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hqly2001
10-31-2010, 10:50 PM
I've searched for older threads but didn't find the info that I need. Can anyone recommend a good decent gun safe for $200-300?
I'm currently considering a HoMAK 12 gun safe for about 250.. any better recs?

Tick_Tock_Glock
10-31-2010, 11:18 PM
Lowes centurion is not bad for the money.

Mofo-Kang
10-31-2010, 11:19 PM
Lowes centurion is not bad for the money.

I was just going to say that I was at Lowes a couple of days ago and saw one in that price range.

Pineapple Devil
11-01-2010, 11:44 AM
Yeah check lowes and home depot. unless a website offers free shipping, the shipping cost will negate any "good deal" you get on a safe

glockman19
11-01-2010, 3:19 PM
I'm always amazed whey people look to buy they least expensive safe for their expensive firearms and ammo.

Don't skimp on a safe

Flux Capacitor
11-01-2010, 3:43 PM
I'm always amazed whey people look to buy they least expensive safe for their expensive firearms and ammo.

Don't skimp on a safe


Nice, light weight safe is the first thing to go on the back of the truck. A torch in some empty warehouse is my next guess. I know your on a budget, but hide it in your house until you can afford something better.

IrishPirate
11-01-2010, 3:49 PM
Stack on gun cabinets. If someone wants into your safe, they'll get in. The better the safe though, the longer it will take them and the greater the chance they'll just pass it by. If you want something that is "safe" spend a few grand. If you just want to lock your guns up to satisfy the legal requirement to do so, get a gun cabinet. they're not easy to break into, but they are much easier than a safe. However, good luck getting a safe upstairs, and then back downstairs if you ever move again.....

I'm going with a stack on gun cabinet because i want to be able to lock my guns up, not have to buy another damn gun lock ever again, and i need to put it upstairs. I plan on using other security systems to keep my house free of thiefs so that i don't have to worry about torch weilding maniacs coming to melt their way into my guns...:rolleyes:

sniper4usmc
11-01-2010, 4:10 PM
$200-300 range are mostly Gun Cabinet not Gun safe..
spend extra $100 and get Sentry or stackon safe.

safaridave
11-01-2010, 5:47 PM
I bought my safe from Gander Mountain. Its a stack-on gun 10-gun SAFE, not cabinet. it was $299 shipping *included*. Just look for a gander mountain coupon online to negate the 15$ shipping charge.

That sucker is bolted to the wall and i feel much better.

WDE91
11-01-2010, 8:00 PM
I would suggest looking on the used market on craigslist

Bobula
11-01-2010, 8:31 PM
My 2nd safe was a stackon gsg-710. Got it for $279 delivered from walmart.com. Worked until costcos sale.

Iknownot
11-02-2010, 12:56 AM
I've searched for older threads but didn't find the info that I need. Can anyone recommend a good decent gun safe for $200-300?
I'm currently considering a HoMAK 12 gun safe for about 250.. any better recs?


I don't know about $200 to 300 but for around $425-450 if you look around, you can get something like the Amsec TF5517, which is pretty decent for the money, IMO.

Costco, often has safes on sale of similar size, at that price point as well. For a little more $, you will have something a little more sturdy, with some fire protection, over a gun cabinet.

zrock
11-02-2010, 7:41 AM
I have 2 for sale. 1 upright 63x17x24 mfg by treadlok holds 12+ rifles and 8 pistols. 2. Chest type safe 65L x19Tx24W also mfg by treadlok. This safe is big. 250ea

http://www.hunt101.com/showphoto.php?photo=697303&ppuser=69222

Pm me zrock .


Pictures are up

comblock
11-02-2010, 5:04 PM
Watch where you bolt it. Some new homes have new slabs and are post tensioned and should not be bolted into.

bsg
11-03-2010, 2:17 AM
with the restricted budget you have submitted... i'd be looking at the "preowned" market; to get more for my money.

Lead Waster
11-03-2010, 11:21 AM
cabinet vs safe = fire rating?

Though it looks like the fire protection is just some kind of drywall stuff.

So in a fire, your guns might survive being in a safe but not a gun cabinet.
I got the Costco Ex-20 safe...I just want curious fingers off the guns (my kids) and something fireproof (for 30 minutes) so I can store my archived photo CD/DVD in, as well as at the bank safe deposit box.

zrock
11-05-2010, 6:48 AM
Pictures are up on safes for sale Post # 14

nicitaja
11-05-2010, 12:00 PM
Zrock, I was pm'ing you, don't have access to see pictures right now, is your 12 riffle unit a safe or cabinet? Any idea on the temp ratings, as well as bolt qty & size of locking bolts? (diameter?)

sarge1572
11-05-2010, 9:17 PM
I just received a flier from Harbor Freight that they were having a sale on their "executive safes". They had one in your price range. In that range you are NOT going to get a fire proof safe, but they will keep your firearms locked away from prying eyes, and little jelly encrusted fingers!!

Jeff

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?category=&q=safe

(edit - after re-reading your post, I'm not recommending this safe, it just fit into your price range. I haven't seen it up close)

zrock
11-08-2010, 7:10 AM
Price drop on post #14