Wall-Safe.....

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by LONGHAIR, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    I'm looking at Wall-safes and Stack-on has a very cheap one but the reviews on it say things like the door-hinges are cheap and break,so for $49.00 dollars I'm not thinking I'll go that way...Sentry has a wall-safe #7150...but they say the comination lock is cheap and it may lock your things inside with no way to get to them...Anybody got anything they can share on this ...I'm looking to buy a Wall-safe this weekend sometime....Thanks........:confused:.....
     
  2. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Sentry is $121.00.......
     

  3. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    If you lvie around St. Louis, there are probably lots of lock and safe companies around. You might be surprised what you can find used.
    You shouldn't be in a hurry when buying a safe. Do some research, and check out those lock shops.
     
  4. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    I have a cheap wall safe. It looks like one mfg makes them and they're sold under 20 different brand names. Mine does have a key in case the electronics fail. I initially had an intermittent problem, that I finally discovered was the battery case.

    Secure, far from it. Take 2.73 seconds to get into it. But, it does give me a bit of piece of mind, and keeps things relatively close by, and still somewhat secure.
     
  5. Vikingdad

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    A buddy of mine had several inexpensive safes for his extensive collection. He lost the whole collection to some thieves who just opened them up like a can of anchovies. Another buddy had a more expensive safe with one of those digital locks on it. When he died we called the company and the guy opened it up in a half second with an app on his smart phone. Cost $350 and he was there and gone in less than 5 minutes (took that long for him to run the credit card).

    I like my old school combination lock safes. I would never trade them for anything newer that has a digital lock. Two of my safes I got from a military base when it closed, they are probably 80 years old (could be older) and were used as office safes, I took out the shelves in one of them to fit long guns and the other one I kept the shelves in for handguns and parts and stuff. I paid $50 for each one of them.
     
  6. LONGHAIR

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    Harborfreight is about what I'm looking for...Put in the closet wall...Most robbers are in your house for 3 to 5 minutes and they may not see-it in the closet wall behind stuff....Thanks-guys.....
     
  7. TWMIM

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    A few thoughts...

    Some will say "anything is better than nothing". I disagree.

    A cheap safe says to a burglar "I have something valuable inside, and it'll take you a couple extra seconds to get to me."

    I don't know if you rent or own, a false wall with no locks seems more secure than the $50 safe.

    None of my guns are high dollar, but they are guns, and I feel I have a duty to safeguard them. I have a safe probably worth more than any single piece in the collection.
     
  8. LONGHAIR

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    I own my house but I wasn't going to put much in-it...Maybe some old coins and things like that...I only have hand-guns and they are under dressers in fake clocks in kitchen cabnets ...I have no kids here so I hide loaded guns everywhere I can...7 as of right now.....Just wanted a wall-safe out of the way in the closet for stupid-stuff...not even fire-proof really....
     
  9. Vikingdad

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    A buddy of mine has a safe in his shop that is disguised as a high voltage transformer. It has vent holes in the sides with "DANGER 600 VOLTS" decals on it and a big switch box bolted over the combination lock. It sits right next to a piece of machinery and appears to be the power supply for that machine. Its not his only safe, but it is the best disguised one. The point is that one should not keep all eggs in one basket, and to disguise the baskets is extra insurance. Heck, if the government ever comes for you guns, are you going to give them all up at once? Or let them find the one prominent gun safe with all of the crappy guns in it?

    Keeping
     
  10. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Yea...I'll look around today on the internet....See what's out there,just need something small and like it out-of-the-way in a wall.....
     
  11. TWMIM

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    Then you already went smart. A safe says "Valuables here".

    Thieves don't wan't to spend alot of time looking around.
     
  12. LONGHAIR

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    Googled SAFE's and it took hours to look at them-all.....
     
  13. Vikingdad

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    You might have better luck Googling 'Boobs'. Mind you, this won't help you find a safe but it will undoubtedly take your mind off of it.
     
  14. Steel_Talon

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    One thing to keep in mind about safes... is they can become the carry-out box if they are light constructed and not properly anchored. A SENTRY fireproof (resistant) document safe will probably fill your needs for your coins, you will need to bolt them to the floor of frame it in a secure setting. With safe you want to make it a "slow go" with thieves where the time spent trying to remove it from the location overrides the benefits with in.

    Also the less you advertise wealth, or valued items the better it will always be ..Op SEC is number one.

    The safety deposit box option is always a viable option, for coin and wealth storage. But there are disadvantages with them. They are not under your immediate control, you have to plan to go view the contents (add/remove) and contents are always subject to government seizure. Ask your grandparents what occurred when the government made Gold ownership illeagal. The Deposit boxes were seized of contents and inspected for Gold.

    I'm a fan of the larger heavier gun safes, secured to the floor maybe concealed in a hideout room, or placed in the basement as a new home is built. It will provide a wider range of use for valuable storage. But you have to use them as designed ask any gun owner on any forum that have large safes with their guns. How many leave the doors unsecured when they are home, or fail to check the door before the leave the house for the day? lol.

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