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KARTMAN90
06-03-2012, 11:50
Been reading for the past week and I think it's time to ask for help. I'm looking for a good solid safe. I plan on having a lot of ammo in it. I'm not too concerned about fire cause my house has fire sprinklers but mostly burglary. Been looking at patriot and fort Knox safes. 10-22 long guns. Was also wondering what safes you guys use. Thanks

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byf43
06-03-2012, 13:29
Liberty Fat Boy!!

Alarm. Security camera. I wanted to install Halon Gas, but, a lawyer friend suggested that I might have an issue with that.
(Finding a deceased burglar in my gun room.) :supergrin:

TSAX
06-03-2012, 15:22
How big off a safe are you needing, how many guns do you have or plan to have.





:50cal:

KARTMAN90
06-03-2012, 18:30
I plan on having about 10-12. I got 6 guns right now


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Don H
06-12-2012, 02:25
Been reading for the past week and I think it's time to ask for help. I'm looking for a good solid safe. I plan on having a lot of ammo in it. I'm not too concerned about fire cause my house has fire sprinklers but mostly burglary. Been looking at patriot and fort Knox safes. 10-22 long guns. Was also wondering what safes you guys use. Thanks

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Some good info....

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ltK-bDbADa8&vq=hd720#t=76

Ragnar
06-12-2012, 03:48
You don't need a safe to store ammo. Takes up space better reserved for more guns.

DaneA
06-12-2012, 19:44
If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg:
http://www.tractorsupply.com/winchester-reg-gun-safe-24-gun-capacity-1043297

TNGlockman
06-12-2012, 20:32
If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg:
http://www.tractorsupply.com/winchester-reg-gun-safe-24-gun-capacity-1043297

+1 on this safe. I've had one for a little over a year now and I love it!

BamaBud
06-12-2012, 20:49
If you can afford it, get a Fort Knox.

I've owned 7 gunsafes through the years (and still have several) and the Fort Knox is hands-down the best built of them all (except a Graffunder).

The Liberty brand is the best selling safe, and has many extras, but I still like the Fort Knox.

BTW: check Craigslist for deals. I saved $1500 on the last one I bought.

Hippy23
06-12-2012, 22:10
+1 on this safe. I've had one for a little over a year now and I love it!

Plus 2, I just got this safe, for $600 its hard to beat.

Don H
06-12-2012, 22:38
Plus 2, I just got this safe, for $600 its hard to beat.

Actually for a little more you could get a safe that offers far superior construction / components. That safe is skip welded, uses very thin metal, very poor bolt design and very cheap components. Would only take a few minutes to gain access.

This is the same model safe, a sledge hammer was used to beat on the top seam of the safe. As you can see it didn't fair to well.


http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc420/nwsafe/Pried%20and%20Torched%20Safes/JamesCameraNovandDec2010023.jpg


http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc420/nwsafe/Pried%20and%20Torched%20Safes/Winchester2.jpg


http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc420/nwsafe/Pried%20and%20Torched%20Safes/DSC02991.jpg


http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc420/nwsafe/Pried%20and%20Torched%20Safes/DSC02989.jpg


http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc420/nwsafe/Pried%20and%20Torched%20Safes/DSC02992.jpg

Bro KV
06-12-2012, 23:00
Costco runs some good deals with free shipping. I got a Cannon Safairi safe and put it in my bedroom. Not the greatest safe but I have dogs and an alarm on the house.

Coltlover
06-12-2012, 23:22
Fort Knox all the way.

pizza_pablo
06-12-2012, 23:23
If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg:
http://www.tractorsupply.com/winchester-reg-gun-safe-24-gun-capacity-1043297

Hey, I have that safe. I got it at Costco, for $500.
Its great, but MAN, I soulda splurged a couple hundred more and got the bigger one! Its already full.

RYT 2BER
06-13-2012, 19:55
I recently got a pretty big Mesa. I'm happy with it so far :supergrin:

TnGlocker12
06-13-2012, 20:56
I got a Liberty at Gander Mtn. about three years ago. I had to get one a little smaller than I wanted because the wife would only let me put it in an extra bedroom walk-in closet. I'm well pleased with it, but now they have the same safe with bolts on all four sides. Be sure to bolt it to the floor wherever you put it.

sombunya
06-13-2012, 21:24
When it comes to safes, you get what you pay for. A powerful abrasive wheel can go through the side of a 700 lb safe rather easily, I suspect, making the contents secure from toddlers. A refrigerator dolly can be useful too. Remember what the guy in the video said; all your valuables are concentrated there (or something like that).

I once had a safe manufactured by Fireking. I think it was a TL15. It weighed 1650 lbs empty. One guy moved it into my home. I had to return it because of a defective fire liner. It was "raining" inside. Seems they had a bad batch. I later found out it was a document safe. That's what I got for not doing my homework.

