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Re: (Ghost of VW TANK)

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i travel a LOT, and dont want my boobs stolen.

I agree.
It just helps me rest easy knowing that whoever might wander in my house doesn't easily have access to my guns.
Especially because I have a roommate, and do not know all of their friends. Or when I go out of town, etc.
 

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Re: (.:RDriver)

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Owning guns and NOT having a safe is uncool...and totally irresponsible.

I know Jim. I'm playing.
 

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I got a liberty lincoln safe. Its nice but my buddy has one of those patriots and his is bigger and equally nice and cost less then mine. Guess I shouldn't have bought from a show room
 

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Re: gun safes (Ghost of VW TANK)

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i was all set to get a browning, and then this was brought to my attention:
http://www.patriotsafe.com/gun-safes-28wide.html

No experience with either of them, but based on the specs, I think I would go for the Patriot over the Browning.
Looking at the Browning, it looks to be much like the Winchester brand safe from Sams Club that I have, 12ga body, roughly the same ratings and weight and so on.... but the Browning is $1100+ and the Winchester is under $700
http://www.samsclub.com/shoppi...89761
I have one of the Sams Club Winchester units, sans the Winchester Horse Rider decal (I left the Winchester name decal, but the horse I removed), and I like it well enough.
I've piled a good bit of weight on the shelves and they're OK, it opens and closes smoothly, sounds good when it shuts, and for the price is OK.
Everything discussed thus far in this thread aren't safes though, they're "Residential Security Containers" and are rated as such.
For a real safe, a company like Graffunder can help. Not cheap, not light, but a real safe. I'll eventually get one, but for now what I have will do. http://graffundersafes.com/
RSCs stop kids, crackheads, and snatch and grab house burglars. They sure won't stop anyone who really wants into your safe. There are videos online showing the ease at which you can get into one with a fire axe, it punches right through the side of them and is compromised that way.
Anything is better than nothing, and if it slows them down, that often makes the difference in them moving on or not, so even a RSC is good http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by Broke at 8:28 AM 9-23-2008
 

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Re: gun safes (Broke)

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RSCs stop kids, crackheads, and snatch and grab house burglars. They sure won't stop anyone who really wants into your safe. There are videos online showing the ease at which you can get into one with a fire axe, it punches right through the side of them and is compromised that way.

That video was an eye opener. It would help a lot if it was bolted to a cement basement floor in a corner where it would be much harder to use tools around it.
The fire dept. doesn't have any problem getting into one of those Big Box models

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=4018140

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Re: gun safes (speedn16v)

I have a cheap crappy safe but it's bolted to a cement floor. I figure it will deter most people. You could cut right through it with an angle grinder which I have conveniently located in the next room but most people won't take the time or the risk of creating a lot of noise. When I move to a more permanent location I'm going to spend quite a bit of money on a safe.
 

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Re: gun safes (speedn16v)

Any safe made with a 10 gauge bode is never enough. Here is an example that will prove my point. http://www.sturdysafe.com/gaugethicknesswar.htm
Searching {gun safe break-ins} will also show more liberties broken into.
Patriot gun safes are CHINESE MADE JUNK, just like LIBERTY OR BROWNING.
If 10 gauge steel is all a safe manufacturer offers, it's not a safe company going for security, but looks.
Patriot does not have a good score on bbb.com and if you could look up browning or liberty I bet there scores would suck too.
 

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Re: gun safes (huntingfool1)

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Any safe made with a 10 gauge bode is never enough. Here is an example that will prove my point. http://www.sturdysafe.com/gaugethicknesswar.htm
Searching {gun safe break-ins} will also show more liberties broken into.
Patriot gun safes are CHINESE MADE JUNK, just like LIBERTY OR BROWNING.
If 10 gauge steel is all a safe manufacturer offers, it's not a safe company going for security, but looks.
Patriot does not have a good score on bbb.com and if you could look up browning or liberty I bet there scores would suck too.

golfstrom1, is that you?
 

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Re: gun safes (Ghost of VW TANK)

I go by the rule, "the best place to hide something is in plain view." Thus I disguise my guns to look like house plants, lamp posts, and telephones.
 

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Re: (Ghost of VW TANK)

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i travel a LOT, and dont want my boobs stolen.

And he's got some impressive ones.
 

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update:
i placed an order for the closet model 2 days ago. the people were super nice, and it should be here sometime in the next 2 weeks.
$1,498 w/ curbside delivery.....the regular closet model ($1,199) came to a little over $1300 w/ curbside, so for $175 i upgraded to the closet model with 2 hour fire protection instead of 1, 3 hinges instead of 2, and 14 door bolts instead of 10
not a bad deal, imo
when i get it ill post a review
 

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What do people who live in apartments have? I've seen things that kinda rope-lock them all into a corner onto something sturdy, but I'm not sure how secure that would be...
 
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