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11545 No. 11545 ID: 263d6c
10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A GUN SAFE
Posted on April 12, 2011 by GunWorld
By Steve Quinlan http://www.gunworld.com/buyers-guides/accessories/10-things-to-consider-when-buying-a-gun-safe/
Gun safes protect guns and other valuables from theft and fire. Here are 10 things to consider before purchasing one.

In this economy, a gun safe is one of the wisest investments you can make. According to the FBI, guns top the list of stolen items thieves target in home burglaries. Alcohol, cigarettes and prescription medicine rank second, followed by video equipment (TVs, cameras and recorders). Stereo equipment comes in at No. 4, and rounding out the Top 5 are jewelry and cash. All of the above can be stored securely in a quality gun safe, protected not only from thieves, but from a catastrophic fire, as well.

If your main concern is protecting children from an accidental discharge or transporting guns safely within the home or vehicle, other options are available, such as quick-access pistol boxes and minimum-security safes and strongboxes. These allow you quick access to weapons in the event of a break-in, but do little to stop a determined thief.

A gun safe buys you time against thieves and fire. Most break-ins last 10 minutes or less, and a gun safe buys you time as police are dispatched. These break-ins are typically during business hours when no one’s home ”between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and thieves don’t want to still be in the home when the police arrive.

Yet, generally speaking, the more security features a gun safe has, the better. Realistically, fire poses more of a threat to your guns than does theft. There is an average of nearly 400,000 residential fires annually, which translates to billions of dollars in property loss each year. Fireproof insulation is critical, and several types are available.

The more you know about the various theft- and fire-prevention features available for gun safes, the better informed you will be when purchasing a gun safe. Here are the six things you need to know about fire protection.
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>> No. 11554 ID: 263d6c
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The AR34F Breaks New Ground. Browning has been the industry leader and innovator in gun safes for over 27 years. But there has never been a Browning ProSteel safe like the all new AR34F Tactical safe. In fact the AR34F leads in ground breaking innovation and is the first Tactical gun safe ever. And it is perfect for the person who has special guns — tactical guns — that have special storage requirements.
On the outside it has the tactical look you like — black and textured — with the unique look of overhead and side racking. On the inside it is specially designed to handle the odd shapes and sizes and special storage requirements of tactical guns. That means its made for shorter length rifles with different shapes, unique optics and unique buttplate-to-magazine-to-muzzle dimensions. Finally a practical way to secure your AR, M-16, M4, AK, FAL, FNAR, SCAR, or whatever, in a way that makes sense and doesn’t waste valuable space. It is not a beginner’s safe. If you have the goods that need protection from theft and fire, this gun safe excels. If you like the look of black guns, then this gun safe rises to the top. http://huntinglife.com/ar34f-the-most-unique-browning-gun-safe-in-27-years/

The AR34F – Tactical looks and an interior that will conveniently hold both tactical and sporting guns.

MORE FEATURES SPECIALLY CONFIGURED FOR TACTICAL GUN OWNERS
12-gauge steel body
1″ formed steel door
Force Deflector Locking Mechanism
Hardened steel pin lock protection
1″ chromed locking bolts
DPX Storage System
UL tool attack listed
S&G electronic lock
Elevated floor to facilitate removal of guns
Door Frame – U-Channel reinforced steel
1200°/60 min.
Additional Barrel Rests – shorter configuration allows for convenient storage of shorter overall length tactical guns.
Tactical Design Features – The tactical gun owner gets a safe that matches the looks of his guns.
New interior configuration conveniently holds both tactical and sporting guns
External Accessory Rack – conveniently hang your gear outside the safe.
Additional internal storage features – side mounted hooks and tray for top shelf slot
Reinforced patterned rubber bottom panel
Picatinny rail accessory – mounts on shelves
Short gun capacity – interior and door

STANDARD FIRE PROTECTION
1200° F/60 min. fire protection
Three layers of 1/2″ fire-resistant insulation in the body and door
Palusol® expanding fire seal
>> No. 11555 ID: 263d6c
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>> No. 11556 ID: 263d6c
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SVB500: Speed Vault - Biometric
>> No. 11557 ID: 263d6c
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11557
Chew your underling out --LIKE A BOSS!
>> No. 11558 ID: 263d6c
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>> No. 11559 ID: 263d6c
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Gunvault
Known for their adherence with latest technology, Gunvault makes dependable and well priced gun safes. Currently their line consists of biometric safes, small vaults, multi vaults, pistol holster safe, tac vaults and more. Operating for over 20 years in the United States, this company has secured a name for producing high quality gun safes in every conceivable size and shape. With many patented technologies, Gunvault is your perfect tech-friendly gun safe brand. http://www.gunsafecritics.com/
>> No. 11560 ID: 263d6c
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Couch Bunker
Imagine a fire-rated gun safe hidden inside a custom built couch, with bullet proof cushions with carry straps, so they can be used on the fly as a shield. Now there is one.

