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#6323331 - 06/04/16 11:52 PM Need some safe advice
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Ok, well Im at a point now where I have nicer firearms, and enough that I think a safe makes sense. I don't need a 64 gun safe or anything like that. Probably a 15 or so is fine. Id like something that I can store handguns, and papers in as well. So what do y'all recommend? What kinda safe should I not go with? Thanks in advance.

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#6323357 - 06/05/16 01:08 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Get the 64.

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#6323360 - 06/05/16 01:27 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: leswad]
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Originally Posted By: leswad
Get the 64.

At least.

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#6323367 - 06/05/16 05:39 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
rborn Offline
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Buy the biggest you can afford

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#6323375 - 06/05/16 06:18 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Yes, gun safes tend to hold about about half as many guns as listed by the manufacturer.
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#6323391 - 06/05/16 06:54 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Yes, gun safes tend to hold about about half as many guns as listed by the manufacturer.


Yes, to fit the advertised number, they'd all have to be straight stock, no scope .22's.
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#6323522 - 06/05/16 09:08 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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You didn't mention how many guns you are trying to store. If you have 3 guns and don't plan to buy more, a 15 gun safe is just fine.

On the other hand, most people buy too small of a safe and end up regretting it.
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#6323555 - 06/05/16 09:53 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Like everyone will say "Buy once cry once" get double of what you think you need at least. The older you get the more toys you want.
I have guns from my grandpa, my dad, and mine. Have to have one for the guns and one for ammo still not enough room.

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#6323582 - 06/05/16 10:14 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: rborn]
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Originally Posted By: rborn
Buy the biggest you can afford


X2

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#6323833 - 06/05/16 01:59 PM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Another approach is to buy what you need now and buy another "small" one as you need additional space. No rule says you can only have one and it makes moving them yourself possible.
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#6323956 - 06/05/16 04:02 PM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Dien Offline
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Yep just buy the biggest you can afford. Most safes people buy aren't meant to keep serious criminals out.

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#6323980 - 06/05/16 04:23 PM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
MacDaddy21 Offline
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I bought a 60 gun safe, one of the nicer Liberty's. Already wishing I'd have gone bigger. A long range bolt gun in a chassis with a pretty big scope, two AR-15s, an AR-10, shotgun, .22, and a basic .243 bolt gun almost completely fills one side. You run out of room quick, especially if you want to keep a little bit of room between guns.

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#6324137 - 06/05/16 07:06 PM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: JRJ6]
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Originally Posted By: JRJ6
Originally Posted By: rborn
Buy the biggest you can afford


X2


X3
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#6324528 - 06/06/16 04:54 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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#6324588 - 06/06/16 06:51 AM Re: Need some safe advice [Re: MacDaddy21]
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Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21
I bought a 60 gun safe, one of the nicer Liberty's. Already wishing I'd have gone bigger. A long range bolt gun in a chassis with a pretty big scope, two AR-15s, an AR-10, shotgun, .22, and a basic .243 bolt gun almost completely fills one side. You run out of room quick, especially if you want to keep a little bit of room between guns.


Why not go with two smaller safes with a sum (or slightly greater) capacity of a single, larger safe? A smaller safe would be easier to handle, while doubling the effort for theives to reach all your firearms and valuables.
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