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Best gun safe?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by federal paper, Mar 18, 2010.

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  1. federal paper

    federal paper TS Member

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    I know there are a lot of quality safes on the market that all claim to be the best. Am thinking of purchasing another,and want to know what everyone thinks is best quality. Not only brand as I know most manf. have 2or3 diffirent lines. BANG FOR BUCK?
     
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    bang for buck is the rhino one from costco
     
  3. Luckyman

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    Liberty. I bought a beautiful Liberty Centurion from Gander that holds 24 guns with an SG lock for $670.00 tax included! One of the best deals I have ever gotten on anything plus Liberty has a great reputation. Liberty makes allot of OEM safes for Cabelas, Timber Ridge, etc.
     
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    Liberty. I bought a beautiful Liberty Centurion from Gander that holds 24 guns with an SG lock for $670.00 tax included! One of the best deals I have ever gotten on anything plus Liberty has a great reputation. Liberty makes allot of OEM safes for Cabelas, Timber Ridge, etc.
     
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    Heritage Safes, made in Grace, Idaho
     
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    Graffunder is the best gun safe. Bang for buck and best do not apply when it comes to safes. They are referred as RSC's (residential security containers) at the low price points.
     
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    +1 for Heritage as far as bang for buck.

    -Gary
     
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    Also plus 1 for heritage. Mike
     
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    Fort Knox one of the best
     
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    There aren't many bad safes unless you're looking at the sheet metal ones like the inexpensive Stack-Ons and such. If you live near your fire station or your safe is on a concrete floor and you aren't overly concerned with fire rating, you can go pretty big and still stay sane on price.

    But safes have apparently jumped quite a bit in price recently. I paid $1,860 for a Liberty Franklin 50 (72"x46"x29", 1,275 pounds) in gloss finish and with an electronic lock in the fall of 2008. Last winter, I saw the same safe ON SALE for something like $2,400 at a show where about every safe manufacturer had a display and you would expect the prices to be as competitive as possible.

    Probably the most important thing to consider is how you will be getting it home and in place in your home. I bought from a dealer who delivers because he would know how to handle a large, heavy, slippery and clumsy box better than anyone else. If you have steps to deal with, that's REAL important. My dealer hauled it 65 miles, laid plywood on all the carpeting he had to move it over, took the old safe out to my garage and put the new one where I wanted it for $200. Best money I ever spent!

    Ed
     
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    most people, when they buy a new car, sell the old one. if you buy a new safe, what are you going to do with the old one? sell it, trade it or keep it?
     
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    Liberty Safes.
     
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    Best bang for your buck ... find a manufacturer close to you ... so you can save on shipping charges.
     
  14. federal paper

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    I think when I said bang for buck some of you might of thought I really ment cheap. I've been thinking about 2'000 area. don't mind paying for quality' but don't want to pay extra when it doesn't get you extra. Thanks for all the input and links. Oh yes i'll either buy a big one and sell mine or another one same size and just have 2 have nhot decided yet.
     
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    Sturdy Safe have 8 or 7 gauge steel instead of 12 gauge which can be breached with an axe.

    www.sturdysafe.com
     
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    The best thing to do is get an idea of what you want in a safe and what size you want. Pick the co's that makes the size you want and put them all on the table. Then start looking at the spec's to see which is the better had safe and the strongest. Not only do you have to look at the door but the locking lugs as well. Some safes only have 8. Others have more. Some have a thin door and others have a thicker door. Then you should look at the metal on the top and sides of the safe. Thickness in other words just like the door.
     
  17. steele

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    You would be hard pressed to find a safe better than Fort Knox. I have 2 Chuck Yeager models & just love them. I did alot of research before I bought them. Check the locking bar mechanisms inside the door (under the fabric cover panel)Alot of the safes I looked at had very poor machining/welding/fabricating of the opening/locking gear system to actuate the locking rods. Some looked like they cut them with a torch. The brackets for locating the rods were very rough, jagged, unpainted, & rusty. The FK units are all machined with teflon sleeves wherever the rods touch. The insides are finished as nice as the outside. The lock & rods systems move like silk. An added feature with FK, If someone damages it during a break-in attempt or if the safe is destroyed in a house fire, Fort Knox will replace or repair- no charge. Depending on where you put it, they offer furniture grade finishes, or like mine, for the basement, a grey crackle finish. Their fire rating is also the highest available. A little pricey compared to some of the cheaper ones, but still cheaper than just a single hi-dollar extra barrel. My house insurance also went down 5% with the safe.
     
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    Good value: Liberty Safe
     
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    Champion

    See above website
     
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    Do your homework on any of the sub $1K safes. Several of them have composite, not steel, doors. These can be flexed to the point of opening with a big pry bar.

    Too bad that there are virtually no non-fireproof safes today. That would offer the best bang for the buck security wise. Something like the old Treadlock safes would be a good seller.... or at least I would buy one.

    One other thing to consider is size. Whatever you think is big enough, get one that's 50% bigger that that.
     
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