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So I've been a gun owner for a while, probably a decade now. I started with just a pistol for the range. Last week I ended up buying two new guns for a great deal and realized that my little cabinet is no longer big enough to hold the collection I've gained (10+ long guns).

 

So it's time for a real safe as I had a very well hidden small cabinet. Personally I want to buy a nice large sturdysafe brand but it is not in the cards right now. Not yet atleast. So I was looking for a small starter safe that as time progressed could then just be used to hold my ammo.

 

I was looking at one at dicks it's a 36+6. I was wondering what everyone thought of it.

 

http://m.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=92499036&clickid=prod_cs&recid=prod_PageElement_product_rr_2_1084

 

I'm not thrilled with the digital lock but it seems to be a large enough safe for now that I can place all my ammo in and guns with ease and room to grow.

 

What are people's recommend or things to look out for? I don't avidly shoot anymore but I do try once in a while and I have never been shy of adding another one to the collection. So any input would be great.

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All I know is buy one larger than you think you'll ever need.

Keep in mind that the location of the safe can sometimes be a bigger deterrent to theft, than the actual safe itself. If you limit the space in front and on the sides of the safe, that will go a lon

My stack on with the keypad came with a Key as well as a backup.

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So I've been a gun owner for a while, probably a decade now. I started with just a pistol for the range. Last week I ended up buying two new guns for a great deal and realized that my little cabinet is no longer big enough to hold the collection I've gained (10+ long guns).

 

So it's time for a real safe as I had a very well hidden small cabinet. Personally I want to buy a nice large sturdysafe brand but it is not in the cards right now. Not yet atleast. So I was looking for a small starter safe that as time progressed could then just be used to hold my ammo.

 

I was looking at one at dicks it's a 36+6. I was wondering what everyone thought of it.

 

http://m.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=92499036&clickid=prod_cs&recid=prod_PageElement_product_rr_2_1084

 

I'm not thrilled with the digital lock but it seems to be a large enough safe for now that I can place all my ammo in and guns with ease and room to grow.

 

What are people's recommend or things to look out for? I don't avidly shoot anymore but I do try once in a while and I have never been shy of adding another one to the collection. So any input would be great.

 

 

That should work fine. Remember, its just a deterent for the less than professional thief. A pro will be able to get into it.

 

Also, check out the Costco website. They have a pretty good selection.

http://www.costco.com/hardware-safes.html?ddkey=http:CatalogSearch

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I bought a Cabelas when they had a sale, it a rebranded Liberty.

 

The main thing I had to have was a mechanical dial, not an electronic. I heard too many stories where the electronics failed and three months later they come out to repair the thing to get you access.

 

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I bought a Cabelas when they had a sale, it a rebranded Liberty.

 

The main thing I had to have was a mechanical dial, not an electronic. I heard too many stories where the electronics failed and three months later they come out to repair the thing to get you access.

 

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My stack on with the keypad came with a Key as well as a backup.

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I'd avoid the electronic lock on the entry level safes. I have an entry level liberty safe. Do you have any sporting goods stores close by besides dicks?

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Something to consider when thinking about investing in a lower end safe.

 

 

 

 

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A heavy safe can't run away easily, can't be broken into easily...but they are also fire resistant.

 

That non-insulated tin can behind him can be ripped off a wall and carried away (I know, I have one I store ammunition in)...try doing that to a 900# plus safe. Not to mention, that safe will allow all the contents to burn up in all but a mild fire...I keep way more than guns in mine, for fire resistance; if you don't think a house fire can happen to you, please reconsider that thought .

 

The convenience of a small safe does not equal the safety of a large safe. I will gladly wrestle my fire-resistant safe around for the benefits it provides.

 

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I was not indicating I agree with him, but it is a different mentality. Also, I thought it helped highlight the danger of assuming you can also use your safe for storing ammo with your guns. The OP indicated there was a lack of funds for a nice safe and the intent to just store ammo in whatever was purchased down the road (fireproof safes don't stop the baking effect that can occur in a fire). I personally have a middle of the road gun safe and did some extra work to overcome all of the weaknesses that concerned me. I also store more than guns in mine (not ammo) and that was a consideration for me when choosing my safe size.

 

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