GUN Might be making a gun room :run:

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  1. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I have no idea what to get for it and where. Maybe a steel covered door and maybe some sort of steel bars for the window as well
     
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    I have a spare smaller sized bedroom in my house now. I was thinking the same thing but figured it would be too much trouble to fireproof it.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I will not buy a safe. Too much money and way too heavy
     
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    so you'd rather barcade an entire room in your house instead of getting a small safe? :rofl:
     
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    IMHO a room with a window would not make a good "gun room"

    bars on only 1 window of a house says a lot

    YMMV
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    House's foundation is stones along the outside of the house and a steel I-beam in the middle supported by cinder blocks stacked 2 high that are sitting on the wrong (weak) side
    Dont need a few houndred pound in any one spot
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Ben going through the gun room tonight and taking all my share of the guns/ammo etc to my bedroom til I move. Never realize how much shit you got til you have to move it all :hs:
     
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    It would be simpler and easier to reinforce the floor where you want a safe than it would be to buy a vault door and bars for your windows. It would also look cleaner, and would actually protect your firearms from fire better. Unless you had an actual vault room, a vault door is only a deterrent to theft. It does NOTHING for fire, which is what I really want to secure my firearms from.
     
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    plus,it wouldnt be shit to smash through some drywall
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I dont want a vault door. Just a solid wood door or a wood framed steel covered door and a deadbolt
    Most people just leave their guns lying on their coffee tables and in gun cabinets with glass doors
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Where do you guys gt your gun racks? Im looking for a wooden one that holds the guns vertically and the bottoms of the receivers face you and has notches for the barrels to set in
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    want2race designs, constructs, markets, and sells his own professional gun racks.

    He can also put a bullet through a nickle 6 miles away.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Ill probably just figure some way to lock the existing door until I get matching doors throughout the house and put a deadbolt in. My dads gunroom is nothing but a bedroom on the second floor with a deadbolt in a wood door and a door leading to a balcony. No one has broke in in 20 years
     
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    A safe is always a good investment. I would very much like to have a 2nd one.
     
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    Even if you get a steel door and a bars on the one window of the house (which says a lot from the outside) it is far from secure. If it is an internal room then the walls are simply 2x4s and sheetrock. If anyone gets it into their head to get into that room all they need is a hammer or their firsts. You'd have to redo the walls as well to make them secure. That doesn't cover coming down through sheetrock from the attic or protection from fire.

    Now if there is a cinderblock room in the basement (concrete floor and walls) that is well built you can probably get away with a metal door on that. Though the wooden sub-floor above may still be a problem.
     
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    Im not moving to a neighborhood filled with niggers and crack houses, you guys
    Heres the home Im buying

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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    This has been sufficient for my dad and I for the last 20 years :dunno:
    (Im looking for a gun rack kinda like the one against the wall. My dad made that like back in the 70s)

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    The way I see it is if you got some nice guns or other nice stuff get a damn safe. It's like buying insurance. You don't get it because you think you will use it. You get it because you have stuff to protect, and to be responsible.

    If you want to build a re-enforced room with a solid fire door, and some bars on the window that's fine. If you keep it locked it's better than having the guns under your bed or in a closet like lots of other people do. Just don't try to kid yourself or anyone else that they are secured from even an amature thief, fire, or any other natural disaster.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Thats what insurance is for
    Not living in fear ftw
     
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    insurance does not mean you live without fear. If it was only that easy in todays world. All it means is that you've taken steps to protect your assets, or to recover from a loss.
     
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    Greenlee JOBOX is lockable and would hold a shitload of guns for 200 bucks.
     
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    BTW cool house.
    I want land.
     
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    :rofl:
    The contractors use them all the time at work
     
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    Not going to keep out the Pink Panther, but will keep out kids and crackheads.
     
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    everyone should have a safe

    it's your responsibility to keep your weapons out of the hands of criminals
     

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