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t-rav 07-18-2011 01:11 AM

Gun safe suggestions/opinions
 
I am currently in the market for a gun safe I am looking at browning and winchester safes from my local gun store. I can get amazing deals with free home delivery and free help when I move.

I currently am leaning more towards the browning because of the door storage system.

If anyone can give me some insight into helping my decision. I don't want to spend more than 3 grand.

Yunus 07-18-2011 01:30 AM

It's been discussed quite a bit in the past. Here are some threads that contain some helpful information. $3k I think you can get a pretty decent safe. Something to keep in mind is that there is no standard for how the "fire rating" is tested so each brand might do it differently and the results might mean something different.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f12/gun-safe-recommendations-27340/

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f58/liberty-safe-centurion-22-a-38514/

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/need-safe-what-do-you-guys-think-40247/ - More about gun cabinets than safes.

CHLChris 07-18-2011 01:35 AM

I assume that Browning and Winchester do not build their own safes, but contract their brands on another company's safe. I would look for the name Liberty.

Liberty is THE brand safe that I trust my stuff to. Their products are sold at their own stores, but also under other names. For instance, my father-in-law just bought a really nice safe that appears to be Cabela's own brand. But the manual clearly states Liberty.

I just read a few of those posts that Yunus suggests. I heard a lot of people suggest bigger than you originally think. Personally, I'd rather get multiple safes that I could eventually move (I won't always be in this house) than one big huge honker that will never go anywhere. Plus, I feel I NEED it in my bedroom. If I end up with more than fits, I'll buy another one for somewhere else.

t-rav 07-18-2011 01:38 AM

Well I am using the gun store that sponsors my trap and skeet team at school, and they only carry certain brands and I need at least a 40 gun storage. I want a big safe to keep most of my guns in. I am getting a cash deal and free delivery and installation, with free help when I move. I already have two small stack-on safes at home, extremely cheap ones, that are full. I need a big one to keep my expanding collection in.

cpttango30 07-18-2011 02:28 AM

Just remember you need a safe that holds at least 2 to 3 times the amount of firearms you own. I have a 23 gun safe and and can hardly fit my rifles (12 of them) in it.

cameronguyton 07-18-2011 02:42 AM

I've got a Liberty Franklin series safe and think it was a very good investment.

Buy a safe at least double of what you need to store. You'll fill it up quicker than you think.

t-rav 07-18-2011 03:30 AM

Yea the one Im looking at getting would be full if I put everything in it. Im just wanting something around 40 cubic feet to be big enough for the majority of my guns I use regularly.


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