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Old 01-21-2013, 04:14 AM   #21
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I ended up buying a safe twice the size I originally wanted, wish I had gone even bigger.
Lol yea I brought home a 48 gun and my wife looked at me and said is it big enough I told her for now
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:19 AM   #22
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That's true.
My 28 gun safe with 4 handgun holsters in the door still probably only holds 6-8 long guns depending on whether or not pistol grips or magazines in them. The other side has shelves that could be removed for more long guns, but then it would primarily because a Gun safe only. Limited room for magazines, ammunition, holsters, etc.
But I knew this going in and will suffice for my needs.
I know what you mean you buy it for the guns but you wind up with a whole lot of other stuff sitting on the shelves as well before you know it your out of room
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:04 AM   #23
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Cameras, laptops, jewelry, ammo, documents, hard drives... It fills up fast.

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Basically here is where I stand, im looking to spend under 1000, I only have 6 long guns and three handguns at this time, but looking to get more eventually. I build each of my rifles from the ground up, so needless to say it wont be filled with a bunch of " daddys old shotguns" definitely looking for something to fit atleast 12 long guns comfortably, with storage for ammo etc.
Well here's my take and understand it's just my opinion.

I would consider a higher end safe than Canon. I'm in the market right now as well and have done a considerable amount of research. Superior safe company is what I am looking at and in your price range or just above in my area I see the Superior Encore series E -17 or E-22. The sales guys that I have talked to at safe stores have consistently said a few things to me. First is "what is the door made of?", composite or steel? Composite is thicker but lighter and weaker than steel, so a thinner steel door can be stronger and provide more fire protection than a thicker composite door. Second is that you are saying you have high end firearms, buying a big box store safe for custom guns seems counter intuitive to me. You wouldn't put a $99 scope on a 1000 yard rifle, right?

Superior, Champion (depending on the line), Ft. Knox, Browning, all make safes that are in my opinion a clear step up over Canon, liberty and other big box brand names. They are heavier but they are also more expensive and having something is better than nothing so I guess my final suggestion is to save up a little more and I think you will get a lot more protection but if $1000 is as much as you can afford then buy the heaviest safe you can find in that price range. Also my advice is only relevant if you are looking for a more than basic theft and fire protection security container. If you want to keep a random burglar out then I have no doubt that the Canon safe will be fine.
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I have a cannon 24 gun Safari series and very pleased with it. I installed a lighting system. Works good for me.
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The bad news about any of the so called "Gun Safe's" is most of the ones on the market under $2k only have a secure front on them. The sides/top/back/bottom of the safe is made of a thin gauge of sheet metal,and can easily be broken into with a drill and a reciprocating saw.
They are made to keep a simple burgular out of,but if a professional thief wants your property inside these types of safes,you can count on it being stolen,and the side of your safe will be torn out of it.
It doesn't take much effort to cut through 10-14 gauge sheet metal and a piece of fire rated sheetrock.

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the main thing with any "gun safe" is the lock. cannon tends to use pretty crappy locks. look for s&g (sergeant and greenleaf) locks. those tend to be the better commercial safe locks out there. if your existing safe doesnt have a good s&g its worth upgrading since cheap locks can easily lock you out of your safe.

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I like the liberty it has a lifetime warranty and if it ever gets destroyed in a house fire or broke into they replace them for free and its american made Utah I believe
Cannon offers a lifetime warranty as well, free parts and service if needed.
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Basically here is where I stand, im looking to spend under 1000, I only have 6 long guns and three handguns at this time, but looking to get more eventually. I build each of my rifles from the ground up, so needless to say it wont be filled with a bunch of " daddys old shotguns" definitely looking for something to fit atleast 12 long guns comfortably, with storage for ammo etc.
Cannon S-33 has a 48 long gun capacity. But if you have anything tactical with attachments it's 24. Then you have the optional shelving on one side that eats up the other half of the 48 capacity.just bought mine for $999
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I ended up ordering a cannon. Can't beat that warranty

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