You know your safe(s) is/are too small when...


4v50 Gary
March 19, 2004, 11:41 PM
Stuff is stacked muzzle down just to get it to fit. On top of that, your 46" bbl Brown Bess just doesn't fit.:(

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March 19, 2004, 11:56 PM
" You know your safe is too small when... " One (at least) handgun somehow HAS to lie partly or in full, on top of another!

" You know your safe is too small when... " you have made as many extra shelves as will work, and still all space is used.

" You know your safe is too small when... " it is a constant hassle having rifles scoped and with slings ... they take up more room and ''tangle'' with each other.

" You know your safe is too small when... " The rifle you particularly want out today is '''at - the - back :( - and it's a major removal job to clear all the others in front.

" You know your safe is too small when... " all the mags you used to keep in there - now have to come out to go elswhere ... just so as to squeeze in a couple more handguns.

" You know your safe is too small when... " C&R's can no longer have their home . and are relegated to ''other places''.

I think there are others but these apply to me! And I haven't space for another safe!:p

March 20, 2004, 12:05 AM
In another thread recently someone decided that buying an old bank was the only way to get a big enough safe.

The bank around the corner from me closed a while back. Noticed today that there's a for sale sign on the building. The ultimate gun safe, if anybody's interested :D


Beetle Bailey
March 20, 2004, 12:07 AM
". . .when you get a C&R license."

". . .when you see that Mosin Nagants are going for $60."

". . .you have to resort to using your triggerlocks." :o

March 20, 2004, 12:25 AM
You know your safe(s) is/are too small when...

...when you exceed the safes' listed capacities by a factor of 2 or more and you still can't fit everything in them.

Standing Wolf
March 20, 2004, 12:30 AM
You know your safe is too small when both are full, and so is the closet, and...

Shanghai McCoy
March 20, 2004, 12:42 AM
As a matter of fact a gun shop in Tonganoxie is in an old bank branch office.The ULTIMATE gun safe and he's located across the street from the police department.Location ,location etc..

March 20, 2004, 01:35 AM
You know your safe(s) is/are too small when...

The box said it will fit one and it really fits 4...


March 20, 2004, 01:59 AM
You know your safe(s) is/are too small when you've got two, and are trying to figure out where to put a third! :what:

March 20, 2004, 02:09 AM
For a while my Father, Brother and myself all shared the same safe. All this talk of "You know your safe is too small when....." got me thinking of one time when my brother and I were looking at the open safe and I told him that I planned on buying my own safe. When he asked why I told him.....

"I was getting concered that it was getting crowded in there and everything on the horizan pointed towards thins getting worse."

He then fell on the floor laughly hysterically. After he compsed himself he told me that was the same line from the first Ghostbuster when one of the characters was talking about the containment unit used to house the ghosts.

You had to have been there I guess but I thought it was funny at the time.

i have since moved on to my own safe and started looking at another one.

March 20, 2004, 02:34 AM
I know my safe is too small because it fit through the front door!

March 20, 2004, 02:36 AM
You know you don't have enough long guns when you can fit a Martin dreadnought (in hardcase) in the long gun partition.... :banghead:

March 20, 2004, 02:48 AM
I need a gunsafe.

My single-gun rifle case will fit an AK (sans handgrip), a pump 18" shotgun, and a Yugo 24/47 8mm. That thing is heavy.:eek:

*You know you need more room in your house or less guns when you consider selling the 32" TV so you can fit a gunsafe in.:scrutiny:

Greg L
March 20, 2004, 10:48 AM
".... when the only functioning firearms in there are your regular shooters & there are a couple of boxes filled with bolts in there also. The boltless firearms are scattered all over the house, under beds, back of closets, behind bookcases, hanging over doorways, .... (not that I would know anything about having that problem :rolleyes: :D ).

"..... when you are seriously considering removing from the fire safe the binder that contains 15 years worth of family photo negatives, because if you do then there is room for another $100 CZ52 :scrutiny: .

Ah well, it is a sickness & I'm glad that I have it :D .

March 20, 2004, 10:56 AM
When you have to move the car out to get the last few in.

Ky Larry
March 20, 2004, 11:55 AM
When you give your brother a Weatherby 7mm Rem mag with Leopold scope so you can fit in another CZ 550 Varmint in .308.

Chip Dixon
March 20, 2004, 01:22 PM
..when the safe door won't close without something coming out. But atleast I'll always have to be armed, 'lest something gets stolen! :uhoh:

March 20, 2004, 03:55 PM
My gun safe is packed like one of those Chinese puzzles. Turn this one half a turn to the left, then pull the stock out; Tilt that one 30 degrees to the right and it'll come out....You get the idea. I try to keep the shooters out front though.

Last year, Mrs. AZLib and I bought a small piece of property on which to eventually put up a vacation/retirement cabin. Not that I have nearly enough guns to fully justify this, but I can't get rid of the image in my head of garage complete with a hidden gun-room behind a gunsafe door. I've got lots of negotiations to do with the Mrs. to get this one through though.

March 20, 2004, 06:29 PM
Somehow my 12 gun safe just is'nt....

Ben Shepherd
March 20, 2004, 06:54 PM
Any lefties will agree with this one, left and right handed bolts, mixed with scopes and pistol grip stocks mean a 14 gun safe......isn't. :banghead:

And those pistol racks are meant for flatsided shell-shuckers. I had to have ALL my shelves trimed to a shorter depth so I could shut the door with my magnum wheelies on the door rack.(Between the long barrels and big cylinders, the door doesn't hold too many.) I've actually started collecting contender barrels, 'cause they stack easier than a whole pistol.

I've gotta get another one......soon.

March 20, 2004, 07:26 PM
You know your safe(s) is/are too small when you ask a buddy if you can borrow some space. ;)

March 20, 2004, 07:40 PM

Ben, I'm a leftie too, I know the pain. But people, I can help, in fact I'm anxious to help. I sell safes for a living.


March 20, 2004, 08:43 PM
You have to disassemble long guns to get them inside and still don't have enough room to get many of the stocks in with them.

March 20, 2004, 09:21 PM
You strongly disagree with the factory spacing on the foam.

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