WTB: Gun Safe

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired' started by rajl, May 23, 2007.

  1. rajl

    rajl New Member

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    I want to buy a gun safe. Any used ones out there? If not, any recommendations on which safe to buy or who to buy from?

    I need at least 14 gun capacity, and I would prefer something that isn't a cheap Stack-On gun locker.
     
  2. Mastino177

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    Where are you?

    There is a Legacy Safe Company store in Discover Mills with a pretty good delivery set-up...although I haven't bought one yet, but they are getting a hard look.

    If you have a TSC Tractor Supply company they sell Cannon and Big Horn Safes...but delivery is on you.

    Bass Pro has some.

    Dick's has some as well. Stack-On Safes not just lockers.
     

  3. rajl

    rajl New Member

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    I'm in Metro Atlanta, ITP.
     
  4. Mastino177

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    I would take a look at Legacy in Discover Mills then...they are right across from Bass Pro inside the mall.
     
  5. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I'l have to take a look there also. I'm starting to shop for a new safe. When I just hand hand guns I bought a fire resistant office safe, but now that I have 4 long guns I'm thinking about getting a safe to hold those too. I'm looking for one that holds long guns in one half, and has shelves in the other half that I can use for handguns, cash , jewelery etc. It just can't be too heavy to carry up a flight of stairs, so that i can keep it in my bedroon closet.
     
  6. jp233

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    Adventure Outdoors has some, in Smyrna.

    Davids Gun Room in Norcross is a Liberty safe dealer too. I'm very happy with mine.

    Remember the rule with gun safes. Buy one at least twice as big as you need one now! Totally useful for storing all sorts of important and valuable stuff.... hell half mine is full of stuff other than guns and ammo.
     
  7. mmmTang

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    I'm looking for a safe too. Tractor Supply Company, Bass Pro Shop, Dick's, Sam's Club, all carry bigger safes. Home Depot, Wal Mart carry the smaller Sentry safes that hold about 14 long guns total. If you buy a bigger safe that's ~500+ pounds, make sure that you've got some big buddies with patience to help or just pay someone else to install it. What's the point in getting a big safe if you're just going to get squished by it? If you plan on getting one with at least a 14 long gun capacity, then you need one with at least 24. Only about 75% of the capacity is usable unless you have only skinny lever guns that you don't mind getting scratched.

    Here's some links that I've saved in my search:
    http://cannonsafecom.nxg.superpageshosting.com/home.nxg
    http://citadelsafe.com/products.html
    http://www.zykansafe.com/diamondgunsafes.html
    http://www.patriotsafe.com/index.php
    http://www.sturdysafe.com/default.htm
    http://www.mytscstore.com/detail.asp?pcID=1&paID=615
    http://www.zanottiarmor.com/
    http://www.savta.org/iframe.php?id=23 --these guys move safes and are professional & bonded/insured

    As far as the big safes go there's only a handful of manufacturers and all the store brands are made by one of the bigger manufacturers. So just come up with a few points that you aren't willing to compromise on, and find the best price on a safe that satisfies those points. The brand doesn't matter all that much in my opinion. Most all safes that you can buy in a store are fairly easily defeated by an axe or grinder attack on the side, so don't get too caught up in the security claims of the door. A crackhead will go after the door, but someone who isn't brain dead will go through the side. Just bolt it down and try to limit access to it as best you can.
     
  8. mmmTang

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    Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna also sells big safes too. I think they carry Cannon and maybe some others.

    Look for a lock that is UL rated, preferably a S&G type II or type I lock. That would exclude the Stack-On safes, I think, but check that out for yourself. Otherwise I'd be looking really hard at the 45 gun Stack-On safe.
     
  9. rajl

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    Yeah, I'd thought about Zanotti Armor because their safes are collapsible. I live in apartments and move every year or two years, so it would be nice to not have to hire professionals every year to move the safe. I could just take it apart and put it back together. Problem is that it doesn't seem very fire proof (my most likely danger) and the steel on the sides is thin enough to be defeated with a fireaxe or concrete saw. On the plus side though, with the Zanotti, I could have it delivered in pieces, making much less obvious that I have a safe in the first place. Buying one of the behemoth liberty safes would require delivery, which would advertise to the entire community "he has something valuable because he just had a safe delivered".
     
  10. Mastino177

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    Wonder if you can keep it and things inside under a insurance policy?

    I'm more worried about fire than anything else. I find it unlikely that someone will have the resources or time to cut on a safe. First line of defense would be my alarm system on the house. I just want to keep any kids taking stuff that isn't theirs, hurting themselves, and making me and the rest of us look bad.
     
  11. Cavediver

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    You'd be suprised. Do some reading over at thehighroad.org about safes. If I recall correctly, there are a couple of pro locksmiths that do a lot of talking about gun safes. Apparently it's much easier to get in one that you would think. Not that most robberies will allow the time or effort for that, just that it is a very real possibility.

    After all of the reading I did, we wound up with a Ft Knox safe (base level). Not what I wanted, but it's all I could afford. Like you, I'm more concerned about fire than theft. While our safe is somewhat fire rated, I bought a small fire box put inside of the safe, giving paperwork & other small items much more protection.
     
  12. Cavediver

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    If you live on the ground floor, get a Ryder truck with a lift gate, a really good appliance dolly (one with a motor lift on it if you have any stairs to negotiate) and a Maytag box...

    Also, buy a house and stop moving :D

    If you live on the second floor, forget it.
     
  13. rajl

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    Going back to grad school full time. My house down-payment is now my tuition and living expenses money.
     
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  15. Malum Prohibitum

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    I like the Made in America aspect of Fort Knox.
     
  16. Adam5

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    I looked at one of these at Adventure Outdoors this morning. It was the SP23 model with long gun racks on one side, 4 shelves on the other, and one wide shelf across the top. They wanted $699 for it.

    http://www.championsafe.com/sport.html
     
  17. Bulldawg182

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  18. steelhorses

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    I saw one last weekend in Costco in Buford near Mall of GA. I was really surprised to see it there. Don't remember how big it is or what brand but it was a real safe not a thin sheet metal locker.