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Looking for a safe recommendation

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Post by timtheteacher » Thu May 09, 2019 6:48 pm

I currently have 8 handguns and holsters stored in a rather undesirable location in my house. I have approached the number where a safe is imperative. No long guns are going to be stored in it as I have a friend on the next street with an industrial model that has plenty of room in the event I purchase them. The handgun collection will probably grow another 2-4 in the next year. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.


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Post by PBratton » Fri May 10, 2019 4:00 pm

Most any safe with a good Burglary, (TL) rating can help you out.

Keep in mind that rule of thumb is that any safe lighter than 750 pounds needs to be secured to the floor.
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Re: Looking for a safe recommendation

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Post by pushpullpete » Sat May 11, 2019 10:23 pm

PBratton wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Keep in mind that rule of thumb is that any safe lighter than 750 pounds needs to be secured to the floor.
:iagree:

My safe is over 1000 & when I moved, the apparent ease that two guys moved it with, it's bolted down again and a wall
now needs to be removed to get it out. Mine is a Liberty & I've been very happy with it but, it's probably a little larger
than you're looking for. They do have some smaller models. Others have said it before, whatever you get, it should be
the best/largest that you can afford. You will always find things that you want to secure in your safe. It's kind of funny
but, I have never talked to anyone who complained about their safe being too big (until the time comes to move it).:shock:
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Re: Looking for a safe recommendation

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Post by troglodyte » Sun May 12, 2019 7:22 am

I will echo about getting the biggest safe as possible. Safes are like tents. I have never seen a two-man tent that will sleep two men comfortably. Safes are sized by their maximum capacity if you are a Tetris champion and don't mind unloading it every time you need a gun in the back. Handguns are a little more forgiving but you will run into the same issue. Then you also decide to store your valuables, important papers, etc an that eats up a little more room. My modest collection has surpassed my, what I thought was plenty big, safe capacity.

Also understand that most gun "safes" are not safes, they are Residentail Security Containers, Here's an interesting read. I don't have any affiliation, just found it to be interesting. I still have my safe and will probably get another one soon but the article does give some food for thought.

What I'd prefer is a dedicated gun vault room but, alas, Publisher's Clearing House hasn't knocked on my door.
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Re: Looking for a safe recommendation

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Post by PBratton » Sun May 12, 2019 1:04 pm

My newest safe is a Steelwater safe.

Great folks. Great transaction. Great delivery, straight into the garage.

Couldn't have asked for anything more from them.
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Post by ELB » Sun May 12, 2019 1:31 pm

Go read what this guy has to say:
https://gunsafereviewsguy.com/
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Post by TreyHouston » Sun May 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Interesting watching the circular saw cut through the safe. I believe it! My dad taught me locks only keep honest people out.
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Re: Looking for a safe recommendation

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Post by Odinvalknir » Sun May 12, 2019 10:11 pm

I'm in the same boat. Unfortunately I live in an apartment so getting a massive heavy safe is probably out of the question, as is bolting one to the floor. I only need enough room for 1 rifle and a few hand guns. For now anyway, I'd like something good to deter thieves but also somewhat fire safe. I realize a safe small enough for apartment life AND fire safe is asking quite a bit. I'll keep checking back, and if anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears.

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