Gun Safes.... - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Miscellaneous > Outdoor Sports and Recreation
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2007, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Member # 717
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Posts: 4,121
Send a message via ICQ to Desert Jeepin Send a message via AIM to Desert Jeepin Send a message via Yahoo to Desert Jeepin
Gun Safes....

What do you have? I know some of you have home-made safes, but want something nice, and fire-rated.

I have a lot of documents that really aren't replacable, and I don't want my guns melting in a fire, nor do I want something that can be carried off in a 15minute house burglery...

Suggestions?

What do you think about elec. combos? Nice, but battery issues? Key only? Mechanical with key? I don't want to spend 30 minutes trying to get into the thing in an emergancy evac. situation.
__________________
Http://www.TinBenders.org
Spotter, Team Raffle F-Toy, #50.

Quote:
Originally Posted by trampas View Post
wait... hold the homophone... you're ghey?
Desert Jeepin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
I build stuff
 
aloharover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Member # 14561
Location: Just outside the evac zone
Posts: 16,624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Jeepin View Post
What do you have? I know some of you have home-made safes, but want something nice, and fire-rated.

I have a lot of documents that really aren't replacable, and I don't want my guns melting in a fire, nor do I want something that can be carried off in a 15minute house burglery...

Suggestions?

What do you think about elec. combos? Nice, but battery issues? Key only? Mechanical with key? I don't want to spend 30 minutes trying to get into the thing in an emergancy evac. situation.
My pistol safes are electronic keypad and key.
I change out the batteries every six months just like the smoke alarms, when we do the time changes. I might need to rethink that now that DLS is extended

The pistol boxes, 2cu foot fire safe, and my long gun box are all boltable to the floor.
This is my document safe
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...781&lpage=none

For unreplaceable documents you should really look at a safety deposit box at your local bank and get notorized copies made.

I have been looking at one of the long gun safes that is sold at Lowes. Smallest is 400 largest is 800.
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...523&lpage=none
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...251&lpage=none
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...251&lpage=none
I need something out in the shop. I need to get something as part of setting up a part time bussiness. Already have the doors alarmed and a motion detector out there.
But I need to get something that can be bolted down, fireproof, etc prior to submitting the Form 07
__________________

Want to know how I lost 45lbs? Try INSANITYŽ.
www.beachbodycoach.com/petermhope

"I wake up in the morning and piss excellence"

Colorado Springs, CO Based FFL-07/SOT

Last edited by aloharover; 01-29-2007 at 12:32 PM.
aloharover is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-29-2007, 02:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Redmist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member # 43646
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,674
I have a large Heritage safe that holds 44 guns...


It weighs about 1000 pounds unloaded and has a decent fire rating. I found it used for $1200... I have an electronic lock on it and it has worked great so far. Takes me about 5 seconds to get into, and I can do it in the dark if I had to.


edit to add: Find the safe you want, and then double it's size and get that one!!!





Last edited by Redmist; 01-29-2007 at 02:13 PM.
Redmist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
I build stuff
 
aloharover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Member # 14561
Location: Just outside the evac zone
Posts: 16,624
Redmist, what are the outside dimensions on that?
__________________

Want to know how I lost 45lbs? Try INSANITYŽ.
www.beachbodycoach.com/petermhope

"I wake up in the morning and piss excellence"

Colorado Springs, CO Based FFL-07/SOT
aloharover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 04:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 2,391
thats funny i just checked out the same safe at the depot.

370.00 + tax here in commiefornia.

touted as a 14gun safe, it looks like it would hold 6-8 handguns as well as maybe 500 rounds of ammo...

hmmmm....
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 05:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
I build stuff
 
aloharover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Member # 14561
Location: Just outside the evac zone
Posts: 16,624
Quote:
Originally Posted by kodiak1232003 View Post
thats funny i just checked out the same safe at the depot.

370.00 + tax here in commiefornia.

touted as a 14gun safe, it looks like it would hold 6-8 handguns as well as maybe 500 rounds of ammo...

hmmmm....
The one I posted from lowes?

If so I think it will do for a start. To get the bussiness up and running I am just going to do 1911 builds and suppressors so no need for tons of storage. But I like the idea of being able to put longer ones in there if needed. If it starts doing well and I need bigger then I can get a bigger one.
__________________

Want to know how I lost 45lbs? Try INSANITYŽ.
www.beachbodycoach.com/petermhope

"I wake up in the morning and piss excellence"

Colorado Springs, CO Based FFL-07/SOT
aloharover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 06:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Member # 52028
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 316
/forum/misc-stuff-sale/499111-large-gun-safe.html

that's what I've got... I've grown really attached to it, but like everything else it's still for sale. Price listed in that thread is very negotiable if a good trade is involved
dubbyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 06:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Member # 717
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Posts: 4,121
Send a message via ICQ to Desert Jeepin Send a message via AIM to Desert Jeepin Send a message via Yahoo to Desert Jeepin
Nice safe, but "shinier" than I want. I'd rather spend the same amount for twice the size None-the-less, $3k is way outta my budget.

I'm thinking $800 to $1200...
__________________
Http://www.TinBenders.org
Spotter, Team Raffle F-Toy, #50.

