GUN Ceap gun safe vs hidden safe

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  1. Captain Haddock

    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles OT Supporter

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    Cheap gun safe vs hidden safe

    So I have an old upright freezer that I've been thinking about converting into a safe. It's big enough for plenty of long guns and lots of shelves. It seals pretty air tight, so I can run a dehumidifier.

    Plus it can sit in my basement and look like a freezer as opposed to a weapons cache. I know it won't be fire rated, but neither are the cheapies.

    So am I out of my mind, or is this a fun way to screw around for a weekend or 2?
     
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  2. acoop101

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    I don't think you are out of your mind but I would buy a cheep safe and install it in the freezer for that measure of security.
     
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    hmmm. this i like.
     
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    Fridges are common places to hide contraband, however, so someone rummaging through your house might actually be more likely to discover it.
     
  5. sp00n155

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    Make a safe that looks like a book case full of books.

    they damn sure don't read.
     
  6. Captain Haddock

    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles OT Supporter

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    :mamoru:
     
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    Thats what i was thinking. They wont steal books. I mean, whose gonna read'um to them anyway.
     
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    This is a pretty fucking good idea, and probably pretty easy to do, also. Problem is anyone who knows me and my wife would know what type of books we would have on a shelf, and they might go try and pick up a book :rofl: Hrm.
     
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    When my dad built custom houses just about everyone had a bookcase installed that actually opened like a door into a compartment. It's think thieves would be somewhat wise to them by now. It really started out as a neat way to get rid of the attic access door in the bonus room above the garage, but towards the end of his building days, people were having them installed all over the house.
     
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    Fridges and beds are common places to look for money and other items when someone is searching....
     
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    I put one in myself. The space under the stairs was completely closed in and wasted. I put in a wall of book shelves and one of them opens for a doorway to walk under the stairs. I have plenty of storage and well over 6' of headroom so I can walk in and out without ducking.
     
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    I'm really looking for a small wall safe to hold a gun or two. Would make carrying much easier for my wife and I since the guns would be downstairs by the door, locked up and hidden.
     
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    I keep my long guns in a beat-up old golf bag in the corner of the garage, with the barrels covered with some hand-knitted club covers. BG's know pawn shops won't pay crap for golf clubs...
     
  14. Werm

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    Doesn't sound like a bad idea, you could even put a lock on the fridge and hide it behind stuff etc...


    But IMO you should save up and buy a decent safe.
     
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    I stayed at a hotel that had a wall safe in the closet. It was big enough for a couple handguns and a little bit of jewelry. It was designed for hotel patron use with an electronic code lock that you could set the 4-digit pin each time you closed it. I really wish I still knew the manufacturer as I would love to put one of those in my house. Not so much for the changing code, but just the keypad lock and the design/size was perfect.

    I'd like to have a small hidden wall safe to keep a gun more readily available while the majority of my guns are put away and secured.
     
  16. Werm

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    http://www.getsafes.com/c-10-hotel-safes.aspx

    http://www.hotelsafes.com/

    http://www.a1qualitysafe.com/site/408162/page/91227
     
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    I don't need an electronic safe because then you have to deal with getting power to it or remembering to change the batteries. I would like a push button combo in the wall safe.

    Something like this but with buttons and no keys

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stack-On-In-Wall-Pistol-Cabinet/11071336#ProductDetail

    One of these may work, but not sure about how they get power...batteries that can be changed on the outside?????

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11402214&findingMethod=rr

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11359342&findingMethod=rr

    Not as worried about protecting from a burglar, more to just keep them locked up and away from kids, etc


    After more searching I think I may have to go with one of these

    http://www.a1qualitysafe.com/site/408162/product/5070
    http://www.a1qualitysafe.com/site/408162/product/257-EB
     
  18. Captain Haddock

    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles OT Supporter

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    The electronic locks that are on the products my company makes all have 9v contacts in case you need to open a dead safe.
     
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    So you have the hookup on safes then :x:
     
  20. Captain Haddock

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    Nah, we build other sheetmetal locking products. :hs:
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    How much crap can you really fit in those safes?
     
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    A pistol or two and some cash.....I just need a safe that is convenient to the front door to help make carrying something that is a little easier....for me and my wife. I just forget to run upstairs and get a gun before I leave the house....this way I can get in the habit of getting one before I leave.
     

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