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What do you think about this gun safe???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cueball, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. Cueball

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    Think your missing a link or a picture???????:confused:
     
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    Well, judging from the fact I cannot see anything I assume it would be great for hiding things in isince it seems to have stealth abilities.
     
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    Any safe is better than no safe. A dozen long guns will need a fairly big one though.
     
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    Sorry, I just added the link... DUH :eek:
     
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    Anything is better than nothing, but from what I've learned from our 2 safe experts on THR I expect you can spend far less money for the same level of protection provided by an inexpensive Residential Security Container "safe" just by reinforcing a closet with screw plywood walls and putting a lockable solid core door in place.
     
  7. Green Lantern

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    While we're on the subject, I was wanting to look into getting my first safe....

    It would **need** to be fairly compact, and not very heavy. Space is VERY limited, and since Bob Villa wasn't anywhere near THIS old house, I won't feel comfy with a 500+ pound behemoth sitting in the same spot forever.

    Unlike the OP, I only own three long guns. However, I'd certianly need room for my Henry folding Survival rifle and 3 pistols, and at least some of my ammo.

    I'd be a tad more concerned with fire resistance than robbery-proofing. Then again where I stay is only rarely unattended, so hopefully neither would be a huge concern.
     
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    Check out the Browning Bronze safe. If you have a Sportsmans Whorehouse ( i mean wharehouse ;)), they have them for around a grand. Its about 530, so its not going anywhere, has a good looking finish, so if you have to leave it in the open, it looks good, has good fire rating, and has an electronic lock...
     
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    You can shop around for used safes.

    I picked up this Fort Knox for $1K delivered and installed. They serviced and re-greased it. They even gave me tools and showed me how to change the combo so I am the only person who knows what it is. It would cost $3K new. It's a safe....what can you do to it?

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    Some more advice from a safe expert on another forum:

    1. Most gun safes aren't really good fire protection.
    2. Most gun safes aren't really safes and don't provide that much protection from a skilled thief.
    3. They do provide protection from unauthorized access but that can be accomplished cheaper.

    Collections worth less than $2,000 can usually be insured and placed in any secure cabinet.

    Collections worth $2,000 to $5,000 can be insured and placed in most typical gun safes.

    Collections worth $5,000 to $10,000 should be insured and placed in a double walled, composite, or B-rated plate safe.

    Collections worth $10,000 to $50,000 should be insured and placed in a C-rated safe.

    Collections worth $50,000 to $500,000 should be insured and placed in a TL-15 (E-rate), or TL-30 (F-rate) depending on insurance requirements.

    Any collection exceeding $500,000 in value should be redistributed to us poorer gun owners instead of being locked up in a safe. :D
     
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