Discussion in 'On Topic' started by TL1000RSquid, Mar 8, 2007.
stolen from arfcom
my daughter has that crickett .22
so does Sentry buy him new guns now?
rated for 30 minutes at 1400.
And how hot was the fire? Yup, your guess is as good as mine. And how long was it burning? All most inexpensive firesafes are is lined with fire resistant drywall.
shit, and i was going to buy a cheap sentry too
taht's why my guns are insured.
insurance > fire safes
how do you go about getting insc on guns?
Talk to your home insurance/renter's insurance agent. I pay $34/year for coverage on my AR, USP, and G21. My home insurance policy only protects firearms up to $3,000 in the event of theft and only in the event of theft. Having a seperate policy protects my firearms from the same perils as the rest of my home.
No safe you can afford to buy is really fire proof, they are fire resistant at best. All you can do is buy the best you can afford and carry insurance on those firearms that are valuable.
I have good coverage with my renters insurance. Also if you're an NRA member (why aren't you?) it includes some coverage with a low deductible. Also the NRA offers fairly affordable supplemental insurance.
His house burned to the ground. That means that temperatures in that house were in excess of 2000 degrees in some places. It also means that the fire had been burning for several of those 30 minutes before anyone showed up to try to put it out. That the guns are still there at all is a testament to the function of the safe.
Well, kinda pointless if the stuff inside doesnt survive.
The safe was designed to protect the rifles from temps like that,
Firefighters I've talked to, said they very rarely work. The safe might be in good condition, but the temps inside still reach over a thousand degrees and incinerate whatever is in there. Waste of money.
I've got a fireproof sentry.
and look at the great shape the rifles are in.
The condition depends on the fire itself, that place burned to the ground, you can't expect much out of that.
welcome to reality
I'm a firefighter. That particular model is not a great model if the safe itself is going to be in the fire. Neither, for that matter, are most safes that any of us can usually afford. Safes are rated for a certain temperature and time exposure. During that temp. and time exposure, the contents should not experience any ill-effects. After that time limit, or above that temperature, all bets are off. This is why you look at that safe and go, "Why bother?" Why? Because without it, you would have nothing but warped, melted metal. The wood would be GONE. The plastic would be GONE. Keep in mind that fire is a rapid oxidation process as well. Look at those guns. They're oxidized. Rusted. They probably didn't experience direct flame impingement. If they had, they'd be gone.
In a fire that burned a house to the ground as described, you wouldn't have any proof that any firearms even existed in that house. Safes give you a little buffer time.
Didnt you state, fires are usually small or large. Hardly any inbetween?
Fuck that, soak 'em in oil and buff.