Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by a1abdj, Jan 18, 2010.
Then again, if he's got a safe door that nice, his guns are probably pretty eye-catching, too.
Seriously though...wish I had a door like that on a room I wish I had to keep my guns in....
This door is a lighter door, but is going on a room that's mostly concrete. Doors like this usually weigh in excess of 6,000 pounds, so the room would need to be 12" to 18" of reinforced concrete just to safely support the weight of the door as it swings out.
You are correct that going through a vault's wall is usually easier than going through the door. This isn't much different than most safes in general. However, it's not an easy task by far.
Coring an 18" hole through a 12" reinforced vault usually takes about 5 to 6 hours. This is using a diamond core cutter mounted on a hydraulic "drill".
Inside hinges are mostly a gun safe invention. There are a few foreign safes that use internal hinges. There are also a few foreign vault doors that are inswinging with internal hinges.
I would estimate that 99.9% of all safes found in the US use external hinges. This does not affect the security because the hinges do not have anything do do with how the door locks. They also have several advantages over internal hinges.
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