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Looking to buy a gun safe, need one for about 30 guns. With all the different brands to choose from I need some input from you guys on which one is the best for the money.

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Kgun, I have a Heritage safe, built in Grace Idaho. I think I could get 30 guns in it pretty easy. You can change the configuration to fit more guns if you like. This isn't a low end safe. Been very happy with it. Mike
 

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This topic has come up from time to time over the past few years; a search will come up with a bunch of information...
With that being said whatever gun safe you think you need, go the next size up... or buy two smaller ones...
I bought a locally made one that uses ceramic cloth vs. drywall for fire protection. Multiple fires on this guy's safes over the years and it works...

I like my safe. Custom built with true 1/4" walls and a 1/2" door... 72X46X28". Big sucker but nice with carpeted ¾” plywood shelves vs. the other junk that sag with any weight put on them...

The argument is that dry wall type fire protection works based on the principle that the material has a certain amount of humidity in it to begin with which when tested for UL purposes is brand new. That factory fire rating period diminishes with time as the humidity is sucked out with golden rods, etc...

I don’t know if this is true or not as I don’t know anyone who has for instance had a safe rated say for 1200 degrees for 30 minutes say 10 years old with a catastrophic fire to see how the contents of the safe faired. I have seen pictures of ceramic lined safes and the contents of safes that are 10 years old which shows the contents to be intact with no issues.
 

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I bought a Browning Select. Racks that are perpendicular to the door for greater accessability, and the storage on the door put the Browning over the top for me.
 

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I have had my Champion for 10 years and really like it. When I got mine it was the best quality for the price, and I got it from a dealer that delivered it to a local gun show, so shipping wasn't a problem.

Stan
 

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Sturdy Safe, nuff said!

http://www.sturdysafe.com/gimmicks.htm

http://www.sturdysafe.com/gaugethicknesswar.htm

http://www.sturdysafe.com/faq.htm
 

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you have to check out the sturdy safe website! they have 15 video clips that cover things about safes you've never even thought of before! a must see for all safe shoppers and safe owners! good luck with it
 

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glad to see there are other companies out there using ceramic fabric vs. the drywall/fireboard...
 
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