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Rick Holly

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I would like to buy a safe for my pistols. Where is a good place to purchase one? Are there brand name safes that are better then others? I don't mind bolting down the safe to the basement concrete or hardwood floor. I don't plan on buying a rifle, so I may not need a tall safe. I would mention how many pistols I have, but Hillary stated last week she would like to get rid of all guns just like in Australia. Is it safe to store ammo in the safe?

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Charles R. Petrach

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I have two I have a gun locker I store ammo in and a gun safe. If you are on Amazon we got a nice safe and was delivered and cheaper then the local company would sell it and delivered it. It's only a 18 rifle size not the 100 that Dave may have.
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Dave's house should really be just a big safe.

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I have an El Cheapo gun safe I got at Dick's Sporting Goods.  2 seconds with a screwdriver and you are in it, but it meets Stupidfornia Gun Law requirement for me to take my first rifle home.  I got it instead of a nice one because when I move permanently to Nevada, I will get a LARGE safe with enough room for a few long guns, lots of ammo, and some pistols.  I also keep some personal stuff in mine and I will feel better if it were in a real safe. 

Things to think about: 1. Where are you going to put it? 2. Can you easily bolt it to the wall (easily locate studs to hold large bolts)? 3. Tumbler lock or Electronic? 4. Will your "Ready" handgun be stored inside (tumbler vs electronic - quick access) or will it be in a small safe or in a drawer?  (My "Ready 9" is in a bed drawer, I don't ever have small children in my house). 

I recommend looking at a wide range of safes, and buy one a little bigger than you currently need.  Think: Where can I store my new pistol I just got, along with my 28 others and ammo?  Or what if you buy a long gun because Steve exposed you to the joys of highly accurate .22LR rifles?  [smile]

Each time I go to my shooting range, I drool...er.........look at all the safes and all of the neat accessories for them.  I love one, I'm sorry I can't remember the name, but it has just the right number of adjustable carpet covered adjustable shelves, a wire pistol rack on a shelf, big enough to put some thin foam on it to protect the gun finish, and has a neat door accessory for pistols and such. Kind of like the last safe in your picture. 

Take your time, look at everything at a few different stores and lots of websites.  And yes, Charlie is right.  Some websites you can get it delivered for much cheaper than the sale price at the store.  But remember, those suckers are heavy.  You buy it, you haul it, or pay the store to haul it. 

Good luck! [smile]
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Oh, the El Cheapo was a Stack-On.  A nice safe for storage, don't get me wrong, but it is nothing like a Winchester, Browning, or the heavy duty Stack-On.
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i use the stack on too...     keeps my wife and kids out.....
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I have no kids, and my wife has access to the key.  And I'm afraid of her if I'm within 20 feet of her and her handgun!! [smile]  HAHAHA

 

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Steve Stanfill

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Wait..... no kids at home.  Mine are adults.  LOL
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983

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I use the Stack-On's too.  I mounted them to the basement walls with Ramset nails (22 blank powered nail gun - way more fun than a hammer!), they are not going any where and you need to know where to look for them.

With the basement project coming to an end, I'll post a video of the completed swinging bookcase that hides the gun room door, later next week.

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Rick Holly

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Great suggestions. Thanks for the comments by all. It helps!
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