OK, so I have about $900 and am currently lacking in handguns bigger than 9mm. Also, I have a "collection" of around 12 guns. 3 pistols and the rest long (some collectors (pre '67 Win 30/30's NIB), some old military surplus (AK, Mosin, etc,), couple nice .22's, and my baby (custom WWII 98k sporterized .270 Winchester)). Oh, and a 12ga pump, can't do without that even though I have shot it once in ten years. Great guns, and I love them all, but realistically they are only worth a lot to me. Of the pistols one is home defense and stays in the bedroom, one is my ccw, and the other is my range gun. Nothing collectable or particularly valuable. Most expensive one would be around a thousand. Currently all but the ccw and home defense are kept in a cabinet in my garage that has a lock on it. Last piece of the equation, kids. One 4, the other 7. Both have been to the range with me, watch me clean the guns, and know never to touch when I am not around. That being said they are kids. I'd like to get a .45acp and a Rowland .460 conversion, but then there is a part of me that thinks maybe I should look at securing what I have. The cabinet has no special slots for rifles I just put towels between them so they don't scratch each other. Need some points from both sides to help me with this battle going on in my head. A safe is like new brakes, muffler, battery, or oil in your car. You pay money and your car doesn't run any better than it did before. Then again, if we got robbed, or the kids hurt themselves/each other/someone with one of my guns, it would be just as if my wife and them had gotten into an accident in a car that I knew the brakes were bad in.