GUN those $400 sentry gun safes at walmart/home depot?

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  1. cent

    cent New Member

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    ok yeah i know they probably aren't the greatest safe in the world, but i'd just like something that will hold what I have, and is big enough to prevent smash and grabs. I know it won't stop a "real" criminal, but its better then just having my guns laying on each other in the closet. your thoughts?
     
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    more of a strongbox to keep kids away from them.
    For less money I'd get a Greenlee Job Box.
    Larger, more versatile, and stronger.
     
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    They are absolute crap, and will probably only work for a year.
    Took my about 30 seconds to get into mine when the lock mechanism broke.
    Save for a bit and spend a little more.


    Mine was a $200 model, so your results may be different.
     
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    I have one. When drilling through it to bolt it down and to the wall I noticed it's metal was very thin. Use some thick backing plates for the bolts when you bolt it down or the bolt heads will rip right through the metal. A small prybar could probably open the doors too. But still better then leaving everything out in the open I guess.
     
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    build a false back to 1 of your closets and paint to match etc. a burglar would have to pull back the clothes and really look to see that the bottom 1/2 of the closet is several inches further out than the top 1/2 and then they'd have to figure out how it opens or if it opens. it cost about $50 in materials and took a couple hours to do. if some punk thief finds it and figures it out then they deserve to steal the guns
     
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    Bolt it down, hide it, tell no one and lock up your tool box so if any crooks find it they dont pop it open with your own pry bar.
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    place it properly
    secure it nicely
    hide it decently

    and it should be ok
     
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    good point. :rofl:
     
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    I have a stack-on gun cabinet currently although I'm planing on buying a good safe this next year. I've got it anchored into my wall with a 2x4 and some large screws and washers. It's also hidden in the house so it would be quite a while before someone found it.
     
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    They're not the best, but I have one. They keep any kids or visitors out of my stuff, plus they will keep the smash and grab guys at bay, they'll take my plasma instead.
     
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    I bought 1 when they were $350. Has an electronic lock. Obviously it's not the best, and it's not fire rated. But that's what insurance is for. It will prevent theft from the usual smash and grab.

    I've had it for almost 3 years now I think. Still works fine. Wish it was a little bit bigger so I can stash more shit into it. It does have a slight rust issue inside on the hinge. I dont know when it developed or if it was there originally. Sometime last year, I was moving. When I opened the safe to get shit out and accidently touched the inside hinge. Felt rough and noticed the rust.

    I just sprayed some BF CLP on it and left it alone... :o
     
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    I want a damn safe
     
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