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cheap safe suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by FriendOfEvanWilliams, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    Hey everyone, I was hoping to get some feedback on cheap gun safe options. My new roommate/landlord insists that if I keep my guns in the house that they be locked in a safe. Not my favorite rule, but definitely fair in my opinion for the price she's charging. For the time being, seeing as how I'm not exactly rolling in money to buy a $1000 fire rated nice safe, I need to find an affordable yet functional lock box for my guns. Used is always my favorite option, but people seem to hold on to their safes for a long time. The Homak brand seems alright, but I figured I would ask people who knew better than I do.

    Thanks for reading,

    Jordan
     
  2. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Go to bimart they have Sentry gun safee.. They have a 14 gun safe for 399 right now i believe... its not fire rated tho. but they do sell fire rated ones as well
     
  3. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    Dont know if you have Sports Authority in OR but I bought a 10 gun StackOn safe for like $225, and its the real safe, not the cabinet they make.

    edit: I see you just want a place to lock them, StackOn gun cabinets are probably less than $100 as they are light gauge sheet metal.
     
  4. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    Thanks for the tip on BiMart, there's a 10-gun for only $299. If I can't find a good used safe that might be the best deal right there. Also, if anyone has a spare safe laying around...let me know.
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you're main reason for buying a safe is just to satisfy you landlords requirements, buy the cheapest safe that will accomodate all of your guns and spend the rest on renters insurance to cover them against fire or theft.
     
  6. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    There is a Sentry 14 gun safe at bi mart for $299 right now. Not fire proof but pretty nice for the money. It's electronic with a separate key slot.

    I picked one up yesterday and like it.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    The thin steel lockboxes are a bad idea.. a neighbor had a break in a few years ago and lost all his guns because the box was so easily broken into. yes it was a "gun cabinet". His was bolted down, I doubt you can even do that since you're renting.. they can just carry the cabinet out the door..

    Cannon safes are a great value and they will actually protect your guns. If you can't drill into the floor to mount it, weigh it down with lead or other heavy stuff inside

    http://www.cannonsafe.com/

    I do have large, heavy gauge steel cabinets for ammo and accessories in my garage.. they are converted utility co ground transformer boxes that a buddy welded up for me. They hold a lot of stuff and didn't cost much, but are fugly
     
  8. Andy

    Andy Aurora, OR Active Member

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    I bought an American Security 11 gun safe from Joe's before they went under. It was about $360 and is fire rated. Very nice for a small safe. Look them up under AmSec and you will find the one I'm talking about. Someone nearby has to carry the brand.

    Andy
     
  9. Intoodeep

    Intoodeep Beaverton, OR Member

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    PM sent....I can deliever if it's not too far from Beaverton ;)
     
  10. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    They had the same one at the Scappoose Fred Meyer (along with other safes) for the same price, but they had a bonus coupon for 10% off that would take it down to $269.

    They had at least 4 or 5 different Sentry Safes.
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Just a note that others here that have bought safes may echo. Take whatever capacity the safe says it is and cut that by 1/3 to 1/2 and that is how many long guns it will actually hold without jamming them in their and scratching them up or otherwise damaging them.
     
  12. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Mountain View Safes Big heavy and cheap 503-706 7347
     
  13. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    They have a bunch of different kinds, all cheap. Find a 20% off coupon. This month’s Popular Science or Mechanics has one.

    Look up what they offer online. Most stores have in stock what they have online. If I remember correctly, all but one are approved by the state of California. :D

    Ed
     
  14. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just ordered one of the Mt View Safes $1050 45gun safe. Tha guy is in Boring
     
  15. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    +1 on the Cannon .... I have two of them and they are great!
     
  16. znbodem

    znbodem Vancouver, WA New Member

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    For those with just a couple handguns, a cheap steel safe at Harbor Freight for $40 works great. It's not fire resistant, but it keeps the pistols out of the kids' hands. And keeps the wife happy :)
     
  17. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Sturdy Safe.. Better quality for lower price.. This is great company.. The people are family business.. YOur safe is made in USA by people who care, not in China by slave labor.. It makes a difference.

    http://www.sturdysafe.com/

    If you want a Canon, Liberty etc.. be prepared to pay twice or thrice as much for the same quality or even less quality.