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    I like this tread. I think the safe storage of firearms is paramount. It is an integral part of responsible gun ownership and something we can all do to protect our 2A rights.

    I too have multiple safes ranging from cheapo's in plain sight to 2.5 ton AMSEC's (empty) for the more exotic hardware. I dehumidify the room and not the safe. I don't like ANY holes in my safes. Battery powered LED lights work fine. Fire is as much of a concern for me as theft and I don't want any avenue for the heat to get inside. I keep my stamp collection in another fireproof file safe in the bottom of one of the big AMSEC's for absolute protection.

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    So my litetech lighting system came in. I have a buddy coming over tomorrow with the tools to install the lag bolts and drill a hole in the back to hook up the lighting system.

    LED Gun Safe Light System
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    Got it bolted down and wiring kit ran. Drilled through the fire board and ran the ac adapter chord for the lights out the back. Drilled pilot holes in the floor then used 3/8" impact driver to get the lag screws in.

    I used the 3/8x3" ones.


    Before


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    Here is the lighting kit I used.

    http://www.litetechauto.com/
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    I'm going one of two routes when I retire and get into our forever home...either safe room with vault door or a Graffunder F series safe. For not my Fatboy will do, but the milsurps no longer fit.

    Graffunder Safe and Vault Doors from Sage Safe Co. | Products | Weapon and Multipurpose Safes
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    I see your from usa area.... I would contact "Keep Safe" out of north county. I purchased my safe from them during the usa County Fair. Their prices are amazing and they deliver and bolt the safe into the floor. safe storage of firearms


    I would get the biggest safe you could afford. The funny thing about a safe is that as soon as you get one you realize there's tons of things you want to store.


    Cannon, Liberty, Patriot are all good choices. They all have a lifetime warranty and good options for digital and traditional lock combos.
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    Did you really just reply to a 5 year old thread? And I didn’t see anything from San Diego...

    Hummm, looks like I posted on this thread back in 2014!


    Quote Originally Posted by Benjaminere View Post
    I see your from San Diego area.... I would contact "Keep Safe" out of north county. I purchased my safe from them during the San Diego County Fair. Their prices are amazing and they deliver and bolt the safe into the floor.


    I would get the biggest safe you could afford. The funny thing about a safe is that as soon as you get one you realize there's tons of things you want to store.


    Cannon, Liberty, Patriot are all good choices. They all have a lifetime warranty and good options for digital and traditional lock combos.
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    congrats on your safe. I'm sure it's a good one. I prefer a Liberty, and have 2 of them. I was told by a locksmith that they are the best. I've also got a diebold, and it seems really well made. I got lucky with the diebold. bought it from a lady who's dad was a lawyer, and he wasn't around anymore. it was locked, and they didn't have the combination. luckily, the door was open. I bought it for $50 and had the combination figured out within 15 minutes of being home.

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    Well I'll guess I'll just "re-resurrect" this in honor of the single post that one guys single post 5 year thread resurrection back in May. No sense in starting a whole new thread.

    What's everybody's opinion of Field And Steam gunsafes? There's good deals out there right now on this F&S 16-gun safe I really like with a mechanical-only lock. I know Liberty seem to be preferred but F&S appear to be good quality.

    Also- I prefer a mechanical only locks. Is there any advantage to digital other than quicker access?



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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeZulu View Post
    Well I'll guess I'll just "re-resurrect" this in honor of the single post that one guys single post 5 year thread resurrection back in May. No sense in starting a whole new thread.

    What's everybody's opinion of Field And Steam gunsafes? There's good deals out there right now on this F&S 16-gun safe I really like with a mechanical-only lock. I know Liberty seem to be preferred but F&S appear to be good quality.

    Also- I prefer a mechanical only locks. Is there any advantage to digital other than quicker access?
    I would not buy it since Field and Stream stores are owned by Dick's. Other than that I can't help you since I never looked at one. I have two Fortress safes. They have a digital key pad with a back up key. I bought them at TSC last year's Black Friday sale. TSC has a company customers can use to deliver safes. Company is called In The Nick of Time Moving. This moving company will move safes from other stores too. I did not use the moving company. I had two people help me move them. One thing to watch on safes is they do not hold as many guns as they claim. I figure half of what is claimed for long guns. The spacing on the rifle rests is too close. Some safes the rifle rests are way too close and rifle rest opening too narrow.
    Dear Socialists: I have no money for you. I spent it all on guns and ammo.

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    I also just read that they're Chinese made. FAIL.

    I'll probably stick to my original plan and do a Liberty 12-gun for all our longer-term stuff and in a couple/few months get an additional one for individual "His" and "Her's" safes. Enough people in here sing Liberty's praises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeZulu View Post
    I also just read that they're Chinese made. FAIL.

    I'll probably stick to my original plan and do a Liberty 12-gun for all our longer-term stuff and in a couple/few months get an additional one for individual "His" and "Her's" safes. Enough people in here sing Liberty's praises.
    Many gun safes are made in China. Unless you are buying a true safe, you will not have very much theft or fire protection with a gun safe even with an American made Liberty. True safes have 1" or more solid steel walls and doors. Underwriter Laboratories considers gun safes as RSC (residential storage container). RSC only have to stop an attack for 5 minutes in one classification or 10 minutes in another classification. Gun safes offer zero fire protection. Fire ratings are made up by gun safe manufactures. Gun safes can not meet industry standard tests for fireproof safes.

    Gun safe being cut open.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-9vWa-C44I

    Jewelry store had a Liberty safe broken into. They lost $200,000 in merchandise.
    https://www.ksl.com/article/4465152

    11 myths about gun safe theft protection.
    https://gunsafereviewsguy.com/articl...-protection/2/

    9 myths about gun safe fire ratings.
    https://gunsafereviewsguy.com/articl...-fire-ratings/
    Dear Socialists: I have no money for you. I spent it all on guns and ammo.

 

 
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