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Gun Safe Ideas

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by McCrapper, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Darqhelmet

    Darqhelmet You had one job, one.

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    If it’s cheap think of it as a lockbox, secure storage and just get one of the stack on gun cabinets. If you can swing it get a real safe understanding that you are making it a target and consolidating your valuables in one spot. Those Chinese safes can be opened with a fire axe.
     


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  2. Charlie

    Charlie Time is the thief of memory! TGT Supporter

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    I'd like to see a video of that.
     
  3. Darqhelmet

    Darqhelmet You had one job, one.

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  4. Charlie

    Charlie Time is the thief of memory! TGT Supporter

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    Thanks!
     
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  5. Southpaw

    Southpaw SUPER OWNER TGT Supporter

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    Which ever one decides, don't rely on any safe, RSC or any hidey hole scheme alone, one needs to invest in a reliable security system to notify you way before the thief is in front of your choice of container. Spending all your money on a real safe and not on any other layers of security is foolish.
     
  6. Darqhelmet

    Darqhelmet You had one job, one.

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    Security in depth. No single points of failure.
     
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  7. lightflyer1

    lightflyer1 Active Member

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    Don't forget Craigslist either. I have found some good safes and gun storage containers there at times for a lot less than new prices. Also know the difference between a real safe and a Residential Security Container (RSC). I picked up a very nice 6'x4'x4' very well made 1/2" steel all around, gun storage box that was very well made from an estate sale for $250. Tough to move it though. Insurance shouldn't be neglected either if needed. Also a list with pictures, descriptions, and serial numbers. If you are robbed once expect a second occurrence at some point in the future. They like to return sometimes after you collect insurance and replace things. Or they rob you but don't get in the safe and come back later better prepared. I keep all guns, ammo and loading supplies locked up but rely on insurance to replace things. Let the insurance company and police worry about the items after the fact. I own no collectibles or antiques or firearms with any sentimental value though.
     
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  8. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Real safes can be pretty pricey and unbelievably heavy. I’ve come across a few in CL but they were bigger than what I was looking for.

    Now that I’m building a hidden storage room speakeasy-style, I’m debating the need for a safe at all. I’m thinking lining the walls with steel plate might be sufficient.


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  9. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Also be aware that firearms normally are not covered by homeowners insurance, they require a separate rider.
    Of course there are exceptions...
     
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  10. Darqhelmet

    Darqhelmet You had one job, one.

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    You lining the ceiling too? Because ninjas are real and a clear threat. :D
     


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