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Old 07-29-2018, 10:19 PM   #1
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What is the best brand to buy? Dont need a huge one, but want a good one.

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Old 07-29-2018, 10:25 PM   #2
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Im a fan on cannon
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:30 PM   #3
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:33 PM   #4
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Fort Knox. No question. If your seriously looking for the best.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:36 PM   #5
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About to be in the market for one when we are building our house.

I have been looking at the fatboy. For what you get for the money it is hard to justify spending more for something else.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:43 PM   #6
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Bought a Bighorn safe from Costco. Priced well and have been very happy with it.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:48 PM   #7
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I picked up a fatboy awhile back when they had em on sale. Looked at a lot and seems to be well built inside compared to some others. I know you can get better but i wasnt looking to break the bank. Should be difficult on ill intentioned folks and will keep my daughter out for sure


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Old 07-29-2018, 10:51 PM   #8
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Fort Knox is the best hands down. Definitely not the cheapest though.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:53 PM   #9
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Cannon because of the warranty and customer service. My house flooded during Harvey and Cannon sent me a new safe, free of charge. Can’t beat that IMO.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:56 PM   #10
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The best for you depends on several factors that you need to consider.
There are several good safe companies and their top end safes are really good but also expensive. You just have to balance your needs and your budget.

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Old 07-29-2018, 11:39 PM   #11
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Another factor is
Are you just looking for theft protection or fire protection as well.
Are your guns average or really high end customs
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:51 PM   #12
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:10 AM   #13
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Don't purchase until you compare the others to the American Security B&F Series...AMSEC is top shelf & one of the few that even Mfg a TL30 rated / class safe.

Buy once, cry once.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:48 AM   #14
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My Liberty is great!

My Cannon is just ok.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:08 AM   #15
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After hearing liberty wouldn't replace safes from the flood of Harvey and Cannon did. I'll buy Cannon from now on!!
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:23 AM   #16
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Guns just avg or a little above average. One custom. But, I expect to keep a good chunk of cash in it, and all our important paperwork.
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Are you just looking for theft protection or fire protection as well.
Are your guns average or really high end customs
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:25 AM   #17
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What is the best brand to buy? Dont need a huge one but want a good one.

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Get twice as big as you think you need. As far as safes go, you can throw the fire ratings out the window (for the most part). In a house fire, it really doesn't matter, your guns will be cooked/baked. Your main concern is "theft resistance". Get a safe with large, locking bolts on ALL sides so the door can't be pried open and get a big, heavy safe that can't be carried/dragged out the back door of the house by two guys.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:29 AM   #18
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http://www.graffundersafes.com

And don’t tell any more people you plan to keep a “good chunk of cash” in it.

Don’t buy any safe under 1,000 pounds.

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Old 07-30-2018, 08:39 AM   #19
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Fort Knox. No question. If your seriously looking for the best.
Yep best on the market and over the top fire rating.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:53 AM   #20
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I'm a big fan of my Liberty!
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:29 AM   #21
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Look at Sturdy Safe.
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:31 AM   #22
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All brands are good....things to look for...
Locking Lugs-open the door and close the lock and see how many lugs are coming out, more is better than less
Fire Rating-check the rating and look at the seal around the door
How many guns will it hold-look at how many long guns you have versus short barrels guns, (shotguns)
Storage space for hand guns and other stuff
Look at how guns are stored back to front....a slimmer safe means more guns in the back that to get to, you must unload from the front to get to the back, wider will mean less you need to take out
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:44 AM   #23
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http://www.graffundersafes.com

And don’t tell any more people you plan to keep a “good chunk of cash” in it.

Don’t buy any safe under 1,000 pounds.
Lol. I did think about that about 30 minutes after I posted it. That may just stay in a safety deposit box at the bank now that I think about it.

