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Want a decent gun safe..

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by GWARGHOUL, Feb 1, 2012.

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  1. GWARGHOUL

    GWARGHOUL Member

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    I'm moving, and always have been rightfully paranoid..

    But, I have a few hundred dollars that I can invest in a gun safe. It will be in a closet with a deadbolt, and lag-bolted to the floor for extra security.

    Right now I just have a gun cabinet with a glass front , in a closet with a deadbolt.

    So, I'm thinking any level of safe would be an upgrade. Someone would have to be really determined, know what I have, and have enough time to break in, then break into the locked closet, and defeat the safe or its bolts in the floor.. so I'm thinking a cheaper safe would be a good solution, especially with having a rooommate who has a gun, and I have dogs.. and always lock my doors and windows..

    With all that being said... is there a gun safe in the few hundred dollar range that offers a decent degree of protection against theft?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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    check yellowpages.com for your area and type in gunsafes
     
  3. GWARGHOUL

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    I would of course like to support a local business if they can meet my needs in my price range with a comparable or better product.
     
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    How much more LOCAL do you want than Wal-Mart ?
     
  6. Elessar

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    There are You Tube videos which you should check out of $1,000 gun safes being pried open in about 2 minutes, and the Walmart kind of gun safe in about 15 seconds. Granted, the theives have the safe on its back giving them maximum leverage, but still....? I think at these price ranges, having a safe may help the burglar more than you since it saves them the time of finding and collecting all your valuables.
     
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    a good gun safe is but u haft to think about the possibilty that someone can take the hole safe,depending on how big it is.think about putting an alarm on the safe it works really well.
     
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    a jobsite security box like a Knaack or a Greenlee would be prefered over any safe sold through walmart
     
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    ^^ I was just about to make the same suggestion as ROAshooter.
    If you can find a low price gun safe that has at least a 12 gauge body with a plate steel door,and they are made,but are usually imports,and it's bolted down where a prying attack is difficult to perform inside a locked closet you will be doing very well.
     
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    If you have a Tractor Supply in Missouri they sell Canon safes at reasonable prices. They'll typically have 2 or 3 inventory reduction sales per year.
     
  11. CZguy

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    There's one in St. Joesph MO.
     
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    Thanks guys. I think I'll take a look at the job boxes... Saint Joseph is quite a trek, but I will give them a call.
     
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    Don't forget to get insurance on the firearms. The NRA provides some level of insurance if you send in the documents every year and are an NRA member.
     
  14. bbq fan

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    The best safe deals at Tractor Supply was on Black Friday. They do offer several sizes. I would check out the local Craigs List type ads. You could always call around to the nearby locksmiths searching for a used model with great bones...

    bf
     
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    There's also one in Columbia, if that's any closer.
     
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    Unsurprisingly, there are no "good gunsafes" at your $300 price point, but you can find a steel box with a lock that will be more secure than a glass front display gun cabinet following the recommendations given. Don't overpay for something labeled as a gun "safe" that is no more secure than a sturdy toolbox. Job Box boxes are intended to keep people stealing tools out.
     
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