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Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:54 pm
by reddoginga
I dont have a safe other the the tiny one that holds papers walmart sells it the.one u.carry i have inportant papers in it and it.stays under my bed. I been looking at larger safes ones hold a couple handguns at least i rent so.couldnt bolt down but.if had own.place would hide in small closet and bolt maybe even make a fake wall. Cant steal what you cant find right

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Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:04 pm
by Tobias05
shooterm wrote:Keep your eyes open and just wait for a deal. I bought a Liberty Centurion 24 for $480 when they came out with new features. Electronic locks was a no go for me.
I've also been eyeballing the newly upgraded, "made in the usa" line of centurion safes myself. How you like it? I don't expect a bomb shelter, but I'm not buying a gym locker to put things in either.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_387167-10283-CN24-BKT_0__

Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:46 pm
by feedthedog
Crap, I've been thinking too much again...

So if I get one of these http://www.homedepot.com/Doors-Windows- ... SfJklrWg08
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And one of these http://buyaccess.com/kaba-mas-la-gard-6 ... 26_a_7c66E
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Then I would be well on the way to a walk in gun storage room...

Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:22 pm
by shooterm
Tobias05 wrote:
shooterm wrote:Keep your eyes open and just wait for a deal. I bought a Liberty Centurion 24 for $480 when they came out with new features. Electronic locks was a no go for me.
I've also been eyeballing the newly upgraded, "made in the usa" line of centurion safes myself. How you like it? I don't expect a bomb shelter, but I'm not buying a gym locker to put things in either.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_387167-10283-CN24-BKT_0__
Thats the one I have and really like it. Holds more then 24 guns :oops: . I wanted one show gun cabinet and a gun safe. I ended up not using the gun cabinet anymore tell my youngins get older and I have a more secure location. I figure on fire rating is if the fire department cant get my fire out in 30 mins there will be serious issues, since I'm four blocks from the department.

Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:03 pm
by MrFord
I have had a Winchester digital safe since the mid 90's. The digital key is a piece of shit, always has been, the speed that you key the numbers in is as important as the numbers, sometimes it just doesn't want to work at the moment, come back later. When it finally lays down and dies fortunately the safe unlocks but still $550 for repairs, for another $100 I had it changed to a dial.
All safes are NOT created equal. Fire ratings vary widely, a multitude of different locking mechanisms, best being bolts that lock independently of one another.
Bolt to floor and wall and keep it out of sight.
The prevention of loss of 1 firearm can cover the loss of a quality safe even with insurance. They aren't likely to pay its true value, check the value of your guns in a gun bluebook.

Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:36 pm
by ArmchairRacer
Not to hijack but I figured it would be better to ask here than to start a new thread. Anyway, I need a gun safe to hold maybe 10 guns, probably less. I would just get the biggest safe I could afford but I'm a renter so I need to be able to move it, and yes I'll weigh it down where ever I have it. I'd just like something to protect my collection in case of fire and something to deter smash and grab burglars. So does anybody have an suggestions? It seems like most safe manufacturers don't make anything smaller than a 16 or 20 gun safe.

Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:24 am
by AS556
I got a used Sentry RSC for $50 bucks...I think it holds 9 long guns. It is what it is.

Better than leaving them laying around, I suppose.

Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:30 am
by Doctorr Fabulous
ArmchairRacer wrote:Not to hijack but I figured it would be better to ask here than to start a new thread. Anyway, I need a gun safe to hold maybe 10 guns, probably less. I would just get the biggest safe I could afford but I'm a renter so I need to be able to move it, and yes I'll weigh it down where ever I have it. I'd just like something to protect my collection in case of fire and something to deter smash and grab burglars. So does anybody have an suggestions? It seems like most safe manufacturers don't make anything smaller than a 16 or 20 gun safe.
Stack-On again. Like I said before, if you can't bolt it down, put it in a closet and fill the bottom with lead and shit.

Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:02 pm
by flybynight
I need a new safe. Or smaller guns. Oh heck who am I kidding I need a new safe to put new smaller guns in.

Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:11 pm
by The Twizzler
Just throwing an idea out there, but have you considered a hidden area? Instead of spending 500-3000 bucks on a safe spend 200 on some wood and paint with some hidden hinges.
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Re: Sub $500 Gun Safe?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:23 pm
by The Twizzler
If you are set on buying a safe then instead of bolting it to a cement floor maybe ..........

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