Safe buying

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by RibEye, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. RibEye

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    .... since I have a 2 year old - and 3 month -

    I need to be super responsible - been researching BIG safes


    found one .. but it only has an Electronic pad ....

    http://www.costco.com/.product.1162...rticalRight|CategorySiloedViewCP#BVRRWidgetID


    Main purpose of this possible buy is and keep little people out - keep the long guns up right -

    thoughts brothers ? Pull trigger on this - or keep hunting :machinegun

    it will go in Mancave aka Garage and will get Bolted down and draped in the American Flag as well as the South Viet Flag .
     
  2. CallMaker

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    Hey TinMan, how do you open the electronic locks if the batteries go bad?

    Looks plenty big and the price seems good. Sure looks like it would be secure.

    Bolting to the floor is a must. When I was burgled my safe was not bolted down and they stole the entire safe.:mad:
     
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  3. threetango

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    From reading the reviews it seems to have a cheap lockpad (plastic).
    Keep looking.
     
  4. RibEye

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    that is what i was saying I do not like the fact - it does not have a KEY or back up system -


    ---- DANG - call maker - im sorry that happened

    was it a heavy safe?? this one is 435lbs
     
  5. RibEye

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    yeah , I read ALL of them - one guy even replaced it - with a dial:confused::confused:
     
  6. CallMaker

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    Heavy enough but not that heavy TinMan. They came with moving tools as they knew what they were going to take. Like most burglaries they had all the information. They had either been in the house or someone who had been told them. I recovered several guns at local gun shows and a couple gun shops found a couple from NCIC checks. The police found a couple by accident. I found most of them on my own. Still missing about a dozen and at this point (18 years later) I presume they are gone forever.
     
  7. RibEye

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    ... inside job .....^%$^&$%^$&*%^&%^$*(%^*(^*&%$^&)*_)&*

    no worrys my friend - KARMA - im all about it - im going to follow you and 3 tangos advised -

    I do not like the fact i do not have a back up KEY - for this safe -

    i have quick draw safes - even THOSE have a key ..... hence the search continues ... bah
     
  8. havasu

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    On those Big Horn safes, if the batteries run out, they can easily be replaced from the outside of the safe. They also do not lose their memory in a battery change. I am also looking at that identical safe, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
     
  9. RibEye

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    yeah - replaced from the OUTside - meaning - have you had a chance to see one in person???
     
  10. havasu

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    Some of the Costco's carry them in stock, and honestly, it seems pretty safe to me. Also in stock at most Costco's are the Sentry brand safes. They look identical to the Big Horn brand, and even have a dehumidifier hole so you can plug it in to a wall plug.
     
  11. threetango

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    Gonna play the devil's advocate now.

    They might be ok but the only 3 reviews I have seen online aren't too big on them. Even the third one supposedly positive also suggests changing the pad.

    Not an expert on gun safes only having a small all around safe but ya gets what ya pays for.
    Anyone out there that has one give us your review and some pics.

    First one is a fail.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61m11zernBI[/ame]


    Second one suggests getting a different pad.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9OHuCyvfK0[/ame]

    Third, also suggest change.

    http://www.superprepper.com/review-bighorn-classic-safe-model-19ecb-from-costco-com/

    So Ribeye get up off some of that gold and get a Liberty or Cannon safe. :p JMO
     
  12. RibEye

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    ugh - my luck it I would be the guy up TOP - from las Vegas - you do pay for what you get - frick - that is why i do not trust electronic pads - unless there is a key back up


    3tango i think you are right - but i hear horror story's from Cannon and Liberty as well - but at least they would have a manual lock

    thank you so much for looking into this - for me
     
  13. havasu

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    Yeah, I appreciate the videos showing its faults. I guess I'll also be shopping for a better safe.
     
  14. RibEye

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    i know right? my LUCK - i would be the guy in the 1st video

    video -2 - handy man he is - but with two year old and 4 month old -

    my "time" is limited
     
  15. havasu

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    I'll be honest regarding my thoughts on a mechanical dial. I have a rather nice dial combo safe, which is a real bitch to open. I've gotten to the point that I leave it on the last number, then use the key override to lock it. I really don't know if I even remember the combination. Then with the 4 dial safes I deal with, I need to constantly remember, is it twist to the right 4 times, or is it twist to the left 4 times. I recently helped a cousin unlock a 4 number safe, and even knowing the combination, it took us both nearly 30 minutes to open it up.

    On the other hand, my son just purchased a huge arse safe, which can easily hold 50 rifles and 50 handguns, and he has the push button keypad. Yeah, he paid nearly $3K for this safe, but it is about as secure as they come. I can open his safe in less than 3 seconds, and do so quite often, since he is storing my gun and jewelry collection due to my recent divorce.

    This is what I really want. Yeah, I know that there is a possibility of a world war, where an EMP will lock up the safe, but since I have a few other safes, I can always get to a bunch of weapons, but I like the ease and comfort of a quick access into a really secure safe.
     
  16. RibEye

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    totaly agree brotha - I mean if the Big Horn - had a BACK UP key - just in case of failure - at least i can still get to THEM -

    Going to go to a local Safe shop - for me i need to see ON hand - on my Investment
     
  17. threetango

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    I hear you 3T. My concern is that as a kid, I buried all kinds of crap in the backyard....all in airtight containers. A few months later it seemed whatever I put inside was just a musty, moldy piece of garbage. I sure would test these tubes with a cheap BB gun for at least a year.
     
  19. CallMaker

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    Pretty nifty containers there. Be worth shopping around for pricing elsewhere.