Also, a good home security system costs about the same as a lightly customized 1911. A good compliment to the safe.

lowflyer
06-13-2012, 21:44
Safes are a difficult subject to get advice on. Everybody has different needs. For me, I have insurance on the contents of my safe. If anything gets stolen or burned up, I get a check for the replacement value. My primary goal was to have a place to put my guns that was easy and convenient to lock up away from kids. Secondarily, I wanted something that would be a bit of a deterrent and maybe a distraction for a burglar. Last, I figured since the ones with decent locks on them all have some fire protection, I figured I might as well get some of that too. I ended up getting a Liberty FatBoy Jr. I think it is doing its job. None of my guns have been stolen or burnt since I started using it.

Averageman
06-14-2012, 04:40
If I was going to advise you on safes I would say, "Always get the next biggest size." Those things fill up really fast.
No safe is foolproof and any can be beat, but when correctly placed in your home and backed up by locked doors a dog and a security system it is time prohibative for someone to hammer and chisle the roof off of your safe.
As long as they can't haul it out the door, or pull it off of the floor and if it is located in a closet where you can't swing a hammer or use a cutting torch without setting fire to the whole house,..well, a smart crimminal will move on to easier pickings.

spotco2
06-14-2012, 19:53
AMSEC BF Series

16again
10-02-2012, 07:09
Some good info....

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ltK-bDbADa8&vq=hd720#t=76I love Curts video. Just got one of his AMERICAN MADE Rhino Safes. :supergrin:
Very happy with the quality vs the imports.

Don H
10-04-2012, 23:55
I love Curts video. Just got one of his AMERICAN MADE Rhino Safes. :supergrin:
Very happy with the quality vs the imports.

:thumbsup:

Hummerbike
10-05-2012, 02:52
What a coincidence! My gun safe is being delivered this afternoon. It's a Hollon RG-45. It has 9 gauge walls and quarter inch plate on the door. Also comes with a door pocket organizer for pistols.$1998 delivered with an electronic lock.




http://www.hollonsafe.com/safes/RG-45.shtml

Jack_Pine
10-05-2012, 07:03
You don't hear them talked about a lot but I bought a Champion.

http://www.championsafe.com/

From my research I thought it was a decent safe and a good value. We store most of our important papers and the wife's jewelry in there as well as my guns. No ammo except for some magazines for the got guns.

We have a rental (to be winter home) in FL and probably will get another for down there.

Plus they delivered it for free which was a big deal for me.

Don H
10-05-2012, 09:24
What a coincidence! My gun safe is being delivered this afternoon. It's a Hollon RG-45. It has 9 gauge walls and quarter inch plate on the door. Also comes with a door pocket organizer for pistols.$1998 delivered with an electronic lock.




http://www.hollonsafe.com/safes/RG-45.shtml


Hopefully their republic model safe is built better than their reserve model. :faint:

Easy to Break into - Hollon Re - YouTube

gigab1te
10-05-2012, 09:41
Make sure you bolt down whatever you get. Also, don't keep any tools that can be used to access the safe (i.e. angle grinders, etc.) where they can be easily found. Most of the safes that I have seen broken into were broken into by the owners own tools. Very few burglars carry anything more than a screwdriver or small pry bar, but most will willingly use your own tools...

Hummerbike
10-05-2012, 14:00
[QUOTE=Don H;19487712]Hopefully their republic model safe is built better than their reserve model. :faint:

I certainly hope so.:wow:

IndyGunFreak
10-05-2012, 16:59
Some good info....

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ltK-bDbADa8&vq=hd720#t=76

Man, that dude is like "Mr. Safe". What a great resource.

Thanks for posting.

Glock 1
10-18-2012, 05:21
I bought a Liberty Franklin that is due to be installed Monday the 22nd. I watched the video posted above, went to Fort Knox's site and built what I wanted, then went to Liberty and built the same thing for a little less and got lights, dehumidifier, and door kit included.

mgs
10-18-2012, 06:03
I have been very happy with the Cannon Safe I got at Tractor Supply. Great price and they loaded it on my trailer to take home.

DaneA
10-25-2012, 11:51
If anyone is interested there is going to be a sale on the tall wide cannon at tractor supply next week. $999 from the normal $1299.


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IndyGunFreak
10-25-2012, 15:52
Hopefully their republic model safe is built better than their reserve model. :faint:

Easy to Break into - Hollon Re - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xG_Yd5v4cA)

I've heard of electronic access safes being manipulated like that before (can't remember the brand). It's one reason why when I get a good safe, I either want to understand the electronics completely, or I'm just going to get a manual door.

Don H
10-26-2012, 11:30
I've heard of electronic access safes being manipulated like that before (can't remember the brand). It's one reason why when I get a good safe, I either want to understand the electronics completely, or I'm just going to get a manual door.

The old saying you get what you pay for is very true when it comes to buying safes. Most of your mid range and especially higher end safes cannot be opened with a coat hanger (electronic lock or not). If you buy a safe for a few hundred bucks don't expect it to perform well if it's ever attacked by a burglar.

ca survivor
10-27-2012, 09:43
Liberty Fat Boy!!

Alarm. Security camera. I wanted to install Halon Gas, but, a lawyer friend suggested that I might have an issue with that.
(Finding a deceased burglar in my gun room.) :supergrin:

I'm thinking, finding a burglar in your gun room, is not an issue if it died from Halon gas, or lead bullets :rofl: