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Old April 10, 2018, 02:57   #1
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Gun safe experience

Hi, I'm asking to write your personal experience of owning a gun safe. Write some article on that topic. So it will help opinion of real owners.
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Old April 10, 2018, 05:37   #2
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My experience as the owner of a few is that they fill up too damn fast...
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Old April 10, 2018, 07:13   #3
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My experience as the owner of a few is that they fill up too damn fast...
...And even if you get double the size you need, it's still too small. Remember also that safes and tents are sized the same way! (i.e., a "4-man" tent will sleep absolutely NO MORE than 2 very friendly people or up to MAYBE 3 kids).
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Old April 10, 2018, 07:14   #4
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And lots of voices coming from within, saying "Let me out!!!"
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Old April 10, 2018, 07:30   #5
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Hi, I'm asking to write your personal experience of owning a gun safe. Write some article on that topic. So it will help opinion of real owners.
Do you go to a High Schoool in Phlorida?
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Old April 10, 2018, 08:12   #6
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Old April 10, 2018, 08:17   #7
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Old April 10, 2018, 11:22   #8
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What everyone has said is correct. I keep managing to fit just one more gun in mine.

Seriously, if you own firearms, its a useful purchase. I've got kids and i don't want them to have access to my guns -- not that they really care (I think it skips a generation). Makes my wife happy that they're all locked up. Makes me happy that she doesn't know what's in there.
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Old April 10, 2018, 11:31   #9
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Makes my wife happy that they're all locked up. Makes me happy that she doesn't know what's in there.

Same here. Don't tell my wife and I won't tell yours.
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Old April 10, 2018, 11:41   #10
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Hi, I'm asking to write your personal experience of owning a gun safe. Write some article on that topic. So it will help opinion of real owners.
All of the experiences with my guns are safe




My first gun safe I bought was flawed, it was a medium size Stack On safe. It wasn’t adjusted right from the factory so when you locked it, all you had to do was pull on it real hard and it would pop open. I called my friend who bought one also and he had the same problem. We both contacted the manufacturer and they ended up giving us $250 back and we fixed it ourselves.
I wasn’t about to bring it back and exchange it.
Had to cut a weld and re-weld it in a different position to make the bolts protrude further when locked.

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Old April 10, 2018, 11:45   #11
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Old April 10, 2018, 12:03   #12
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I hate gun safes... No matter how big they are you still have to pile the rifles in which inevitably results in battered optics, scratches, scuffs, etc.

I do not subscribe to the axiom... Get bigger than you think you require. I find giant safes particularly cumbersome and expensive. And you simply can't know the proper size as your needs change constantly.

Instead, I have gone with several identical smaller units (4 right now) rather than A single behemoth. This allows me to segregate my rifles somewhat.

Just find a smaller model with a door size that allows easy in/out access and buy multiples.

With smaller units you do sacrifice fire resistance and theft resistance but a good home security system is money better spent in my opinion.
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Old April 10, 2018, 12:40   #13
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I'm an advocate of multiple smaller safes bolted together. Still hard or impossible to steal, easy to disassemble and move.
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Old April 10, 2018, 12:56   #14
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If a safe is sold as a 10, 14, 24, 48 etc. they only hold about half that number. Pistol grips and optics take up lots of space. If you have anything of collector value keep them in gun socks or cases to preserve them.
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Old April 10, 2018, 20:53   #15
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I'm an advocate of multiple smaller safes bolted together. Still hard or impossible to steal, easy to disassemble and move.
Great idea and I have the perfect solution coming soon.
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Old April 11, 2018, 02:39   #16
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Re read post 14

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Old April 11, 2018, 19:14   #17
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Additional info needed

Views on:

1. large guard dogs

2. home security alarms and alarm services

3. use of deadly force for self-defense including so-called 'trap guns'

4. various types of exterior door locks and deadbolts

5. ways to secure windows

anything else along these lines...
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Old April 11, 2018, 20:27   #18
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Views on:

1. large guard dogs

2. home security alarms and alarm services

3. use of deadly force for self-defense including so-called 'trap guns'

4. various types of exterior door locks and deadbolts

5. ways to secure windows

anything else along these lines...
1. Good idea
2. Also good idea
3. If you are referring to "booby traps", bad idea
4. Simple dead bolts, steel door with no windows and reinforced casings.
5. Dogs. Alarm sensors. Keep windows clear of cover that hides people. Plant
nasty, thorny bushes or cactus, climate permitting, under ground level
windows.

