Gun Safes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bigboom338, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. bigboom338

    bigboom338 New Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    South Dakota
    I am looking for info on gun safes, I want the biggest bang for my buck. I dont need fancy paint and stickers unless it can be had for cheap ( wont pay extra for it).
    What brands do our members own and why?
    I want good fire protection and security.
    I will spend the money it takes but I want to know the pros and cons of them all, preferably first hand( from owners).
    Also I need a big one so size does matter, if you can give the dimensions of yours and the number of guns it will hold I would appriciate it.

    Thanks BB338
  2. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    BB338, I did an extensive search 10-12 years ago before I chose a Fort Knox.

    Mine is the 3rd from the left.

    Mine is 60.5' x 31" x 24" the inside is made to hold 12 long guns comfortably (will hold more) and shelves across the top and from top to bottom on the left inside. about 700+ pounds empty.

    The good part about Fort Knox, you can specify exactly what options and extras you would like.

  3. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wazzu WA
    Mine is a Liberty, Made for John Deere, it holds 24 long guns, I bought it because I could Charge it on Deere credit and make monthly payments. Does your Local JD Dealer sell them ???

    Attached Files:

  4. Txquadhunter

    Txquadhunter Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    Nevada, TX
    I went with a Browning medallion series Safe. The one I have is a 14/28 gun duo 60x30x27. I went with it because it gave me more bang for the buck. They are full roller ball bearing on the locking bolts and doors. When I bought mine it was rated lil over 1200 Degree fire rating. The new models have been stepped of with extra's at the same prices. I've had my safe for lil over 2 years now. I've had the safe lil over 2yrs now, It's been flawless. They make a wide range of safe series that holds up to 60 guns and prices to fit most anyone.
  5. bigboom338

    bigboom338 New Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    South Dakota
    Y's yes they did have a safe in there but it was painted JD green and they were charging extra but I will ask them if any other styles are available. I like the patch collection by the way but I plan on putting those velcro holsters on my door.
    Zig, why did you choose the Fort Knox? I know they have been around for a while
    Tx Quad, I have mainly been looking at the Brownings they look to be top quality.
    I would like at least a 28 gun minimum and I would like a shelf or 2 in it. I have a 10 gun cabinet but have long since outgrown it so I need to do something soon.
  6. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    While shopping I found I was able to have the Fort Knox made the way I wanted it.
    The inside can be arranged the way I want with adjustable shelving and the door has 4 "racks" w/ rubber coated hooks to hang pistols.

    As I mentioned, after doing an extensive search I found the Fort Knox the most for my money. :D
  7. Hey ysacres, is that where you keep that sucker punching SKS?
  8. HerbyJr

    HerbyJr New Member

    Aug 27, 2003
    God's Country
    I've got an American Security. I think it is sort of the off-brand, but back 5 or 6 years agow when I got it, I did plenty of research and found it to be comparable to the others, but for a little less money. Plus, there happened to be a dealer for American Security (and others) not too far from my house. The only complaint I have is that the some of the gold on the dial has worn off a little.

    Here's a link if you want it:

  9. Admin

    Admin Active Member Staff Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    I've had both of my AmSec safe's for quite awile now, and
    they're every bit as good (if not better) than others.

  10. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wazzu WA
    Hydra Shok
    an SKS is not worthy to be in the safe. I keep it outside in the tractor, It cycles best when dirty, rusty, ect.ect.. :D

    If anyone needs to steal a sucker puncher, it's in the green tractor at the end of the dirt road, on the steep 60 by the old school house. Please dont steal the CB or the toolbox. Thnkx, Wiseacre.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2003
  11. bigboom338

    bigboom338 New Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    South Dakota
    Ys hey would ya mind me askin what you paid for your safe? A farm supply store here has Libertys like yours for $800. Dont know if that is a fair price or not.
    Same goes for you Zig.
    You guys can PM me if you dont want it public.
    Thanks, BB338
  12. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wazzu WA
    Model LT-23 = $1150
  13. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    BB338, 10+ yrs ago, signed-sealed and delivered with a golden rod dehumidifier was right at $1200.00.

    Remember, there's alot to take into consideration when comparing safes. Gage of steel, number and quality of bolts, Greenleaf vs other brand locks?, lever or 3-prong spinner, fire rating, finish and last but not least the ability to rearrange the inside.

    Here is where I got mine.

    Check out the interior designs and options.
  14. bigboom338

    bigboom338 New Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    South Dakota
    Thanks Zig and YS. It looks like it's gonna be between $1000 and $1500 when I buy one.
    I want security but the fire protection is more important to me than any thing.
  15. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    I got my Fort Knox used at a locksmith shop. About 60% less than retail. An oldie but a goodie.
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