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Old 12-21-2012, 9:18 AM
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I need help with gun safe info.
I know the " You get what you pay for"
But I am limited to $800.00 absolute max, wish I had more but don't
I have 2 Long Guns and 3 hand, will probably max at another 2 of each
This is going in an upstairs closet so I figure about 350-400 max lbs.
I have searched Internet until I am numb and have gone to all of the sporting good stores looking at sales.
The best I found so far was a Browning Tac 15E at Turners on sale from $1200 to $750. This is an exclusive model to Turners.
It APPEARS to meet my needs and seems solid.

Any info., feedback, insults etc. (constructive) would be appreciated.
I m looking to make this purchase for Christmas so time is short....Thanks
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Old 12-21-2012, 9:23 AM
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Try Costco or Oak Tree Gun Club. They're having great sales.
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Try Costco or Oak Tree Gun Club. They're having great sales.
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Tractor supply co.

I just got a great safe from them for a great pice
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Go online to SUN WELDING in Simi Valley and see what they have.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:55 AM
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I need help with gun safe info.
I know the " You get what you pay for"
But I am limited to $800.00 absolute max

I was in the same position and with a similar budget last month - I ended up getting this Stack-on gun safe. Seems like it's well constructed and would likely fit your needs.
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When looking for a gun safe stick with American Security,Browning,Cannon,Champion,Liberty,and or a Winchester you will be happier in the long run.
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Go online to SUN WELDING in Simi Valley and see what they have.
Sun Welding will be at the Ventura County Gun Show this weekend with awesome show specials. I am getting a 72x40x28 with 10-guage steel body and 1/4" steel door w/ electronic lock for $1,850. Hard to find a better deal than that for a continuos welded safe.
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I was in the same position and with a similar budget last month - I ended up getting this Stack-on gun safe. Seems like it's well constructed and would likely fit your needs.
Did they ever fix their problems?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/marcwebe...hree-year-old/
I am looking for a safe right now too. I have 3 long guns and 4 pistols. About the same as you for budget as well. 700-800$.
I was looking around today, my local costco has a very crappy selection, only 2 safes. A winchester executive 3.5 cubic feet and an sentry electronic lock safe 1.6 cft.
Went to a local lock and safe shop, they had a lot more options, but kind of high prices. I am looking at westcoast safes right now. Is there really nothing like a 10 gun safe for around $500? I rent and may be moving sometime soon so this is really bugging me. I want a safe for obvious reasons, maybe I should just get a 200$ for now to put my handguns in or something.
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Cannon Patriot or Costco Bighorn
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Cannon Patriot or Costco Bighorn
Anyone have the Costco Bighorn? Opinions?

http://www.costco.com/BIGHORN-19ECB-...&storeId=10301

It's currently on ad until the 27th. Thinking about purchasing, it would be my first safe.
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I've been in the market for a while, I've spoken with a lot of safe manufacturers and I've done a lot of research. All of that tells me to stay away from the Costco stuff.
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Went to a local lock and safe shop, they had a lot more options, but kind of high prices. I am looking at westcoast safes right now. Is there really nothing like a 10 gun safe for around $500?

I just picked up a Cannon TS6026E for about $538 out the door. They're listed as a 24 gun but you'd be hard pressed to cram 24 long guns inside...
http://www.tractorsupply.com/cannon-...pacity-1027670
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Those were lock boxes not true safes that had the problem. My safe is much larger (weighing over 400lbs) and I'm confident that even a 30 year old person would have a difficult time getting my safe open.
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Anyone have the Costco Bighorn? Opinions?

http://www.costco.com/BIGHORN-19ECB-...&storeId=10301

It's currently on ad until the 27th. Thinking about purchasing, it would be my first safe.
Here is a several page thread.

I have the 19ECB and am very satisfied with it for the money.
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Old 01-13-2013, 7:54 PM
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Those were lock boxes not true safes that had the problem. My safe is much larger (weighing over 400lbs) and I'm confident that even a 30 year old person would have a difficult time getting my safe open.
Good to know, thanks. I am having such a hard time with this, there are so many options and not many websites have very good filters.
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http://www.deansafe.com/ BEST IN THE BUSINESS!! Hands down. if your looking for a safe call the SFV shop and ask for Jaque (Jackie) or Bo. They are good people and will take care of you. They have a shop in simi too but the SFV shop has 2 showrooms and a wider selection.
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I recommend these 2 places over Turner's....

www.westcoastsafes.com and www.deansafe.com

I've been to both, and ultimately found what I wanted at Dean Safe.
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I just picked up a Cannon TS6026E for about $538 out the door. They're listed as a 24 gun but you'd be hard pressed to cram 24 long guns inside...
http://www.tractorsupply.com/cannon-...pacity-1027670
LoL. I watched as a Cannon Safe got knocked on its back and then pried open in about 2 minutes or less.

I have seen nothing good come from Cannon gun safes or any of those safes they sell at *** pro shops...
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I got a 30 gun Cannon Scout from Sams Club online shipped to my house and dropped off in my garage for 800 flat.