CouchBunker™ patent pending, is available in a wide range of styles, leather and fabric coverings creating choices from game room casual to living room formal. Charles Alan Inc., a Ft. Worth contract furniture house, makes the couches, to order.

The safe portion is the size of 1/2 a queen sized bed, and weighs 650 pounds. The safe is 78″ long, by 29.5″ wides, and 14″ deep. It is lined with a two-hour fire wall. It is manfuactured by Heracles Corporation, owner of the CouchBunker system. Made in the USA!

The optional bullet resistant cushions, serving as portable, personal shields, will stop a 44 Magnum at point blank range. http://bedgunsafe.com/bedbunkers/couch-bunker/
>> No. 11561 ID: 263d6c
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11561
A friend used an old refrigerator as a gunsafe. Secured it with a padlock on the old but sturdy latch. Sure, a prybar can pop that handle off, but burglars might not bother with it as they might not know this is a gunsafe.

- The first B-9 refrigerator built in Dayton, Ohio, October 10, 1921, is shown here as it came off the assembly line of a subsidiary of General Motors. The old unit sold for more than $700.
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Well, at least it was cheap.
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Scenario: burglar makes a home invasion, resident flees through the house with the invader in pursuit, ending in the basement where the resident opens up an old refrigerator. "What, you going to throw a ham at me?" the burglar sneers but the resident pulls out a Springfield M1A SOCOM 16 rifle, racking the top round into the breech. "Step away from the Persian rug. It's silk." is the last thing the burglar hears.
>> No. 11564 ID: 263d6c
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US Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 semi-auto 7.62x51mm carbine, 16-inch barrel.
Great for a refrigerator gun.
>> No. 11566 ID: 73a434
>>11559
>Gunvault makes dependable and well priced gun safes.

And totally friggin' unsafe. Smacking it hard enough gives you access to the contents.
>> No. 11570 ID: c3e6b2
>>11558
>>11559
>>11566
The unlocking cable inside has about a 2 year life (assuming opening the safe twice a day) but their warranty is awesome, after 5 years they already replace the safe twice free of charge. They send you the new one with a return label then just box up the old one and drop it off with UPS.
>> No. 11613 ID: 1f19f4
So I only have a pair of handguns and live in a second floor apartment. What should I do as far as safes and lockboxes go?
All I can really rely on currently is keeping any gun-related stuff out of site and easy reach so any one just grabbing what they can fit into their pockets and bolting (which seems to be the majority of the break-ins in my area, mostly people pill bottles and jewelry) doesn't hopefully notice.
>> No. 11615 ID: 561e7e
>>11564
>Refridgerator Gun

My god, I'd never even thought...what if some asshole attacks me while I'm getting bacon? Shit, I thought taping a kabar to the shower ceiling was enough, but...
>> No. 12732 ID: 0bcc40
My issue with safes is that I don't have 2k to scrape together so that I'm not bumming rides, nvm 8k on a safe.
>> No. 12733 ID: 263d6c
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>>12732
Then... store guns in gun cases that you can lock with a cable or padlock?

- Thompson gun case by Bert Wilson.
>> No. 12755 ID: 509634
>>12732
I just spent 450 dollars on a 12 gun browning safe. Browning safes have a pretty damn good warranty on them as far as fire and theft go.

Just sayin' you don't HAVE to spend that kind of money to get an awesome safe. You just have to shop around.
>> No. 12767 ID: a9d468
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12767
So I am looking into getting a Weapons storage rack I just don't know where or how to go about getting the one I want. I want to be able to store my plate carrier,Kevlar, spare plates, Ammo cans, and misc gear. Does anyone know of how to go about this? Pic semi related
>> No. 12773 ID: 329f54
>>12767
I use old footlockers. One full of ammo cans with all my mags stacked in the tray, and one full or armor and gear. For firearms, I have two Stack On lockers for my long guns, and an electronic key pad pistol safe for handguns and suppressors.
>> No. 12778 ID: 94e9b2
>>12767
I've been looking into used and suprlus lockers myself.

http://www.lightninglockers.com/index.php/shop/used.html?p=1
>> No. 12781 ID: 388296
>>11545

O wise and knowledgeable Bat Guano, how would I store my guns against the depredations of a tyrannical government?
>> No. 12782 ID: 509634
>>12767
Here you go.

http://www.secureittactical.com/hm-weapon-storage/1824_weapon-cabinet.html
>> No. 12783 ID: 00a13e
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>>12781
Keep in waterproof containers, hide or bury?

