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Discussion in 'Gun Safes & Secure Storage' started by speedbump, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. speedbump

    speedbump Dallas OR New Member

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    i am looking for my first safe. I've looked at FT Knox, Rhino, Liberty and many others. I am limited by my budget, $1200.00.
    My concern with some is the thin metal that makes up the majority of the safe, the composite doors and so on.
    Obviously I want the best product I can get that will provide security and fire safety. I do not need a large safe, 12 Rifles at most and a few shelves for pistols, ammo Etc.
     
  2. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would highly recommend Liberty's FatBoy Jr. It is a lot of safe for the money, but it is priced near or just over the top of your budget. Wait for a rebate if you have time, usually knocks off a couple hundred dollars. The guy in Hubbard is excellent to deal with. http://libertysafesoforegon.com/ He has a good inventory if you want to browse and will deliver it quickly and NOT beat up your house in the process. Also his hours are whenever you call.
    The FatBoy Jr. is nominally a 48-gun safe, but only if they are all lever-action .22s. Realistically you can put your dozen rifles easily on one side and shelves on the other plus the top shelf for the et cetera.
     
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  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    A small high-end model from Liberty.

    I have a Fatboy-64 and it's awesome.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Craigslist always has some for sale.
    Here's an example of one for only $750.00 in the Portland area.
    If you remove the doors on safes, they're more manageable to move.

    NATIONAL SECURITY
    28 GUN
    VERY NICE /VERY HEAVY

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  5. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    WWW.sturdysafe.com

    They use 7ga steel. I've got a 24" x 19" x 60" fire lined model that I'll part with for $1400 when I move, which should hopefully be in the next month or two.
     
  6. RW-Ore

    RW-Ore Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Gun Runner Arms in Junction City sells Liberty safes cheaper than anyone I know phone # 541-246-4693
     
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    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Another vote for liberty here! Mine is an old model and I've never had any kind of an issue.
     
  8. Dreams of Steel

    Dreams of Steel Sherwood Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I looked heavily at Liberty safes but after checking out Fort Knox Vaults, I was sold. They have started making their higher end models with less cosmetic accents and this of course brings the price down. I also HIGHLY recommend that you consider what you will be putting in the box. Try not to limit yourself on a safe budget, get what will work space-wise and go with the thickest, best fire safety rating you can get. If you look to store any type of precious documents, pictures, flash drives etc... IE the stuff that CANNOT be replaced, fire rating and max internal temp is of utmost importance. The Liberty Safe doors do not seem to seal up as tight as the Fort Knox doors, and they are much lighter as well. These are the things I looked at before purchasing, and although I spent well over my $1500.00 budget I gave myself, I could not be happier with the Defender 6637 (66"Hx37"W). I have no fear that the irreplaceable photos and documents along with all my guns and other assorted items will be protected from fire or theft. I am in no way associated with Fort Knox, just a very satisfied customer.
     
  9. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hmmm....12 rifles...that's 20 to 30k, and then add some decent handguns...see where I am going? Rogue Safe in Medford Or (they can deliver) will build one for you. Bring a lot of money, gain an heirloom. Or...go to Sportsman's
    And buy junk.
     
  10. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Others have give some good input.

    I will just say as A guy who has bought at least half a dozen gun safes over the years....

    1) You can never buy a big enough safe (No matter how big it is, eventually it will not be big enough)

    2) You will never regret buying more safe than you think you will need (but you will regret buying less safe than you should)

    I have bought better and better safes over the years. The last one I bought was close to $7000. The peace of mind of knowing you have made a real effort to protect your stuff is worth the expense.
     
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    safes New Member

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    here at Liberty Safes of Oregon we stock over 100 safes and can deliver typically same day next day. check out our website at www.libertysafesoforegon.com or give us a call at 503-351-0627
     
  12. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Screaming deal!
    And high end, top shelf!
     
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    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Liberty Safe in Hubbard treated me right. 2 thumbs up!!!!!
     
  14. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Right on every level!

    And when She said what about the pictures, I knew another Fatboy was needed!

    LMAO!
    And I will go back to Hubbard for that one also.