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What features for a Safe?

Discussion in 'Home Preparedness and Shelters' started by nlghthawk, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Republic2020

    Republic2020 Member

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    I once had a seanero when the opposite of what you said happened...

    I also remember my first beer and I went to the moon.
     


  2. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban

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    My keypad lock control is going strong after about 10 years. Besides, it has a key backup. Pop the keypad off. Insert key and twist. I can't imagine anything being measurably superior.
     
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  3. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    Vaq I agree. Electronics is the way to go as long as it has key backup. Look up Champion safe complaints for grins.
     
  4. Gunmetal

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    I go for a long fire rating, mechanical lock (not digital) and a company that offers great customer support. See Liberty Safes.
     
  5. lightflyer1

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    I am cheap, so buy used. You can find some very good deals out there. Just bought one the other day that the owner was moving and didn't want to move it. $200 and it was mine. Wanted some thing smaller to keep guns in my bedroom. It will hold my AR's (8) and 4 pistols on the top shelf. Wife wanted the big safe out of the master closet and in the family room closet. New one is 24" wide by 19" deep by 48" tall. Perfect. For documents we have a small 28" by 28" by 24" for jewelry, documents and money etc... It is a high security safe from a closed bank and got it also for $200. I have insurance on everything so these are just to keep the amateurs out. But if you can get quality for cheap, why not?
     
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  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Small safes make perfect carrying cases, for thieves, of all your valuables....
     
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  7. lightflyer1

    lightflyer1 Active Member

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    My small safe weighs 800lbs or more. It is a commercial high security safe. I had to rent a commercial safe dolly with stair climbing ability to move it. If they can pick it up and use it for a carrying case they are welcome to it. I doubt any of my 3 safes weigh less than 600 lbs.

    I do have a Fort Knox original pistol box but that is only used to keep the grand kids hands off my weapons when they are here. Not for security from would be robbers/burglars.

    https://www.ftknox.com/product/original-pistol-box-wfront-sight-training-certificate-included/
     
  8. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    That works....
     

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