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Looking for a good fireproof gun safe

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by kristonex, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Aug 15, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    kristonex

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    Anybody know a good place to find an inexpensive (5-$600 range) Fire gun safe like a 1 or 2 hour rated?? I only have a couple rifles, a few shotguns, and a few pistols. My problem is every local place I have been either has tiny box style safes or ginormous 30+ gun safes or they have smaller ones that aren't fire rated. I'm in maryland so any local place to check out would be good but i was thinking more of the online route. any suggestions for a good brand, website, or local store to check out. I really have no experience buying one of these. thanks
     
  2. Aug 15, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    I do have some very high value guns and this is also going to double as the place to keep all my most important documents and such. So the fire rating is pretty important to my needs.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    There's no such thing as a cheap good gun safe. I've looked.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    a decent gun safe will start at about $1k. I have Liberty 30 that cost $1300. It's definately not the best but it is a good safe.
     
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    i got a liberty its rated for 45 min in a fire and it cost 1300. if you want 1 or 2 hours of fireproof time your gunna pay alot
     
  7. Aug 15, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    most house fires are put out before 45 min of over 1500 degrees
     
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    Buy a safe and then drywall the interior. That's all the fireproofing is.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Well yeah i guess it looks like i'm gonna have to just anti up a bit and go for the $1000 range then. That's probably the reason i couldn't find anything decent for the price range i was looking. Thanks for the input i did look at the liberty safes they looked pretty nice.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    Have you done any research at all?? THe longer the fire rating....the more $$$. The bigger the safe....the more $$$. The smaller & cheaper the safes - the easier they are for someone to open them (thieves).

    So, surely you could find a $1000 safe that has 1 hour fire rating but you'll be lucky to put 5-10 guns in it (a guess). Do you have any important documents you need to store?

    You ALWAYS want to get one that's BIGGER than you think you'll need.

    We researched a lot of different brands. The Liberty stood out over the rest for cost, size, & warrantee. Their warrantee is top notch. In terms of theft.... Watch some Youtube videos of people actually (and rather easily) opening up gun safes. It's pretty depressing how easy some of them are to open.

    We just recently ordered a Liberty Franklin 35. Still awaiting for it to be delivered (several weeks).
     
  11. Aug 16, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    You ALWAYS want to get one that's BIGGER than you think you'll need

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  12. Aug 16, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    Nailed it(pun?)
    The difference in fire rating boils down to(another one?)how many sheets of Home Depot drywall are layered inside.
    BTW, paying extra only means the thieves or fire take a little longer to ruin or steal what's inside.
    I agree, buy bigger than you think you need.
    Do you have a Costco nearby?
    They have a decent safe for about $600.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    I think that the size I'm looking for will be sufficient. Just got married the wife is an avid hater of guns. Told her there's no way in hell I'm getting rid of any so we compromised and I'm just not buying any more:) Works for me I think i have a pretty rounded and useful collection if some shit goes down insurrection style. Or if somebody makes a fatal mistake of coming in my house in the middle of the night.

    I am really considering this one at the moment.
    https://patriotsafe.com/quotCloset-Modelquot-18-gun-safe-2-hour-fire-1880-LEO-SPECIAL_p_2.html
    Still unsure if i like the electronic lock(failure is my concern). I'm thinking a dial is the way to go.
    lot more than i originally wanted to spend but it will do the job better and look better.
     
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