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    Default Waiting for two new toys

    The first is a Colt Combat Elite two-tone. None in stock, anywhere. Terry put me on the short list with one of his distributors, so when it comes in they'll send it out. could be two days, could be two months.



    Second one is this safe. I looked high and low, checked every place possible, found this one at Tractor Supply. It was on sale for $600 but they were out, so they gave me a rain check. It comes with the door liner for pistols and accessories, typically about $100 option with other safes. Lifetime warranty INCLUDING repairs if someone tries to get in or if there's a fire. 1/2 hour fire rated @ 1400 degrees, twelve 1-1/4" diameter live bolts, 507lbs.




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    I want a gun safe so bad. Not because I have lots of guns, but I just really want a large scale safe. I'm done screwin around with small safes.
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    Tele, thats a real nice handgun!
    Great deal on the safe too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    I want a gun safe so bad. Not because I have lots of guns, but I just really want a large scale safe. I'm done screwin around with small safes.
    Yeah, that's why I'm getting this one. I only need enough room for about a dozen long guns, the rest will be for handguns, important papers, expensive jewelry, etc. I'll probably get a fire rated lock-box to put in the safe for papers, double the protection. No safe is fire 'proof', just fire rated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Dog View Post
    Tele, thats a real nice handgun!
    Great deal on the safe too.
    I was going to settle for the new Ruger SR1911, but they're really difficult to get. Terry has had 4 in and they're all selling as fast as they hit the door. Since he sells to me at special pricing I don't buy anything until it's readily available, he needs to make his money. I've wanted another Colt since I sold my Commander about 10 years ago, so I figured I'd just spend the extra couple hundred bucks. If we don't see it for a couple months I'll go another route. Don't know why Colt makes it so hard to get their guns.

    I looked everywhere for a safe. Dick's, MC Sports, Dunham's, Cabela's, Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, Walmart, Home Depot, Menard's, Lowes, Sears, and a bunch of online safe websites. This was by far the best bang for the buck. Even at the regular pric of $700 there's nothing better in it's class. The twelve 1-1/4" live bolts were a major selling point. Most have 4 or 5 live bolts and a couple of deadbolts on the hinge side, and they're only 1".


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    Good call on the hand held fire box in the safe.

    Where you puttin the safe? Garage, basement, bedroom? I always think of that. I don't think I could get it in my house easily.
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    In a spare room on the first floor. I've located an appliance truck to borrow, but I'm going to need 3 or 4 guys too. We have to get it up four steps outside, then it needs to be moved through two rooms and placed. I have limited choices as to location, it has to be on an ouside wall for support. I'm guessing 700lbs once it's full. I was thinking about the basement, but doubt the stairs would support it.


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    yeah I didn't think about the weight once it's in the house. Do you worry about anchoring it? I think I would just have to make room in the garage for it. Then maybe try to anchor it to the wall behind it. Is it setup for anchoring?
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    Most safes come with concrete anchors and screws. There are a couple of holes in the floor of the safe for the bolts. If you put it on a wood floor you can use lag bolts.


    If it was a lighter safe that two guys could lift and carry, like 2-300 lbs, I'd anchor it. At 500 lbs empty I'm not going to worry about it.


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    Ok I get that, but what if it was in a garage? Think theif and truck...
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    Then anchor it. A 500 lb safe with another 200 lbs in it would take 3 thieves just to get it on a two wheel dolly, and unless there were 4 or 5 of them they'd need a lift gate on the truck. Unless one of them is AHNOLD! Use the concrete anchors though, a 2 x 4 stud wall isn't enough.

    It'd be easier for them to steal your bike, at least it rolls!

    Remember, the first break in isn't a problem. Once they know you have a safe and come back, THAT'S the problem. One of the reasons I went with this one, it'd be almost impossible to get through enough of those 1-1/4" live bolts to get it open.

    Of course, like anything else, if someone REALLY wants something they'll get it. This is just a deterrent. Odds are they won't have the time, the tools, or the manpower to make it worthwhile. It's easier for them to go to the neighbor's house.


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