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Anyone here have any recommendations for a good gun safe model/brand/manufacturer? It doesn't need to be that big (we have less than a dozen long guns, which is what the safe will be used for). Primarily interested in a safe for security. Basement is dry and the house is far away from any flood zone (on top of a mountain actually). I suppose fire is always a risk, but it doesn't need to have the best fire rating.
 

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I love my Liberty Safe. I have a massive Colonial 50. I'm very happy with it. They have smaller ones and a cheaper centurian line. The cabelas safe are rebranded liberty safes a tad cheaper sometimes.
 

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Fort Knox. Expensive but worth it. If you're just worried about keeping guns out of little hands just about any safe will do. Stack on makes decent stuff that's affordable. One thing I would recommend is buy a bigger safe than what you think you will need. I bought a 12 gun configuration thinking it would be more than enough but quickly learned that was a bad decision, lol...
 

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Always buy bigger, I would say 2x bigger than what you need.
when i bought my liberty I thought it was way to big and now its full time to get another.
 

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I love the large yellow bunker safe idea.

I have a liberty and she has been great. I will tell you that bigger is always better than too small. Just like a closet, you'll grow into it. Probably faster than you realize.


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I have a Cannon brand, from Tractor Supply. It's a nice middle of the road safe I'd say. Very sturdy and the interior construction is nice. It has ethernet and power cords internally as well. When I bought it, I went this route because if it needed any warranty issues repaired the company pays for shipping back and forth. I believe the same goes for fire damage as well. I'm happy with it for the money.
 

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I have a Cannon brand, from Tractor Supply. It's a nice middle of the road safe I'd say. Very sturdy and the interior construction is nice. It has ethernet and power cords internally as well. When I bought it, I went this route because if it needed any warranty issues repaired the company pays for shipping back and forth. I believe the same goes for fire damage as well. I'm happy with it for the money.
I'm saving my pennies for one of the big 72" ones from there. There a great safe for the money. My wife works at tsc so I get a good discount on one too.
 

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The big difference in the safes I found was the quality of the lock. The ratings were about the same but the same safe at lowes had a better lock at gander mountain. I went with liberty, made in usa and heard good things of warranty claims.
 

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Fort Knox. Expensive but worth it. If you're just worried about keeping guns out of little hands just about any safe will do. Stack on makes decent stuff that's affordable. One thing I would recommend is buy a bigger safe than what you think you will need. I bought a 12 gun configuration thinking it would be more than enough but quickly learned that was a bad decision, lol...
This.
 

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If you can, wait until black Friday... I scored a great deal last year.
There's no rush really other than I have a walk-out basement (where I intend to put it eventually) and if I wait too long the snow blocks the entrance so I'd have to then delay again till spring. Farmer's Almanac is calling for another cold, snowy winter. Should I wait? :eek:oh:
 

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Def best deals on safes around black Friday and holidays man.
 

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This will give you all info you need. Gun Safe Buyers' Guide

One of the best safes are the fort knox. They are expensive because they are amazing.
But if you want to go more modest at least choose one with 10'gauge or 11'gauge body and double door panels. It is not the thickness
of the overall door but how much steel is in the door and the quality of the locking system. Most new brands are chinese garbage that
look like huge thick doors made of composite. all stack on, the cheaper liberty, and countless others.
Go with a US made not just because they are made here but because they are better made with more steel and better quality and
better welds.
Champion has a nice one made with 11 gauge. Gun Safes | Home Safes | Fireproof Safes - Champion Trophy Gun Safe
Also do not discard browning hunter model made in the US also 11 gauge with very nice finishing and even support int he doors
to stack scoped rifles... Hunter - HR26, Hunter Series Gun Safe, Browning Gun Safe Product

I would not go any lower than that but if you have to stick to US made liberty or champion or even a browning. Some made in mexico
but far better than some of the chinese ones that are more expensive look more expensive and bigger but they are pure garbage.

I mean, if you want them for something else than keeping the firearms away from kids and to actually protect your investments.
Bolt the safe to the ground and consider one larger than what you think you need unless you are open to have a 2nd safe, maybe
a better one for your more valuable investments.

A good safe is an investment not an expense.
 

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I own Liberty, Cannon (mechanical dial) & a small Cobalt (electronic pad) safes. The Liberty and Cannon are US made, no issues ever; stay away from the foreign made ones. The Cobalt is Korean made from what I remember and I probably wouldn't purchase again. It's fine for what I use it for, not great by any stretch. As most others have said, get bigger than you think you need.
 

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I have a Liberty Franklin series. Just an FYI, the Liberty Centurion line is made in China. All the other lines are made in the USA. Get the Lowes 10% moving coupon & buy a Liberty Fatboy from Lowes. Plus, you can usually get 12 months no interest & free delivery to your house.
 

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Anyone ever have any luck finding a used safe? I would imagine that transporting it would be a PIA but might be worth while if the price was right.
 

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Fort Knox. Expensive but worth it. If you're just worried about keeping guns out of little hands just about any safe will do. Stack on makes decent stuff that's affordable. One thing I would recommend is buy a bigger safe than what you think you will need. I bought a 12 gun configuration thinking it would be more than enough but quickly learned that was a bad decision, lol...
True, but the 12 gun safes can be had for a good price. And once they fill up with that half a dozen or so scopes rifles and shotguns you can buy bigger and convert the 12er into an ammo safe or dedicated pistol safe.
 
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