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Best 25ish Gun Safe for About $1,000?

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories Talk' started by IUHoosier429, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. IUHoosier429

    IUHoosier429 Bull(et) City Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Looking for a relatively small safe to creep down a quarter-turn staircase. I've looked at a lot of the entry-level models (Cabela's, Academy, Tractor Supply, etc.) but would like something a bit sturdier steel-wise, even if it sacrifices some fire rating.

    What would y'all recommend for a budget of +/- $1,000? If it helps when factoring in total costs ... to save on shipping charges, I have the capacity to ship to store and/or pick up locally and transport/install myself (with some help from buddies).

    I appreciate your suggestions!
     
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    JRHorne Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'd be interested as well. I really need to invest in one but the more I read, unless you spend big money you're not going to get enough fire rating to really withstand a sizeable house fire. I keep going back to a nice locker setup with some of the modular wall provisions (Secure It and a few others).
     
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    Watch Craigslist and the classifieds here. I picked up a 22 gun American Security for less than $1k off Craigslist.
     
  4. IUHoosier429

    IUHoosier429 Bull(et) City Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Lucky enough to have a basement here, and the room this will go in is unfinished - concrete walls and floor. Fire rating is important to me as well, but not necessarily a deal breaker if I have to buy a safe with weaker fire specs. I'm also about 3/4-mile from a fire station.

    I keep looking at the Sports Afield 36 + 6 Haven and Acadia lines (same safe, just different names according to the company). Price is right, seems sturdy enough, and they are both fire rated at 75 minutes at 1,400 degrees. But the thing that impressed me was the flood rating ... up to seven days and two feet of water. For a basement safe that seems like a good spec to have. Problem is, I can't find bupkis online from any actual owners - only promotional YouTube vids from SA and tripe from those affiliate safe review sites. I can't find a single person who actually owns one of these and posted a review about it somewhere. That itself is probably a sign...
     
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    1911gobang Username at Gmail....

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    Facebook marketplace has several right now...EXCELLENT prices, too


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  6. Have gun-will travel

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    Patriot by Cannon... Tractor supply also has good deals on some safes
     
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