GUN so, buying a safe is easy

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  1. hsmith

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    trying to figure out how to get it up a flight of stairs with a riser in the middle is the hard part

    no safe mover wants to touch it since it is in an apartment :rofl:

    :wtc:

    i have it figured out how to get it up into the apartment, trying to figure out how to get it OUT when I move OUT is the hard part :o
     
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    buy property, now is prime time to invest in real estate
     
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    not buying until i have a good down payment + "safety net"
     
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    Motorized stair climber.
     
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    Contact piano movers is what a friend did. They have the mechanical dollies, pheumatic? That I hear makes easy work of it.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I think it was.
     
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    i looked at the Zanotti Armor safes as well, but if i am going to blow $1500 i want something nice and will spend a bit more to get it
     
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    $1500 is cheap for a safe

    I got a fort knox maverick off craigslist for $450, IIRC it retails for $1450 or so, but after taking the front door assembly off, i'll be getting one of their higher models
     
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    If you can remove the front door, it makes it a bit lighter. That's what I did.
     
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    well yes i know $1500 is cheap for a safe, but i don't feel like dropping $1500 then a few thousand more 2 years later for a better safe. i'd rather spend the money once :hs:
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    buy a house and roll it into the cost of the house....much better decision, treat it like a refrigerator
     
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    At first I thought you meant this
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    Bingo, bango, bongo

    She gets her walk in closet and kitchen appliances, I get my man cave and gun safe.
     
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    Find a gunshop that sells Safes near you, or even a place that specialized in them (locksmiths sometimes work).

    Many dealers who get on "programs" with safe companies are given/rented a hydraulic cart to help move them with. Where I used to work did, and it was tits. You could load/unload it into the back of a truck, climb stairs with it, etc; all by yourself.
     
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    :cool: i'll look into it
     
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    the downside is, then those assholes know where your safe is, how much it weighs, and how to get it out

    am i paranoid? i don't think so
     
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    I guess, but I never personally thought about it much. Your neighbors are likely going to see it rolled in, and you could even claim that wherever you buy it from is now going to know that you have something of value that you feel inclined to lock up.

    We were more than happy to loan the cart out (some people actually mentioned those concerns before), but you'd have to be a baaad man to scheme a way to get a huge ass Liberty safe out of a house, cart or not. Even with a cart it takes forever, and most safes that we sold were bolted to the floor on-site.

    If you are that concerned about security, I don't think a rinky dink gunsafe is probably for you. Go talk to a professional locksmith, or look around on the 'net; most gunsafes honestly suck badly in comparison to a high-grade vaults and what-not sold by locksmiths/security companies.
     
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    cover it with a refrigerator box, that's what i did....my neighbors probably think i have 2-3 refrigerators
     
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    i would venture to guess 99% of safes will save you from the most common "smash and grab"
     
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    Given time and if the safe is put into an easily accessible area it can be opened in less than 5 minutes. Your best off anchoring the safe in a corner so it can't be tipped over.

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    wow great video, thanks
     
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    I'm buying a safe soon enough. It will be getting anchored down with some threaded rod held into the concrete with structural building epoxy. I figure if the rod goes down a good 3- 3 1/2" I should be set. I don't think anyone can pull that out of the ground very easily.
     

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