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Got my gun safe!

Well, I got a gift certificate for Lowes for Christmas, and decided to use it towards a gun safe.  I didn't need anything great, but enough that they will stay secure from the kids, and have a little fire protection.

So, I got the 12 gun Centurion by Liberty.  It was $427, which was actually $30 more expensive than 2 weeks ago.  Oh well, my bad for waiting.

It has 20 minute fire protection, and has a couple of 1 inch locking bolts.  Pretty sturdy, and I am happy so far.

Gonna load the guns into it tonight.  I'll post on how they fit later.

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congrats :)

Good deal.  I just got a safe at Christmas time too.

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It is a good piece of mind. 

It is a good piece of mind.  I had my guns stashed here and there before I got mine, it is truely nice to have them all in one safe location.  I figger you will be hard pressed to get 12 guns in it  Mine is listed to hold 26 and all I can say is if they were all single shot 22s I could proub do it.  I am kind of nosing around for another one right now (safe has to keep up with the guns and all).

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Yeah, I was looking at it and

Yeah, I was looking at it and thought I might not get that many in, especially when you figure in scopes and slings.

But, I only have 6 right now that need to go in, and 4 of those don't have scopes.  I'll be fine for awhile.

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I bought my gun safe over 30

I bought my gun safe over 30 years ago and have had piece of mind ever since.  The only thing that I worry about now when I leave my home for multipul days is that I'll come home and find someone under the safe after they have tried to move it. 

The main thing is that you now have a good place to store your firearms and if you bolt it to the floor it should always be there when you come home.  Not to mention keeping rifles and pistols out of little hands. 

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What kind

What make / model safe do you have? If you've had it that long I would consider buying one similar

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Safe

Jsanchez wrote:
What make / model safe do you have? If you've had it that long I would consider buying one similar

 

When I bought mine I think that there were only 1 or 2 companies making safes intended for firearms.  Mine was made by Pro-Steel out of Provo, Utah.  It has 10 1 inch locking lugs that lock into the side of safe out of the door and I am quite happy with it.  Now the newer ones are just as good or better.  You can get designer ones that fit your decor along with electronic key pads so you don't need to use a dial.  If you are thinking of buying one there are a lot of dealers out there that would be happy to sell you one.  You can even look at them in the Cabela's or BassPro catalogs.  But when you buy one make sure that it will be large enough for the years and rifles to come.  Mine will hold 20 long guns and has 4 other shelves that I place handguns and other valuables onto. 

It does give you piece of mind. 

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I have been looking at

I have been looking at http://www.safes4you.com. They have a bunch of different brands and my friend said they have good prices. Have you heard anything about Fort Knox safes?

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I would consider Fort Knox

I would consider Fort Knox Safes to be one of the better ones out there. 

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I think I want the AMSEC

I think I want the AMSEC BF6030 Gun Safe.  It looks like a solid safe, and it wont break the bank.

http://www.safes4you.com/gun-safes/american-security/bf6030-gun-safe.html

Thanks for your help, there are so many different safe companies (and models) to choose from.

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Problems

Be aware that gun safes have some inherent problems.

First, they seem to magically fill up.  One day you will look in the safe and there will be no room for the firearm you just purchased.  This may take a few years, but it has happened to nearly everyone I know.

Then, they have never built a safe that is “big enough”.  No matter how big your safe is, one day you will look inside and utter the famous phrase, geez, this thing ain’t “big enough”.

Also be aware that guns in a safe “procreate”.  Just the other day my wife was getting some financial records out of the safe and she asked, Did you buy a new gun?  Low and behold there in the safe was the cutest little 28ga O/U ya ever did see.  Obviously a product of the mating of a 12ga O/U and a 20ga semiauto who had been eyeing each other in the safe for some time.  Through empirical observation, I conclude that the O/U gene is dominant.  My wife was obviously as pleased as I was, as upon explanation she exclaimed for the sake of our lord and savior.  Whistling

 

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