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#1 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Anyone have any advice or preferances? As of now I want one that is big enough to hold at least a dozen long guns, has a 1 hour fire rating, and has a mechanical combination lock. Price needs to stay south of a grand. I also want it heavy enough that two guys can't pack it... 500lbs+

 

Tell me your thoughts.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:22 PM

I've been looking for one also and I'm not sure one can be had with everything you're looking for at under $1k.

 

Everything is expensive here though so I could be very wrong.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Yeah, I'm pushing it but they are out there. Here's one that meets all of those requirements but I haven't found any reviews on it:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item53edca919b

 

Product website: http://www.mesasafe....e/overview.html



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 01:06 PM

As far as the two guys packing it away.. I can carry my 1000 lb gun safe very easily on my good dolly..  

 

I made sure my safe has the bars all the way around the door not just the side of the door.  



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 02:01 PM

Most all will bolt to the floor. A safe dealer told me most crooks can't very easly pack off a big safe that is full (weight of contents adds a lot), but he has seen many times they push them over out of spite if not bolted down.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Team, good point and I can very easily something that weighs 2000 pounds in the back of my pickup... with my cherry picker :smilewink:  but I won't be putting it anywhere that you can get a dolly or cherry picker!

 

Anchored to the ground is a must... basically I figure the weight is a good indicator of how heavily it's built.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 04:14 PM

I think I would ask the company about the thickness of the material used.  Mine is about 3 times that size and is made completely of 1/4 inch plate.  I also have 4 - 1/2 inch anchors into the concrete.  As my closest neighbor can't really see what's going on here I worry more about someone getting my cutting torch from the shop and cutting into it.  We've never had any problems here and I never lock the shop.  As far as houses etc. go, locks only keep honest people honest, if someone really wants in they'll just knock out a window or kick the door in.

 

A friend I used to work with had what he called a gun safe but it was no more than a gun locker (16GA) welded.  The burglars just pried the door until it broke open and he lost everything.  He now has one about as heavy as mine.

 

 

 

but he has seen many times they push them over out of spite if not bolted down.

I've also heard of this happening.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 08:54 PM

bobby, try buds gun shop in Lexington.


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 11:01 AM

My dad uses an old HEAVY coke machine (pop can vending machine for you yankees). It's not the best but it works, it's heavy and a thief would have to work pretty long and hard to get in it. don't want to go that route because the good ones are just too big.

 

Seems like the heaviest ones I could reasonably afford only go to 10ga or so... I've drilled 4" holes in 1/4" thick mild steel with a cordless drill so if someone wanted to badly enough they are going to get in. It's just a matter of slowing them down or persuading them to move along.

 

Tinner, what brand/model do you have?


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 11:42 PM

Mine was custom made by a small company in Waco.  The owner has since passed away and they closed the shop.



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Posted January 10, 2013 - 09:10 AM

I've considered making my own... I could make it out of 1/4" for a couple hundred but it would be a LOT of welding and then I would find a way to harden it and fire insulate it... I stopped considering it pretty quickly. 



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Posted January 10, 2013 - 09:19 AM

The place in paris it used to also be buds. They have a nice selection. I got mine on clearance. It was less than 1000$ delivered. I thought about making one but i wanted the fire protection.

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