Many years ago, living in Houston my home was burglarized. At that time the only safe I had in the house was a small safe that fit on the floor of my bedroom closet. It was not large enough to hold a rifle or any other long arm, but was stuffed with pistols. The burglars dragged it into the middle of the bedroom where they worked upon it with crowbars in their attempt to pry it open. It was not a very expensive safe, but it kept them so busy that they failed to check deeper into the closet or under the beds where they would have found an AR-15 and several other long guns. They didn't even bother to check the bottom dresser drawer where they would have found some very expensive camera equipment. I believe we must have surprised them when we pulled up into the driveway because everything was dropped on the floor and it appeared they retreated empty-handed. They made a hasty retreat out of the back door. I believe that given another 30 minutes or so, they would have gotten that little safe open. Since then I have purchase several safes, each one larger than the last to accomodate things I do not want to give up. I have not been burglarized since. This is my question for other safe owners: Have you experienced a burglary since owning a large safe? They obviously are not going to walk out with my safe unless they are truly prepared for it by bringing a large safe-dolly and the Terminator to move it. Most burglars are not. Have you ever had one opened, removed or damaged? Are these large gun safes that you find lined up outside many gun shows easy to crack? I want to feel like they aren't, but I just don't know.