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Danz la Nuit
01-17-2012, 1:03 PM
I want a safe before I get a rifle... Where to start my research?

It will need to be slim to fit in a moderate sized closet where I am currently renting (house).

I can't bolt it to the floor since I am renting... =(

The corner of the closet is 20 in x 20 in wide x deep and the safe can be no more than 4ft tall.

I currently have a shotgun that is kept next to the bed for home defense but I would like to have a safe before I drop $$$ on a nice rifle.

taperxz
01-17-2012, 1:05 PM
I think you are asking in the wrong thread. Start your research via google, or amazon.com

Ubermcoupe
01-17-2012, 1:07 PM
Try asking in This thread/section (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=74) :)

Ron-Solo
01-17-2012, 1:30 PM
Check out the smaller American Security safes. I have two of the larger ones in my garage. One is over 25 years old and still functions flawlessly.

Kudos for wanting to secure your firearms.

Super Spy
01-17-2012, 1:39 PM
http://www.sturdysafe.com/
Start and end your search here, If I had known about them before I got my current safe, this is what I would have bought. Buy a larger one than you think you need. You'll still fill it up.

Yugo
01-17-2012, 1:44 PM
Check out the smaller American Security safes. I have two of the larger ones in my garage. One is over 25 years old and still functions flawlessly.

Kudos for wanting to secure your firearms.

He's not securing jack sh*t he is gift wrapping it for the person that will steal it. I dont understand people that say, "I cant bolt or screw things into an apartment that im renting". A few holes that can be easily fixed :shrug: grow some eggs and drill some freaking holes and when you move out fill the holes, your not living in a glass house for ****** sake!

gbp
01-17-2012, 2:08 PM
buy one 4 times the size you think you need
just a hint

Big Ben
01-17-2012, 2:12 PM
He's not securing jack sh*t he is gift wrapping it for the person that will steal it. I dont understand people that say, "I cant bolt or screw things into an apartment that im renting". A few holes that can be easily fixed :shrug: grow some eggs and drill some freaking holes and when you move out fill the holes, your not living in a glass house for ****** sake!

I'm fairly comfortable that putting a gun in a 615 lbs box (the weight of the smallest Sturdy safe sold in the link provided by SuperSpy) will make it fairly difficult for most thieves to steal, even without bolting it down. Unless the burglar shows up with a heavy duty furniture dolly and a truck with a lift-gate, they're going to have a tough time getting it out of the apartment.

Stonewalker
01-17-2012, 2:55 PM
It must be bolted. Seriously, spend 10 minutes when you move fixing the holes in the walls. Find studs and bolt it. Otherwise it's just a heavy gift for the robbers.

five.five-six
01-17-2012, 2:58 PM
this is one thing I would recommend searching Craig's list for... be patient, find a motivated seller (read someone moving tomorrow), you can get a heck of a deal

secret.asian.man
01-17-2012, 3:03 PM
costco (http://www.costco.com/Common/Category.aspx?whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|114|3373&N=4042061&ViewAll=998&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=3373&Ns=P_Price|0||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&topnav=).

http://content.costco.com/Images/Content/Product/576060.jpg
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11625662&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|114|3373&N=4042061&Mo=27&No=19&ViewAll=998&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=3373&Ns=P_Price|0||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=

sunwelding
01-17-2012, 3:37 PM
Sun Welding Safe offers a 48"H x 21"W x 20"D on sale for $599, completely made in America. Lifetime warranty, choice of color, and your choice of dial or digital. For more information check out www.sunweldinsafes.com

stangman86gt
01-17-2012, 4:19 PM
Look no further than sturdy...anything less would be uncivilized.

A sturdy will give you a great deal more protection against a direct attack over pretty much any other RSC(yes its still considered a RSC...7ga(possibly 5 with the upgrade) vs 10-12ga of other safes), but if you need something that is rated higher than a RSC you will be looking at some big money(tl-15 or tl-30 rating). With that being said, I couldn't be happier with my sturdy safe, and my next safe will again be a sturdy safe.

Go to sturdysafe.com and look at the videos they have on there, and yes I actually have closed the safe with the bars out like they show(whoops), and everything still works perfectly smooth.

Just to give you an idea of how many rifles the 60x23x27 can hold with the easy out loop(and option 2 w/out side shelves), will hold by my estimate about 15 or 16 long rifles...i think the regular rack can hold more, but its so easy to take guns out with this(the reason i got it).

also keep in mind that you're going to want to send a quote request to sturdy to find out if they can save you money on your safe(most likely will be able to).

mike

Thomas1190
01-17-2012, 5:51 PM
I would definately try to bolt it down, either through the floor, walls or both. When i was installing/moving my 500 pound safe, it was a piece of cake with just me and my dad, seriously. Super easy with only the two of us. Once i got the safe on the carpet, i had no problem at all moving it around by myself.

I have an AMSEC safe and it suits my needs perfectly. I would love to get a Sturdy Safe in the future.

sk8804
01-17-2012, 8:31 PM
costco (http://www.costco.com/Common/Category.aspx?whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|114|3373&N=4042061&ViewAll=998&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=3373&Ns=P_Price|0||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&topnav=).

http://content.costco.com/Images/Content/Product/576060.jpg
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11625662&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|114|3373&N=4042061&Mo=27&No=19&ViewAll=998&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=3373&Ns=P_Price|0||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=

ill second this. It doesnt get any better than sturdy safe for homeowners but for the money bighorn is great.

Danz la Nuit
01-17-2012, 10:23 PM
I might be able to bolt it down... Seems more than worthwhile to try.