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dno_2
01-30-2011, 10:46 AM
I found this coupon in todays sales paper. Harbor freight has their "Executive Safe" on sale for $249.99. I believe you have to have a coupon. Pictures can be found on the website. The sale price is valid through April 2011. Just a heads up for anyone looking for an in-expensive option.

-Danny

sk8804
01-30-2011, 1:55 PM
it is not doj approved though so if someone got it open and got your gun, it would be on your head.

devilinblack
01-30-2011, 3:52 PM
It's better than nothing, but after looking at it I wouldn't use it for anything really important.

dno_2
01-30-2011, 5:11 PM
I completely agree. Just thought someone might want that as an option. Somebody is always asking for an affordable safe.

gravedigger
01-30-2011, 7:16 PM
It isn't a good safe for guns. The DOJ approval isn't there because the bolts are 3/4" instead of 1".

BoJackUSMC
01-30-2011, 9:33 PM
Sometimes Turners sell gun safe DOJ approve I believe for $349. I am waiting for that deal again. I have been to
Harbor Freight before and they are known for having cheap stuff because its all made in China. At the end it is better
than nothing, but I would not use that safe to store any expensive firearms.

johnthomas
01-30-2011, 10:02 PM
it is not doj approved though so if someone got it open and got your gun, it would be on your head.

By someone, who do you mean? If someone breaks in and steals it, no. If a child, either invited as a guest or lives in the home yes. There is an expectation that our home is our castle, our private place.

Safe Handling and Storage of Firearms
Under the Children’s Firearm Accident Prevention Act of 1991, any person who keeps a loaded
firearm where a child obtains and improperly uses it, may be fined or sent to prison. (Penal Code
§§ 12035, 12036, 12071.)
To prevent unnecessary injury or death caused by improper storage of firearms in the home where
children (under age 18) are likely to be present, and to help prevent the possibility of criminal
prosecution, all firearms should be unloaded, locked with a trigger locking device that renders the
firearm inoperable, and stored in a locked container. Ammunition should be stored in a location
separate from the firearm. Other means of safe storage include trigger locking devices, or locking
firearm safes or cabinets. For information on obtaining firearm safety devices or how they operate,
contact a firearms dealer, firearms club or association which promotes firearm safety training
courses, the manufacturer of such devices, or visit the Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms
website at http://www.ag.ca.gov/firearms/certlist.htm.

bsg
01-31-2011, 2:12 PM
thanks for sharing the information.

if budget is an issue... a good used safe can get you more protection for the money than a new safe that is lacking in quality.

QQQ
01-31-2011, 3:02 PM
Wal-Mart sells a DOJ-approved safe for $150 online. I don't have one myself but I hear they're more like gun lockers.

Riflelover
01-31-2011, 9:16 PM
Wal-Mart sells a DOJ-approved safe for $150 online. I don't have one myself but I hear they're more like gun lockers.

I'm assuming that they are the stackons. If you do purchase one make sure you bring some evidence of them being doj approved. I ended up doing a ppt, when i went to pick up my gun they told me that stack ons weren't doj approved and tried to force me to purchase a gun lock. I'll give everyone one guess where that was.

Jack L
02-01-2011, 5:32 PM
Costco and Lowe's sells safes as well. I bought a Liberty Centurion on sale at Lowe's. Wait for the sales. I asked Liberty if they meet CA DOJ approved standards and they said they do.

tacticalcity
02-01-2011, 6:44 PM
DOJ approved...what a scam all the way around.

Jack L
02-02-2011, 6:49 AM
I received this note from Liberty Safe regarding the Centurion model which is one of their affordable safes when bought on sale at Costco or Lowe's, etc. Mine is a D-20 model.

"If you purchased the CE12 model, it is not DOJ approved. All the other Liberty Safes are."

obeygiant
02-02-2011, 8:16 PM
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