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#6081096 - 12/13/15 09:34 AM Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not?
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Got a cannon scout gun safe in my garage... Was wondering if yall bolt em down to the concrete or just dont worry about it??

My garahe was the best spot for it and i am running a hot rod for moisture
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#6081117 - 12/13/15 09:44 AM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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I have done both. I bolted down a smaller safe but not my large one. figured it would be to difficult for anyone to move loaded especially if it is a crackhead.
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#6081144 - 12/13/15 10:00 AM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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It would take me and a helper two minutes to leave with the safe if it's not bolted down.

Red Head 3/8" x 2 1/2" bolt in anchors after hammer drilling the holes out. Bolt it down if you want to keep it. Theives love safes just siting in place.
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#6081201 - 12/13/15 10:47 AM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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The biggest reason to bolt one down is so smash and grab thieves can't knock it over and try to pry the door open. Even if they can't get it open, think of all the damage done to your firearms being tossed to the ground in a 500 lbs box.

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#6081313 - 12/13/15 12:15 PM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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Bolt it down! Nothing is fool proof but no need to make it easy for a thief.
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#6081394 - 12/13/15 01:04 PM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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Picking up bolts at home depot now! Thanks guy


Edited by daniel1381 (12/13/15 01:04 PM)
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#6081534 - 12/13/15 02:08 PM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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Make sure you know if you have tension slab or not. You don't want to drill into one of those cables.
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#6081583 - 12/13/15 02:35 PM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: TXGUNNER308]
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Originally Posted By: TXGUNNER308
Bolt it down! Nothing is fool proof but no need to make it easy for a thief.
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#6081998 - 12/13/15 06:36 PM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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I don't say bolt it down (only) but bolt it sideways too depending on the design. Multiple planes make it more difficult to dislodge.
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#6082023 - 12/13/15 06:47 PM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
janie Offline
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Bolt that sucker down to the slab as well as the wall.
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#6082232 - 12/13/15 08:27 PM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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The weight of the open door makes it unstable and more likely to tip over if not bolted down.
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#6082246 - 12/13/15 08:31 PM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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Bolt down

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#6082765 - 12/14/15 08:07 AM Re: Gun safes ?? Bolt em down or not? [Re: daniel1381]
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Bolt it down!!! My safe guy used 10" long anchor screws, drilled in at a slight angle away from the corners. That safe is not going anywhere!
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