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Old 02-21-2013, 5:59 PM
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i'm running out of room in my current gun safe.. i've got an amsec 10 gun safe right now. but MAN! i'm running out of room... any suggestions on a decently priced safe for say 20 longrifles?

EDIT: most likely will be placing some important documents in there as well. along with the pistols that i own and possibly my wife's jewelry.

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Old 02-21-2013, 6:05 PM
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i'm running out of room in my current gun safe.. i've got an amsec 10 gun safe right now. but MAN! i'm running out of room... any suggestions on a decently priced safe for say 20 longrifles?
Just one opinion....

Put a value on what you plan to store in it. Then spend the same or more on the safe.

Buying a safe hurt$, but losing your arms hurts much more.

Its a bit long, but worth your time if you are serious in buying a safe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltK-bDbADa8

Start at 2:30.
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Old 02-21-2013, 6:09 PM
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Just one opinion....

Put a value on what you plan to store in it. Then spend the same or more on the safe.

Buying a safe hurt$, but losing your arms hurts much more.

Its a bit long, but worth your time if you are serious in buying a safe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltK-bDbADa8

Start at 2:30.
Yea good advice, I also watched that video before i purchased my first safe. Its an important investment if you ask me
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Old 02-21-2013, 6:16 PM
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Just one opinion....

Put a value on what you plan to store in it. Then spend the same or more on the safe.

Buying a safe hurt$, but losing your arms hurts much more.

Its a bit long, but worth your time if you are serious in buying a safe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltK-bDbADa8

Start at 2:30.
very informative video. gives me alot to think about!
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Old 02-21-2013, 6:27 PM
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After reading OP I realized that our safe is currently empty. Two riffles upstairs, one rifle downstairs, handgun in one room, another in a different room. Why? I dunno. Oh well.
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You really want a vault, not a safe. Look into the Fort Knox M2. Pretty much the best buy for the money. Few thousand I think, but more than worth it. Have seen these in person and was really impressed.
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Amsec SF series. 1/4" steel plate door and 12 ga. uniweld body. $1800. Don't buy a safe, Invest in one.
Makes no sense storing over 10k worth of valuables in a 1k< safe...
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Keep in mind that if you have something like a typical 'AR: pistol grip, optic, 10/30 'mag, it's going to take up 3 spots in your typically configured safe. So if you buy a "10" gun safe now you're down for a lot less guns. If I could do it again I would've bought three times the listed capacity of what I have now...
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i'm running out of room in my current gun safe.. i've got an amsec 10 gun safe right now. but MAN! i'm running out of room... any suggestions on a decently priced safe for say 20 longrifles?
http://www.dcgstores.com/rhino-56-se...acity-rmi.html

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EDIT: most likely will be placing some important documents in there as well. along with the pistols that i own and possibly my wife's jewelry.
Get a media vault to put the documents in and place that inside the safe. Media vaults are made to protect documents from fire. You need to place it in the safe because they are only made to protect against fire/flood. Although the safe I linked above will likely protect your documents in the case of most fires.

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Amsec SF series. 1/4" steel plate door and 12 ga. uniweld body. $1800. Don't buy a safe, Invest in one.
Makes no sense storing over 10k worth of valuables in a 1k< safe...
The safe linked above also has a 1/4" door but the body is 10 gauge, it also costs about $500 less after tax. In fact if you look around you can probably get one for about $1000.

EDIT: OP, what is your budget? That will make recommendations a lot easier to make.
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Not sure what your budget is and a few other details but I can tell you I'm very happy with my Sturdy Safe. Their web site has lots of good info on safes (RSC's) in general and what to look for. Mine is the standard 7ga but 5ga is available as an option. Lots of other cool options available too. If looks are important the higher end Liberty safes are very nice but get very pricey too. Good luck!
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Its a bit long, but worth your time if you are serious in buying a safe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltK-bDbADa8

Start at 2:30.
I just found another video with that guy.

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