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Old 07-30-2018, 11:46 AM   #24
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:57 AM   #25
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:59 AM   #26
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Cannon Hands down for their customer service.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:14 PM   #27
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I have a Browning.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:25 PM   #28
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:40 PM   #29
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Don't purchase until you compare the others to the American Security B&F Series...AMSEC is top shelf & one of the few that even Mfg a TL30 rated / class safe.



Buy once, cry once.


Wise advice here
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:03 PM   #30
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Yep!
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:14 PM   #31
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Cannon Hands down for their customer service.
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:41 PM   #32
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I like my Champion that I got from Lonestar Gun Safes off 1960.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:08 PM   #33
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I have a Pendleton in the garage and moving it in this week. It’s pretty awesome but in a different league. I also have a champion in the house and it’s not even close.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:26 PM   #34
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I like my Cannon with the upgraded 5 pole handle and digital combo lock
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:26 PM   #35
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I got a big ol' Browning. About 15 years ago (give or take 5) BPS in Grapevine ran a 40% off sale on anything in the store except for boats. I bought a bigun' They've never run that sale again.
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:41 PM   #36
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See post 18. The rest of these are just sheet metal boxes.
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:43 PM   #37
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Fort Knox for me.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:06 PM   #38
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Love my Liberty but that's not a real gun safe. It's really just a security cabinet.
Fort Knox gets close but you said best.
The very best safe money can buy is a Graffunder hands down but they are not cheap.

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Old 07-30-2018, 10:36 PM   #39
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Champion or Masters is good for the money. All depends on fire rating, thickness and weight you are willing to spend money on. No point of buying a $500 safe to protect $20K in gear jmo. If your worried about wandering fingers only then go for it.


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Old 07-30-2018, 11:04 PM   #40
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Man just stack the rifles in the closet corner with the Christmas wrapping paper and put the pistols between the mattresses.. all good! Jk jk

Seriously though i went with a liberty and feel good about it when I'm not here
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:27 PM   #41
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When I had my Fort Knox built, I got a second 1/4" thick piece of steel inside the fire barrier. Also got corner bolts on all four corners. The extra piece of steel brought the weight to around 1400 lbs. I liked all of the extras you could do with the Fort Knox to build the safe you want.


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Old 07-30-2018, 11:48 PM   #42
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Whatever safe you decide on, make sure you insure your firearms with your homeowners/renters policy. That's really your only guaranteed bet.

Also, I think champion/superior safes are nice for the money, and I was adamant on getting a safe with a two step door so you get double the fire seal.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:00 AM   #43
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I’m thinking of doing a safe room if I ever find a lot to build on.


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Old 07-31-2018, 12:05 AM   #44
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I looked at amsec, ft Knox and liberty. I found a great deal on a liberty Lincoln on facebook. I really like it.
I would like to redo the interior with nice wood eventually but it’s a good safe. Actually broke my concrete I set it on.
I had to put it in the garage, wifey said no to inside the house so whatever haha. I had about 16” of subsidence in this one area and it snapped like a potato chip. Now it’s rebarred and thick concrete in that area.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:20 AM   #45
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Don't purchase until you compare the others to the American Security B&F Series...AMSEC is top shelf & one of the few that even Mfg a TL30 rated / class safe.

Buy once, cry once.
Paragon,
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:30 AM   #46
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Fort Knox is the best hands down
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:38 AM   #47
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I bought a Redhead 64 gun safe from Bass Pro and am more than happy with it. I wanted a dial combination lock instead of an electronic push-button one. We had an electronic lock safe and had a few issues with it over time. Like not being able to open it to get my wife's "Rockettes" show tickets for her New York Christmas vacation, just before her plane flight. BAD DAY!
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:44 AM   #48
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I went with dial too and am very happy I did.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:46 AM   #49
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Oh yeah go with a dial instead push button. I think even if the kids got a hold of the combo they still wouldn’t get in.


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Old 08-01-2018, 04:57 PM   #50
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I did research this awhile back and bought a Browning Silver
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