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#5357483 - 10/13/14 12:23 PM Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy.
Inky Doc Offline
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I would like to know what some folk's thoughts and experience. What brands do you like? What brands do you avoid? Why? I'm looking for one that holds 20+ guns but not wanting or needing the model that has light saber proof doors, or sharks with laser beams on their heads or comes with a free subscription to a British spy magazine.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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#5357606 - 10/13/14 01:23 PM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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I would strongly consider Fort Knox. I have owned one for about 10 years and my only regret, is that I did not buy a bigger one.

Excellent, well built, basically custom and superior protection.
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#5357828 - 10/13/14 03:34 PM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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Yep, buy once cry once! Fort Knox.
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#5358140 - 10/13/14 05:39 PM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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Liberty safe with a mechanical lock,not one of those electronic gadgets.
Thank me later.
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#5359162 - 10/14/14 08:12 AM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
Inky Doc Offline
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Thank you for your input gentlemen, but WHY do you recommend these brands?

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#5361530 - 10/15/14 10:01 AM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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^ important questions isn't it

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#5361624 - 10/15/14 10:50 AM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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Liberty and get the FAT BOY....Mechanical tumbler.....
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#5362421 - 10/15/14 06:04 PM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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My Liberty has a great fire rating and with the mechanical combination rather than an electronic key pad I don't have to worry about getting locked out of my safe due to a malfunction unless I have a senior moment and forget my combination.
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#5363059 - 10/15/14 11:58 PM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: twinbubba]
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I have two a Browning Gold Medallion and a Winchester Silverado, both with mechanical lock. Both are very well made but the Browning is quite a bit more expensive. For the price the Winchester Silverado is hard to beat and also fireproof.

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#5363094 - 10/16/14 04:29 AM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
wtjim Offline
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Watch YouTube videos of guys prying safes open in less than a minute, then choose a brand. Just because it's big, heavy and looks well built means nothing to meth heads...

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#5363191 - 10/16/14 07:12 AM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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Loc: Germany
Anyone in the market for a safe needs to watch this.

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#5363279 - 10/16/14 08:24 AM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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And the answer is....... Yep.
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#5363343 - 10/16/14 09:02 AM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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Great video actually

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#5365189 - 10/17/14 09:05 AM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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Liberty or Fort Knox. I have a Liberty and have no complaints.
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#5366372 - 10/17/14 09:26 PM Re: Gun safes...... Which to buy/not buy. [Re: Inky Doc]
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Video bottom line. You get what you pay for.
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