Gun safes

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  1. Devi0us

    Devi0us XDTalk Member

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    I am just starting to collect firearms and was wondering what are my options for a gun safe to hold multiple guns. I have a shotgun but dont plan on buying any other long guns. Most safes I see are tall to accomodate rifles. Are there any safes out there maybe with a bunch of shelving or not as tall but can hold numerous gun. Like 5-10 pistols and some ammo. thanks
     
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    Get bigger than you think you need. The only thing worse than moving a large safe is moving it twice when you upgrade.
     
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    My browning safe has a rack built-in to the door for long guns. So far they've been very helpful in acquiring more track so I can make more shelves in mine for more storage. Look at some safes as I know shelving on both sides is not uncommon to see. Definitely go bigger than you think you'll need though. You'll find you'll put a bunch of other paperwork and important things in the safe, other than guns. Especially if you're married!
     
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    Im talking about safes with shelving and no place for a long gun. The shotty will not be in a safe.
     
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    If you know of any bank(s) that are being refurbished, you may be able to pick up a "teller's safe" for a reasonable price. I got one years ago that's a 20" cube and probably weighs 400+ pounds. You can use it as an end table if you drape a table cloth over it (or something similar). Just be happy with where you put it, 'cause it's a PITA to move. It will hold a dozen pistols with no problem plus ammo and other stuff.
     
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    That idea is not half bad... :cool: thanks
     
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    What ever size safe you "think" you need at least double it.

    I used this logic and now after 5 years literally have no room left no matter how I organize it.

    I bought a 21 gun safe.
     
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    Any opinions on safes with the biometric/finger printing to open?
     
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    Liberty here and love it.
     
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    I almost bought a Sturdy gun safe (and for the money I think it is the best). I pulled back and ordered a Canon on-sale from Costco. It was like $250 off retail, and I figured for the best warranty in the business and a great reputation I would save about $1000 over the Sturdy. If money was no option, Sturdy would be my first choice. They have developed a great reputation. "Buying bigger/more than you need" is the BEST suggestion when considering a safe. I've added 3 long guns and a pistol since buying mine!!
     
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    I currently have a Champion 22 gun safe. I am packed full after 6 months of owning it. :oops:

    My first pick was Zanotti but he was backlogged for 12 months ! ! !

    Then it was Sturdy. Too pricey.

    There are many safes to review. Spend some time. Save and budget.

    Gun Safe Buyers' Guide


    BTW: I really like Pendleton. That will be my pick when I upgrade.

    Pendleton Safes - Valuables Management
     
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    This is a very common problem! Check out Gun Storage Solutions products to help increase the capacity in your gun safe. Store More Guns | Gun Storage Solutions | Upgrade Your Safe
     
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    Your username is GSS And you are suggesting Gun Storage Solutions products. I don't think you can do that...?
     
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    You are right. I do have a connection to the business. Just trying to put a plug in for some good ole USA products, but I shouldn't promote it on forums. It won't happen again.
     
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    Maybe you should look into sponsorship so you can plug your products all day long?
     
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    I have been wondering about this. How mature is the technology? Do they work first time, everytime?

    I was considering something like this myself as my needs are for little storage; Gunvault Biometric Gun Safe w/Fingerprint ID Access $279.00

    Thx.
     
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    They are getting to be pretty reliable. That being said, I much prefer a mechanical lock. They are simpler, more reliable, just as secure, (if you don't give out your combination) and generally cheaper.

    Some of the cheaper biometric locks made in China are a lot less reliable. Do your research.

    But to me, biometric locks are not really needed or particularly beneficial in a household situation. They are far more useful in commercial uses where you have a lot of people requiring access.

    For a home safe operated by one or two adults, a mechanical combination lock is a better choice. If you need fast access while you're home, simply put in the whole combination but the last number ahead of time, and you can get in with one movement. Reset the lock while you're away so the whole combination is required. Simple, easy, effective, cheap.

    Here's some examples of home safes with the very reliable and secure Simplex locks:

    Handgun Safes with Simplex Lock Mechanisms: Secure, Fast & Easy Access

    These locks have been around for years and are still in use in commercial and high security installations. The combination is easily changed by the user, and some models allow for several different combinations.

    Az
     
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    Thanks for the link azb, I'll check it out. I like the idea of presetting a partial combination too.
     
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    I need a bigger gun safe also. Been looking at a couple different models. Currently have a cheap stack on 10 gun cabinet. It works for my long guns, but not very good at storing the handguns. They make a "add on" cabinet for the top that would work, but then I saw cabelas sells basically the same cabinet, with a bunch of shelves in it for handguns, and ammo for only a couple dollars more than the add on cabinet. I still might pickup both.
     
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    I know $800 +/- is alot of money but I was in COSTCO today and saw a 32 gun Winchester safe that was HUGE.

    It was a great deal, weighed in at 677 lbs.
     

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