Safe Talk. What do you store in?

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  1. Sensei Pew Pew

    Sensei Pew Pew New Member

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    What size is a good size safe? Any of you who do have safes by the bedside, what are they and are they locked at night or digits off to unlock? Another thing if you don’t carry to work; do you store in safe or still have in car?
     
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    My children have move out, so SD guns are out and about, range guns are in the safe, no guns are in the car.
     
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    About the size...

    I decided to buy the smallest one I could find. It didn’t help. :(
     
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    A good size at a decent price would be the equivalent of about the 18 inch or something of that nature?
     
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    I suppose the appropriate question to ask the firearms enthusiasts on this forum might be...

    “Is there such a thing as a safe that’s too big?” ;)
     
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    That’s a bedroom isn’t
     
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    Seen my bedroom? :cool:
     
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    Lmao that’s a huge storage unit right there.
     
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    Jeppo's safe is a good start!

    My experience with safe purchasing is that if I ever buy another, I would decide what I wanted to store in it add about 10 long guns to the total capacity. Going by the manufacturers numbers will leave a very crowded safe. Their capacity claims don't take in to account scopes and other accessories. Not to mention leaving room for expanding the collection.
     
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    Knew a guy that worked at NIST so I asked him one day about how the rifle capacity for a safe was determined. He said that the standard is a Marlin 39a but he thinks that most cheat and use Red Ryders.

    Said it with a straight face, but I’m pretty sure he was kidding.
     
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    I gots a liberty 18 gun safe.

    I don't have that many and it seems too small. But it was a starting point
     
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    My next one will be a Drake
     
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    Superior Safe Master 25 model.

     
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    I'm waiting until black Friday to get the cannon 64 that tractor supply sales. Currently have a Remington / Liberty 20 that I have severely outgrown.
     
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    No safe, my guns are always loaded for action, no kids so I don't have to worry about gun locks
     
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    I have a Cannon TS7240DLX and a Cannon TS5940. Would love to find another "tall" cannon safe, but they discontinued them.
     
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    I recently picked up a used 22 gun American Security safe. It's already full!
     
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    I want an actual safe but trying to get it up the stairs keeps me from buying one
     
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    grungewehr39 here to be Happy Supporting Member

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    You know, there are people here that can and will help you with that.
     
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    I hate to ask anyone to help with such a task. I did it once alone, got it up my 3 porch steps and in the house by myself, I felt like I had died twice
     
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    grungewehr39 here to be Happy Supporting Member

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    I've moved both of mine into position myself and have helped a few others with theirs. I actually like the challenge.
     
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    As I told Jeppo, buy the biggest safe you can afford.i have a small safe that's about 26 in x26in x5 ft tall. I have long guns in. The first safe I bought was a Cannon 26 cubic ft. Which is about the size of a double door refrigerator.. Only took 2 years to fill it up. Then I bought another Cannon I think it's a 40 cubic ft model. .Guess what ?. I need to sell a lot of guns or buy another safe now.. So buy big and if you really have the gun buying sickness look around and get the biggest damn safe that you have a place to put it
     
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    My first was a Liberty 24 about 3 years ago. Totally looking for a second, larger one sometime in the near future.
     
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    "What size is a good size safe?"
    twice the affordable size.
     
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    I have 2 Drake DS36-U's
    Best safe ever!!! (IMHO)
    66h x 36w x 26d
    Trying to figure out where I can put another!
    Safe can never be too big!
     
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    The second time I moved my 60x32x24 900lb safe I realized the door lifts off making it @ half the weight, AND the box was a lot easier to hang on to.
     
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    I like mine, mostly.
    First, while some of the shelving is adjustable, much of it is not. The fixed shelving is in locations that don't seem to make the best use of space. There is one large shelf that is made of pressboard, and if you put anything heavy on it, it will warp and eventually break. I replaced it with marine grade plywood.
    The shelf that has slots in it to slip rifles barrels up through, is too high for most black rifles so you need to put those rifles on some kind of 'stool' so they don't fall over. That's one of the shelves that cannot be adjusted.
    But all of that shelving can be torn out and redone to your liking if you're handy, so not a total deal breaker.

    The door does not use traditional hinges, but rather a beefy rod that travels vertically through the door and into holes on the top and bottom of the safe itself. It's a secure enough method, that's not the problem. But because of this design, it has large gaps near that rod at the top and bottom of the door that allow ambient air into the safe. And there is no real way to seal these gaps. Unless you have a perfectly controlled atmosphere that the safe will reside in, you will absolutely need some kind of consistent and intensive humidity control. A 24" goldenrod does the job in mine, but even the 36" model would be better. I'm telling you, you'll need this. Desiccant packs are not enough and require constant replacing/recharging.
    Since there are no electrical outlets within the safe, you need to fabricate one with a cordset running through the wall of the safe to an electrical outlet in the room.
    I'm an electrician and this was easier for me than most, but this is absolutely my least favorite part of the safe and imo a design flaw.

    I like the pockets on the door. They're well made and work good for handguns and free up a lot of space inside.
    The safe does have a lot of room inside, even with the weird shelving arrangement. The door, besides the gaps, is sturdy and has a decent amount of locking bolts. It does have the electronic combination pad, but it works better than the first models they had. Still, it's electronic and an analog (dial) combination lock, although slower entry, is more reliable.
    Safe weighs 550 lbs and is not terribly difficult to move to it's resting place. I have a 25 cu. ft. fridge that is harder to move around.

    Got mine at TSC during Black Friday for $699, normally $999, so with the design elements I don't care for it was still a fair deal. TSC had three in stock, all stacked on top of each other. The forklift operators at TSC are rookie apes. The top 2 had scratches and dents, nothing that would affect security, but definitely blems. I asked if they would give me a scratch & dent discount, and they said no. So I made them move the top two off and get me the nice one on the bottom. Do not let them pick one out for you, go into the back with the manager and pick the one you want.
     
  32. CarolinaColtCollector

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    I have a liberty Fatboy 64 I purchased from Talton’s in Garner. Very happy with it but have already managed to fill it, the larger the safe you have, the more quickly you realize how much other stuff can go in one like cash and important paperwork. When I move, I’ll either opt for purchasing another Fatboy, or I will go with a taller/larger liberty or Fort Knox safe.