Quote:
Originally Posted by trampas View Post
wait... hold the homophone... you're ghey?
Desert Jeepin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 08:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
909K5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Member # 29131
Location: Over the mountains and through the woods
Posts: 836
Check out www.cannonsafe.com They in SoCal and have a lifetime warranty. If something brakes they will send a safe cracker to your house, if he can't fix it, they will send a truck to pick it up and take it to the factory for repair.
909K5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 09:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Redmist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member # 43646
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,674
36x66x28 is the outside dimensions on my safe.
Redmist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 10:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44006
Posts: 2,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by aloharover View Post
The one I posted from lowes?

If so I think it will do for a start. To get the bussiness up and running I am just going to do 1911 builds and suppressors so no need for tons of storage. But I like the idea of being able to put longer ones in there if needed. If it starts doing well and I need bigger then I can get a bigger one.
yeah, same one, buddy.

i think you'd do well with that one. looked nice and sturdy...i'd trust it.
kodiak1232003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 11:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Member # 52028
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 316
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Jeepin View Post
Nice safe, but "shinier" than I want. I'd rather spend the same amount for twice the size None-the-less, $3k is way outta my budget.

I'm thinking $800 to $1200...
I ain't arguing with ya there. It'll sit here in my living room until the FIL sells it, or I get a good enough deal and decide to work it off out at his place.

I have to agree with the sizing deal though... figure out how big you need, and then double it. I've got plenty of room for more guns--as long as they're handguns. I'm out of room for long guns though, and that just sucks.
dubbyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 04:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Member # 717
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Posts: 4,121
Send a message via ICQ to Desert Jeepin Send a message via AIM to Desert Jeepin Send a message via Yahoo to Desert Jeepin
Quote:
Originally Posted by 909K5 View Post
Check out www.cannonsafe.com They in SoCal and have a lifetime warranty. If something brakes they will send a safe cracker to your house, if he can't fix it, they will send a truck to pick it up and take it to the factory for repair.

That I like to hear!

I was just lookat at one on Craigs list. LOL


Time to wander back to their site!

What's the consensus on Hinges. Some are hidden, so are external... All safes seem to have bolts on that side of the door, so does it matter what hinges it has?
__________________
Http://www.TinBenders.org
Spotter, Team Raffle F-Toy, #50.

Quote:
Originally Posted by trampas View Post
wait... hold the homophone... you're ghey?
Desert Jeepin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 04:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Member # 717
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Posts: 4,121
Send a message via ICQ to Desert Jeepin Send a message via AIM to Desert Jeepin Send a message via Yahoo to Desert Jeepin
Quote:
Originally Posted by 909K5 View Post
Check out www.cannonsafe.com They in SoCal and have a lifetime warranty. If something brakes they will send a safe cracker to your house, if he can't fix it, they will send a truck to pick it up and take it to the factory for repair.

That I like to hear!

I was just lookat at one on Craigs list. LOL


Time to wander back to their site!

What's the consensus on Hinges. Some are hidden, so are external... All safes seem to have bolts on that side of the door, so does it matter what hinges it has?
__________________
Http://www.TinBenders.org
Spotter, Team Raffle F-Toy, #50.

Quote:
Originally Posted by trampas View Post
wait... hold the homophone... you're ghey?
Desert Jeepin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 05:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
Rock God
 
Cue-Ball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Member # 17311
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 2,261
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redmist View Post

If you post that picture one more time, I'm gonna have to get a new keyboard because it will be soaked with drool.
__________________
Nex Pro Evinco "Death Before Defeat"
Cue-Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 05:16 AM   #16 (permalink)
Rock God
 
Cue-Ball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Member # 17311
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 2,261
ON another note, what is that there in the circle
Attached Images
 
__________________
Nex Pro Evinco "Death Before Defeat"
Cue-Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 06:47 AM   #17 (permalink)
I build stuff
 
aloharover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Member # 14561
Location: Just outside the evac zone
Posts: 16,624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cue-Ball View Post
ON another note, what is that there in the circle
His 9mm AR, look in the gun photos thread

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showp...1&postcount=65
__________________

Want to know how I lost 45lbs? Try INSANITYŽ.
www.beachbodycoach.com/petermhope

"I wake up in the morning and piss excellence"

Colorado Springs, CO Based FFL-07/SOT

Last edited by aloharover; 01-30-2007 at 06:50 AM.
aloharover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 07:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Redmist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member # 43646
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,674
Thats a phased pulse plasma rifle in the 40watt range....
Redmist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 02:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member # 34433
Location: alberta. cunuckland
Posts: 259
I found a used whichester for 50% of retail at an estate. Look for deals there out there. Also I thought it was said but take what size you want and double it .
tonka22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 04:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
* The Printer *
 
lttlbddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Member # 6532
Location: Surf City
Posts: 3,026
Send a message via AIM to lttlbddy Send a message via Yahoo to lttlbddy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Jeepin View Post
That I like to hear!

What's the consensus on Hinges. Some are hidden, so are external... All safes seem to have bolts on that side of the door, so does it matter what hinges it has?
I would say that hinges are a non issue. If I needed to break into one of these, I would be going straight through the side, I wouldn't bother with the door.

I bought a Cannon 28 gun safe. 72" x 30" x 18". So far so good.

I agree with the others that say UPSIZE. Remember, guns are not the only thing you can keep inthe safe. Until I get more guns, my video cameras, and 35mm camera gear live in the safe too.
lttlbddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.