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  1. Gun Safes Anyone?

    I have bee looking around for another gun safe. Locally there are a few but most are somewhat more expensive than I can afford, however, I know I need another. Anyway, in my searching I found one to my liking from what I think is a reputable dealer. Here is the link:

    Gun Safe: View the Largest Selection of Gun Safes Here!


    I already ordered one. Free shipping and no sales tax for my state helped. Locally the selection is very limited.

    The one I ordered is here:

    Shop Sentry - Sentry 1459C - 14 Gun Fire Safe with Combination Lock #1459C


    It should do the job. In hindsight I should have asked here first.

    I wanted to buy a new firearm but figured I better have a good place to store it first. It weighs 495 pounds and I plan to secure it to the floor.

    I will let you guys know if anything goes bust.

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    I have a older Sentry like that. It has served us well. I think my next safe will be a Safari 24 gun. It is a little larger and maybe a little better fire protection. The only thing wrong with my old safe, is me... I keep buying more stuff to put into it...........
    Semper Fi

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    Hope this helps. CENTURION by Liberty. Got it at Lowe's for $379. Bought it about 2 mos ago when I started exercising my 2A rights "To Keep..." Funny how the libs have done wonders is stimulating the firearms industry and ALL the peripherals! The kid at Lowe's said two were coming in and I should by it now because so many people were coming in to buy safes. Never explained the "trickle theory" to him
    Since it is not your first safe but on the small side I think it will work for you. Holds something like 11 rifles. Check that out though. I have it in an upstairs bedroom closet. Just take the door off first, easier to get up there. Only about 400 lbs.
    One guy at a gun store told me to buy a big enough safe. "People always buy more guns." I just looked at him and said to myself.... I think a safe like mine will be big enough. Will I reqally need a bigger safe? How many guns does one need?! Guess I will have to buy another one soon!

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    I too am looking to purchase one and any suggestions would be great

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    Just to let y'all know...if you didn't pay around $1000 or more, you got a mediocre safe at best. No $400 gun safe is fire-rated, and the number of deadbolts is limited. The Lowe's safe (I work there) is a nice one, but it is not fire-rated and if your house catches on fire, you're going to lose your guns. Lowe's also has a fire-rated safe for around $900, which isn't bad.

    But I have been going through the Web looking at safes and ratings, and you simply cannot go cheap. Plan on $1200-1500 and get something that will hold off sledge hammers and torches, and will hold off a fire for at least 30 minutes. When you invest a lot in guns, spend a little more for piece of mind.
    -= Piece Corps =-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piece Corps View Post
    Just to let y'all know...if you didn't pay around $1000 or more, you got a mediocre safe at best. No $400 gun safe is fire-rated, and the number of deadbolts is limited. The Lowe's safe (I work there) is a nice one, but it is not fire-rated and if your house catches on fire, you're going to lose your guns. Lowe's also has a fire-rated safe for around $900, which isn't bad.

    But I have been going through the Web looking at safes and ratings, and you simply cannot go cheap. Plan on $1200-1500 and get something that will hold off sledge hammers and torches, and will hold off a fire for at least 30 minutes. When you invest a lot in guns, spend a little more for piece of mind.
    +1 That's what I have been seeing also, Thanks PC
    Semper Fi

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    Piece Corps Good info and you are right for the most part. I think the safe is rated for 20 minutes. Not much but I agree and next safe will be better. I knew this one was going upstairs. Next one will be in Basement. Thanks Just that I wanted more $ for guns and now that I have more then I thought I would ever have another safe is in the plans.

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    One thing to consider when thinking about fire resistance time is how far is the local FD from you?

    If you are in town and they are right down the street you might be able to get by with 20-30 minutes.

    If you are way out in the country or have a volunteer FD you will be needing more than that.




    If you are married, buy bigger than you think you will need. Trust me, women can always find things to put in the safe. grrr
    -Austin

  10. Thanks for the input guys. I live in a city with a good fire department and live within a mile and half of the nearest fire station. The safe I ordered is not big but it weighs about 500 pounds. I know a couple of well motivated bad guys could carry it off so I plan on bolting it down. That should make it a bit more challenging to steal. I did not look for a safe at Lowe's.
    You see, I told you I should have posted here first unwise omission if life. When will I ever learn?

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    If you buy as large a safe as you need the first time, it only hurts once.

    I have a fairly large one from Cabela's that's fire rated for 60 minutes. That should be plenty as I live in a mobile home, which would probably take about 10 minutes to burn. Depending on how I configure the shelves, it can hold up to 41 long guns.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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