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Small/secure rifle storage ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Shanghai McCoy, Oct 5, 2017.

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  1. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

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    I'm looking for a small cabinet/safe to stick in the corner of a closet.Just a rifle and shotgun would suffice. Quick access and reasonable security are the criteria I'm looking,(hoping), for.
    Any suggestions..?
     
  2. hdwhit

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    You may get more on-point responses if you posted this questions to the Gun Storage forum.
     
  3. Shanghai McCoy

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    Ah... I forgot we had one of those. o_O
    How can I move this?
     
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    Some of the Stack-On units are pretty slim, aimed (see what I did there!?) at having just a few long guns store within.

    I don't know any offhand that are smaller or slimmer.
     
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    How about a used gym locker and an Abus pad lock?
    Check your local Restore or Craig's list.
    Keep in mind this won't slow even an amateur burglar down any, but it should keep your firearms out of the hands of young children,
     
  8. Sunray

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    Putting a lock on the door of the closet not a viable solution?
     
  9. Shanghai McCoy

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    The gym locker idea is a good one. There's a Re-Store down in Lawrence that I can check out.
    Locking the door isn't a bad idea but it's just a hollow core closet door so not much to work with there...
     
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    No experience with them but V-Line makes single/double safes that can be mounted in a closet. Gun Vault has a biometric open design (handgun lockbox size) that clamps around an AR receiver that's wall mountable. For something heavier duty, Fort Knox has one with an end opening for under-bed or horizontal mounting. A few more options.

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    What do you mean by "reasonable security"? It's a serious question; we have people post on this forum that would consider any steel box with a pick-resistant lock to be reasonable while others would expect it to resist well-equipped burglars for the better part of an hour.

    For the family farm, I bought a Stack-On unit from Wal-Mart. Paid about $100 including taxes and got free delivery. I bought it to 1) keep children out of my guns, 2) keep my father out of my guns, and 3) encourage casual thieves to look for something else in the house to steal. Anyone determined to break into it would just have to walk up to the garage, grab a crowbar from its hanger on the wall and they could probably pry their way in within about fifteen minutes. But, for it has worked well so far for what I bought it to do.
     
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    I was also curious about whats available in very compact long gun cabinets/lockers. I looked at some of the links posted. The V Line stuff looks expensive and meh on how well built for the price point. Pass, thank you. The Sportsmans guide in-wall item didnt really interest me, but they did have a Hornady item that looked promising, and reasonably secure for the price point. Looks pretty compact, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. I only wish they made one similar, but not 15" deep, although you could likely get 4 lever guns in that size locker.

    https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/hornady-rapid-safe-ar-gun-locker?a=2136410#TBD
     
  13. Shanghai McCoy

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    To answer hdwhit, what I'd like is just to keep in the by the door coat closet. Secure enough to keep the "curious" out and quick enough to open should the need arise. For many years I'd just lean a rifle in one corner and the shotgun in the other. Just think that might not be the best way to do it now...
     
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    I would reconsider 308 Norma suggestion. You can be really creative and put a sticker on the door saying Warning or Caution. Electrical to fool folks into thinking that it is a service box for electricity for your house.
     
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    Behind my bedroom door I have a safe by Eureka safes. When the bedroom door is open you can't even tell it is there and if someone is in my bedroom I won't care if they know it is in there. Perfect for keeping my little nephew out.

    I have a picture of my sporting clays shotgun in the safe just to see if it would fit as it is my longest gun, but I keep an AR and my EDC in it.

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    Nifty, that just might be what I had in mind.
    Thanks. :thumbup:
     
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    Another thanks for posting that. I just might bite on one. Currently using a old do-all locking gun rack but the concealment on yours is better.
     
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    Not a problem! I sure am happy with it. Not to trying to bash v-line, but my uncle has a couple of their boxes and there is no comparison in my eyes. Thicker steel, tighter gaps, and the angled door.
     
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