Flood lights at night, be sure they point away from the house into the yard. This blinds eyes on the outside looking in and let those inside looking out see. DVR video monitoring 24/7 w/hi def night vision capable cameras.
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Old April 11, 2018, 20:49   #19
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i want the nuclear option type that you can throw all the gun crap out and lock yourself in.
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Old April 13, 2018, 18:46   #20
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. . . . Makes me happy that she doesn't know what's in there.
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Old April 16, 2018, 05:05   #21
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Thank you guys for some advice. I use some of your experience and advice in my article about best gun safe that I write for my blog
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Old April 16, 2018, 14:17   #22
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Traditional gun safes are heavy and hard to move.

I recommend Zannoti's modular safes - they break down into pieces that are managable.

http://zanottiarmor.com
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Old April 16, 2018, 23:17   #23
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Thank you guys for some advice. I use some of your experience and advice in my article about best gun safe that I write for my blog
What language is your blog written in? I assume it is not English?
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Old April 16, 2018, 23:57   #24
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Q: How does one write a blog when one cannot even compose a proper 1-2 sentence forum post?

A: Same way one writes about gun safes with zero first-hand knowledge or experience with firearms, home security, or gun safes.


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Q: How does one write a blog when one cannot even compose a proper 1-2 sentence forum post?

A: Same way one writes about gun safes with zero first-hand knowledge or experience with firearms, home security, or gun safes.


Opinion: What a strange world.
I get your point and understand the concern.
And I am, in no way stepping up for this guy...
But you have to consider that there are "regulars" around here that are just as bad, if not worse at spelling, grammar, and/or simple sentence construction.
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Q: How does one write a blog when one cannot even compose a proper 1-2 sentence forum post?

A: Same way one writes about gun safes with zero first-hand knowledge or experience with firearms, home security, or gun safes.


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Old April 18, 2018, 10:36   #28
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His next blog article will be about hand loading.

How much powder do use? Is primer good to be safe?
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I'm an advocate of multiple smaller safes bolted together. Still hard or impossible to steal, easy to disassemble and move.
This. I have two smaller safes crammed into a closet that are bolted into the concrete floor and each other. I also have a burglar bomb (tripwire pepper spray dispenser) that I have to remind myself not to jerk open the closet door. The worthless GSP guard dog who the burglars will probably kill for practice, and a pretty easy to surpass alarm system makes the house a bigger pain in the ass to rob than my neighbor's (I hope). Think layers of security.
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don't brag about what you own!
don't advertise on farcebook that you are going on vacation from April 16th through July 16th or whatever.
(they USED TO CALL that "loose lips sink ships")
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Old May 21, 2018, 18:06   #33
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I'd buy multiple smaller ones.
you can sort the firearms into each safe.
remember, no safe is "safe"
if you have enough time and tools, you can get into them. they just make punks move on to an easier target.
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Old Yesterday, 18:51   #35
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Safe good, me like. Heavy holds guns rifles and pistol. Opinion real owner pleasure to own, but always so small.

Thank you for write uninformed blog... for the uninformed. Great service you provide.
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Old Yesterday, 20:06   #36
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Well, hate to break it to you guys but safes are largely stupid

let me explain:

main problem is they just SCREAM break into me

secondary problem anyone can open those tin cans up with a $40 Harbor Freight investment

Safes should be seen as no more than fire and kiddo protection, that's it.
I regard them as more Male jewelry

Yeah there are great safes out there but the things sold to gun owners are largely just security cabinets. You can often purchase actual vaults second hand reasonably. They are designed for Jewelers and the like...gun safes are mostly trash.

Then you need to consider crew operations
that's what Tweekers often do
I had a full size Bridgeport mill stolen out of the basement of a family estate
assholes took it all apart, used sledge hammers to tear the rest out the concrete then chaining it they tore it up the starwell and out through the front door. It was sold as scrap.

Advice then ?

a few things:

fill your safe/closets with junk
Good stuff ?
stash that in hidden storage. Let them go at obvious things

2nd...double dooring
an external entry with a heavy mesh internal
why ?

Run a movement system that sets off tear gas charges
the old Burglarmist canisters were great, they flooded a room with CN
current versions are OC based

sad thing is the majority of these jobs are due to family talking or some shitbag you let in.
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