I don't have an armory. Currently 7 mid range guns, with a few thousand rounds of ammo. But I have some plans in the future (acquiring more guns, obtaining some NFA items). Wife and I will also be planning on having kids in the near future, and we have some valuables and important documents. So I'm in the near market for a gun safe. I can afford to wait though. I was hoping some on here could give me a few suggestions, pointers, opinions, ect. Here's the list of importance for me: 1. Assistance loading - I have friends, but not too many. Not close enough that I feel comfortable inviting them over to help me place the gun safe in the closet. I'd prefer if few people knew about it. 2. Something to keep locked up - mainly from soon to be inquisitive kids. 3. Something with decent fire-resistant rating 4. Something that will deter a criminal, but probably not stop them - top of the line isn't a big deal for me. I won't have hundreds of thousands of dollars of valuables in there. If a burglar comes with good steel cutting equipment, I recognize I'm screwed anyway and I'll just file an insurance claim. 5. Cost effective - I'd prefer to keep it under $1,000. Although if I need to I can go higher. I'm looking at a 12-20 gun safe, something that I can put in the closet. I know I should look at buying bigger than I need right now, but I really only plan on getting one more gun a year over the next several years. So a 12-20 gun safe will work fine for me. If I need to get a bigger one in 5-10 years, I'm ok with that. I'm hesitant to buy a used safe on craigslist - for one I don't get any loading/delivery help, but for two there is a local guy that knows my name and can probably find me that has my gun safe combination. Makes me feel uncomfortable. My local Gander Mountain has a Liberty series that appears halfway decent, although I've heard horrible reviews: http://www.gandermountain.com/modpe...ech-Lock-Black-Gloss-Chrome-Hardware&i=841600 Other than that, I'll probably have to order it. Meaning I won't really get to see it first hand before it comes. So any suggestions?