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Did the count. Nine rifles and eight handguns. So it’s getting to the point it’s really dumb to not have a safe. So I noticed the Father’s Day sales are on.

I found the perfect size safe to fit all the guns with room for a couple more at Tractor Supply.

I don’t keep all the guns in there. Home defense and CCW guns stay out but they will fit when we leave the house.



 

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Congratulations! I bought one a bit larger there a few years ago as my second safe. They are never big enough, just like a garage. The more space you have, the more you fill it!
Be sure you bolt it down to the floor or wall.
 

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Very nice. I bought one just like it but larger from Tractor Supply last year. Previously I had two smaller Stack on brand and that wasnt cutting it. They kept it out of the hands of kids but a thief could use tools in my garage to peel em open. My only beef with the safes is they dont hold nearly the number of long guns that they advertise they will.
 

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Very nice. I bought one just like it but larger from Tractor Supply last year. Previously I had two smaller Stack on brand and that wasnt cutting it. They kept it out of the hands of kids but a thief could use tools in my garage to peel em open. My only beef with the safes is they dont hold nearly the number of long guns that they advertise they will.
Yes! This said it holds 12. It has 12 slots but there’s no way the buttstocks will all fit. I have 6 in there and there’s room for a couple more but that’s it
 

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I bought the same safe for my bedroom closet to keep the guns I might need in a hurry close. Definitely does not hold as many as it says it will but it's a nice safe. Do like the others said and bolt it to the floor.
I know that’s the correct answer but here’s my problem. There’s only holes for bolting on the bottom. But I feel if it was bolted into the slab only and a thief had the time, because it’s tall and skinny he/ they could easily get enough torque to pull the anchors out.

I think the only way bolting it to the floor is worth messing up the hardwood floor is if I drilled holes in the back near the top and bolted to the wall as well so no torque could be developed to un anchor the bottom.

Gonna think on it
 

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Ok except for mine and my wife’s concealed carry guns which will easily fit if we had to. Here’s what fills the safe. With all this there really isn't room for anything else long gun wise. However I am holding three rifles for a friend. So if he ever comes back for them. I’ll have room for three more. Lol



 

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The main reason everyone says bolt it down,thieves will steal the safe. They can take time to crack it later.
Yes, that’s obvious. But bolting it down to the floor only probably isint enough. A large pry bar and a big guy or two pulling and I think any anchor in the slab will give way.

I say a serious professional thief will get the safe if he wants it no matter what you do. A riff raff burgler isint going to be prepared or capable of running off with 300 pounds of iron.

My biggest concern was to be able to secure the weapons. We have 11 grandchildren and although they wouldn’t look for guns to play with. You have to satisfy the anti gunners these days
 

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Good on you!! I too got tired of hiding guns when I left home. Kraynky is correct, bolt it down!! That is a "travel size" safe and can easily be loaded into a waiting truck bed. I knew a family had a larger safe stolen.
In Queensland (Australia) all firearms must be stored in a safe at an approved place (including your home, naturally). The safe must be attached to a permanent structure in the home (eg: screwed to a wall stud, or screwed or dyna-bolted to the floor. Safes weighing over 300kg can be free standing.
 

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Nice you got a safe. However when that electronic locks goes bad you are screwed. Hope yours doesn't break. Safes as those made overseas have zero support for such repairs. I will not buy a safe with an electronic key pad. Cannon another safe seller offers zero support on electronic key pads. My safe has a S&G combination lock. The only way to go.
 

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Nice you got a safe. However when that electronic locks goes bad you are screwed. Hope yours doesn't break. Safes as those made overseas have zero support for such repairs. I will not buy a safe with an electronic key pad. Cannon another safe seller offers zero support on electronic key pads. My safe has a S&G combination lock. The only way to go.
Not screwed…It has key back up. Just remove the keypad and there’s the keyhole
 

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Always buy a safe larger than your need. I have a handgun safe in the master bedroom. It holds several guns and other stuff. I have an 18-gun safe that sits next to my 48-gun safe. My Darling Bride has told me she doesn't care how many guns I buy but I am not allowed to bring another safe into the house.
 

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Always buy a safe larger than your need. I have a handgun safe in the master bedroom. It holds several guns and other stuff. I have an 18-gun safe that sits next to my 48-gun safe. My Darling Bride has told me she doesn't care how many guns I buy but I am not allowed to bring another safe into the house.
I agree with that philosophy however, I don’t see me buying any more guns except if a deal ever came up on my one grail gun. And one more will fit.
 

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Stand one rifle butt down and the one next to it barrel end down and you'll fit more into your safe.
Bolted to the floor and the walls in corner locations. Cut out the moldings to get it flat against the walls.
 
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