Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DustyGmt, May 4, 2021.
But, for just a locking cabinet, something like this would do the trick
I do like gun cabinets. The problem is they don’t protect against anything. And they are cheaply made. A nice mahogany cabinet will cost you as much as a nice safe. If I’m going to display firearms, I just display them. But that’s your call. You might check Facebook marketplace.
I remember the 12 gun Cabelas being on sale for 299 once last year. I would buy two of those or the 20-24 gun that sells for around 599.
Bought a Winchester (Rural King brand) 24 gun safe for $500
Yup these are better by a long shot. Try government auctions of used safes, you can find commercial grade safes for less than a new cheaply made gun safe.
Old steel lockers work if you're only stopping young kids from being curious. Of course padlocks are cheap and a Youtube video shows anyone how to open them. Here I'll have to put a disclaimer since someone will argue anything, there are some padlocks that are difficult to defeat and cost more than what you normally find in big box stores. Of course no statement covers everything but people are bored and look for loopholes.
Now it makes a great gun cabinet.
I used my Contico and Lund boxes for years as a destination secure storage. Travel with it loaded and then secure it at the destination and use it for guns and such.
12-15 long guns? If they have scopes double that required space. If they have things like pistol grips, add another 50%. Basically, if you have 12-15 ARs with scopes, you'll need something to hold 36-45 long guns. Safe maker capacities are VERY optimistic on their part
Steel Security Cabinet that may be to your liking
That is kind of what I'm looking for, I'll have to check for a sale. I think $240 is way too expensive for what it is in my opinion.
Out of sight out of mind is an arguable second to having it securely mounted and in such a way a to queer the usual prying techniques and tools.
The single best dollars one can spend on motorcycle anti-theft is a simple cover.
Stack-On Security Containers as far as simple security cabinets go work as well as about anything else in a similar price point and security goes. I know several people who have used them and bolted them to walls, floors and about anything else. Also, as mentioned, there are other brand names similar. Just a matter of finding something in your price point range that affords what you are after.
While that cabinet was probably under $200 last year, the increase in price is on par with the current steel prices. Everything has gone up the last year including steel and other components.
I got a Gettysburg (Rural King's house brand for gun stuff) 14 gun safe for around $249 four years ago. It's by no means a true "safe" but it's definitely beefier than your standard gun cabinet, especially the door. I had to fanangle the arrangement of my long guns to fit 6 of them in there. That's 5 scoped rifles (one an AR) and a shotgun. I do have 7 handguns on the top shelf, so I guess if you count those it was almost accurate. I think the suggestion of cutting the advertised capacity in half is probably pretty accurate.
Don't know if you have a Rural King around your parts, but this cabinet they have might fit the bill.
And, with a little finesse, they just look like a filing cabinet.
Tractor supply has some nice "safes", that cost about the same a filing cabinet.
Also consider putting a false wall in a deep closet. Then, instead of locking the "safe", just fill the closet, with clothes, and stuff.
These work great, new guns can be laid horizontally in their original boxes.
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