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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Is it Safe?

Countertop is talking about security cabinets and safes.

If you own a gun, you should have a secure place to store it.

Even if you don't have yard apes running around your house getting into things, keep in mind how felons get their hands on guns illegally... they steal them.

Security cabinets are good for keeping the little cookie monsters' mitts out of trouble, but stop a determined crowbar-totin' burglar? I doubt it. Don't skimp on security; get the best you can afford! Since I've got several pricey firearms to protect, I upgraded from Homak steel security cabinets to a bolted-down, fire-resistant Liberty gun safe. Unfortunately, the 18-long gun capacity would only hold 18 scope-less fuddguns, but fewer EBRs with eviiiil acoutrements. Geez, it's a mess in there.

One good thing about gun safes is that they can hold more than guns... like deeds, titles, bonds, prescription meds, spare keys... you name it. I still use the Homaks for storage, but the goods therein are markedly more "low rent."

Update: Your thoughtful comments and links led me to do some web surfing on the subject. Here's a pretty good discussion at The High Road.

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7 Comments:

  • At 6:55 PM, Anonymous Marcus said…

    For what it's worth, my safe doesn't look a whole lot better. Icky EBRs stuffed in with the other lovelies.

    Marcus

     
  • At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Most Liberty safes are still UL-rated as residential security containers. The burglar simply needs to substitute a fire axe for the the crowbar and pick a side of the safe to open. The guns on the selected side will take a beating but the sheet steel can be peeled back to get the rest of the goodies.

     
  • At 11:00 PM, Blogger Greg said…

    Anyone contemplating purchase of a safe owes themselves a look at the video from this website:
    http://www.roguesafe.com/

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger James R. Rummel said…

    Most of my students are dirt poor, having to make do with firearms that someone tucked away in a barn or attic many, many decades ago. Often they don't have enough cash for groceries, let alone a gun safe or cabinet.

    Over the years, I have developed low cost methods to secure handguns. They can usually be knocked together using disused junk found in any handyman's basement.

    Keep in mind that a gun safe is the absolute best method for securing your valuables, followed by a gun cabinet. But if either of those is simply out of your reach, then my suggestions will at least work, even if they aren't the most elegant solution.

    James

     
  • At 8:01 PM, Blogger Cowboy Blob said…

    I remember one year hiding several pistols in my oven!

     
  • At 8:07 PM, Blogger James R. Rummel said…

    "I remember one year hiding several pistols in my oven!"

    Now that's-a spicy meat-ball!

    James

     
  • At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Check out a site called storemoreguns.com. They have a storage system that will give you the ability to store more guns much better in your safe. I bought it and it is great!

     

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