Doesnt have a digital lock, but it does have a power outlet, usb, and cat4.

Cannon's warranty is by far the best I have seen out there.

I had it lag bolted down for 75$ and i keep it covered so you cant see it when the garage is open.

Not to mention i have my side door deadbolted, and a big dog also
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LoL. I watched as a Cannon Safe got knocked on its back and then pried open in about 2 minutes or less.

I have seen nothing good come from Cannon gun safes or any of those safes they sell at *** pro shops...
OK....Im not gunna say that this didnt happen or that it could not have happened but if your gunna say you watched i have questions.

1) any idea which canon safe this was? they have several lines and i believe some are made in the USA and some are made in china or maybe mexico now.

2) you "watched" a video or you "watched" with your own eyes?

3) 2min or less to pry open or 2min or less to pull away from the wall then slam on its back then pry open?


Im sorry but i have seen alot of canon safes and i dont see this happening with even the cheap line. If you had all the right tools and didnt have to worry about anyone hearing or seeing then maybe you could use a bobcat or the jaws of life or one of those chop saws they use to cut a car in half. Short of those circumstances i just dont see it.


If this was part of some professional robbery and you had all the right tools please feel free to put me in my place. If that is the case please share with the class what you used.
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LoL. I watched as a Cannon Safe got knocked on its back and then pried open in about 2 minutes or less.

How would they be able to knock it on it's back if it's bolted to the floor?
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Cannon Patriot or Costco Bighorn
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Anyone have the Costco Bighorn? Opinions?

http://www.costco.com/BIGHORN-19ECB-...&storeId=10301

It's currently on ad until the 27th. Thinking about purchasing, it would be my first safe.
I would advise you to avoid at all costs. I got flamed hardcore in anther flame for calling these our right POs safes. But they are, sorry having welds break that hold the bolt work together is non excusable. Having the metal skin on the doors flex when you push on it non excusable. Not being able to mount a lock on the safe is non excusable The safes sold to big box stores are all pretty close to being POS. There are some jem finds out there sometimes in Liberty and Cannons being sold through lowes, home depot etc.

Amsec. The TF series of safes can typically be found between about 670-1000. We had the TF5517 in our shop for $640(retail is 800ish) I have a TF5924 on the floor for about $900. But, i just got an email from my sales rep that Amsec and another price increase.

When shopping look at the features and the construction of the safe over brand names.
Look for a PLATE DOOR(normally they will be 3/16, 1/4 etc etc), ok ya you may find a safe that says a massive X" door. well typically that door will only have about >1/18 of actual metal on the door with fire material in between. Look at the bolt work. Is three way bolt work? or just one way bolt work. Try and find one that has Three way bolt work, because that will lock the door on all 4 sides(the side with the hinge will have deadbolts on it normally). Look at the construction of the body, 8 gauge 10 gauge, 12 gauge? lower the number the better. Also the fire rating on it. There should always have 2 numbers Time and Temperature. Look at exatly what the times are listed and temperature and compare that to others. Those are basic info for safes to look for when shopping around.

Amsec, Fort Knox, Cannon, Liberty, Gardall are all safes that i have dealt with directly in sales and service that i know are quality.
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LoL. I watched as a Cannon Safe got knocked on its back and then pried open in about 2 minutes or less.

I have seen nothing good come from Cannon gun safes or any of those safes they sell at *** pro shops...
well ya that was probably the model of safe they sell to big box stores. Which is why i try to have people avoid them at all costs. I dont remember the model number of the safe but it was their most in expensive model if i remember.
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http://www.authoritysafes.com/gun-sa...fe-gf5517.html
After a bit of digging, I found one that works for me in price/size.
I am a little confused though, the description says it comes with anchoring holes, but the table says no. I would call and ask beforehand to make sure, but, that is kind of strange.
Does anyone have any opinions on this safe or brand?
Gardall Model GF5517
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http://www.deansafe.com/ BEST IN THE BUSINESS!! Hands down. if your looking for a safe call the SFV shop and ask for Jaque (Jackie) or Bo. They are good people and will take care of you. They have a shop in simi too but the SFV shop has 2 showrooms and a wider selection.
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http://www.deansafe.com/can-p14.html
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Just had my Bighorn 19ECB Costco special delivered last night.

This is PERFECT for current secured storage needs. My only complaint is the "24 Gun" rack system is useful for maybe 12 long guns...if the split shelves are not installed.

Price was right, service was OK, and now I have some piece of mind (beats locked cases under the bed!
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http://www.authoritysafes.com/gun-sa...fe-gf5517.html
After a bit of digging, I found one that works for me in price/size.
I am a little confused though, the description says it comes with anchoring holes, but the table says no. I would call and ask beforehand to make sure, but, that is kind of strange.
Does anyone have any opinions on this safe or brand?
Gardall Model GF5517
i would call and make sure it has anchoring holes cuz it only weighs 300lbs. you may also want to look at a used or dent and scratch safe. you could get more bang for your buck on a used safe and itll be just as secure. you might also be able to get a safe with more fire protection if you went the used/dent and scratch route.

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