View Full Version : Browning Tactical Series Safe

11-12-2010, 12:54 PM
Thinkning of Picking one of these up tell me what you think....


11-12-2010, 1:24 PM
with a roof rack ??? lol... i hope you get all them rifles an guns with it. :) very nice..

11-12-2010, 1:39 PM
At 800+ lbs. I'd use a refrigerator dolly. Nice though!

11-12-2010, 1:46 PM
great fireproofing, heavy weight, if you want it get it. I personally don't think you need something that heavy as long as it's bolted to the ground, but in Compton and Oakland maybe??

11-12-2010, 2:01 PM
i dont like the handles because it gives a thief somewhere to pry against, and for that much money you can buy a much larger safe. 72"x42"x32" same price (http://www.deansafe.com/wisu53.html)

when i was in the market for a quality safe i went around to all of the manufacturers within driving range and did a walk through of there facilities, the only safe company that i could find that actually made there safes on the spot was sportsman steel in Long beach. I did end up purchasing there Commemorative Double Wide for less than the number your talking about. You live a ways away so i dont expect you will be able to get the price i did as i picked it up in my truck(1700lbs is not fun to move around but with enough people it is doable). Commemorative Double Wide (http://www.sportsmansteelsafes.com/fortress.htm)

Its just my opinion but you might want to find out where the safe was made to see who your helping employ in these hard times.

11-12-2010, 2:09 PM
Hinges are on the outside too. I heard when the door hinges are on inside it's better. But that is one nice lookin safe

11-12-2010, 2:10 PM
Outside hinges are generally better...more secure.

11-12-2010, 2:47 PM
Hinge truth:

Outside is better because:
1. You can often remove the door when moving the safe
2. The door will open 180+ degrees vs. ~150 degrees with inside hinges

Inside is better because:
1. Some believe it is more secure - actually, that is not true. If you cut off the hinges that won't help getting into the safe
2. Cleaner front look

Net/net, doesn't matter much, but outside wins by a nose.

BTW, I have a Browning Theftgard - a more economical safe than what the OP lists. Thus far, I am happy as it is exactly as advertised and works well.