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Using a Gun safe?

 
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Jan 31, 2013 16:51 |  #16

Something like this:
http://www.cabelas.com …erty-Gun-Safe/1388913.uts (external link)


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Jan 31, 2013 18:12 as a reply to  @ mafoo's post |  #17

With cheap gun safes......

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=nBhOjWHbD6M (external link)

WIth a good TL-30 safe......

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=OtbGUbeM860 (external link)


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Jan 31, 2013 21:20 |  #18

Actually, all of those are bit on the small size and not very well made. Get the 72Hx42Wx28D (50 cubic feet) or larger if you can find them. They weigh in at about 1200-1400 pounds empty. Even they are not always big enough, dependent upon how much stuff you have to store. :lol:


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Jan 31, 2013 21:40 |  #19

Can you store a pistol grip in the safe too :)




  
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Feb 01, 2013 17:33 |  #20

My daughter took both of mine, luckily they were empty at the time.


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Feb 01, 2013 21:00 |  #21

The problem with gun safes is that no matter how large of one you buy the contents expand to fill them. :D


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Feb 02, 2013 04:58 |  #22

Is it that unsafe that you need to keep your gear in a safe?




  
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Feb 02, 2013 08:44 |  #23

On the gun safes, I've found there is security....

Mine was mostly from my teenage son who used my gear to amass a world class collection of high school cheerleader photos, which got him so many dates he didn't have time for school.....

Hence gear doesnt walk away to family......

You can also keep it a bit more organized in a safe. I unload the bags into the safe then reload them with the gear I need for the next shoot....

BTW... If you think they are fireproof, FORGET IT..... NOT (unless its a TL-30 REAL SAFE with 6" thick concrete inside)....

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Feb 02, 2013 17:30 |  #24

emko wrote in post #15563244 (external link)
Is it that unsafe that you need to keep your gear in a safe?

It's more like: If I have a safe with guns in them and space in them, I'll just go ahead and keep some lenses/bodies in them as well.

That's the reasoning. Also, I'm South African and quite a bit more paranoid than the locals here. Not stressed or worried about it, I'm just aware of crime, my surroundings and what is possible. If my stuff gets stolen, great, insurance will get me new stuff. But it's a hassle.


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Feb 02, 2013 19:24 |  #25

Definitely buy one bigger than you expect you will need. I have a Fatboy Jr that I love because of the width, but due to the amount of guns I have I wish I went with something larger.

Here is the Fatboy JR: http://www.libertysafe​.com …atboy-jr-safes-ps-10.html (external link)
And a larger version, the Fatboy: http://www.libertysafe​.com/safe-fatboy-safes-ps-9.html (external link)

Both are low priced as well.


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Apr 28, 2014 08:57 |  #26

I am looking at safes as well.
Now some have wiring so you can secure a hard drive inside for photos/data backup.
The fire rating also has some appeal to me.
One issue for me is the size of the door(s) you have to get through.
I only have three guns, but lots of photo gear and most of it is with me.


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Apr 30, 2014 03:25 |  #27

Two full size floor safes, and would get a third if I had the room for another. Still need to look into some insurance as well. Not paranoid, just realistic, violent crimes are down, but property crimes are up. Typically, if they can't grab it in 5 min or less, they're not going to take it.

emko wrote in post #15563244 (external link)
Is it that unsafe that you need to keep your gear in a safe?

You can't have the "It'll never happen to me" attitude. If it doesn't, that's great, but it's better to plan for the worst and hope for the best.


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Apr 30, 2014 14:09 |  #28

klimraamkosie wrote in post #15565203 (external link)
It's more like: If I have a safe with guns in them and space in them, I'll just go ahead and keep some lenses/bodies in them as well.

That's the reasoning. Also, I'm South African and quite a bit more paranoid than the locals here. Not stressed or worried about it, I'm just aware of crime, my surroundings and what is possible. If my stuff gets stolen, great, insurance will get me new stuff. But it's a hassle.

I would not say the locals are less paranoid - at least not me. As a fellow Houstonian (well, Pearland surburb), our worst metropolitan-region issue is crime (followed closely by road maintenance). I am looking at safes as well but my biggest problem is finding a place to put one (lack of nooks/crannies in an open floor plan home). If you find a deal locally, please PM me as to where.


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Apr 30, 2014 17:36 |  #29

I have two insulated American Security safes. The one in the house weighs about 350 lbs. empty and holds antique photos, negatives, small things with value, important documents, and cameras and lenses. It works quite well, and along with a home alarm system, provides a measure of security.

Since it holds sensitive papers, film, etc., I do not store anything in that safe that might emit harmful vapors (things which have oils and solvents).




  
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Apr 30, 2014 17:48 |  #30

P51Mstg wrote in post #15553678 (external link)
I've been using a FT Knox 1200 for years for cameras. Its big heavy and tough, Get the biggest one you can find.... Easy to move too once you know how.

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