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Old February 1st, 2015, 08:01 AM   #1
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It is time for me to get a safe. I do not have a huge budget for this, and obviously I would like something that won't be filled up as soon as I get it home. I am thinking around 1k to spend. Any thoughts on the Cannon safes at Dunhams? I have seen good and bad reviews.
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I have a cannon, my only suggestion is that whatever size you think you need, double it and if you can afford it, triple it. I figured I had x amount of guns, so a safe that had the capacity of 1.5 times should be good. NOPE....filled it right up.
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Make sure the floor can support the weight.

Avoid the digital only locks, make sure there is a manual backup.
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Ive been thinking about this myself. The problem is most are a pain in the ass if you need a gun in the back. Ive been eyeing the ones with the turn tables in them but I havemt found a reasonably priced one yet.

On the other hand, I have a room that is basically my gun shop. Ive thought about just going full boat and turning that into a vault on its own but id have to build a door that would be truly secure. I sont even know where to start with that.
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I also need a bigger safe😞


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I've had a Cannon Safari with digital keypad from Dunhams for just over a year, no complaints, I like the door pockets. Plan for how you will get it into the house or where it is going as well. I was ready to get a 48 and glad I went with the 36, we had to remove the stair rails to get the 36 in the house.


This was posted recently over on Motown Muscle: by KWIK123, seems to be a reputable guy on the site.

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I have 2 gun safes for sale that were "Damaged" in shipping. They are brand new in the box. (Very small scratches) on BACK. These are the Amsec Security FV6032 model with electronic lock, They are black in color with silver trim. Again, only opened to take pic. These safes retail for $1960.00 each. http://www.amsecusa.com/product/fv6032e5/ I am asking $1100 ea. I have actual pics if anyone wants them TEXT me at 734-216-3227. I don't always see my PMs
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1) The Motown Muscle deal is pretty damn good. AMSEC makes nice stuff.
2) I don't like electronic locks. Read/heard too much stuff about them going bad (calguns has a ton of threads on that)
3) Buy bigger than you need and do it once
4) Keep your eye on CL. Every now and then a nice one from someone that is reputable gets posted.
5) Moving them isn't that big of a deal. IMO people are way to worried about it. Brace stairs, use straps, use wooden dowels under them across flooring
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Not mine but worth a look? http://lansing.craigslist.org/for/4863001440.html
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1) The Motown Muscle deal is pretty damn good. AMSEC makes nice stuff.
2) I don't like electronic locks. Read/heard too much stuff about them going bad (calguns has a ton of threads on that)
3) Buy bigger than you need and do it once
4) Keep your eye on CL. Every now and then a nice one from someone that is reputable gets posted.
5) Moving them isn't that big of a deal. IMO people are way to worried about it. Brace stairs, use straps, use wooden dowels under them across flooring
This guy knows what he is talking about.
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Ive been thinking about this myself. The problem is most are a pain in the ass if you need a gun in the back. Ive been eyeing the ones with the turn tables in them but I havemt found a reasonably priced one yet.

On the other hand, I have a room that is basically my gun shop. Ive thought about just going full boat and turning that into a vault on its own but id have to build a door that would be truly secure. I sont even know where to start with that.
This is what my dad did. He turned a room in the basement into his safe. Used block to bulid a wall. Then used a commercial steel entry door. Mom wasn't real happy but shes very understanding . He has it all set up ill try to post a pic if he will let me. He houses many guns.
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A 36 gun gun safe will not fit 36 unless they are single shot. If you have a group with scopes divide by .66 aprox. Just like pole barns it is not big enough. And 6 our wife will want to put family pictures in their as well.
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I am thinking of taking a drive to Able Safe Company in Pinconning. Has anybody used them?
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Yes. I went there with my neighbor to get his. Seems like a great place. Lots and lots of options, from little wall lockers up to giant things I'm not sure how they can even move. A lot of different brands too. With that much inventory they have a few scratch and dent models to pick from too. They have delivery available. That's where I'll be going when I'm ready.
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I have one of the larger Cannon safes, digital lock. I like it. Never had an issue with it, other than like everyone has said, it will be too small, especially if you plan on putting any ammo in there with it. I don't know which model I have, but it isn't the insanely large one some stores carry. It's probably about 32" wide? I put the long guns on one side, and shelves on the other side for ammo and pistols. I think I can only fit about 10 or 11 long guns in there, and that is with creative placement.
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I picked up the 24 gun version of the Field and Stream one at Dicks. It's the same as the Cannon Elite at Dunhams, I've heard they are made by the same company, just branded for each store. It's a dial lock instead of the digital, I didn't want a digital one that will fail eventually. With the shelves in on one side, I can realistically fit 8-9 rifles, a couple with scopes on them. I also noticed that when the door is closed, there isn't much room between the door and the shelves, which made the door organizer I bought fairly useless, I can only put small thin stuff in it.
Moving it was pretty easy, I removed the door, then used a dolly to take it to my stairs, slid it down the stairs and tipped it back on the dolly to move it to its final place. The door was maybe 140 pounds of the total weight.
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