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 Post subject: Gun safes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:17 pm 
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I'm looking at the basic Liberty gun safe with a capacity of 18. I'm looking to buy two.

Anyone have reasons to not go there ? Bad experience ? Seems $575 is going to be the price.

Centurion is the model.

I'm looking for basic long gun storage to keep them out of little ones reach. No handgun or ammunition storage needed.

Thanks in advance.




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 Post subject: Re: Gun safes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:09 pm 
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I have two myself, pretty happy with them.

I prefer the digital lock over the dial for ease and speed to get in. Light angle and brightness can make seeing the hash marks on the dial tough at times and there are times I miscount the number of times I turned the dial.

Most definitely, get the low temp seals for the door. The normal seals do not expand to seal the door gap until temps reach a significant temperature. This allows various gases and soot into the safe which can damage your guns. The low temp gaskets seal up much sooner and greatly limit potential damage to the items inside.

That is all I can think of off hand. Hope it is of some help.


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 Post subject: Re: Gun safes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:24 am 
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Thanks, I'll check into the gaskets. Never knew there was difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Gun safes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:08 pm 
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I didn't know either until I read an article about it in one of the gun rags. I'm guessing the manufacturers are using the lows temp gaskets in their current models, or at least on the better lines I retrofitted my safes as they were much earlier than the article and I have enough stuff to make it a concern to me. I bought the new gaskets from a guy selling safes at a gun show. He had been sent the gaskets in a sample pack but thought they were for repairs. I was able to clear that up for him so he ordered me gaskets to fit all my safes.

As a safe may sit around for a few years before it sells, the possibility of getting an older safe is a possibility. May as well get the latest features if at all possible.

Another thing to consider, get ab safe twice as big as you thought. First off, the safes do not hold as many guns as claimed and even more so if any are scoped. One can usually get the best fit staggering the guns every other space except the front row where you can go every space if the guns go muzzle down.


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 Post subject: Re: Gun safes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:57 am 
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I'll second the bigger than you think comment. Before you know it you'll have important documents, CD's of family photo's, and all kinds of other things you don't want to loose in a fire stored in half of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gun safes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:02 pm 
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The safest safe is one that nobody knows about. Some idiots are so proud of their new gun safe that they make it the centerpiece of their living room and in full view of the windows. Then they proudly show it off to whoever visits. Keep it out of sight and keep your mouth shut. Even a cheap safe is adequate against a random burglary if the thieves don't know that you have it because they will not come prepaired with the proper tools to open it. Remember, it is not your buddies who will break into your safe. It is the guy who overhears one of them talking about his friends extensive gun collection at the barber shop. Keep your safe and all your valuables a secret.



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