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This is a discussion on Building a gun safe. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; I am looking at building a gun safe and was hoping to get some ideas of what to include in ...

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    Default Building a gun safe.

    I am looking at building a gun safe and was hoping to get some ideas of what to include in it. go nuts yall just lookin into it at the moment but I want to have it done in the next 2 months tops. Dont have the funds for a safe that I really want but I figure I can make one for much less. Any and all ideas are helpful. Thanks yall
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    I'd also like to build one.Sounds like a plan.Let me know how it turns out.

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    My safe might not be your idea of a safe.
    in my shop I cut a trap door in the floor,dug out the area to size plus 1foot pored 6 inch concrete pads after @ 4 days placed them in vault area and whoa-la

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    How about the cheap method of turning a closet into a secure storage room. If you own your house, choose a small, less used closet, reinforce it with strong hinges, maybe put the hinges on the inside of the closet. Buy a good dead lock or 2. Reinforce the walls from the inside if you feel the need. There is the cheap method.

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    With the high powered cordless tools available today, a simple reinforced wall is not much protection. It might slow a sneak thief but a determined thief who knows you have guns will breach any wood construction in just a few minutes. The OP does not indicate what material he is familiar with(wood or metal).So I can't make specific recommendations. I used steel panels in the walls sandwiched between chipboard and a steel framed door made from 1" square tubing with blind hinges and double padlocks(different keys).

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    Default Gun safe

    I just got a Sentinel safe from Walmart holds up to 18 rifles (Interior is easily reconfigured), Only cost $150.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wurz View Post
    I just got a Sentinel safe from Walmart holds up to 18 rifles (Interior is easily reconfigured), Only cost $150.00
    Not to bust your bubble but that is considered a security cabinet and does nothing more that keep the casual house guest out of your stuff. But hey, if that's all you need, have at it.

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    Dang it guys, I need a paycheck. Just go find something here! GunSafes.com

    Oh, there's also safe and security doors, if you INSIST on building your own.
    Ton up!

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    I would like to build my own gun safe also. But the one I want will have lights in it with sliding drawers for hand guns and a recliner,flat screen tv,sound proofing,laptop,no phone.....sorry, I got carried away. I was serious about drawers and the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregsSmiths View Post
    I would like to build my own gun safe also. But the one I want will have lights in it with sliding drawers for hand guns and a recliner,flat screen tv,sound proofing,laptop,no phone.....sorry, I got carried away. I was serious about drawers and the lights.
    LOL .. i built one last winter - $1200 including alarm system .. 8'x8'x7' .. heated - A/C .. steel door - 1 3/4 dead bolts .. use my wireless laptop as TV .. work bench - all guns stored in individual cases - dehumidifier .. BUT it is NOT FIREPROOF/WATERPROOF .. :(

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