Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Topics of Interest > The Depot
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 13th, 2020, 12:23 AM #21
CelticBiggie's Avatar
CelticBiggie CelticBiggie is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 441
CelticBiggie CelticBiggie is offline
Member
CelticBiggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 441
following. been trying to find a decent but cheapish safe for the new house.
CelticBiggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2020, 07:02 AM #22
Brickman301's Avatar
Brickman301 Brickman301 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: FREDERICK, MD
Posts: 952
Brickman301 Brickman301 is offline
Member
Brickman301's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: FREDERICK, MD
Posts: 952
Quote:
Originally Posted by firemn260 View Post
Fire rating Iím not so much worried about. It will be in a room in the basement and even if a fire did start in the basement The closed door and the drywall with buy it some time. Iíd rather it be waterproof because if the house does burn, by the time the local vol company gets there they will just be dumping thousands of gallons of water on it.
If you are serious about it being waterproof, very very few are. Like 95 percent or more are not. I looked into it years ago, and couldnít find any that where waterproof. I think now, liberty makes some that are waterproof rated, but they are not a secure as a lot of better brands. Itís all in what you think is the best protection for you. If you are more worried about water, or live in a area the floods, then leaving it on a pallet, gives you that extra room, before the water gets in the safe. On the flip side, you canít bolt it to the floor, making it easier for someone to knock it over, and get into it easier.

Lots, of things to think about.
Brickman301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2020, 07:17 AM #23
GSuders GSuders is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Keymar
Posts: 60
GSuders GSuders is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Keymar
Posts: 60
I bought a Liberty Colonial Safe when I moved to my house about 8 years ago. I got the 30 gun size, always wished I went with a bigger one, but it was as big as would fit thru my doorway at the time. I think I have 4 shotguns and 9 rifles in it and it's pretty much full. Mine has so you can put 3 rows deep, but if you have a scope gun that pretty much takes up the row it is on and the row behind it as well. I have my divided up so that on my left side I have shotguns out front and shelves behind them with ammo, pictures, values, etc. I made more shelves from plywood and made them shallower so I could put the shotguns in the front. The right side the scope guns I use often and behind them is the guns I pretty much never use. The top portion about the guns I store more valuables, etc. I ended up buying it online and had it deliver to my house and left at the front door. Wasn't real fun moving into place, so it is definitely worth paying the fee to have them put it in the location you want it to be. At the time I didn't have much money, but didn't want a black safe, wanted another color. Liberty has plenty of color/size options and they are a well built safe.
GSuders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2020, 05:39 PM #24
Blasting Blasting is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 4
Blasting Blasting is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 4
If you have the time.
Might want to check for used safes on the typical online selling sites and check with local safe companies, as in service and moving, not just retail safe companies. You might find a serious safe like a Mosler or a TL rated safe for the same price range as one might spend on a typical gun safe.
Blasting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2020, 09:06 PM #25
Allen65 Allen65 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Anne Arundel County
Posts: 1,814
Allen65 Allen65 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Anne Arundel County
Posts: 1,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by ed bernay View Post
I have a Fort Knox and a Zanotti. I like them both. I need to get one more. Thinking about Sturdy but leaning toward a smaller Zanotti because it has to go upstairs.
I have a Zanotti, too, and am very satisfied with it. And I'll be even happier with it when I finally get to move out of MD and can easily disassemble my safe to move with me.
Allen65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2020, 09:42 PM #26
geda geda is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: cowcounty
Posts: 135
Images: 1
geda geda is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: cowcounty
Posts: 135
Images: 1
Used commercial safes from craigslist are great. Lots of jewelers and such sell them for scrap value. The problem is moving them, if you dont have equipment to move it safely, you are going to end up paying decent money for a professional safe mover. TL-15 and TL-30 rated safes are crazy heavy. For something in the 30 gun range is going to be over 1000lbs, it is so heavy you will not be able to get enough guys around it to manhandle it.

I have one that I got for free, it is staying with the house . My next house I am getting a sturdy safe.
geda is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Topics of Interest > The Depot


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2019, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service