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#6521866 - 11/01/16 02:03 PM Gun Safe Opinions Needed
Creedmoor Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 695
Loc: Soon to be Hudson Oaks
I know better than to ask personal specifics, but I am going to buy a new safe. I have 20 long guns that I need to have room for. I have no need for more than 1 shelf (ammo stored already), so I want as much room for the long guns as possible. I know from experience that I am likely going to purchase a 48-gun or larger in order to have the room that I desire inside.

Electronic lock? Yea or nay?
Brand experiences would be nice.


Any and ALL suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated.
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#6521877 - 11/01/16 02:07 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
68A Online   content
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: North Texas
Security Proucts. IMO, best safe out there. A little pricey but the design is the best of any safe I've owned or seen.

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#6521893 - 11/01/16 02:15 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9433
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I went with a Liberty Colonial safe, and I like it a lot. Get a bigger safe than what you think you need now, as you will fill it up. I prefer the dial locks, since I do not have to worry about batteries. I know several shooters who have been locked out when their battery died, and it was an ordeal to open it. A friend of the family is a Liberty dealer, so if you need a connection, let me know. He cut me a really good deal on my safe.
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#6521946 - 11/01/16 02:41 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
I bought the Cannon 64 gun safe a couple months ago and really like it. I will tell you this though, I have around 35 in there and its full.
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#6521956 - 11/01/16 02:45 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
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Registered: 09/01/04
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Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
What 68A said +1.

Take the drive to Elm Mott, just north of Waco on I-35's northbound service road, and be prepared to see something totally different in the world of gun safes... google them to get a preview so you underatand the unique double key lock system and why they cannot easily be pried open. These can be totally customized for fire temps & time length, layout yadda yadda ...or there are standard setups too. Made on site with US made Steel one at a time.

Talk to Ricky, tell him Archie in Buffalo sent you...but call Archie first @ Buffalo Sporting Goods on Hwy 79, and speak to him personally.

From what I'm getting feed back on from folks who have had a fire the plastic Electronic Locks are gonna melt at a lot lower temps than the safe is rated for...think about it.
Ron
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#6521981 - 11/01/16 03:03 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
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Wow guuys ..... thanks for the info and advice.

Ron, I appreciate the info. Never thought about the plastic lock pad melting! eeks333

Chad, thanks a bunch! up
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#6521995 - 11/01/16 03:13 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
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I have a Canon electronic, I think it's the 64 gun model. I'll tell you it will only hold about half that in long guns, and about 1/3 if they are scoped rifles. I like the electronic keypad and would go the same route again. We are in and out of our safe 2-3 times per day so it makes it convenient.

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#6522007 - 11/01/16 03:24 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
DH3 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 309
Loc: Katy
I got a Canon with electronic lock at Academy. Price was right and it held its advertised capacity in long guns.
If the electronic lock were to melt in a fire..so what?? A perp is going to try to get into a safe that has been in a 1300 degree fire?? confused2

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#6522035 - 11/01/16 03:39 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
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I'll never own another electronic lock PERIOD. When mine failed I had to get an LEO to the house to prove it was my safe and not stolen. He had to fill out a paper and I had to mail it in with a $25 check to get a master reset code. 4 weeks later I had my code only to find out the pad was toast. In the since if you ever forget your combo you CAN get it reset. But it has been nothing but a PITA for me.

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#6522038 - 11/01/16 03:42 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
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The first 5 years were trouble free and it is easier to get into since it will beep at you if the combo is wrong and after ~3 attempts it locks you out for 15 min. Def a downfall when your wife is trying to open the safe and CANT follow directions hammer

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#6522050 - 11/01/16 03:48 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8643
Loc: Harris County
I've got a Summit Denali with an electric lock and a Red Head with a S&G dial. I like the looks of the dial better but it is VERY finicky with the combination. It has taken me over a dozen tries to get into it before.
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#6522051 - 11/01/16 03:48 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
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Registered: 07/31/15
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All depends on your budget. I concur about the Liberty and sounds like the Security Products is worth looking into.If you go with a Cannon and it is in a fire, yes the electronic plastic lock is going to melt. But you should be calling Cannon anyway for your free warranty replacement. I have 2 Canons (1 with dial/key lock; 1 with electronic lock). Just calendar and remember to change the battery on the electronic lock annually like your smoke alarms.

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#6522065 - 11/01/16 04:05 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Always ready 2 hunt]
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Originally Posted By: Always ready 2 hunt
Just calendar and remember to change the battery on the electronic lock annually like your smoke alarms.

We like for you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year, every time you change your clock for day light savings time....

To the OP, I have a Liberty with dial like Chad and have no complaints for the last 15 yrs other than I wish it was bigger!!!!!
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#6522084 - 11/01/16 04:18 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: Creedmoor]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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If you can hold out until Black Friday there are usually some really great deals about that time. Gander Mountain (of all people) had a 48 gun Liberty 2 years ago for $200 cheaper than anywhere I've ever seen it, even other's sale prices. Shop hard but shop smart!
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#6522096 - 11/01/16 04:21 PM Re: Gun Safe Opinions Needed [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
If you can hold out until Black Friday there are usually some really great deals about that time.


That's why I'm gathering info. wink grin
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