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Stack-on gun safes?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by lonewolf5347, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. lonewolf5347

    lonewolf5347 Member

    Jul 13, 2005
  2. fineredmist

    fineredmist Active Member

    May 3, 2006
    Wethersfield, Ct.
    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?
  3. mallc

    mallc Active Member

    Apr 28, 2007
    FFL in Muscatine, Iowa 52761
    I have one.

    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.

  4. rondog

    rondog Mentor

    Jun 29, 2007
    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.
  5. rl2669

    rl2669 New Member

    Aug 5, 2004
    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.
  6. ScareyH22A

    ScareyH22A Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    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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