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Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Cornerblade, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Cornerblade

    Cornerblade Washington New Member

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    I am looking for some info regarding gun safes. First are all safes combo lock or electronic pin pad? Are there any dual lock like say key/combo or key/pinpad? The only ones I have found are sentry and they are not fire rated. I have also seen some of the big safes like american security can have biometric added but for a whopping $600 :confused:. Also can anyone recommend a local safe seller that knows what the hell they are talking about and can answer some questions locally in Seattle/Tacoma area? I was severely disappointed at least 4 times today in knowledge/service at various stores in the greater puget sound area. I am looking for a larger safe, weight is not an issue, would prefer a 60 minute fire rating. I just need something other than dial or pin pad lock is the biggest issue in my hunt. Would like to keep it at or under $2000.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unfortunately, Royal Safe, who manufactured my safe seems to have gone out of buisness, but mine has a key/combo locking system. So they do exist.
     
  4. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Go to Rogue Safe. They are in Medford, Oregon. I knoww...I know...you're in Seattle. They deliver. They are not cheap, so they may be out of your price range. But, they are the best. Period.
     
  5. edogg

    edogg Western Washington Active Member

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    Check out NW Safe in Enumclaw. They really push the Liberty brand but have a lot of other safes in their showroom.
     
  6. wolfcreek

    wolfcreek Redmond Member

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    Fort Knox safes have an option for a dual lock - electronic and manual with either opening. Electronic for quick convenience, manual for traditional reliability and EMP paranoia. I don't own one, but the seem to make some very nice safes with a lot of options - not cheap though.
     
  7. Cornerblade

    Cornerblade Washington New Member

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    Cornerblade Washington New Member

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    I have still been searching. I really need it to have a key or biomet. Thanks for input thus far! Keep it coming.
     
  9. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    You might contact someone like Security Safe and Lock in Bellevue to see if they can stick the right kind of lock interface on your safe (RSC).
     
  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    As most of the posters have mentioned, good safes are very expensive. Prepare for sticker shock! That said I would think that at least a few company's could install a combination lock with a center key lock as an option, for more $$$ of course!
     
  11. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    If you are going to be in and out of your safe many times a day, then maybe an electronic or biometric makes sense. Personally I am rarely going into my safe more than once every few days, often a lot less. I didn't see a need for an electronic/biometric and still don't.

    Obviously, your mileage may vary.
     
  12. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    As others have said, a good safe is expensive. After much debate I went ahead and bought a Liberty Fatboy. I got mine from Liberty Safes of Oregon and couldn't be happier. I went to the show room on Saturday, and Sunday Kirk arrived around 1:00pm and had it bolted to the floor in way under an hour. I'm very happy with the new safe, as is my wife who was the one pushing me to get a safe. When I told her it can hold 64 guns she asked me if I was going to fill it with that many and I just smiled. ;)
     
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  13. wolfcreek

    wolfcreek Redmond Member

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    So which type of lock did you get? (so I can be prepared - jk)
     
  14. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    +1 for NWSafe in Enumclaw.

    My Liberty safe has a mechanical combination, and a simple key lock that can be used if you're going to be in/out multiple times during the day. You should plan to engage the primary locking mechanism when gone though.

    Peter
     
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  16. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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  17. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You can't go wrong with Liberty Safes of Oregon. Kirk is fantastic!
     
  18. estate10mm

    estate10mm Hillsboro Member

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    I have a 30 gun bighorn and love it!!!! I JUST NEED A BIGGER SAFE
     
  19. pdx210

    pdx210 Clackamas Active Member

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    I have a fort Knox and love it!


    whatever you buy buy bigger than you think you need you'll be surprised how fast they fill up guns but also anything important ... banking info, tax returns, passports, hard drive back ups, cash, jewelry, lap tops, ect...
     
  20. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Go Liberty.