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    Safe Place

    Just bought a safe. I feel much better now when I leave the house.
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    Nice safe. How much was it?

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    Got a Fort Knox a few years ago. I keep most of my guns in it. I got the biggest one they make and I've made good use of it as it's full now. Not with just guns (darn it!) but with anything we deem valuable or collectable...
    Buy as big as you have room for and can afford...
    I chose Fort Knox because it had about the best fire rating at the time and living in the country as we do, I thought that was important...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Nice safe. How much was it?
    I don't know about TX but they're about $600 out the door in AZ.

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    I can't understand having guns but not owning a safe. Seems like a must have to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Nice safe. How much was it?
    Got it for 580 at Sams club

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    ok i clicked no, but there's a big difference between spacedoggy and me as far as firearms go. I have two; a shotgun for hunting/defense and a pistol for target shooting/defense. Defense guns can't do their job in a safe is the way I see it, and no matter what people say about being able to get to their gun fast if its in a safe, I can get to a gun faster if its next to me instead of locked up in my closet.

    That said, I counted 19 guns in that safe(btw, Nice collection!), which is certainly too many to have laying about outside a safe. So it differs a little for me; I'll never own more than 3 long arms or more than 3-4 handguns. I've only got two guns now and don't plan on getting any more any time soon. When I do, perhaps I'll look into a more secure place to store excess firearms, but for now the places I keep my inventory work fine for their purpose.
    Last edited by reconNinja; 10-27-2006 at 12:29 AM. Reason: my counting was off

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    Quote Originally Posted by reconNinja View Post
    ok i clicked no, but there's a big difference between spacedoggy and me as far as firearms go. I have two; a shotgun for hunting/defense and a pistol for target shooting/defense. Defense guns can't do their job in a safe is the way I see it, and no matter what people say about being able to get to their gun fast if its in a safe, I can get to a gun faster if its next to me instead of locked up in my closet.

    That said, I counted 19 guns in that safe(btw, Nice collection!), which is certainly too many to have laying about outside a safe. So it differs a little for me; I'll never own more than 3 long arms or more than 3-4 handguns. I've only got two guns now and don't plan on getting any more any time soon. When I do, perhaps I'll look into a more secure place to store excess firearms, but for now the places I keep my inventory work fine for their purpose.
    Good point. This is my first safe because my collection is getting bigger and I would worry evertime I left the house. When I took that picture I had my Springfield 40c on me and I keep my Kel-Tec 380 in my pajama drawer because it's my pajama gun. When I showed it to the wife I told her there was a problem with the safe. It's not full so that's my next job, just have to find a job now.

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    I don't have one. But I want one...

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    Yes I have gun safes and they are in a gunroom/vault so some are on the wall and some stay at ready in the master bedroom.

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    Mine doesn't count. It's one of those $30 barrel key floor jobs you can pick up and run away with. I haven't put my guns in it in ages because all three are usually with me anyway.

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    Think it is a must have, a friend pointed out the a safe would cost less than my next firearm. He was correct - and I felt much better.

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    I originally used a MiniVault next to the bed to store a loaded handgun, and kept the other few long guns I had in a closet. After not very much time, my collection grew to the point were it was valuable, and the thought of someone stealing one of my firearms and using it in a crime was disturbing. That's when I bought my first 30 gun safe. They fill up pretty fast! I now have two large safes, the Minivault next to the bed, and another Minivault on the wall in a downstairs closet. I badly need another large safe, so that will probably be my next purchase instead of another firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
    I don't have one. But I want one...
    This is the reason I haven't voted yet.

    There is a safe in my future.

    I'd just have to go back and vote again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfawcs View Post
    I originally used a MiniVault next to the bed to store a loaded handgun, and kept the other few long guns I had in a closet. After not very much time, my collection grew to the point were it was valuable, and the thought of someone stealing one of my firearms and using it in a crime was disturbing. That's when I bought my first 30 gun safe. They fill up pretty fast! I now have two large safes, the Minivault next to the bed, and another Minivault on the wall in a downstairs closet. I badly need another large safe, so that will probably be my next purchase instead of another firearm.

    Try building a gunroom/ vault to store display your guns it can be done for anywhere form 1,500 up depending on how secure you want it. I have fail secure locks, Halon fire suppression, I can hang firearms on the walls, gun cabinet and on tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony pasley View Post
    Try building a gunroom/ vault to store display your guns it can be done for anywhere form 1,500 up depending on how secure you want it. I have fail secure locks, Halon fire suppression, I can hang firearms on the walls, gun cabinet and on tables.
    That's what I want to do, but we retire in six years and will move out of this area to someplace liveable. I can't see spending the money to do that here, when we won't be here much longer. So, another safe will have to do for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfawcs View Post
    That's what I want to do, but we retire in six years and will move out of this area to someplace liveable. I can't see spending the money to do that here, when we won't be here much longer. So, another safe will have to do for now.
    Well the mountians of North Carolina is very liveable and shooter friendly.
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    congrats on the new safe. It does make you feel better when you leave your collection well protected. I need a bigger one,though.

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    Talking Safe moving tip ...

    Justa small tip for moving & positioning LARGE safes around your house if you don't want to use a dolly of if ya just don't have one.

    GOLFBALLS.... if you tip your safe up just enough to place a dozen or so golf balls under it and it will easily glide around & turn in any direction you want. Except for heavy pile carpet ... that's sorta tuff anyway ya cut it & don't get me started with STAIRS. If your going upstairs with a large safe go ahead and buy some Spackle while your out ... :smt003
    Just thought I'd throw that out there...

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    Kewl idea

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