Stack-on gun safes?


June 18, 2009, 06:03 PM
I see Dicks has them on sale any pro or cons on this model.

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June 18, 2009, 06:40 PM
I don't have first hand experience with this safe but I do own two. Ask yourself what the purpose is, security (and how much), fire protection (and how much) will you be moving this safe in the near future? Do a comparison with others regarding weight, wall thickness, insulation etc and then make a call. The price is reasonable but will it fill your requirements?

June 18, 2009, 07:06 PM
I bought for $399 on sale from my local farm store. It's well built and adequate for the purpose. It's not the quality of my Liberty; but then it cost a LOT less.

It's was a very tough move with my solid tire refrigerator cart. Balloon tire, tilt back would make the job much easier.


June 18, 2009, 07:10 PM
I have a slightly smaller Stack-On, it's OK. Keep in mind most "gun safes" are really no more than "residential security containers". A TRUE safe, that's fire resistant and break-in resistant enough to actually do some good, will cost many thousands of dollars and weigh a ton.

If it's big enough for your needs and it's what you can afford, go for it! People can, and do, argue endlessly about "gun safes", but the bottom line is you need to protect your goodies and very few of us can afford $10,000 for a "real" safe. Just be sure to put it in a dry location, where it would be very difficult for a thief to get to, and bolt it down securely.

I've heard of thieves tying onto safes and pulling them right out through the wall of a house, how you gonna protect against that? You can only do what you can do. ANY safe is better than NO safe, IMO.

June 18, 2009, 09:57 PM
From prior conversations on gun safes, I think someone made the point that just about any gunsafe rated RSC (e.g. less than $10k to purchase) can be opened in 1 minute or less with a sawzall.

The conclusion being (in my mind) that if your budget says you need to stop at the RSC level of security, choose the lowest priced option that meets your size requirements. Protection from fires has nothing to do with the RSC rating, and it may be legitimate to spend more for a fire rated RSC than a non-fire rated model.

There are a couple of very knowledgeable people on this forum, perhaps one of them will add to this thread.

June 19, 2009, 03:16 AM
Just remember to bolt it to the studs in your walls at a minimum and place it in the corner of the room or closet so that the door opens away from the wall. It makes it difficult to get leverage with a pry bar if a wall's in the way.

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