View Full Version : Gun Storage & Safes
06-20-2009, 09:48 PM
As we begin the quest for proper gun storage, I have become overwhelmed with the many types of safes on the market. Being the safe costs almost as much as my EBR, I don't want to end up with a cheap safe that is easily accessed by our daughter or a thief.
What kind of safe do you have? Is it bolted down? How much does it weigh? How thick is the metal? Did you buy the right size? If you had to do it again, what would you change?
I find our guns are multiplying at a very fast rate. I don't want a safe that is too small.
06-21-2009, 08:20 AM
I would look into cannon safes, they are nice and very affordable compared to other brands.
I have a Liberty safe.
It's not bolted down but good luck moving it, it's probably about 800 to 1000lbs empty. It was a major PITA, no way I am moving it again, I'll pay someone to do it next time.
Placed it in the master closet to where no outside window can see it's location.
Right size? Good enough for me so far. But I can see how it can fill up fast. I use to have mags and ammo in it too but have since moved all that stuff to a closet that I store all my reloading and shooting gear in. Only guns and important documents in the safe now. I hear a lot of people say, buy a safe double the size of how many guns you expect to have....
06-21-2009, 11:31 AM
Just get one bigger than what you think you need. You can put more than guns in it. My grandfathers is way to small, because he didn't think of what he would put in it, as well as how many more guns h would end up with. Long guns take up a lot of room.
06-21-2009, 01:28 PM
Waiting on kids before I get the safe. Honestly, most of the Sports Authority safes I see can be bypasses in 15 minutes with a hand tool.
06-21-2009, 01:58 PM
06-22-2009, 09:04 AM
The HK is in a sentry safe w/fingerprint scan near bedside. Safe weighs less than 75 pounds but is reinforced with a frame/anchors and is positioned such that you couldn't just walk up with a single jack to break it loose and pick up or steal the safe.
Reason we went that route is because we use it to store other household valuables and it fits well where we have it. The rifles and gunh accesories go in a standup locker style safe which will be replaced this week with a much sturdier one. Will be bolted down and out of sight.
06-23-2009, 07:16 PM
Irwin.. has served me well, fire rated to some insane level and it's lag bolted into the slab of my house, in the furthest corner away from possible vehicle/wall access.
08-04-2009, 07:29 PM
I saw this this thing called the bedbunker mentioned somewhere the other day and have been meaning to post it here.
It looks like an interesting concept especially if you don't have the space for a traditional safe.
08-04-2009, 08:47 PM
$800 Cannon safe here. Will hold up to 36 rifles in "all-rifle" mode. I have it set up to hold half long guns and half handguns. Still have room for some ammo and mags. Most of my magazines, AR15 accessories, shooting safety gear, etc. is kept in a cheap-ass stamped steel locker.
I do have one gun in the house that is never locked up. It is in the living room and always ready to go...
08-05-2009, 09:41 AM
08-27-2009, 06:55 AM
Love the clock, where did you get it from?
This is the safe i got, i have it bolted down in the closet.
Galls has never steered me wrong.
08-27-2009, 09:33 AM
Not bad at all.
09-02-2009, 12:18 AM
I just picked up this on since I only have one and it makes it easy to access even in the dark.
They obviously make all sizes.
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