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miles_fan 03-20-2013 02:20 PM

Big Disappointment: Stack-On from
I purchased a combination long gun safe from Stack-On through Price was good and delivery was quick. That's where things stopped being positive. The safe was indeed Chinese made, but I tried not to judge that since I had decided to go the value route. Combination supplied did not work and stack-on customer service has been silent after sending one note there would be a combination validation.

nitestalker 03-20-2013 02:57 PM

I so miss the days when every thing we bought proudly said "Made in America".:)

chloeshooter 03-20-2013 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by nitestalker (Post 1183607)
I so miss the days when every thing we bought proudly said "Made in America".:)

I miss the days when "made in America" indeed meant that it was good quality, and also not just "assembled in America"

Txhillbilly 03-21-2013 12:06 AM

I'm sorry,but you get what you pay for!

robocop10mm 03-21-2013 05:40 AM

I was considering one with the two key lock set up. the $99 ones. Just for the guns that are not really worth much of anything. Free up some space in the fire lined American Security safe. I can't afford another $1000 safe for $300 worth of guns.

The old, worn out .22's I can't part with for sentimental reasons, the $75 Spanish 7mm Mausers, the free Turk Mauser, the muzzle loaders, etc. Just bilt it to the wall studs in the shop and keep prying hands away form them. If they want to pry it open and get a bunch of stuff you can't sell for more than $100, fine. Insurance will pay off more than they are actuallhy worth.

unclebear 03-21-2013 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by nitestalker (Post 1183607)
I so miss the days when every thing we bought proudly said "Made in America".:)

Back in the day where people had pride in there country and was actually happy to live in america. I miss those days as well brother, back when you could actually say the pledge of alliance in the mornings at school, without some jack wagon complaining. :(

Rick1967 03-21-2013 12:34 PM

A lot of people are selling a lot of junk. I just finished replacing the lock box in the back of my motorcycle. The old one the lock was failing too unlock. I bought a Bulldog gun box. It is the electronic and key operated type. Just big enough for a handgun. I locked it. Then I was able to break the lock by simply forcing the knob to the unlock possition with nothing but the strenght of my hand. It opened. I obviously returned it. I ended up buying a $10 cash box at walmart. I drilled it out and put a good pad lock on it. Then I bolted it through my leather bag to my luggage rack.

TekGreg 03-21-2013 01:54 PM

I, too, almost fell for this same ploy, but when the price fell to one C note for a "safe," my BS detector kicked in and I did some research.

Their are two different styles of metallic lockups sold for handguns, safes and cabinets. We all know what a safe is: A thickly-armored, heavy box with large hinges and either an electronic or combination lock that secures with large bolts through the side of the door. What was described above is a metal cabinet akin to our old high school lockers, except that it is secured by an installed key, combination or electronic lock.

The levels of security are commensurate with the price of each item. The safe cannot be forced and generally requires a plasma torch to burn through the armor or someone that can "crack" the lock. The cabinet can be forced open by any healthy adult or an angry 12-year-old. If you want to keep firearms out of the hands of children, criminals or the mentally ill, these $100 lockers are not an option you want to consider.

Gun security and holsters are still arenas that you indeed get what you pay for. Just as you can't carry a $700 firearm in a $15 nylon holster on a $12 belt and be surprised when it crashes to the floor in a restaurant bathroom, you can't expect a $100 safe to actually protect your firearm collection from anyone that has a desire to take it from you.

StainlessSteel215 03-21-2013 01:59 PM

No offense, but if you are shopping at Wal-Mart for a gun safe do not expect top quality or ANYTHING to say MADE IN USA.

Crazycastor 03-22-2013 03:08 AM

I was at a sporting good store looking at some of their safes. It was tje electronic type. I was messing with the codes to see if I could open it up. Well the electronic piece came off in my hand and was just a few wires back there. Now if this thing got bumped while moving it and it broke off, how do you get your guns out. Think I would rather have the combination lock on a gun safe

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