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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.
Oooo, new thread time: How many gun safes do you own?
Two. Ran out of room so I built my own: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20191920&postcount=27697
How many and model/brand reviews would be awesome
I need one... and am debating between expensive and really expensive
I've got three, but all were relatively inexpensive. I just bought a Winchester from Costco that was a good value, but I wouldn't give it top marks for security.
I'm very aware of how easy it is to defeat an inexpensive safe. I shopped the high end stuff and was really tempted, but that's the way it is for now.
When I do go high-end, it's Fort Knox hands down.
I'll look at the Fort Knox when I'm done working (blocked due to Gun content )
So I'll check those out, I've also looked at Liberty but have heard mixed reviews with regards to actual security of the safes. The other ones I've look at are Patriot Safes. They have a 24 gun that looks BEEFY for under 2 grand delivered right now.
Look around at locksmith shops that sell real safes. Bargains in used ones can be found. I have a 6 foot tall 2 door York, and a friend has a 6 foot square 2 door Mosler. We bought them at auction when some businesses were liquidated. You'll have to get riggers to move them, but nobody's going to open them like a sardine can like most of the gun safes.
This. I was a little disheartened after doing further research after dropping $2200 on a safe and seeing how little of a difference it was over the two $800 safes it replaced. My next safe will be another $800ish price range one. That's good enough that a couple crack heads aren't going to carry it away or open it with a prybar. Even the higher end safes they sell in most gun shops can be hacked in to within a few minutes using a side angle grinder, and don't really provide good enough fire temp. protection that the guns inside won't be considered too risky to continue to use.
So what do you guys recommend for a pistol light? I see Surefire and Streamlight are fairly common but I don't have any experience with either.
Is one more robust than the other? Is the strobe feature necessary? Any info or experience would be appreciated. Oh and I will be rotating it between different guns but I can't imagine that being an issue. Thanks.
Surefire is pretty much the standard. Although the Streamlight is comparable, not as rugged but a lot cheaper.
At least up here in New England, Craigslist provides a fairly constant flow of old safes- many listed for free, just please take it away. There lies the rub. many are several floors up. I went with a liberty unit, as it advertised the greatest fire protection, ~3 hrs or so. Thank gods I had only a 4" step from the garage to the family room to navigate. With enough slider pucks, you can move anything!
Thanks. A stupid question... but do you leave them on while target shooting or take them off to lessen the punishment?
I have a couple of Surefires, one is a forend on my 870, the other is a C3 with a Cree LED conversion. My other weapons have only CT Lasergrips, I prefer to use the C3 in my free hand.
Well, if you're practicing then you want to have the same setup as that you'd use in a defensive situation. If you're plinking then you can take it off.
Hey, If they'll take the abuse then great. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
I used to have a similar problem - only the wife was more obnoxious about it. I divorced her. Problem solved. True story.
When you have enough guns you can buy one, slip it into the safe, and the wife will be none-the-wiser. Even a woman who is not completely clueless and might ask "is that a new gun?" when she sees it will simply shake her head in bemusement when you say "oh no, I've had this one for years!"
Wow, all this talk about fooling the wife..... I just brought home a couple homeless waifs this week that called to me for adoption. All the wife said was that they were "cute". Both were small guns.
When i bring a new one home the wife says 'well, i get your old one then right'?
And that, my fellow firearms enthusiasts, is how it's done.
How it's done is "I'm buying two rifles this weekend", and she says "Cool!".