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#5852299 - 07/28/15 04:14 PM Gun Safe under $600??
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 801
Loc: Aledo, Tx
Hey guys!

I am wanting to get a new gun safe under $600. Would like it to hold at least 20 guns.

Sam's Club has a Stack-on Total Defense 28 gun safe for $549. Looks like a pretty good deal for the money.

Does anybody know of a better deal/safe?

Thanks!
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#5852391 - 07/28/15 05:11 PM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 26
Loc: Rockwall, TX
We looked at the Stack-On Elite at Nebraska Furniture and it was loaded with features.
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#5852664 - 07/28/15 08:26 PM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Thanks CrossTimbers! I'll check into that one.
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#5853271 - 07/29/15 09:12 AM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Loc: Tyler, TX
There is only one real important consideration when looking at gun safes in my opinion, and that is the fire rating. How long and how hot? Most of them are all about the same and they give you a 30 minute fire rating. The better ones will go an hour. The locking mechanism, the thickness of the door and how well you can bolt it down are all kind of the same thing. All of them will keep a thief out who isn't a trained pro. None of them will keep a pro out. We had a rating when I was with the State Department as an Embassy Marine of how long a lock was rated to keep a pro out. They are all rated in seconds. Since nobody here is looking to keep out trained professionals, then they all work pretty good. Crack heads and those looking to sell what they can get quickly for drugs are the most likely candidates to break into your house. Delaying them with a decent quality door is all that you can hope for, and this is where they are all pretty much the same.

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#5853541 - 07/29/15 11:51 AM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: EddieWalker]
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
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Loc: Aledo, Tx
Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
There is only one real important consideration when looking at gun safes in my opinion, and that is the fire rating. How long and how hot? Most of them are all about the same and they give you a 30 minute fire rating. The better ones will go an hour. The locking mechanism, the thickness of the door and how well you can bolt it down are all kind of the same thing. All of them will keep a thief out who isn't a trained pro. None of them will keep a pro out. We had a rating when I was with the State Department as an Embassy Marine of how long a lock was rated to keep a pro out. They are all rated in seconds. Since nobody here is looking to keep out trained professionals, then they all work pretty good. Crack heads and those looking to sell what they can get quickly for drugs are the most likely candidates to break into your house. Delaying them with a decent quality door is all that you can hope for, and this is where they are all pretty much the same.


Thanks Eddie! I appreciate it! Here are the specs for the one I am looking at. Think it has what you were suggesting.

28-gun capacity
Fully convertible interior adds storage of papers and other valuables
1 hour Fire rating up to 1400 degrees
Waterproof in up to 2’ of water
Door storage
Patented barrel rests and standoffs allow proper storage for guns with scopes
4-Way locking with large 1-1/2” live action locking bolts
5 spoke steel handle
Grey pebble finish
Weight: 562 lbs.
Dimensions: L 26.75" x W 29.25" x H 59"
Weight: 562 lbs.
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#5853564 - 07/29/15 12:03 PM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
headhunter54 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/11
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Loc: Longview, TX
Just remember that it will only hold about 1/3 of the advertised guns. Scopes take up a lot of room.

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#5853686 - 07/29/15 12:56 PM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: headhunter54]
jcneef Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 195
Loc: Grapevine TX
Originally Posted By: headhunter54
Just remember that it will only hold about 1/3 of the advertised guns. Scopes take up a lot of room.

^^^ This is a fact
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#5853701 - 07/29/15 01:01 PM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Give Lorie Law a Call at DFW Safes in Hurst 817-716-9660

Let her quote you and she delivers and setups also...Wonderful Lady
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#5855065 - 07/30/15 08:26 AM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: jcneef]
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Registered: 07/27/14
Posts: 213
Loc: Central Tx
Very true. I recently bought a real nice redhead safe from bass p s. It's a "18"gun safe....more like 10/12.

Originally Posted By: jcneef
Originally Posted By: headhunter54
Just remember that it will only hold about 1/3 of the advertised guns. Scopes take up a lot of room.

^^^ This is a fact

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#5855072 - 07/30/15 08:31 AM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: Nick1]
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GRAMPS!!!

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Originally Posted By: Nick1
Very true. I recently bought a real nice redhead safe from bass p s. It's a "18"gun safe....more like 10/12.

Originally Posted By: jcneef
Originally Posted By: headhunter54
Just remember that it will only hold about 1/3 of the advertised guns. Scopes take up a lot of room.

^^^ This is a fact


No truer words ever spoken roflmao
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#5855899 - 07/30/15 04:56 PM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
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Loc: Aledo, Tx
Thanks for info guys!
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#5856518 - 07/31/15 02:08 AM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Reloder28 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 276
Loc: Deer Park, Tx
Your guns aren't going to be very safe for under $600
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#5863333 - 08/04/15 05:15 PM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
JWalker08 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 8
Loc: Stephenville Tx
My buddy had a top of the line fire rated safe 1250 degrees for 30- 45min. When his place burnt to the ground the FD hit the safe with water and it steamed his guns. All were ruined. The stocks became extremely swollen and the barrels warped..
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#5863710 - 08/04/15 09:04 PM Re: Gun Safe under $600?? [Re: JWalker08]
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Registered: 07/03/10
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: JWalker08
My buddy had a top of the line fire rated safe 1250 degrees for 30- 45min. When his place burnt to the ground the FD hit the safe with water and it steamed his guns. All were ruined. The stocks became extremely swollen and the barrels warped..


A safe with a 30 or 45 minute fire rating is an entry level safe, not even close to top of the line. High end safes seal shut in a fire to block out moisture.
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