Here are some waterproof Storage Cache Containers made of aluminum (the affordable ones are PVC plastic tubes with waterproof sealing end caps), made to be injected with an inert gas to prevent rusting of contents.

- Guns shown for size reference (L to R) : Smith & Wesson Model 629, Heckler & Koch USP .45, Smith & Wesson Model 500, FN SLP MK I. http://savethegun.wordpress.com/storage-cache-containers/
>> No. 12784 ID: 00a13e
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Long term storage cache containers, in various lengths and finishes. Guns shown for size reference (L to R) : Smith & Wesson Model 629, Heckler & Koch USP .45, Smith & Wesson Model 500, FN SLP MK I.
>> No. 12785 ID: 00a13e
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12785
My friends and I stored our guns in a basement, but I wrapped mine in plastic wrap. Later, when we went to get these guns, we noticed some were spotted with rust, but mine were just fine.

Now I store my pistols and more expensive rifles in large waterproof plastic gun cases.

I store my ammo in waterproof ammo cans (war surplus steel cans with good rubber seals or modern plastic ones) and then place these in regular cardboard boxes to keep them away from prying eyes of opportunistic burglars (lift that box and the box will tear, spilling out all those heavy ammo cans).
>> No. 12786 ID: 00a13e
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>> No. 12788 ID: cca4cd
>>12785
Wouldn't it be hilarious if centuries from now people were still digging these up? By then owning a butterknife that's unregistered would probably be a high crime, so this might be more scary to them than unearthing UXE.
>> No. 12789 ID: 00a13e
  >>12788
Woody Allen - Information from the past
http://youtu.be/YkK7wue2xGk
Clip from "Sleeper" (1973)
>> No. 12790 ID: 00a13e
  But, in the future, people will be too preoccupied with The Orb to worry about buried guns.
http://youtu.be/KAKWKfVcd04
>> No. 12791 ID: 00a13e
  And then there's The Orgasmatron.
http://youtu.be/Isrd7E5nzIQ
>> No. 12792 ID: 00a13e
  >>12791
Not to be confused with Motorhead's Orgasmatron.
http://youtu.be/XAhGeIZW7BM
Legendary song, which is an icon of heavy metal music, by Motorhead. Taken from the album Orgasmatron (1986).
>> No. 12793 ID: 00a13e
  Motörhead - Orgasmatron Live http://youtu.be/yIonRQFpKN4
I am the one, Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand
My image is of agony, my servants rape the land
Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain
Two thousand years of misery of torture in my name
Hypocrisy made paramount, paranoia the law
My name is called Religion, sadistic, sacred whore.

I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit
I am the emperor of lies, you grovel at my feet
I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain
And still you play the sycophant and revel in my pain
And all my promises are lies, all my love is hate
I am the politician and I decide your fate.

I march before a martyred world, an army for the fight
I speak of great heroic days, of victory and might
I hold a banner drenched in blood, I urge you to be brave
I lead you to your destiny, I lead you to your grave
Your bones will build my palace, your eyes will stud my crown
For I am Mars, the God of war, and I will cut you down.
>> No. 12869 ID: 963c4b
  Someone has to do a #McConnelling video set to Motörhead's 1986 song Orgasmatron:
I am the one, Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand
My image is of agony, my servants rape the land
...I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit
I am the emperor of lies, you grovel at my feet
I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain
And still you play the sycophant and revel in my pain
And all my promises are lies, all my love is hate
I am the politician and I decide your fate.

It's Creepy But Try Not To Laugh At These Mitch McConnell Parodies
http://youtu.be/f0yQI_gtSSA
Published on Mar 14, 2014
"We'd like to thank Jon Stewart for bringing #McConnelling to the world.

