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Shallow Gun Safe

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by vvanders, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. vvanders

    vvanders Well-Known Member

    Anyone know of a company that makes shallow gun safes? We've got a pretty small house an the only closet that would really work is 10" deep and 2' wide.

    Not looking to store a lot, 2-3 long guns and a few handguns.
  2. quartermaster

    quartermaster Well-Known Member

    Possibly you should consider a keyed lock and a deadblot for the exsisting door. I doubt very much that you will find any safe for your long guns that would fit.
  3. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Well-Known Member

    School lockers come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. Lots of surplus places sell them. With a good padlock they are arguably more secure than a cheap gun locker.
  4. Trunk Monkey

    Trunk Monkey Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I agree w/ that if you're using a padlock Bolt cutters would take it right off maybe if you got one w/ a combination lock
  5. Remllez

    Remllez Well-Known Member

    A couple of deadbolts on the door and 4 inch screws through the hinges into the framing wouldn't be a bad idea. Add a couple shelves and it's probably as secure as one of those light steel gun lockers.
  6. bhesler

    bhesler Well-Known Member

    If you do this, make sure the hinges do not have removable pins.
  7. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Well-Known Member

  8. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Well-Known Member

    That's what's going to make it arguable. :D
  9. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Well-Known Member

    berettaprofessor nailed it for you-- the v-line wall safe
  10. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    Or put deadbolts on the hinge side as well.
  11. Strykervet

    Strykervet member

    Someone makes a gun locker that recesses in the wall between the studs. It is stackon style and you can put something in front of it and it is out of sight too.

    Maybe $200?

    A SCHOOL locker? You can get into those with a screwdriver or hammer. With a strong padlock, the handle fails, with a combo, you can bust it out. Those things don't keep out 16yo who have 5 minutes between class, what makes you think they are suitable for this?

    You can get the stackon stuff, it isn't a safe, but it is better than nothing and stronger than that. It will only really work though if you have something that dispermits them from staying very long, like a suitable alarm system (which would cost a lot more than the safe unless you know what you are doing --but you can get a basic one to start with, just don't stop there).
  12. Birch Knoll

    Birch Knoll Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try the Stack-On stud cavity cabinet as a low-profile, quick-access locker for a shotgun and/or AR-15. I'll replace the key lock with something like a Codelocks CL1200 electronic combination lock, so I don't need to hunt around for a key when and if I need to access the locker. Maybe hang a picture or a quilt over whole shebang.
  13. dmazur

    dmazur Well-Known Member

    This one is fairly high quality, but it isn't really a "safe".

    It is a "between the studs" wall safe that is long enough for rifles.

    There used to be something called a Phoenix Rifle Locker, and this looks similar to that product.

    Closet vault
  14. DukeNukem

    DukeNukem Well-Known Member

  15. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    What stops someone from sliding it out from under the bed and carrying it off?
  16. Birch Knoll

    Birch Knoll Well-Known Member

    Not much. Products of this type are meant as quick-access lockers which keep the gun reasonably secure from people who aren't prone to prying open metal boxes. They will keep the kids, houseguests, and the cleaning lady from getting their uninitiated mitts on a loaded weapon. They are not meant as serious anti-theft devices.
  17. DukeNukem

    DukeNukem Well-Known Member

  18. NoirFan

    NoirFan Well-Known Member

    I'd like to suggest a different approach here that I got from a disaster survival book. How about an old file cabinet with a misleading label on the front? Like "National Geographic Issues 2001 - 2010" or "1995 tax records". Remove the drawer floors while leaving the outside faces intact so there is a single large space inside, just right for a couple long guns. Then just lock all the drawers. No burglar is going to waste time breaking into a boring-looking locked file cabinet when he's working on a tight schedule.
  19. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

  20. Trunk Monkey

    Trunk Monkey Well-Known Member

    There is that

    And this makes them different from your average RSC in what way?

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