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Old 04-26-2014, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Gun Safe or FEMA Retreat?

I found Vault Pro USA mentioned in a magazine and was amazed that their products, which could be either a huge gun vault or a small FEMA shelter, is using a modular construction that could be added to an existing structure, be standalone, and could be conceivably expanded in the future, unlike standard safes. The cost is the same as a large safe, but it seems to offer much more.

Has anyone either bought this product, or witnessed it in person? What is the quality, fit and finish like? Really curious if it's as strong as it looks and as easy to assemble as they say.

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Looks interesting... Wonder if one could custom order the size to fill and existing room?

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What a great idea. With this design, you don't have to leave your vault behind when you sell your home.

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Looks interesting... Wonder if one could custom order the size to fill and existing room?
Tack, they say it fits existing rooms, so my assumption is yes. That is one reason I was hoping someone had experience with it.
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What a great idea. With this design, you don't have to leave your vault behind when you sell your home.
As well as the fact that you don't have to hire longshoremen to move it! If it breaks down into modular pieces, two guys and a pickup should be able to move it in pieces and re-assemble it. There are all sorts of ways this is better than a safe and worth the extra cost, IF it's as good as they say.
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To me, the main reason for a gun safe/vault is to prevent loss from theft and fire damage so heat resistance would be a major consideration.

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Don't know anything about these, but they look really nice.

the pro shelter looks like the ultimate Man cave.

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Interesting, my son’s best bud manufactures safe rooms – I will have to ask him his opinion on these and see what he has to say

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For over $5,000 you would be well into an underground shelter. Your family might be better served by a row of gun cases in a walk in closet. You all would be protected from storm debris with just a quilt.

I have a closet with 2 safes and a locker in it. It is such a natural storm shelter the dog goes in the closet during a thunderstorm.

If you were building a house the storm shelter would be great. You could build a room with adequate bracing to ride out a tornado in a tin can.

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To me, the main reason for a gun safe/vault is to prevent loss from theft and fire damage so heat resistance would be a major consideration.
very true. what a lot of people don't realize is that even a so-called fireproof safe is anything but fireproof in a total loss fire of a house or building most cases. most are only rated for so many degress at a certain amount of time. in a total loss fire, everything in the safe is going to be toast.

most safes are good for saving their contents if the fire dept. shows up in the early stages of the fire. but if they show up and it's fully involved, or they show up after it's been going for while, they many times don't really try and save the structure, but try and prevent it from spreading to nearby structures and keep it contained and let it die down, before putting it out.

just something to consider, and to think about.
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