Rick Holly
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Steve Stanfill
Awesome!  I have a very lightweight cheap Stack-On just to comply with California law.  I'm in the market for a heavy safe for the retirement house.  I have A LOT of room for one, I just need to do some shopping.  Of course, I need to get it up in Vegas because I sure the heck ain't gonna try to buy it here in San Diego and lug it to Vegas by myself!!  [smile] 
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uva7
thats awsome rick... shuld hold plenty of toys and ammo too......    now that you have all that extra room , i see a few new toys in your future.
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Steve Stanfill
I think David McNair has the most toys  HAHAHA  [smile]
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uva7
i only have 6 , probably the least amount .....
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Charles R. Petrach
Steve look on Amazon I got mine with free shipping and when it was delivered they just wheeled it into the house and put where I wanted. I have out grow mine so I have other places for guns also.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
I'd love to have a safe like that, but getting it down stairs into the basement scares the crap out of me.
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Steve Stanfill
uva7@yahoo.com wrote:
i only have 6 , probably the least amount .....


I have 5, 4 handguns and 1 .22 rifle.  For now.
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Steve Stanfill
Charles R. Petrach wrote:
Steve look on Amazon I got mine with free shipping and when it was delivered they just wheeled it into the house and put where I wanted. I have out grow mine so I have other places for guns also.


Thanks, I will keep that in mind.  I need to do some research regarding physical size, storage room.  I know I will wind up with 3 to 5 rifles, but a lot of handguns and lots of ammo.
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Steve Stanfill
AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983 wrote:
I'd love to have a safe like that, but getting it down stairs into the basement scares the crap out of me.


Me too HAHA!!  That will make a lot of noise if..........  [smile]
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Charles R. Petrach
I have to much ammo said no one. But hard to find room to store it all
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
Let's see...

Shotguns
1 12 Gauge Pump - external hammer
1 12 Gauge Pump - internal hammer
1 20 Gauge Pump
1 12 Gauge Double Barrel
1 20 Gauge Double Barrel

Rifles 
1 30-30 Lever Action
1 30-40 Krag Bolt
1 30-06 Bolt
1 223/5.56 Semi-auto
1 22 bolt
1 22 Semi-auto

Handguns semi-autos
1 1991 .45 ACP
1 .40 
2 9mm

Revolver
1 22 LR/22 MAG 

15 total in 2 Stack-On safes, 1 in the bedroom.  I've got either a .30 cal or a .50 call ammo box for each handguns caliber, the .223/5.56 and 30-40 Krag/30-30.  I have separate field boxes for the 12 gauge, 20 gauge and 30-06.  

Plus a cabinet full of powder, primers and bullets to reload all the handgun, .223/5.56 and shotgun rounds.

That's why I needed a hidden gun room.


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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
And as soon as my wife's not looking, I'll add a .357 revolver.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
To put I my collection into perspective, about half are hand me downs. The 2 double barrels were my grandfathers, the 12 gauge pump and 30-06 were my brothers, the 30-30, 30-40, 12 gauge external hammer, 22 revolver and 22 bolt rifle were my dads.

The 380 (forgot this one), 2 - 9mm's , 45, 223/5.56, 20 gauge pump and 22 semi are mine.
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Steve Stanfill
Wow, what a collection, Leo!  I'm slowly building mine.  I'm looking for a precision long range rifle next.
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Keith Brownmiller
For a precision long range rifle, depending on caliber, action, etc, I would look at the Remmington 700 as the base of the weapon system. The other option is the Springfield M1A Loaded version as the base.

Again, I have some things you can test out. The range in town where I shoot has pistol, shotgun and big bore out to 600 yards.
The Gunny
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Keith Brownmiller
Nice safe Rick, my question is this. What happens when you buy a couple more weapons or several thousand rounds of ammo.
The Gunny
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Steve Stanfill
Actually Gunny, I have been looking at the Remington 700s, especially in the Remington Custom shop.  At first I was thinking the 700 in a .223 but research has shown the .223 isn't so good for 1000 yard shots without compensating A HELL OF A LOT for elevation to carry it that far.  On the other hand, the 700 in 7.62 NATO (.308 for the civilian folks) has to power to push the projectile out 1000+ yards without much of a deviation.

