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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    vaderdaman XDTalk 500 Member

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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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    TACC XD XDTalk 2K Member

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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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