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lsu xman
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Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
About 8 long guns(currently have 5) 4 with scopes and maybe 10 pistols.


Tigerpaw123
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
Cabelas has a sale right now on there liberty safe, I got the 42” wide one for less than the 30” 1399

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lsu xman
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
The Cabelas line sure isn't for poor folks.


wileyjones
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
Keep an eye on Costco safe deals, they run them every couple months


lsu xman
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
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Keep an eye on Costco safe deals, they run them every couple months


Are those deals advertised online too? I've only been a couple times with family that has a card.


Tigerpaw123
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
~15% more $ than you were looking for and holds 42 guns, always buy a much bigger safe than you think you need


lsu xman
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
Read some reviews, didn't know they're made by Liberty Safes.


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dakarx
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
+1 for Mike Ward's Liberty Safes.

I went through the Mandeville showroom and they were all similarly constructed (ended up with a deal on Colonial 64 for 2K delivered and setup).

Their lifetime warranty and service is top notch.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
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Keep an eye on Costco safe deals, they run them every couple months


They had one last week. My wife sent me the link to order, and by that time the safe was sold out.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
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Are those deals advertised online too?


Yes.


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Sticker1971
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
I just bought a Liberty Fat Boy jr Extreme. Under 2,000. You will not be disappointed


EF Hutton
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
FANE safes in Bogalusa ( if still in business ) has a big showroom.

A few points about safes :

Pay with cash.

Use a different address than its destination. Employees keep records of combos.

Do not have it delivered. Nvr know who the crew is.

Consider what you will do if an invader with a gun says " open the safe ." It's purpose will be defeated. It will help if burglar comes when no one home.



JDPndahizzy
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
I only have 3 recommendations:

1. Think of what size you think you need and double it.

2. Get a mechanical lock.

3. Don't be stingy on your safe. Most of us have gun/scope combos that easily reach $3-4k.

I have a timber ridge I got on sale at Gander. It's a 60 gun that will actually hold about 35-40.

Edit-- You will be keeping a lot of stuff besides guns in there.
This post was edited on 7/19 at 9:37 am


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tigerfoot
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
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About 8 long guns(currently have 5) 4 with scopes and maybe 10 pistols.


Just know you will need a safe that holds about 48 guns with 8 long guns. I dont even know how they establish the capacity. The only way my 36 gun safe could hold 36 guns is if they were melted down.


JDPndahizzy
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
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Just know you will need a safe that holds about 48 guns with 8 long guns. I dont even know how they establish the capacity. The only way my 36 gun safe could hold 36 guns is if they were melted down.




SO true!!!!!!


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Ole Geauxt
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
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Consider what you will do if an invader with a gun says " open the safe ." It's purpose will be defeated.


Mr Hutton, please think about this statement and figure out what is wrong about it.


ml
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
Tractor Supply has Cannon safes. That's what you want. They run frequent sales on them too.


CharlieFoxtrot
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
So often people say "buy bigger than you think you'll need". I agree that whatever numerical designation a particular safe may have is extremely optimistic. But I'm also a big believer in distributed risk. So rather than have one monster safe big enough to hold what I have now and may add in the future, I'd rather have two or three safes in multiple locations throughout the house. In a smash/grab scenario they're not likely to take the time to find and open each of them, whereas with one monster safe once it's open they have all your stuff.

Think a lot about where you're putting it as well. In the corner of a big room in the basement gives potential burglars the ability to tip over the safe and attack it from the sides where the metal is thinner. Better to install it in a tight space where the sides are not accessible - even if that means building a false wall to surround it.

Remember what you're protecting against: gun safes are more accurately called "secure cabinets" and are fairly easy to defeat by someone who knows what they're doing and has the time to do it. For me, my biggest concern is smash-n-grab and keeping them out of the hands of kids/visitors. Someone who knows what they're doing and has plenty of time while you're known to be out of town will get into your safe - make your peace with that now. "Security" is a continuum of acceptable risk, it's not an absolute.

Think about where you're installing it in relation to a possible house fire. The basement where a fully engulfed fire is going to collapse into said basement probably means your guns won't survive the fire. "fireproof", like "waterproof" are not absolute statements, but measured in duration of time at a certain temperature and water pressure respectively - exceed either and all bets are off. Better to put it on an outside wall that will expose the safe from the bulk of the heat in a fire when the fire collapses that wall.

Don't forget to use multiple big lag bolt to secure it to the floor and one or more walls. Most people skip this step and tipping the safe over exposes the vulnerable sides very easily. Or worse, they'll just cart your safe off to the garage to load it and take it to open at their leisure elsewhere.

I'm not personally a fan of keypad locks because I've seen even good ones fail but I agree they're convenient.

Be sure to address the humidity inside the safe and you ARE going to need an interior light - a stick on battery powered LED closet light at Walmart works great for me.
This post was edited on 7/19 at 11:05 am


tigerfoot
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
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For me, my biggest concern is smash-n-grab and keeping them out of the hands of kids/visitors.
Mine is out of the reach of kids and visitors. I know theft could be a real issue but I would with filing a claim and replacing what I can.

If I was truly concerned about theft or someone getting into the cabinet I would buy a real safe, not a Liberty cabinet.


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GCTigahs
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re: Recommend a gun safe, maybe sub 1200.
I bought the Fat Boy Jr from Mike Ward’s. They delivered it and mounted it to the floor. Happy so far.


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