I'd like to have a finely tuned Barrett .416 or a 50BMG, but the cost of "plinking" ammo is very prohibitive. 
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Keith Brownmiller
While any good long range marksman would love to own a custom Barrett in 50 cal, but like you say, we would be killed, if we even proposed such a purchase with the wife unit.

So with that said, the Remington 700 in .308 or 7.62NATO would be a good start. I have a Remington 770 bolt action w/scope you can test fire.
The Gunny
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Steve Stanfill
Does 29 have an indoor range or is it all outdoor?  Or maybe a local one in town?
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Rick Holly
Keith Brownmiller wrote:
Nice safe Rick, my question is this. What happens when you buy a couple more weapons or several thousand rounds of ammo.

Keith, I keep the rounds outside the safe. I love the safe. I'll take a picture of them. I'll be right back.
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Rick Holly
I'm back. Okay, Keith, here is my set up. Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 37, Size: 262.79 KB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 38, Size: 247.96 KB
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Rick Holly
AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983 wrote:
And as soon as my wife's not looking, I'll add a .357 revolver.

You mean like this?
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Steve Stanfill
I gotta tell you.  I have my Kimber in the Top Gun case and I LOVE IT.  It is so nice.  Lots of room to hold the Kimber and the .22 conversion and extra mags. 
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Rick Holly

It is a Smith & Wesson 686 Plus .357 Magnum.
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Keith Brownmiller
Here is your next safe, Rick. Click image for larger version - Name: tmp_10145-12743925_1721243901495303_3392499182266712514_n-703154327.jpg, Views: 36, Size: 53.01 KB
The Gunny
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
Don't put it in Florida, it will probably sink.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
Rick Holly wrote:
You mean like this?


Yeah, just not that flashy.  I'm not big on the chrome/stainless steal look.
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uva7
is that young lady really short , or do you use a ladder to get to the tumblers ?
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Rick Holly
Good grief that is big.
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Keith Brownmiller
Rick, you need that "little" safe for your EDC.
The Gunny
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Steve Stanfill
Keith Brownmiller wrote:
Rick, you need that "little" safe for your EDC.


His EDC is a M1 tank???  HAHAHAHA  [smile]
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Rick Holly
I ankle carried for the first time last week.
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uva7
so rick , tell us about the ankle carry . do you like it ???
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Rick Holly
uva7@yahoo.com wrote:
so rick , tell us about the ankle carry . do you like it ???

Yes, I do like it. It gives me the freedom of not having a gun in my front pocket. However, I can't carry it on my ankle when I am wearing shorts in the summer. My ankle carry is for my Ruger LCR .380. I am going to get an ankle carry for my Glock 42 .380. Has anyone here ever tired an ankle carry? If so, what do you think?
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uva7
check this out..... just dont hold it up to your head to make a call

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/company-invents-gun-folds-look-cellphone-n547221

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Keith Brownmiller
Have been looking at that one. The cops don't seem to like it, but sometimes your peace of mind is more important.
The Gunny
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Rick Holly
Only two shots? Did I miss something?
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uva7
rick, if your a good shot , two is plenty.....    specially if its a head shot
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Rick Holly
I would probably mess up and use my cell phone instead of the cell phone gun.
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uva7
as i said before , just dont hold the wrong one up to your head
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Steve Stanfill
Oh man, that was on the news here in San Diego.  LOTS of mixed reaction to it.  Personally, I don't like it.  Gives the option to illegally carry.  The news reported there is a HUGE waiting list for a unit.  Anyone who can legally buy one, can have one.  But carrying legal?  Ehh..... I don't need to get a permit, I got this neat little unit.. 

Nope, don't like it.

Your opinion may vary.
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uva7
wondering how easy you could get it past TSA?
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Keith Brownmiller
Like any firearm, would have to go in checked luggage.
The Gunny
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Charles R. Petrach
Just made it harder for cops, is it a phone or a gun.
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