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Gun safe or more guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by junedog, Feb 20, 2009.

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  1. junedog

    junedog Member

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    In these times anyone with a number of weapons needs a safe. Every time I get the money to buy one I end up spending the money on a new gun. Does any one have the same problem?
     
  2. steveracer

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    Get a safe. Better to have a safe and fill it than to find a safe that will fit all your guns later.
    Steve
     
  3. sharkhunter2018

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    I've gotten to the point that I can't buy any more rifles until i get a new safe. I'm over capacity and it's a PITA trying to get things back to where they were.
     
  4. jeff-10

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    90% or more of the people here will tell you to get a safe. Only you know the safety/security of the place you live in.
     
  5. twoclones

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    A safe is a must. I've bought a few more guns since buying a safe.. :)
     
  6. The Lone Haranguer

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    A serviceable safe can be had for the price of a single handgun.
     
  7. wyocarp

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    If you buy it (the safe), the guns will appear.
     
  8. Walkalong

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    As posted, a safe of some sort is a must. Buy untill it hurts. You won't be sorry later.
     
  9. phish

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    Do people with 1 or 2 guns really need a safe?
     
  10. lamebums

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    I'd think so. 1 or 2 guns more often than not turns into half a dozen or more in short order.
     
  11. phish

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    "I'd think so. 1 or 2 guns more often than not turns into half a dozen or more in short order."

    I'm poor :(
     
  12. .45&TKD

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    I had quite an assortment before I bought a safe.

    Trigger locks, dissassembly, and hiding places can work while you're pulling your money and collection together.

    When you finally buy a safe, buy the biggest and best you can afford. They fill up fast.
     
  13. Macmac

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    Pretty much the days of a wood and glass cabinet are over.

    if you are poor a old refer with a lock and very hard hasp could be a safe. Better than a metal locking cabinet, since there is insulation, and wiring even for a lamp so you can either see better or use a golden rod.

    One of my 'safes' is just that, a old refer in a work shop labled Paint and Paint Chems. There is a skull and crossed bones on it too.

    I made the hasp of steel plate, and use a real hard lock.

    The thing is it looks like a paint cabinet, and to a bad guy that just means work.

    You don't need the fanciest thing to store guns well, you just need a place the rust won't happen, and will store your stuff your stuff.

    The inside is gutted and carpeted, but you can't tell from the outside.
     
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    That one describes a LOT of people, including me.
     
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    +1

    I bought a 12 gun safe thinking I'd have plenty of room. Now, I wish I'd bought the 24 gun safe so I could have room to store ammo as well though it is nice to open it up and see a full safe.
     
  16. wyocarp

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    It would be interesting to know what happens when a thief passes the old fridge with a hasp on it that says paints and chemicals. Heck, it might just work.

    I'm sure the safe is a magnet for a thief's eyes. Fortunately, a large percentage of them aren't smart enough to know what to do with it.

    Kind of like giving my lab a 15 pound dumbbell. He loves carrying them around in his mouth up to around 6 pounds but just acts confused about the larger ones.
     
  17. drgrenthum

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    i have a kid so a safe was a no brainer. If you dont have one, its not as black and white but if someone broke in and stole them would you go get a safe then? If you wouldnt then i say buy more guns.
     
  18. peyton

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    Get the safe, my wife just got me a larger safe for my XMAS present. Buy it twice as big as the number of guns you have will multiply. She saw the headache I was having with my small safe and I damaged a scope lense getting another rifle out. The new one is bolted down inside the garage, the old one now serves as her jewelry box.
     
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    Get a huge one. I have a 10 gun safe, 3 guns, and I have no more room. You see you also buy this stuff called ammo, and it takes up A LOT of space. Especially 12 gauge shells.
     
  20. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Yes, but you have to make it a priority and bite the bullet. You needs a good safe for your babies. So, make it enjoyable. There is pride in ownership, so do your research, decide on a budget, decide how much room you have, do some more research, and then purchase. It's almost as much fun as getting a new gun. :)

    I've got 2 safes, a stack-on locker, and a small handgun fire safe, and I need lots more room - and I don't keep ammo in the safes.
     
  21. QuietEarp

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    I think that a safe is a great thing if you are a home owner. If you rent or move often it might be a pain. I am currently looking for a plan B for security. I really like the fridge idea. . .
     
  22. wyocarp

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    Okay, I'm starting a new thread for how many people use their safes to store ammo. Why would anyone do that? Buy some cheap metal army surplus ammo boxes and call it good.
     
  23. Lightninstrike

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    If you only plan on having one or two and they are handguns invest in one of the small bedside safes.
     
  24. Lightninstrike

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    Absolutely true. I had a blast. I got a biometric model (with back-up key) and it fits me just fine though it is getting crowded. :):)
     
  25. Quoheleth

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    Get a couple of locks, at bare minimum. ANother option - for shotguns - is Mossberg's little clasp that bolts to a wall and then locks around the trigger & action. It's reasonable and very safe.

    I don't know what state you are in, but in TX, a gun owner is liable if anyone under age is able to access them, or - I believe - if they are somehow taken/stolen and used in a criminal activity.

    Sort of like leaving your keys in a car's ignition.

    Also, a suggestion is when you get a safe/locking cabinet, store it almost anywhere but the master bedroom. Bedrooms are one of the first places thieves look when doing a smash & grab.

    Q
     
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