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#6428405 - 08/28/16 05:59 PM SAFE
AP2714 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 302
Loc: Desdemona
I'm looking to get a gun safe and need suggestions on brands to stay away from when purchasing. Looking for something to hold 5 long guns, 4 pistols up top, ammo, and possibility of additional purchases in future. I've read reviews on some and seems the locking mechanism gives trouble time to time. My budget is $800.

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#6428637 - 08/28/16 08:36 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
cblackall Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/12/16
Posts: 114
Loc: Lewisville, TX
To stay within your budget, you'll be looking at the "big box brands". Cannon, Liberty, Winchester, etc. I've got two Winchester safes that I've been happy with. Plenty here that can offer more specifics on the pro's and con's of each brand, and some that will tell you any of these lower cost safes are as easy to open as a tin can given a skilled thief. But I understand the need to stay in budget. My first piece of advice is one that will be repeated constantly. Buy way bigger than you think you need. For what you've listed, I would go 24 gun minimum. Minimum! It's amazing how fast they fill up once you start stacking scoped rifles or AR's in them. I can tell you, it won't be 24. I would then look at fire ratings, steel thickness and general specifications of each model within your budget and go from there.

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#6437697 - 09/04/16 06:39 AM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 629
Loc: Yantis, TX
Tractor Supply had some Canon safes on sale for Labor Day in your price range. Unless you have some super exotic or rare guns, they will be fine. Bolt it securely to the floor. If they can't get the safe down on it's back, it makes it almost impossible get the leverage or angles needed to pry open any safe.
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#6438377 - 09/04/16 07:00 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
Dalee7892 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 997
Loc: Denton County
Got flyer from BPS today, got sale going on for safes.

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#6438949 - 09/05/16 11:09 AM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
White Falcon Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1351
Loc: Holly Lake Ranch Tx.
Liberty Safes!

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#6439406 - 09/05/16 06:44 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
twinbubba Offline
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Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2457
Loc: DFW
I really like my Liberty safe.

Get a mechanical lock not an electric

P.S. I have never seen big box stores advertise Liberty safes.
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#6439428 - 09/05/16 06:56 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1583
Loc: Smith County
I have a liberty and I am quite happy with it. Always buy a safe twice as big as you think you will need. It will still not be big enough in 5 years.

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#6440863 - 09/06/16 05:04 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 997
Loc: Denton County
Hey AP, Gander Mountain has sale. Liberty safe 24 gun 600, 48 gun 900. 30 min. At 1200*.

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#6445534 - 09/09/16 04:56 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
Big_Country01 Offline
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Registered: 07/20/08
Posts: 2394
Loc: Gladewater
I picked up the 64 gun Cannon from TSC for $999+tax. Its decent for the price. 60 min at 1200*
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#6446804 - 09/10/16 06:02 PM Re: SAFE [Re: twinbubba]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9548
Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: twinbubba
I really like my Liberty safe.

Get a mechanical lock not an electric

P.S. I have never seen big box stores advertise Liberty safes.


Liberty, very hard to beat the quality for the price
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#6447213 - 09/11/16 07:27 AM Re: SAFE [Re: Big_Country01]
Nighteagle Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/17/12
Posts: 345
Loc: burleson, tx
Save your money and buy a steel locking cabinate from SAMs. It will offer you equal protection as an 800 dollar liberty safe. If you do your research on safes unfortunately you will find I'm correct.

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#6461354 - 09/20/16 10:06 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
Lone Ranger Offline
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Registered: 09/17/04
Posts: 1324
Loc: Irving, Texas
If money was not a problem, I think the best gun safe is Browning Gold Medallion. I have had one for many years and it is much heavier than normal safes of the same size and built better. For the price you have in mind I also have a Winchester Silverado safe. It is an excellent safe for the money. I am very happy with mine as well.

I really prefer the old combination dial lock over the electronic lock. I think the electronic lock is much more likely to fail and some smart guy can figure out how to open it.

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#6463579 - 09/22/16 12:04 PM Re: SAFE [Re: Big_Country01]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 9298
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
Originally Posted By: Big_Country01
I picked up the 64 gun Cannon from TSC for $999+tax. Its decent for the price. 60 min at 1200*


I got the same one 2 weeks ago on sale for $799. Seems to be a great safe.
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#6542276 - 11/13/16 09:09 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
AP2714 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 302
Loc: Desdemona
Thanks for all the suggestions, as I'm still deciding. Also, any recommendations on a pistol safe to be used by my bed? I like the design of the velocity vault 500. I just don't know about its quality and functionality.

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#6546559 - 11/16/16 02:01 PM Re: SAFE [Re: AP2714]
TX0303 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 34
I would stay away from cheap electronic locks on lower end safes, like the TSC ones.

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