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. DavidI 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.
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 DavidI 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..
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 guessMy 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