this....


July 23, 2007, 09:29 PM

July 23, 2007, 11:44 PM
Here's my main safe - I had to move the cheap stuff to a cabinet until I can get a bigger one.


Here's my dream safe, including contents.


August 27, 2007, 01:51 AM
Here it is a few months later.

August 27, 2007, 10:38 AM
I notice many of you store ammo in you safes. I used to do just that but read in threads here how in case of a fire the rounds could cook off and blow the fire seals out of the safe.

Is this true or not?

And some of you have too many guns,:what:

why does anyone need that many?:neener:

August 27, 2007, 10:55 AM
This thread is a blast from the past.

It sure doesn't help my goal of trying to reduce my collection...

August 27, 2007, 11:37 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: Oh my I'm drooling over here, lol :D :neener: I don't think I'll post my itty bitty safe not because of security just because I'll feel embarrassed. I'm guessing I need a lot more guns and a nice safe before I can post in this thread, lol

November 20, 2008, 07:25 PM

November 20, 2008, 07:37 PM
Why would I need a gun safe??? I don't have any guns lol.

Don't have any pics of my "safe" right now.

Deer Hunter
November 20, 2008, 07:42 PM

November 20, 2008, 08:00 PM
Dude, you're supposed to make sure that your pets aren't in the safe when you close it. Did it stink when you finally opened it again?

Deer Hunter
November 20, 2008, 08:09 PM
Does it look like Colt can fit in my little safe? :D

November 20, 2008, 08:53 PM
I don't have a safe!
There are some really nice collections in here. Making me jealous.

Gixxerman, I realize the thread is two years old. so if you're still around whats you collection look like now? lol I counted at least 51 hand guns.

I am 20 and just bought my first firearm a little over a month ago. I live in a 3rd floor apt so a large safe is kinda out of the question.
In the long term I see myself making one of the rooms in a house a safe. Seeing as how I bought my first a month ago and already have four long guns I'll probably need the space in 20 years.

Ignition Override
November 20, 2008, 09:10 PM

You are ready to defend the Alamo if the Texas border is crossed by another Mexican Army.

If there were a legal maximum number of guns that we could possess, somebody would already know about that regulation and spread the news.
As long as people don't commit a felony, i.e. start a cult etc, they should have no reason to be paranoid.

Mini 14/30, two MN 44s, SKS.

November 20, 2008, 09:14 PM
Some of you guys are showing off. I thought I had some stuff, WOW !!!

November 21, 2008, 07:53 AM
You are ready to defend the Alamo if the Texas border is crossed by another Mexican Army.

In case you haven't noticed the Mexican invasion is pretty much complete without the need of an army.

But seriously, my collection is primarily a representation of my misspent youth.


December 29, 2010, 09:40 AM
Two years later & almost 24,000 views since ....

- Your collections must have grown, so there must be more safes?
- How many of the posters of pictures have been broken into?
- I'm afraid to ask, but I bet Gixer probably has his own Firearms retail store opened by now.

Sorry, very late comer to this party, but loved reading every post.

December 29, 2010, 10:12 AM
Is that dog alive or is it a trophy?

December 29, 2010, 10:35 AM
Is that dog a young Bouvier??

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