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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by shootitout, Feb 13, 2012.
I was wondering what other people use to secure their guns and what you think is the best?
In my opinion you cant go wrong with a Liberty safe...of course i sell them so I might be a little biased. Personally i like their fat boy model, not the prettiest but the best bang for the buck.
I have been shopping a new fireproof gun safe for about 6 months now, hunting and doing the research. Started a thread on this very subject a month or so ago.
I have to disagree with this statement. As i stated above, i have been hunting hard for a safe and doing my research.
I settled on a Cannon. For the money the Cannon was the best bang for the buck. The Fat Boy Jr. was comparable price wise. (altho the only one i came across locally was at Gander and came in $200 more than what i paid for mine) BUT the Cannon has the power port, usb and ethernet connection (for dehumidifier and lights etc) already installed.
My newest big purchase....Cannon 48 gun, fire proof, water proof, gun safe.
Hope this helps you out shootitout.
We just started carrying the cannon safes as well but i really havent had the time to learn them yet. Glad to hear you like yours so well
I have a GunVault deluxe for my bedside handgun.
I have a fire-rated Liberty safe for my personal goods and my carry handguns, also in our bedroom.
Then another Liberty fire-rated gun safe elsewhere in the house for all of the rifles and ammo and such.
Where are you located
Ive been looking at liberty. Do you deliver to kansas lol
When my nephew comes up with a sweetener, i will probably trade him my gunsafe (liberty lz25 from GMtn) for his Ruger Redhawk .44mag + ?. A gun cabinet/locker would be adequate for my needs and easier when moving time comes around. I do like the door attachment that has a half dozen pistol holders and some other pockets for mags & such.
I would suggest you consider the idea of a gunsafe with a non-electronic lock.
Good call! thats one feature i dont much care for on my new one.
But that model isnt offered with a manual lock
I really wish I hadn't gotten an electronic lock on mine. Good safe all around besides that. Got mine at Sams.
Liberty has local locksmith's that will change the lock out for you, you will just have to contact them to see who is on their list. We do it all the time for customers
What kind of cost is it to change the lock? It would be a lot easier than wrestling the old one out and a new one in.
I would like to hear this as well...i might be interested in changing out the digital to a manual lock if the price was right.
Since it is not a service call you would be at the locksmith's mercy, if i remember right the one we use just charges us a minimum service charge. You will have to contact you local liberty dealer to order the lock.
I'll do some checking on that. Thanks for the information. I could try to get this for Father's day or something.
I checked on our prices and the lock runs $125.00 and we pay $125.00 for the locksmith. I know this wont be the same where you are but should give you an idea
That's some serious money, over a third of what I paid for the safe when I got it. Still would be less hassle than changing safes.
Can a marginally competent person change the lock mechanism on their own? I imagine so, if you can work on your own guns the lock mechanism on a safe is not a long jump. I don't have any electronic mechanisms (Hell, two of mine are Navy surplus and over 60 years old or so) but I do service them myself every year. Clean them up and all, a little light oil. Just like a gun. One of the mechanisms I serviced years ago got sluggish and I brought it into a locksmith friend of mine. I used a lubricant where I shouldn't have and that gummed things up. Lesson learned.
Lock mechanisms are pricy. I have looked into newer safes with replacing the lock in mind and I wouldn't do it myself, better off replacing the safe with an older model that has an "analog" tumbler.
Oh, and another thing, on some tumblers you can change the combination yourself. I think I have a Yale that I can change the combo on. Be careful to have the new combo written down though so when you die your heirs can get it open.
The locksmith showed a couple of guys how to do it and they said it didnt look too bad. It probably took him 20 minutes tops so it cant be that hard. I wasnt there so i honestly dont have a clue but I'm sure there is info on the web...maybe youtube?