A better storage method


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monotonous_iterancy
November 21, 2012, 08:42 PM
I was thinking of using Christmas money and such as a way to get a better method to store my guns. Right now, I'm 18, and have a small income, so I can't afford anything fancy. Currently, my guns rest against a wall, an exterior wall at that. I was thinking of getting a rack just to get them off the wall so it doesn't scuff either of them up. But I just saw an ad for the SentrySafe gun cabinet (http://www.tractorsupply.com/hunting-fishing/sentry-reg-safe-12-gun-cabinet-1028583). It holds 12 long guns, and is affordable.

Would that be a good option? I get that it's a cabinet, not a safe. Also, would the steel frame attract moisture?

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M-Cameron
November 21, 2012, 08:50 PM
any safe is better than no safe.

the problem with the internet is that after looking up safe suggestions for 20 min. you become convinced that unless you have fort knox in your basement, cocaine fueled master safe crackers are going to steal all your weapons in the middle of the night...... fortunately this inst the case


burglaries are rare...and a thief willing to spend half an hour trying to get into a gun safe is even rarer.


now obviously common sense will dictate that you should buy the best safe you can afford....but dont think than unless you have a $10K safe your guns will be stolen.


i personal use a $150 steel gun cabinet from bass pro and im not losing any sleep over it.....and i have yet to have a problem with it collecting moisture.

Deltaboy
November 21, 2012, 08:59 PM
It is a good buy!

zorro45
November 21, 2012, 08:59 PM
I have a slightly different model by the same manufacturer. I bought it to use as a secure cabinet for storing alcohol to keep several of my children who are just a little younger than you away from temptation. It has a dial type combination lock on the front. It is pretty heavy, it is not as sturdy as my gun safes are but it serves it purpose. I would strongly agree with your desire to keep your guns away from unauthorized people. Any gun safe or storage cabinet can be breached, relatively quickly. This will at least provide a layer of protection, and will protect you legally in case some kids break into your house and go on a stealing rampage. It will also keep your friends from messing with them. Go for it, you can always upgrade later.

monotonous_iterancy
November 21, 2012, 09:11 PM
I also found an 18 gun cabinet from Sentinel (http://www.menards.com/main/safes/16-24-guns/sentinel-convertible-18-gun-12-cu-ft-keyed-lock-steel-security-cabinet-black/p-1720308.htm) for not much more.

TrickyDick
November 21, 2012, 09:50 PM
I have a stack on and my biggest fear isn't them breaking into it, but stealing the whole thing. i cant bolt it down because i rent. so until i buy a house, i keep the safe hidden from view.

GRIZ22
November 21, 2012, 10:27 PM
That would most likely serve your purpose. Check Wal Mart. They may have something comparable for less. If you order there and have them ship to store you save shipping costs.

hso
November 21, 2012, 11:30 PM
You'd be as well off putting a solid door with reinforced long throw deadbolt on a closet and putting them in there as you would with a cheap RSC and you'd end up with more room.

berettaprofessor
November 22, 2012, 09:55 AM
You'd be as well off putting a solid door with reinforced long throw deadbolt on a closet and putting them in there as you would with a cheap RSC and you'd end up with more room.


Nice thought, but I'm sure you know you'd need to reinforce the walls as well. If the closet has exposed drywall, why bother with the door?...just go between the studs....kind of like the difference between cover and concealment.

ApacheCoTodd
November 22, 2012, 03:24 PM
Looks like a good deal for you but keep in mind to have it as "outa sight" as possible by covering or camouflaging and don't be obvious about moving it into the house.

Man I wish we had TSCs around here, I miss 'em.

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