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    Firearm theft Firearm theft

    Does it scare the crap out of you ?!?

    And what methods are you using to prevent it?

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    Im from Mass. and we have a law that requires us to lock up firearms, ammo and reloading components.

    Why do you ask? Do you not have a safe?

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    Yes it scares me. Just yesterday someone broke into a house locally and took longguns and handguns.
    Yes I have a safe, but if you can break into a bank vault you can break into a gun safe.
    Locks and safes only keep honest men honest.

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    I made a partition in my wall and my gun safe is hidden behind a painting. So to steal my guns you have to find the safe first.

    It scares me mainly because my firearms are so precious to me and the thought of some D.Bag breaking in and cleaning me out is terrifying.

    I'm sure you guys have had similar thoughts at some point or another. You hear the stories all the time of guys that get their houses broken into and get cleaned out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywarrior View Post
    Yes it scares me. Just yesterday someone broke into a house locally and took longguns and handguns.
    Yes I have a safe, but if you can break into a bank vault you can break into a gun safe.
    Locks and safes only keep honest men honest.
    A safe and an actively monitored alarm work very well. No time to break into the safe with the alarm blasting.
    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

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    I live in a rural area where there are no neighbors to hear an alarm. Last year on may 19 my home was broken into. My Browning safe put up a good fight and won but unfortunately my cannon safe gave up 13 long guns, 2 pistols and a laptop computer. Please don't think just any old safe is really safe. I lost alot of family history that day because it would never happen to me, and I tried to save a dollar. I now know the meaning of priceless. Spend the money buy a quality gun safe.

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    A safe is no good if you do not bolt it to the floor from the inside. A heavy full safe is very easy to move by just one guy with a hand truck. I have moved full safes many times on jobs that customers say "it cant be moved". So BOLT it to the ground and for extra securety bolt it to the wall from the inside also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumb okie View Post
    I live in a rural area where there are no neighbors to hear an alarm. Last year on may 19 my home was broken into. My Browning safe put up a good fight and won but unfortunately my cannon safe gave up 13 long guns, 2 pistols and a laptop computer. Please don't think just any old safe is really safe. I lost alot of family history that day because it would never happen to me, and I tried to save a dollar. I now know the meaning of priceless. Spend the money buy a quality gun safe.
    Hey! Guess what I do for a living? Sell gun safes! Well, I don't actually sell them, I do other stuff like writing and social media. But you are correct, Sir. I wouldn't outright say it in the course of my employment, but you get what you pay for. Go with a big name. And at a place like ours (GunSafes.com) you can seriously just call up or open a chat window and Josh will outright tell you what the most secure safe is. I think there's still one or two companies out there that will also replace the safe AND its contents if it's ever broken in to.

    Also, like che said, you can't steal it if you can't find it. There's wall safes, floor safes, even this "Bed Bunker" that replaces your boxspring. There's also safes with re-lockers, so if someone pries the door or tries to drill the lock, another locking system engages. I have no earthly idea how you're supposed to get into your safe after something like that happens, but at least you'll still have your guns.

  10. I bought a Fort Knox safe. It took a hunk out of my savings but if your going to buy a safe you need to get a really good one.
    Not some thin metal box that two small boys can pick up and haul out of your home.

  11. Lots of folks have safes (we do). Safes can be moved. Bolting down makes that difficult. Lighter safes can be forced.

    I think the best approach is both the safe and the hidden guns.
    Dad leaves his cheap stuff where it's easy to find, hides the nice ones.
    Decentralize your resources. Assume you will be raided by a violent and hostile force (maybe when you're at home, maybe when you're not) and that you will lose whatever is in your house. Have a few resources elsewhere.
    “The police of a State should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight is the foundation of civil freedom.” Heinlein

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