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Old 01-11-2014, 07:24 PM   #11
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How.many do you have?

I've got my 9mm, and assorted range stuff, in a combination attaché. It's hanging on pegs from its handle on the back of a closet door. You don't even see it unless you go into the closet, shut the door behind you, and turn around.

I like the idea of just getting a lock set for the door.

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True. But it seems I'm striking out left and right here. The closet doors don't have any sort of latch.

I'm thinking I just need to get a floor standing locker for now and worry about a safe when I'm in my own place and have more options. Are there any lockers anyone would suggest over another?
Is the closet door a folding door style or sliding doors?

Can you attach a bar across the front of the folding doors to keep them from opening, then lock the bar onto the brackets?

For sliding doors, you can put a large dowel or a 2x4 in the track of the outer door to keep it from moving. Lock the 2x4 to a bracket on the inner door to keep that door from moving also.
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If it were me, I'd buy a stack on sheet metal gun cabinet, and screw it to the studs. Done. I doubt any kids could get in there. If they even KNEW what was in there. I'm not sure why anyone would want to put them in a cabinet like that, and then cable lock them all together. That'd be tough to get them out when you wanted to use them. Also, keep in mind that the stated capacity of those cabinets (and safes) is maybe 1/2 of what they say. Unless you're willing to lay it on it's side, and dump the guns in so you can stomp them down. I have the stack on 10 gun cabinet, and it struggles to hold my 6. And that's after a lot of fiddling around making multiple new barrel rests…..

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I have a buddy that has a Homak cabinet. It's much better than a Stack-On and about the same money. Bolted to his wall studs. I'd go this route.

http://www.stronggunsafes.com/homak-gun-cabinet/

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How.many do you have?

I've got my 9mm, and assorted range stuff, in a combination attaché. It's hanging on pegs from its handle on the back of a closet door. You don't even see it unless you go into the closet, shut the door behind you, and turn around.

I like the idea of just getting a lock set for the door.
Right now I've got 7 rifles/shotguns and 7 handguns.

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Is the closet door a folding door style or sliding doors?

Can you attach a bar across the front of the folding doors to keep them from opening, then lock the bar onto the brackets?

For sliding doors, you can put a large dowel or a 2x4 in the track of the outer door to keep it from moving. Lock the 2x4 to a bracket on the inner door to keep that door from moving also.
Neither.

The closet takes up the entire backside of the room. There are two sets of door with two doors each. They are regular doors that swing out and there's a ball type latch at the top that merely provides a slight resistance so the doors stay shut.

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If it were me, I'd buy a stack on sheet metal gun cabinet, and screw it to the studs. Done. I doubt any kids could get in there. If they even KNEW what was in there. I'm not sure why anyone would want to put them in a cabinet like that, and then cable lock them all together. That'd be tough to get them out when you wanted to use them. Also, keep in mind that the stated capacity of those cabinets (and safes) is maybe 1/2 of what they say. Unless you're willing to lay it on it's side, and dump the guns in so you can stomp them down. I have the stack on 10 gun cabinet, and it struggles to hold my 6. And that's after a lot of fiddling around making multiple new barrel rests…..
That's what I've been looking at today. Torn between two of them right now.

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I have a buddy that has a Homak cabinet. It's much better than a Stack-On and about the same money. Bolted to his wall studs. I'd go this route.

http://www.stronggunsafes.com/homak-gun-cabinet/
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into them.
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I'm not familiar with Homak. But I'm not loyal to stack-on, either. I'd check them out. For 7 rifles and 7 pistols, a 10 gun cabinet definitely will not cut it. You need 2 of them, or a much bigger one.

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I'm not familiar with Homak. But I'm not loyal to stack-on, either. I'd check them out. For 7 rifles and 7 pistols, a 10 gun cabinet definitely will not cut it. You need 2 of them, or a much bigger one.
I would think I could get all the pistols to fit on the top shelf.
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I would think I could get all the pistols to fit on the top shelf.
You sure could, if you use the "dump & stomp" method….. other than that, if you want them nicely spaced out so they're easily removed and put back without dinging them, not a chance. IMHO
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You sure could, if you use the "dump & stomp" method….. other than that, if you want them nicely spaced out so they're easily removed and put back without dinging them, not a chance. IMHO
Nah, I have them in gun rugs. I already measured and they should fit, snugly. I would never just pile them in there. And the 7th gun is my carry gun so it won't be in there much if at all.
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. . . There are two sets of door with two doors each. They are regular doors that swing out and there's a ball type latch at the top that merely provides a slight resistance so the doors stay shut. . . .
Do the doors have, or could you put on, handles?

http://safety1st.djgusa.com/wcsstore/ExtendedSitesCatalogAssetStore/images/products/HS170-FS.jpg

Or you could get something fancy:

http://www.specialtydoors.com/obscure/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/spoked/Gallery78.jpg

You could just use a couple of eyelet screws up near the top, and a long hasp lock if you don't mind the industrial appearance.

Of course the hinge pins are still on the outside.
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