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Help with gun safe decision

I'm looking to purchase a gun safe here sometime soon and was wanting some opinions as to where to buy and recommendations on brands/models.

I'm trying to budget myself at $1,000 for the safe I'd like to get the most safe per $ value.

So what would be my best choices?
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I'm looking to purchase a gun safe here sometime soon and was wanting some opinions as to where to buy and recommendations on brands/models.

I'm trying to budget myself at $1,000 for the safe I'd like to get the most safe per $ value.

So what would be my best choices?
Depends on how many guns you want to put in it.

Do you need it fire rated?

Just a bit more info needed

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Depends on how many guns you want to put in it.

Do you need it fire rated?

Just a bit more info needed
I'm not too overly concerned about fire rating would be nice to find one that is but not a necessity.

I'd like something that would hold atleast 20 long guns perhaps even something that has modular shelving for pistol configurations maybe although that might be stretching it a bit.

The safe I have now is a smaller non fire rated one that I'd like to change over to a pistol/ammo locker I don't know yet.
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For $1000, take your pick of quality safes. I like liberty safes but there are a lot of other makes out there for under $1000.

http://www.libertysafe.com/

I use this guy and he delivers and uses a cool tracked dolly to bring in 900lbs of safe.
http://www.americasafes.com/default.html

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patriot safe I got a great deal look the up on the web

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I have a Cannon Wide Body. Got it new for $930


Dimensions: 60H x 36W x 22D
30 gun capacity
1" locking bolts
3 layer armor plate protects lock
Thick 1" composite door
3 point handle
Spring loaded locker keeps safe locked- even after lock has been removed
Internal hinges
Commercial grade group 2 lock
Upholstered shelving and internal walls
Shelves sit on tracks which allow shelves to be raised or lowered
5/8 type x fire liner covers every wall including door
1200 degrees for 30 min.
Heat activated expandable in tumescent fire seal helps keep smoke and heat out
Unibody construction is stronger
Predrilled bottom for bolting to floor
Heavy steel construction
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I got mine at Cabelas. I found it in the bargain cave and it was marked down from $999 to $749 because it had a scratch on the side. Didn't matter to me as the side that was scratched is up against a wall. Also they will sometimes haggle on the bargain cave prices. When I was looking at, the sales guy said they would take $679 for it. It was a lot nicer than most of the other safes I had looked at in the <$1000 range, plus I got a hell of a deal on it. I am looking for another one now too and have considered the Liberty safes.

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Champion Safes are nice one's. THey have some under $1k but the one I liked was $1500, plus $150 for delivery AND set up. They're in Garland but made in Salt Lake City. I still want to get it, but not totally neccessary at this time.

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I'm going to be building one out of pvc soon.
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I'm leaning towards Liberty safe's they have a scratch/dent discount section that has some really good deals.
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Weight is your freind when it comes to a safe.
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Weight is your freind when it comes to a safe.
If you want to make one heavier you can always throw a bunch of lead into the bottom of it.
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Weight is your freind when it comes to a safe.
The one I'm looking at is 600lbs and comes ready to be bolted down I dont see it being easily removed in fact I'm wondering how I'm going to get it in the house in the first place.

I talked to one of the sales staff from Liberty and must say I'm rather impressed with there customer service.
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The one I'm looking at is 600lbs and comes ready to be bolted down I dont see it being easily removed in fact I'm wondering how I'm going to get it in the house in the first place.

I talked to one of the sales staff from Liberty and must say I'm rather impressed with there customer service.
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Mine was 600lbs, it was a bitch but a appliance dolly and two of us got it the master bedroom. Make sure to measure every door/hallway you plan on taking it through.
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Make sure to measure every door/hallway you plan on taking it through.
Double check that. That is my hold up. I am looking to upgrade and I will have to tear out some walls to do so. My house was built in the 60's. Narrow doors.
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Depending on what is wanted, Costco has a 24 gun safe, Winchest for 500.

http://winchestersafes.com/tradition/

It is the tradition 19, not the dark color though the other one.

Are there better? Yeah for sure, but bang for the buck that one is pretty darned good IMO.

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