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Old 07-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Any one ever use one of these? looks like my collection might be doing a bit of growing an the open cabinet is not going to do much longer. Ive read mixed reviews on Sentinal and don't know if its a good buy or not.

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Old 07-27-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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If you're looking for security, walk away. Any safe that doesn't include the total weight is just a gun locker and shouldn't include the word "safe" in the advertisement.

This will make a good gun cabinet to lock out kids but that would be the extent of the security provided.

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Do I think its a good buy at 100? yes I sure do. I think it will keep the guns safe from kids and friends. I dont really think it would be too hard for a thief to break into, or just pick up and carry it out of your house with all of your guns intact. I also dont think it would give you any fire protection. You would just have to weigh the pros and cons for your specific situation.
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Has your home or neighbors homes been broken into before?
Looking for a good place to keep your guns safe for children?
what is your budget for a gun cabinet/safe? (I think that a cabinet is better than nothing.)

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Crime rate is actually low for neighbor hood (surprises me) though I would like to have easy access to firearms and ammunition just in case.
Only child, no kids will be around firearms
Budget right now is $100, though i am willing to spend a bit more if needed.

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It isn't a safe, it is a security cabinet. Thin metal, no fireproofing, flimsy locking system. I have one very similar to that one, a Homak. It was my first, low budget gun storage box. I've since purchased real gun safes, each for about the same money as it would cost for a quality firearm. A worthwhile investment. Your firearm security is no place to go cheap.

I use the Homak these days for spare / extra stocks, barrels, various other parts, some ammo, etc. My firearms go into one of my real safes.

Whatever you decide, make sure you bolt it to the floor.
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Crime rate is actually low for neighbor hood (surprises me) though I would like to have easy access to firearms and ammunition just in case.
Only child, no kids will be around firearms
Budget right now is $100, though i am willing to spend a bit more if needed.
Your budget will keep your guns safe from kids and honest people.

To protect it from the real dirt-bags your "a bit more" will need to be a magnitude more.

A secure safe will cost from $1,000 to $3,500 + and weigh 800# empty.
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think ill wait until nov. for final decision, gun and knife show coming to town then and all the shops will get their stock in for safes. who knows might find a heavy duty beast safe at rummage sale.

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Have one.
Keeps kids out.
Lag bolted it to the studs in a closet which is secured with a steel door.
Still need to get a "real" safe though.

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Your budget will keep your guns safe from kids and honest people.

To protect it from the real dirt-bags your "a bit more" will need to be a magnitude more.

A secure safe will cost from $1,000 to $3,500 + and weigh 800# empty.
+2. I have the same locker but its made by STACK ON. I have no kids and nobody comes to my place other than inlaws and that is once in a while. Low crime here also.

Make sure that if you invest on a heavy duty one you
1. dont live on a apartment complex (to many prying eyes)
2. dont live on a second or third floor.
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+2. I have the same locker but its made by STACK ON. I have no kids and nobody comes to my place other than inlaws and that is once in a while. Low crime here also.

Make sure that if you invest on a heavy duty one you
1. dont live on a apartment complex (to many prying eyes)
2. dont live on a second or third floor.
I've seen those at walmart, little bit more but would consider buying if they come in for the deer season.
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