On Thursday's episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Stewart put out a call for viewers to take the latest campaign ad from Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) -- which features the Senate Minority Leader smiling at the camera in a series of awkward shots -- and give it a new soundtrack. Stewart used Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" and The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes" as excellent examples of how funny a new twist on the ad could be."* John Iadarola, Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?!, TYT Sports) and Brian Unger (Showdown Of The Unbeatables) break it down on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/14/mcconnelling_n_4965816.html
>> No. 12870 ID: 963c4b
  #McConnelling (Motörhead - The Game)
http://youtu.be/CMWTbUd67t4
>> No. 12871 ID: 963c4b
  #McConnelling - Motorhead - Ace of Spades
http://youtu.be/gNctPEQCrrk
>> No. 14149 ID: 2ae388
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TITAN Gun Safe Pistol Vault
http://www.titangunsafe.com/2/60-TITAN_Gun_Safe_Pistol_Vault.html
>> No. 14150 ID: 2ae388
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Although many people just keep guns in the car glove box or central console (flip-up compartment between the front seats of a vehicle).
Some states allow this, some only allow this if the car driver or owner has a valid concealed weapons permit, and some states forbid this.

A cheap Kel-Tec mouse gun will fit in such consoles, but keeping guns in such may result in stolen guns if the car is broken into or if the car is stolen.
>> No. 14151 ID: 2ae388
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>> No. 14152 ID: 2ae388
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Center of mass car safe.
Stuff it under the seat, cable secures it to the inside of the car.
Gun Storage in Vehicle:
http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=5&f=10&t=74152
>> No. 14154 ID: 2ae388
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14154
Something to attach on your gun safe.
>> No. 14195 ID: 0ea075
I believe that the Titan safe is actually CA legal, surprisingly.

So it's an option for you fellow PRC denizens who live in shit counties.
>> No. 15907 ID: d41e47
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15907
The short version:
I bought this gun safe because it solved my issue of having limited mounting options, while retaining the quick access through electronic entry. The other safes I found online of similar size with electronic entry could not be mounted (in the space I had) in a way that didn't block either their door or keypad, or they were simply too big for what I needed. Overall, I am very happy with this gun safe.

Pro's:
- Design and flexibility in mounting options. Why didn't someone think of this sooner?!
- Foolproof programmable electronic entry with a physical key backup
- Nice white internal floodlight
- You can turn the electronic keypad "beep" sound on/off
- When mounted using bigger hardware (that you supply), the safe feels rock solid

Con's:
- The mechanical whining noise as the electronic latch locks/unlocks isn't quiet
- The white internal floodlight might be too bright for some people
- The "L" mounting bracket needs more screw hole options for securing it to wood stud walls
- Should come with longer wood screws for secure mounting
- Low battery warning only works if you touch a keypad button
http://www.mybestgunsafe.com/
>> No. 15909 ID: df12a0
>>14152
>cable secures it to the inside of the car.

Well, that's awfully kind of Cable to do for a fellow OpChanner...
>> No. 16566 ID: 53e33a
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SentrySafe SFW123DSB 1.23 Cubic Feet Combination Fire-Safe, Medium Grey
Pros
Nice looking safe with beautiful design to assist its appraisal.
It is pocket friendly in comparison to other safes in the market.
Provides an avenue for maximum user gun safety.
A good deterrent to forcers of fire and weather.
Longevity of use and storage.
It is easy to use and access.
Cons
The use of the safe has been noted to have the following weaknesses;

Possibility of breakage during shipping, making the user to lose money.
Very heavy to allow ease of moving in case of transit.
Not damp proof and may have frost developing inside and destroying the valuables.
source: http://www.zentiz.com/top-10-best-gun-safes-reviews/
>> No. 16567 ID: e7f332
>>14154

Dan Bilzerian should have had that on his safe.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/12/dan-bilzerian-los-angeles-cops-took-guns-without-w/?page=all
>> No. 16573 ID: 52ed6e
  >>15907
A seriously massive con of this is the mechanical override lock is a tubular lock which is ridiculously easy to pick if you own a $10 tubular lockpick.

If a safe has a wafer lock or a tubular lock, figure out a way to replace said lock with something actually good or buy something different. Wafer locks especially, you can pick those open with a screwdriver.
>> No. 16576 ID: 254d85
>>14154
>magnet

A engraved plaque of high-hardness stainless that can be welded or riveted on would be a far better option.
>> No. 16590 ID: 3254ec
>>12788
I just hope by then intra-stellar or even interstellar space travel is a thing so men yearning to be free can carve out their own corner of the system/galaxy (and eventually cleanse the eatrth with a kinetic kill vehicle)
>> No. 16591 ID: 3254ec
>>11560
The biggest problem I have with these kind of safes (couchsafe and bedsafe) is they are in the worst position for a crowbar/breaker bar attack, and it's not terribly effective concealment - it's something a hired home cleaner would easily run into.
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