Choosing The Best $2,000 Gun Safe

Discussion in 'Gun Safes' started by CludgieVortex, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. CludgieVortex

    CludgieVortex New Member

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    After looking at dozens of videos, brochures, and Google safe reviews, I'm still not clear on what safe to buy.

    Here are my stats:
    Budget is approx. $2000-$3000.
    I'll be storing approx. 5 handguns with a total value of
    Approx. $8,000. I'll also be storing 3 long guns with a total value of approx. $3,000.

    I've studied Amsec, Liberty, Fort Knox, and Rhino.

    I recently retired to a very rural area on 6 acres which for now is relatively free of burglaries.....but I'm not naïve to think it "won't happen to me."

    Anybody's are really appreciated.
     
  2. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Safe technology has not improved in fifty years, and if anything, new safes are harder to pick a good one.

    Look for an older safe UL listed for fire, and tool resistance. A locksmith in your area can help you locate one. A good used safe can also save you money.
     

  3. CludgieVortex

    CludgieVortex New Member

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    Thanks for the great input!
     
  4. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Tread Security Tredlok

    I have my safe since 1984! It's been upgraded a bit( dual locking systems) it's a tread floor model it looks like an armored footlocker. Holds 12 long arms and 12 handguns. Also have a smaller used jewelers safe I keep the ammo in...
     
  5. Missouribound

    Missouribound Active Member

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    My next safe will have an outlet within for an electric "molisture stick", and it will have interior lighting. I also prefer the large crank, and an old fashioned combination. My main safe is not the go-to safe in any emergency, I have a small electonic safe for those occasions ( and hope it never comes to that)
     
  6. pseudolus

    pseudolus New Member

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    Would also like pointers. Had a buddy buy the "Costco" special for $799. While a nice safe, it lacked functionality
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    It is very difficult to beat a liberty safe for the money. The are burglar resistant and have an excellent fire protection system. A friends house burned down with a liberty safe in it. Liberty was there in days to get the safe open and his guns were in good shape. Liberty uses a foam cocoon system in the event of a fire. I don't know if his insurance paid for the safe or liberty replaced the safe but he got a new safe for free. I know Liberty comes to open the safe after a fire for free.
     
  8. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Liberty, Cannon, SnapSafe, are all good choices. My friend just got a SnapSafe(I think he paid 1350) but he doesn't have a Very big collection....maybe 10 Guns....
     
  9. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Here's a site (youtube) that covers every known (and unknown) piece of information regarding safe purchasing from a safe expert. Good video.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltK-bDbADa8[/ame]
     
  10. CludgieVortex

    CludgieVortex New Member

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    Great video! Curt is a guru of safe info!!
     
  11. KJG67

    KJG67 New Member

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    Thumbs up on this video as well. Covers it all.