Just picked up a nice gun safe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Coltonator, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Coltonator

    Coltonator New Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    It holds 14 long guns and quite a dang few handguns. It feels much better knowing that my guns aren't just sitting in the closet. :D :p :eek: :D :p :eek:
  2. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    What kind did you get?

    Pictures???? :D

    Proud to hear it Colt, thats one purchase that I've never regretted.


  3. Coltonator

    Coltonator New Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    It's a Sentry. Saw it at Home Depot and couldn't refuse the modest price! No pictures yet, it's still in the box :D :eek:
    About $330 out the door ain't bad eh?
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  5. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Is it fire proof?
  6. Coltonator

    Coltonator New Member

    Dec 17, 2006



    Durk~ It's supposed to be fire proof but, I haven't tested :p :eek: :D
  7. ibtrukn

    ibtrukn New Member

    May 13, 2001
    central N.J.
    Colt I got the same one cupple yrs ago. nice but it'll be a squeeze to get 14 anythings in there unless theyB single shot falling blocks:confused: mine has 1 shelf I cramm a buncha franklyns an grantzin2. had to "Fabreeze" mine out 4 a week first, but 4 da jing itz fine:cool:
  8. OHshooter

    OHshooter New Member

    Aug 14, 2003
    I've found that any safe out there will only hold about 3/4 the number of long guns that it is rated for. Bolt handles and scopes take up a lot of room.

    Make sure that you put either a heater or moisture absorbent inside the safe to keep rust away. Also be sure that it is anchored to the wall and floor. You'd be surprised at what two determined bad guys with enough time can walk off with. You can't stop them but if you make them spend enough time getting it, they will give up on it. A friend of mine had the bad guys take his chainsaw and cut out a section of the wall out to take his safe while he was on vacation. Then the A**hats took the chainsaw!
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2007
  9. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    IB is right...I bought the Cannon and I forget how many it is supposed to hold but I remember thinking that was a stretch when I tried it...The thing is, if you remove scopes and all those goodies their assessment is prolly pretty close, but I want my scopes so...

    Another thing you can do is play around with storing some barrel end down and vise versa. I always store a freshly cleaned rifle, barrel end down, anyway, so that works out.

    Nice safe Colt

  10. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    :D I just picked up that same safe (earlier model) by Sentry for $150 from a guy across town. It is a pretty tight fit.

    I've only got 4 long guns and a soon as i put one .30 cal ammo box in the bottom, there's hardly any room left. Plus the shelf up top is packed full.

    But it is a lot better than having them all in my closet, and I couldn't beat the price.

    The guy who sold it to me told me he'd had 5 calls on it that morning, but i was the first one there with the money and truck.:D
  11. Coltonator

    Coltonator New Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    What can you suggest to keep moisture out? I live in Southern California. Would the moisture packets that the safe came with be enough?

  12. Do a internet search for golden rod
  13. cec

    cec New Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    New Hampshire
    For moisture I use a large bag of silla gel pellets. Every few months dry them out in a oven for a few hours. Cost about 10 bucks.

    I have had some people look at my safe (Granite Safe) and when asked I go into it's details. But I also remind them that anyone who is determined will just take the damn thing or break into. I just hope I am not home when it happens, anyone determined enough to lift that beast or take the few hours to break into it are not going to care that someone is in the house.
  14. Coltonator

    Coltonator New Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    It's probably not bulletproof eh? :D:D:D
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