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Gun safes

Postby cfpinz » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:58 am

Anyone have any recommendations on a nice fireproof gun safe? Best place to get one? And let's not forget, price is an issue.
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Postby LoveMoo11 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:08 am

I don't have one myself, but my Dad has one from Remington that is fireproof and has a 22 gun capacity. It's nicely lined and pretty roomy. I think it was about $1100. I have no idea what the going rate for gun safes is, so I couldn't tell you if that is a good price or not.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby dun » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:09 am

Shop around more or less locally. Trying to have one trucked in can get awfully pricey. Insure it has a good relocker system, that the hinges are inside and the locking bolts are both adequate in size and number and a minimum of 1/4 inch plate. If you get a heavy safe that isn;t fire retardent, you can put a couple of layers of fire proof gypsum wall board in them that will help.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby TexasBred » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:36 am

I have a Browning. Holds 8 guns but you could probably stuff 20 in it. Has shelves and drawers for all kind of stuff. Wife uses it for her jewelry as well.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby bear » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:16 pm

Some of the gun dealers around here will take orders until they get a truck load. Saves quite a bit on shipping.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby spoon » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:04 pm

Mine is a Stack On. Fairly resonablely priced and well made. A couple of things to remember. Buy one bigger than you think you need. Also they are very heavy.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby Wewild » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:26 pm

I got a demo Champion 6' tall by something. It is a purty fair sized solid safe. It was a demo with a squeaky bolt.

It still squeaks.

I got a small demo at Kmart that they had lost the keys too. It was one of those you need to bolt down or someone might walk of with it. They let it go right. The company sent me a set of key for near nothing.

I like demos and haggling.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby hayray » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:30 am

I think Home Depot sells them for around $600. A friend of mine got one of those Fort Knox safes, real nice but real pricy and he ordered it, took about six months to order.
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Postby Jogeephus » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:50 am

I'm sure you are smarter than me and this post is unneccessary but it is a good idea to test the combination before you bring it home to be sure its works properly. I didn't. It would take me roughly 20 tries before I could open mine until I realized they gave me the wrong combination. They were off by 2 digits on one sequeance. It was agravating to say the least.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby dieselbeef » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:30 am

dicks sporting goods has good deals on em..i got a 24 stckon that is great. waterproof and fireproof...cuz afterall they use water to put out the fire right...so....anyways it seems okay. paid like 600 for it i think...most of the guns cost almost that or more...and its full so i need more space
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Re: Gun safes

Postby spoon » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:20 pm

dieselbeef wrote:dicks sporting goods has good deals on em..i got a 24 stckon that is great. waterproof and fireproof...cuz afterall they use water to put out the fire right...so....anyways it seems okay. paid like 600 for it i think...most of the guns cost almost that or more...and its full so i need more space

I believe that is where I got mine as well. Got it on sale for cheap a few years back.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby Calman » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:00 am

Back in 95 I helped a friend build a house.After we poured the slab we built a ,I think it was 12x12 foot room made from 12in thick concrete walls and ceiling with 5/8 re-bar.Went to some safe company in ft.worth and
Picked up a double lock pin door that weighed around 1500 pounds.We built the house around this safe. You would hardly know it's there until you walk down the hallway and see the big safe door. It also serves as a good tornado shelter.

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Re: Gun safes

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:28 am

Calman wrote:Back in 95 I helped a friend build a house.After we poured the slab we built a ,I think it was 12x12 foot room made from 12in thick concrete walls and ceiling with 5/8 re-bar.Went to some safe company in ft.worth and
Picked up a double lock pin door that weighed around 1500 pounds.We built the house around this safe. You would hardly know it's there until you walk down the hallway and see the big safe door. It also serves as a good tornado shelter.

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Guy down the road from me had one of these. I never knew until the DEA came to town. His was full of money and lots of it.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby dun » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:10 am

Calman wrote:Back in 95 I helped a friend build a house.After we poured the slab we built a ,I think it was 12x12 foot room made from 12in thick concrete walls and ceiling with 5/8 re-bar.Went to some safe company in ft.worth and
Picked up a double lock pin door that weighed around 1500 pounds.We built the house around this safe. You would hardly know it's there until you walk down the hallway and see the big safe door. It also serves as a good tornado shelter.

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Friend of mine did that years ago but he bought a vault door from a bank that was being torn down. He also lined it with 1/4 inch plate steel. You accesssed the vault door through a closet door. Looked like any other door in the house till you opened the closet.
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Re: Gun safes

Postby TexasBred » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:08 am

dieselbeef wrote:dicks sporting goods has good deals on em..i got a 24 stckon that is great. waterproof and fireproof...cuz afterall they use water to put out the fire right...so....anyways it seems okay. paid like 600 for it i think...most of the guns cost almost that or more...and its full so i need more space


Wow you did get a good buy...or at least it is compared to mine. I think I paid about $895 for the small Browning safe It weighs a ton but I guess it's a good one. Son in law recommended it.
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