Gun Safe recommendation

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by stag1, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. stag1

    stag1 New Member

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    Hi All,

    I am in the process of looking for a new gun safe. My needs are one that will hold around 20 long rifles, some with scopes and around 15 handguns. I am will to spend up to $2000, but you know, the less the better.

    I know that scoped rifles seem to take up more space, so I was thinking about using gun rods to fit more and probably a door organizer for all the handguns would work good. I don't need 10 hours of fire protections, 30-60 minutes should be fine. Just want a good built one that would make most burglars decide it would take to long to get it open and just leave.

    Please give me some suggestions you might have.

    Thanks,
     
  2. mark1616

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    Hey there,

    My first recommendation is trying to find a used Browning Gold series. Used gun safes aren't too numerous so you would have your work cut out for you. Sentry makes a 30 minute, 40 (I think?) gun safe that retails for under 2 grand. I have two safes, my large is a Sentry GM36 that holds the bulk of my firearms (I paid $1500 at a gun show for it) and a Browning Safeguard Mini in which I keep my "ready access" guns.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Liberty safes are good ones.
     
  4. cmhill

    cmhill New Member

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    winchester line has a few 50 gun safes around 2000.00 with about 2 hrs fire protection and 2 inch bolts.
     
  5. stag1

    stag1 New Member

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    Thank everybody
     
  6. FAS1

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  7. hbomb

    hbomb New Member

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    check out sentry too. unconditional lifetime warranty, full replacement.
     
  8. Fisherking

    Fisherking New Member

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    Patriot safes out of CA. I have one and love it. Someone tryes to break in they will replace it gets in a fire they replace it. They have a bulit proff waranty! They only sell over the internet.
    My 2 Cents F.K.
     
  9. Dennis845

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    I did allot of research on this subject. As a matter of fact, I have a Liberty Fatboy safe being delivered this Wednesday. I have a BBB complaint in against Patriot Safes. Won't go into it. One of the rules are; buy a larger safe than you think you will need. If you pick it up and install it yourself, you can negotiate one down to $2,000.00 new. Also, Craigs List is a good place to find a used one. The Fatboy comes with the nice door panel and motion detector lights. The delivery and placement where you want it is pretty expensive, but for my tired old worn out body worth it. Other good safes are Ft. Knox and Browning. Good luck.
     
  10. Rarity

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    Those safes are huge. I would definitely get one of those. Although I do not even want to imagine the shipping costs. 1000 lbs for your average safe!
     
  11. orangello

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    Agreed on liking my Liberty safe (through gandermountain), especially the door organizer for handguns. Mine has room for a half dozen handguns in the door pocket holstes and some other nice pockets for warranty papers & pistol mags & such. I don't know how many rifles mine would hold; i have half of mine set up as shelves for a couple of larger pistols & accessories. You could probably pack about ten longguns on each side, but it would be tight.

    I never bothered with the lights, but make sure you get the dehumidifier rod and safe cord.


    My only regret is that i have a push button pad to enter the code instead of a strictly mechanical dial.

    I was surprised at the four mounting holes in the safe bottom, like "ooh a holey safe".
     
  12. stag1

    stag1 New Member

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    Thanks for the advise. I am leaning towards the Fatboy safe myself.