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3 years 5 weeks ago, 10:31 AM

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Here's a gun safe listed locally here in Lake Havasu. There is a hundred dollar option to upgrade to an electronic keypad (not sure if that's the way to go or not), but it seems like a really good deal. This is their normal price on these and they have more than one. I am going to stop by today and take a look. Apparently it holds 24 rifles (their number) and is 1 hour fire rated. I figure this is comparable to safes costing twice that at Bass Pro and Cabelas.....

http://mohave.craigslist.org/spo/2486965368.html

Let me know your opinions please.

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3 years 5 weeks ago, 11:22 AM

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Safe

I'm no expert, but it looks good to me. But I don't use safes. My son is old enough that I don't worry and I have firearms strategically hidden away throughout the house.

It's real fun when I run my drills to get to the nearest firearm, clear the room, and practice a fighting retreat to my main arsenal. I slice the pie, practice weapon retention by keeping my pistol close to the body and free hand out.

If I'm really bored, I do this at night with the blinds opened up and I put on my tinfoil hat to really give the neighbors something to talk about. :)

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3 years 5 weeks ago, 11:42 AM

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I don't have kids, but got to hide the guns from the GF...........jk.

I'm worried about theft more than anything.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 7:23 PM

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Here it is, just delivered. $850 delivered, no tax, comes just how you see it.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 8:20 PM

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allright!

great safe,good deal.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:00 PM

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nice safe

ive been wanting a good safe,but i must have one with a mechanical type lock only!what if the wherewolves come when the power is out,or the we are attacked by china with one of those high tech supper electromagnetic expialadotious bombs that dont do anything but turn off or destroy all electrical appliances like the lock on my safe and the war is sadly lost because we all couldnt get our guns outa these here fancy burgalar resistant boxes.i know dial locks can be heard with a stethoscope but honestly,i only have to defend my guns against kids,and common type criminals,not oceans11.haha.

cool safe though,maybe ill look into one.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:34 PM

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Nice job Grant. I know too many people with 10k in guns sitting in their closets. I have a shotgun, a rifle, and two handguns spread throughout my house, the rest stay in the safe.

Does it have a hole in the back to run a power cord? I opted not to buy all of the lighting a dehumidifier options from the factory on mine. I just went to home depot and picked up 3 LED light strips. I use the hole in back to run a power strip with a switch for the golden rod (actually works pretty good) and the LED's. The golden rod is always on, and LED's have the switch. Anyway, point being that I only spend about $70-80 doing it myself, but it would have cost a few hundred more from Browning.

Does yours always sit off the floor, or can you remove the braces on the bottom? Or are they anchored in the floor? I would be worried about someone using a pallet jack to walk off with it.

Oh, yea.... My vote is with Jay on the mechanical school of thought. I don't want to have to worry about power, batteries or nuclear emp. Not picking on yours Grant, looks like you got a good deal.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:40 PM

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I didn't notice a hole in the back. I agree tho, if I need light in there, I'll stick a battery powered LED in there.

The skids below are removable and I'm leaving them there until I am sure the safe is staying right there. I put alot of though into things, but doesn't mean I'm always right, so you never know, I might want to move it to somewhere else, and those metal skids will make it easy for me to move.

Lastly, I won't be needing a dehumidifier. I live in AZ........you know, a 'dry heat.'

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:43 PM

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me too

I live in AZ, but just in case (especially since we're approaching "monsoon season") I have the golden rod and a couple large desiccant silica packs. I'm probably just paranoid. Actually, I am paranoid... and I'm fresh out of tin foil. Damnit!

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:46 PM

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Where about in the AZ are ya?

The pic of the safe opens shows a dsicant bag (about 10" x 10") on the top left. Do you think that'll do it for now?

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:54 PM

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you're probably fine

I noticed it in the pic. I'm just paranoid, but if you ever have an extra $30, a golden rod couldn't hurt, but you do need power. If not, check out zerust vapor capsoles. I got a couple for around $15 and velcroed them under a shelf. They are suppose to add a thin flim of rust proof junk to anything with a metal finish. I don't know if they work or not, but I have them in one of my safes.

I live in the Gilbert (Phoenix). If Havasu falls into the ocean with CA, you can come and visit me in the bay. I should have an ocean view.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 8:23 AM

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I think we all know that Cal is going to fall in right at the border. Therefore, I'll be the one with the water front property. You will be welcome to my beach house anytime!

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 6:53 AM

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Goldenrod

Those work huh? I always wondered, because they heat the air up, right? Which let's the moisture be in the air but keeps it from condensing. It seemed counter-intuitive to me, that you would want to allow humidity, but it makes sense from the standpoint that you just don't let it condense to the metal.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 10:46 AM

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Yes, you're correct. It warms the inside of the safe up a couple of degrees warmer than the outside air, therefore never allowing condensation to form. I know a guy who has sold and moved safes for 30+ years and he swears by them. He's the one who turned me onto them. Ever since I've had it, it has worked as advertised. I also have the desiccant to help absorb humidity.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 11:48 AM

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Where do you get goldenrod and what does it look like?

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 2:18 PM

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I can't remember which site I bought my goldenrod from, but I got the 18" for around $30. If you search different sites, you may find a better deal.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=1138359695

you'll need to get power to it, so double check your safe for a small hole in the rear towards the bottom. Sometimes they have a plastic plug that you need to punch out.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 2:26 PM

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There's 2 plugs on the floor of the safe. They are probably the ticket.....I'll vheck it out. Thx fo rthe advice.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 2:37 PM

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sounds good

make sure that they're not securing the interior of the safe. If you don't have a hole for a power cord, eva-dry makes battery powered dehumidifiers. When they get full, you take them out and plug them into the wall for a bit to dry them out or something like that. I've never used them. Maybe something to look into them if you can't get power.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:34 PM

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He has mechanical too. I think it's $50 less with the dial type. I totally see your point though.
It sure would be retarded if I needed my guns for home defense or something and I couldn't get to them cuz of a little battery. One nice thing, tho, is the battery is replaced from the outside. Better than from the inside.

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:36 PM

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ha ha

if I had a safe where I had to change the batteries from the inside, I would take two shits in it and sell it to ebear

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:49 PM

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hmmmmm....

Heck as bad as I am about my cell phone and keeping it charged the thought scares the heck out of me...

hehe

really

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 4 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

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yup

there'll be a lot of country boys with blow torches and crow bars

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3 years 4 weeks ago, 5:12 AM

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Inside power cells

The only sensible thing I can say to a safe with batteries inside is it allows smokers to relax when locked in there so long as they have their nifty K-Mart 'Multi-function swiss-knife hot-air-escape-balloon wet-suit combi ciggy lighter'

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