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Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Axis II, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Axis II

    Axis II Member

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    I come across a Browning ultra 33 60min 1400 degree safe today on sale for $650. I then saw a Liberty Pro Vault for the same price but noticed instead of it having pin type locking lugs it had plates. Which would be better as far as preventing break in? Maybe picking up the browning if everything looks good in reviews. I like how it has long gun racks and pistol holders in the door.
     
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    I dont think it matters much. Either is easy enough to get into if a thief comes with getting your guns on his mind. Get the one that had features you like or matches your decor the best.
     
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    If I had a choice between those 2 brands I would choose Browning bases on past safe builds. That said Liberty makes good safes too. The important thing it not rely on the safe alone but as part of a valuable securing system- anchored safe, alarm, lightning, secured breach tool, & dogs.
     
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    My personal opinion: one without an electronic keypad.
     
  6. ChanceMcCall

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    I don't have an opinion between those particular safes.

    I think the first thing anyone needs to do when considering a safe is to be honest with oneself about what they really want the safe to do. Most gun safes are only good enough to keep kids and teens away from the guns. They don't really protect against real burglars or fire.

    Safes that provide real protection against fire or burglars are rated by real organizations and they are not something you buy at a big box store. Anything else is to protect against smash and grab or to provide a false sense of security.

    If I were going to seriously consider Liberty, I would consider their Presidential Model. If I were going to consider Browning, the Platinum Plus might be worth considering.
     
  7. FAS1

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    More important than the shape is how well are they supported?

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    I went wandering through the back warehouse at a safe distributor some years ago... gun safes, fire safes, commercial safes... all can be breached in minutes if someone is determined. Weakest link is the sides, not the door... a drill and a sawzall gets you there.

    My dad always said that locks only keep the honest people out. A safe is a must, of course, but it needs to be part of a bigger safety posture.
     
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    I would agree especially when it comes to RSC's and gun safes, so I would buy the best safe you can afford (thicker steel) and placement is just as important. Bolted down between two walls would help.
     
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