GUN Reasons why not to use Walmart Safes

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  1. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    You get what you pay for.
     
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    YOU MEAN A $600 SAFE SHOULDN'T PROTECT $10,000 WORTH OF GUNS?!!
     
  4. Ford4Life

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    Yep. What do you expect from a $600 piece of crap. It always amazed me that people drop huge money on guns, then try to buy the cheapest piece of shit they can find to protect them.

    My neighbor (cop) was investigating a burglary last week, he said the people drilled a few holes in the top of a safe big enough to get a blade into, then cut around the top with a sawzall. Pealed it back like a tin can, everything in it was taken.
     
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    dont want to read the whole thread what was in the safe that was attempted to be stolen
     
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    I'd have a Wal-Mart safe filled with poison or explosives or something... and the real safe safely behind it.
     
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    The real sad part is if you life in an apt you really have limited options to what you can put inside it :hs:
     
  8. Ford4Life

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    I could see a 1500 pound safe falling through some piece of shit apartment floor. :rofl:
     
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    It all goes back to the old saying.. If someone wants something bad enough, they CAN get it. Nothing is 100% secure.

    That said, when I purchase a house, my safe will be bolted to the floor and the wall, in a locked closet or something.. No reason to not have multiple layers of security.

    Right now I have to settle for my safe just sitting in my closet, off to one side.. covered by clothes, hard to get to, and not alot of room to move around if you did get to it.
     
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    oh, my apt floors are 1' concrete

    problem is, stair case would collapse trying to get it up :rofl:
     
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    doesn't matter about the safe. almost any gun safe can be broken into. take pictures and serial numbers of all your firearms (and anything else of value in your home) and print copies as well as put them on a disc. put one set in a secure place off-premises, and one in a safety deposit box.
     
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    Multiple layers of security are the best bet, much like has been said here.

    Hide the safe, bolt it down, and make it awkward to get into. The worst experience you have putting it in, the better off it'll be. Alarm systems are excellent investments.

    There's MANY things you can do to safeguard your home, AND the stuff in it, including your gun safe. You have to invest the time and money to protect your stuff.
     
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    great advice, I keep an sd-micro in my cell phone, and zip file in my email account.
    the only thing i have to worry about now is stuff that's mildly valuable, but has high sentimental value to me.
    oh, and coming home to see my own guns pointed at me...
     
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    Solution to the last one: rig home with explosives. Gotta think scorched earth strategy.

    I knew a guy who would take the slide off his pistol he kept at home and hide it elsewhere.. great idea, until he gets lazy and doesn't put it back together when he gets home, or he forgets where he puts it..
     
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    I've been meaning to do it with all the guns, and my dad's guns anyways. but then I thought why not do everything in the house. I can do it myself and then it's a lot easier if God forbid something happen
     
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    Honestly, I am not spending more than $2k on a safe. However, it will be in my office, and once I get it I am going to add a motion detector in that room, my alarm calls out to the police so it should hold up until then.

    If they can get past my alarm with the cellular dial out, backup battery, all door /windows wired, multiple motion detectors, and my safe before the cops arrive then it just sucks to be me.
     
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    I've got one of the cheap Sentry $600 ones from Walmart. If somebody breaks in and wants something, they are gonna get it. I actually hope they can get in it pretty fast and then get the hell out. I only bought it so my kids couldn't get into it. It'll do it's job.
     
  20. Ford4Life

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    Sadly, $2k ain't jack shit when you are talking about high end safes.
     
  21. Anders 7

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    Unless you are gonna drop 10K on a safe someone with the right tools can easily break into it. Safes are more of a deterrent if anything.
     
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    First floor :o
     
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    Up from outside, in thru window.
     
  24. Ford4Life

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    And advertise to everyone in the process that you have a giant safe, cuz using a crane to lift a safe though a window won't draw any attention at all. :hsugh:
     
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    Pretty much. There's a video out there of a some guys prying open a pretty tough safe in less than 5 minutes with minimal effort.
     

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