Gun Safe

Kansaswoodguy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2014
Messages
588
I have a couple of safes and started out with a dial open and when I picked up the second one went with a electronic. I have no doubt I will at some point have issues with the digital but I really prefer it over the dial for getting into often. I placed most of my not so often used guns in the dial and the common to very commonly used ones in the digital. If you don't shoot often the dial is a better choice if your in and out of the safe often I would go digital
 

TheFishBox

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2010
Messages
489
Well three years have passed and I still haven’t upgraded my safe. With the recent fires near me in Oregon, fire rating seems that much more important. Does anyone have an amsec safe? They seem to be one of the few that have true fire ratings and don’t just use drywall and off gassing for protection.
 

david g ranes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2009
Messages
409
I spent the better part of the morning looking at gun safes and I am not really that much closer to picking the right one. The threads that I have read seem to be more to the budget style safes more concerned over price vs protection. If I am going to get something to put several thousands of dollars worth of gear into it I don't want to scrimp and only spend 500 dollars on the thing protecting them.

Now don't get me wrong if the 500 dollar safe provides the same protection IE(fire, break in) or very near I am all for saving the money.

From what I have read most safes are very vulnerable from a side attack, does one company provide better protection from this than another? I have been unable to find direct comparisons of safes. I don't live in an area where I am greatly concerned with the safe being broken into but don't want it to be to easy. I need to be able to store at least 10 long guns 3 of which are larger scoped guns.

The safes I have been looking at are fort knox and liberty. If you guys have any personal experience please share, good and the bad.
I’ve owned a Fort Knox for 25 years cost quite a bit back in the 90s only draw back I’ve found is I can only get friends to help me move it once seems they are busy after that moved it three times so far hope I don’t have to again but if you don’t mind the expense that is the way I would go again if needed. David
 
D

Deleted member 115654

Guest
Safes are great when combined with products from these folks.

 

wv270wsm

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 10, 2016
Messages
519
I have a heritage safe bought from a local dealer. It took me and three other grown men the biggest part of a day to roll it into position . The dealer said if it can it needed to go into the part of the house close to where ever in the event of a fire would be the easiest for the fire department to hose down. I can’t remember exactly how long it was rated but it was at the time their top of the line model. I feel if your make that kind of investment buy once cry once but hopefully it be less crying that way than skimping with a cheaper version
 

tvarden

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2010
Messages
84
Location
Dallas, Texas
I have a AMSEC BF and a Superior Supreme Safe.. Bang for Buck I like the Superior.. But neither of my safes have been in a fire so take it for what its worth.. Why do I have 2 safes?? Well my 49 gun safe really holds 15 guns after you add scopes,, bipods, and mags... so think about that..
 

david g ranes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2009
Messages
409
I have a AMSEC BF and a Superior Supreme Safe.. Bang for Buck I like the Superior.. But neither of my safes have been in a fire so take it for what its worth.. Why do I have 2 safes?? Well my 49 gun safe really holds 15 guns after you add scopes,, bipods, and mags... so think about that..
The only way you will get a true fire safe gun safe is with bank quality unless the fire is put out rapidly your guns are going to be damaged to some extent they may help but they are more of a theft deterrent than any thing David
 
D

Deleted member 115654

Guest
If you dont have pepper spray thy just roll it out.
 

bmnkbrandon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
52
Location
Michigan
Most safes seem to be thin boxes with a vault door pretty much. Not any protection in the sides or back. Best bet is to have a closet or something similar for it so that only the door is exposed. If you’ve ever drilled a hole for a dehumidifier in a liberty or browning or especially the cannon safes you’ll know what I mean. 4 seconds of drilling with a step bit and you’re through
 

TheFishBox

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2010
Messages
489
So does everyone just rely heavily on their insurance policy covering your belongings? I keep reading posts on multiple forums where guys state fire rating is a joke and any guy with a few common tools is going to break into the safe.
At that rate maybe a guy is better off looking into a fire suppression system for fire and a bait safe for burglars then just leave your guns under the bed. :rolleyes:
 

david g ranes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2009
Messages
409
My old insurance agent told me he covered a safe full of guns that was on an outside wall they backed up to the wall chainsawed a hole tipped safe over into pickup and drove away if there is a will there is a way safes are a short term deterrent another guy I know had a party at his house his gun safe was bolted to his garage floor 2 weeks after the party they came home found the thieves rolled his torch over cut a hole big enough to get the guns out but didn’t get the 28 thousand cash that was in the bottom of it they were caught and had been at the party David
 

bmnkbrandon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
52
Location
Michigan
My old insurance agent told me he covered a safe full of guns that was on an outside wall they backed up to the wall chainsawed a hole tipped safe over into pickup and drove away if there is a will there is a way safes are a short term deterrent another guy I know had a party at his house his gun safe was bolted to his garage floor 2 weeks after the party they came home found the thieves rolled his torch over cut a hole big enough to get the guns out but didn’t get the 28 thousand cash that was in the bottom of it they were caught and had been at the party David
Wow that would suck. It seems like about the only way to keep them safe is to hide them. Hidden door and a safe might be the way to go I guess
 

Primary

LRH Assistant
Here are some related products that LRH members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to LRH’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to LRH discussions about these products.

 
 
Top