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I was reminded of a thread about safes in here when I saw this today...

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...o?itemid=95824

I realize it's not fire proof, but for $250 it had decent space and construction FWIW.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 08:27 PM
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Line the inside with sheetrock, that is all that is in my Liberty that I paid $1500 for

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Actually does not look too bad for the price, would have to see in person.
The bolt style safe is the only way I would go, and is a plus on this safe.
If it is shitty in person check out the Stack-Ons at Academy.
http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...340-03254-0924
We got one for my father in law and for the money is really not bad at all.
We bolted it to the wall and concrete and used large fender washers on the bolts and it would take a truck to yank it out.
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Wow another i'm gonna buy another shitty bargain box "gun safe"post. Ok one more time don't buy that or the stack on junk joe idiot burglar can get in to and no thats not a 1500 dollar Liberty with sheetrock in it. There is a reason there is a price difference just like everything else trust the pro's on this one save your money don't buy junk.

I open safes every day all day long from that junk that doesn't work for shit to bank vaults and everything in between skip the crap and do some research and buy a real safe. And i don't want to give you the" hookup" or sell you anything just save your money and buy something real.

I tried this before and folks didn't listen. Good luck.
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I need one of those safes for my ammo so I can get it out of my safe and make room for more guns.
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Check out Lowes.. its a bit more money, but they have a Liberty safe thats 12.2cu ft. Its like 55"x21"x15". I believe the SKU is 292952. My cousin picked one up yesterday. 20 min fireproof, its a Liberty and its decent priced. You can find a 10% off coupon for lowes and it comes out to $385 out the door.

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Wow another i'm gonna buy another shitty bargain box "gun safe"post. Ok one more time don't buy that or the stack on junk joe idiot burglar can get in to and no thats not a 1500 dollar Liberty with sheetrock in it. There is a reason there is a price difference just like everything else trust the pro's on this one save your money don't buy junk.

I open safes every day all day long from that junk that doesn't work for shit to bank vaults and everything in between skip the crap and do some research and buy a real safe. And i don't want to give you the" hookup" or sell you anything just save your money and buy something real.

I tried this before and folks didn't listen. Good luck.

A house alarm and even a Bargain Safe like the orginal poster linked will stop a burglar.

No thief in his right mind would go into my house and try to get my safe (Its bolted to the wall and to the concrete foundation) with the alarm going off. My safe might not be the most expensive, but I don't think anyone can get it in under 8 minutes. And It would be VERY Tough to get my alarm to shut up without knowing where the battery backups are (there's more than one and in different spots), getting to where the siren/loud speaker is, and to find the Cell Phone thats linked to the alarm.

Even if a person had a cheapish safe, and with a decent home alarm, no thief is going to stick around and risk the cops showing up within 8 minutes. I know in my case, you can't get my safe out in under 10 minutes. (No one is going to lift 800 pounds very easily and especially since its secured in a wall and in the foundation.

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I need one of those safes for my ammo so I can get it out of my safe and make room for more guns.
BINGO....that is what I thought as soon as I opened the link. It would make a nice ammo locker out in my garage on the outer wall. For the price with lug bolts it is not a bad deal.
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It makes a lot of sense to save your money untill you can buy a better one. While your at it put the money you are saving in the same spot that your guns are right now that way if/when someone breaks in they can take it all.....

A cheap, "starter safe" is better then no safe. It is cheap, buy it and use it for now and then use it for an ammo locker later. I am willing to bet 9 out of 10 times it will stop a burglar, it is not like you are going to have a fucking safe cracker break into your house. If you can afford better now, but just trying to skimp step it up.
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Wow another i'm gonna buy another shitty bargain box "gun safe"post. Ok one more time don't buy that or the stack on junk joe idiot burglar can get in to and no thats not a 1500 dollar Liberty with sheetrock in it. There is a reason there is a price difference just like everything else trust the pro's on this one save your money don't buy junk.

I open safes every day all day long from that junk that doesn't work for shit to bank vaults and everything in between skip the crap and do some research and buy a real safe. And i don't want to give you the" hookup" or sell you anything just save your money and buy something real.

I tried this before and folks didn't listen. Good luck.
I posted a relatively inexpensive safe for those that might need one to start out. In this case we are talking about something being better than nothing, that's just something you can't argue about.


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I was reminded of a thread about safes in here when I saw this today...

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...o?itemid=95824

I realize it's not fire proof, but for $250 it had decent space and construction FWIW.
Hey sam, now that you're looking into a fire proof safe you can buy these other 2 air purifiers I have.
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Hey sam, now that you're looking into a fire proof safe you can buy these other 2 air purifiers I have.
LMAO! That was only eight years ago! It was a crap shoot, one died weeks after I got it and the other is running in my office as I type this. As far as a good safe goes, I'm covered. I have one of these bad muthers...

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Has a thief ever actually tried to take a gun safe out of someone's house or do they open them up and take out what's inside them?
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Has a thief ever actually tried to take a gun safe out of someone's house or do they open them up and take out what's inside them?
Furniture dollies are cheap, and plentiful. If they know you're gone for the day, they can clean you out fast.

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The chick in the ad is kinda short.

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I have that Harbor Fright safe, and have no issues with the quality and/or construction. You can even use the 20% discount 'one time coupon' and get it for $200-bucks.

The girl in the pic is about 4' 10" tall.

You can bolt it to the wall and the floor.

Bolt design, and electronic keypad.

Heavy, so nobody is carrying it away.

I am happy with it, but also have an 'expensive safe' that is nicer than this one. Long short is 'if this is all you can afford, than it is a good deal'. Otherwise, spend a few bucks more on a fireproof safe.
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Furniture dollies are cheap, and plentiful. If they know you're gone for the day, they can clean you out fast.
But if it's secured to concrete and studs.........
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Has a thief ever actually tried to take a gun safe out of someone's house or do they open them up and take out what's inside them?
I've never heard of one taking the safe that was bolted down. I have heard them work for hours in a home to get it open, when the homeowner didn't have an alarm.

Everything I've read, when someone has a gun safe bolted to the floor and secured to the studs in the wall, no thief has taken its contents when the homeowner had an active alarm. The most the thief takes are things left out, they just leave the gun safe alone.

I've bolted down my gun safe to the ground and studs in the wall. I have an active alarm, I even have insurance on my firearms.

I've even bolted down my personal document firesafe.

Like I said, if you take the effort to secure your stuff, and put a good alarm on your home, you shouldn't ever have your firearms taken from you.

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I think dicks sports and outdoors has one for less then $200. Can't post a link, posting from phone.
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