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Old 02-16-2012, 10:56   #1
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Gun Safe Recommendations?

I'm looking for a good quality, mid sized (20-30 gun) safe for my home. I'd like to stay under $2000. Can you guys give me some recommendations or advice on which manufacturer to go with?
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:59   #2
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If I had to do it over again I would spend the money and go with a Fort Knox. I would also go with a larger safe than you think you may need.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:35   #3
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I'm having the same dilemma, only I'm looking for an even smaller one. I've checked out some at my local sporting goods store (Dick's) but haven't really made any conclusions. They seem to have a bunch of Sentry safes for pretty low prices, but I'm sure about the quality. www.dickssportinggoods.com if you want to check it out
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Old 02-16-2012, 13:44   #4
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hmm 20 to 30 guns with room for expansion, and a budget of $2000? In my honest opinion you have 2 options:

1) speak to a local locksmith to see if they still make custom safes.
2) build a vault into your basement (use appropriate lining for your room walls like multiple 2x4 and steel mesh and put a heavy framed exterior door with security hinges)

But to answer your question, costco sells a 36 gun sentrysafe. Its over 500 pounds and sells for 1400 CAD.
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Thanks, I'll look into Fort Knox.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:26   #6
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Found a solid Sentry safe at Sams Club that I was going
to buy until I noticed it was made in China.
I am searching too, but will not buy Chinese crap.
I'll spend more for a USA made safe, when I find the one
I like.
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2 years ago I bought a 18-gun Stack-On from Dicks for $499 on sale. At the time I had 2 pistols and a shotgun. I'm now close to outgrowing it.

One thing you need to realize about a home safe is that a pro can crack any of them. $100-$10,000. The average burglar is not a pro, but with a few prybars and a friend, plus enough leverage, the door can be pried open. Whatever safe you go with, make sure it can't be moved, bolt it to the floor, preferably in a closet. If a safe can be moved, it can be tipped onto it's side. This allows much more leverage with a prybar.

No safe is impenetrable, especially the average gun safe. If it has a door, it can be broken into. If it's movable, it can be hauled away. I am happy to just keep my guns/valuables safe from the average crackhead burglar...
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I'm looking for a good quality, mid sized (20-30 gun) safe for my home. I'd like to stay under $2000. Can you guys give me some recommendations or advice on which manufacturer to go with?
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Do not fail to check out Sturdy Gun Safe in Fresno, California (see link below). They have a reputation for tremendous value in materials used and construction for the price range you are considering. Their web site is packed with useful information and videos to help educate and guide you in selecting the best vendor for your needs.

http://www.sturdysafe.com/
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This is very helpful, thanks guys.
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Old 02-17-2012, 13:27   #10
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Thanks, I'll look into Fort Knox.

fort knox?!? most basements with concrete foundations are 90% ready to convert into a real safe. Ok nvm I'm assuming an expensive hobby like firearms ownership goes hand in hand with owning a house..
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Fort Knox all the way! The Guardian is a great value.

Here are some pics of the one I had...

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Old 02-17-2012, 16:42   #12
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Costco sells Bighorn (Rhino budget) safes that match up very well to competitive manufacturer's offerings with better specs for a cheaper price. Take a look at their BxxxxEL series.
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Old 02-17-2012, 17:42   #13
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I'm looking for a good quality, mid sized (20-30 gun) safe for my home. I'd like to stay under $2000. Can you guys give me some recommendations or advice on which manufacturer to go with?
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Some good info:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v...vq=hd1080#t=85

I think dean safe had some of the smaller amsec BF safes on safe for around $2k. For the money it would be hard to beat an amsec BF.






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The average burglar is not a pro, but with a few prybars and a friend, plus enough leverage, the door can be pried open.
Would love to see a couple meth heads pry this open.

http://www.lackasafe.com/products/gu...vault-original






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