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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,538 Senior Member
    snake284 said:


    That's my safe. I said 32 but I think it was 26 guns. Anyway that's mine. It's a good safe and won't cause you to get a second mortgage. But lord it's heavy, which ain't a bad thing. The heavier it is the less likely they can haul it off.
    370 lbs ain't heavy! Heck, I've had more than that plop down next to me on an airplane!

  • BrazilianbatmanBrazilianbatman Posts: 52 Member
    snake284 said:
    That Scorpion looks lonely......

    What scorpion?

    The CZ Scorpion Evo sitting in his new safe.....all by itself.....waiting for some company.
    I have my ks7 on the way! tomorrow
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,573 Senior Member
    Got a question here...do gun safes get broken into where you guys live?  They don't around here.  Breaking into a safe exceeds the skill of almost all burglars.  I can't recall a home gun safe ever being broken into either here or in more urban Athens.  Definitely not an entire safe being carried off; that would take a lot of heavy moving equipment or a gang to remove a loaded safe, bolted to the floor or not.

    My safe protects my guns from home burglars. And I guess, fire and natural catastrophes. In my experience, home burglars are opportunists, dumbass, experienced in breaking doors and windows, some are professionals but lacking the time, skills and tools to break into even a modest safe.  So lock them up and you'll be OK.

    If I had enough guns at home  to make myself a target that people knew about, like a friend of mine does, I'd do like him and create a vault.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 326 Member
    If you have more than a few rifles what you want will always be in the back of the safe. So you will have to empty the safe in order to get what you want. I got tired of it and looked at Pendleton Safes. Lord they are expensive. But, they have a less expensive line Revolution by Pendleton. Basically the rifles are on a turn table allowing you to spin the turn table and what you want is up front and center. Still expensive compared to a lot of other safes but I have no regrets buying the Revolution.
  • BrazilianbatmanBrazilianbatman Posts: 52 Member

    Which one is correct ??
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,134 Senior Member
    edited May 2020 #37
    Neither.  Get rid of the cable and put it in the nice safe you bought

    For the optic, get behind it and see how your field of view looks.
    More than likely you will like the top one best
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    snake284 said:
    That Scorpion looks lonely......

    What scorpion?

    The CZ Scorpion Evo sitting in his new safe.....all by itself.....waiting for some company.

    OH! THAT SCORPION! LOL!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    snake284 said:
    snake284 said:
    Lookin' good. You got it mounted with the opening side of the door against the wall. The thieves will have very limited leverage with a crow bar, and the hinge side is really too tough to pry open. Now don't tell anyone you have guns or that you have a safe. Word gets around among scumbags. It was mentioned on here that someone got ripped off when they had contractors in their house. That happened here. A brother Mason of mine had about 50 nice guns in a big safe. He and his wife were living in a rent house while their house was being leveled and renovated. Somebody in the work crew broke into the safe. He had a manual combo lock that he failed to spin when he shut it. That's one plus an electronic lock has over a manual Combination lock has. A manual lock needs a final spin when you close it. An electronic doesn't. Anyway, he got ripped off worse than anybody with a safe I've ever heard of.

    Hey, how is it going.
    I just saw that you purchased the same safe as I did.  Do you have a dehumidifier in it? if so, which kind or kinds have you tried? thank you

    No, I don't need a dehumidifier, we have central air and heat. It keeps the humidity in the house down as low as most dehumidifiers. I've been in this house since 2005 and had guns the whole time and never had a corrosion problem with them.

    Ya know, I wasn't thinking when I wrote this. If you live up North or in a dryer climate such as Colorado or New Mexico or some other Western State you may not have to run your AC and heat all year. You may have periods where you can open the windows. Then you might need a dehumidifier. But around here those sort of days you can count on one hand and have a lot left over.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    snake284 said:
    Lookin' good. You got it mounted with the opening side of the door against the wall. The thieves will have very limited leverage with a crow bar, and the hinge side is really too tough to pry open. Now don't tell anyone you have guns or that you have a safe. Word gets around among scumbags. It was mentioned on here that someone got ripped off when they had contractors in their house. That happened here. A brother Mason of mine had about 50 nice guns in a big safe. He and his wife were living in a rent house while their house was being leveled and renovated. Somebody in the work crew broke into the safe. He had a manual combo lock that he failed to spin when he shut it. That's one plus an electronic lock has over a manual Combination lock has. A manual lock needs a when you close it. An electronic doesn't. Anyway, he got ripped off wors e than anybody with a safe I've ever heard of. He had several pre 64 Model 70s, he had sako's he had Mausers, He had Model 700s, he had something in about every Chambering imaginable. He was physically sick for weeks. I didn't want to be him. But we all learn from other's misfortune. I learned from his. I don't tell anyone here I have guns period.

    Just thought of something. I said "I don't tell anyone HERE that I have guns period." I mean here in this town. I wasn't talking about here in this forum.
    Actually, it would be better not to even mention it on here, but what would the point of being on a gun forum be if you can't talk about your toys?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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