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Posted: 4/19/2016 1:27:33 AM EDT
I'm looking for a lockable storage trunk to store some of my rifles/shotguns/ammo. I currently live in an apartment and am moving soon so I don't want to invest in a safe yet, trying to keep this reasonable ($200 or less).

I'm looking for a trunk that could store like 8 rifles and some other things that I can lock. Main purpose is an extra deterrent against thieves and so kids can't get a hold of any guns. Right now I have a really small safe that locks my handguns and ammo but I have several rifles/shotguns unsecured hidden underneath my bed (obviously unloaded).

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:29:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 3:30:34 AM EDT by leo84]
New or used jobsite box is the best bet for what your looking for.

Whats the longest overall length item you need to store.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:00:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By leo84:
New or used jobsite box is the best bet for what your looking for.

Whats the longest overall length item you need to store.
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Longest item would probably be my Colt LE6920. I'd prefer to not have to break it down either so I can grab it fairly quick if I need it.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 2:51:40 AM EDT
Id just get the 48" rigid job box from home depot, its 280 ish. Get a couple good 5 pin padlocks and call it a day.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:17:17 AM EDT
I'll second the jobsite box. Check Craigslist. You could probably buy one used and flip it down the road for what you paid for it.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 7:11:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Debo75:
I'll second the jobsite box. Check Craigslist. You could probably buy one used and flip it down the road for what you paid for it.
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there no local ones less than $275 used. Also idk how discreet this thing would be on the floor of my bedroom lol
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 7:26:16 PM EDT
Jobbox FTW.

Take the measurements to a seamstress and have them make a cover that hangs over it and a cushion to go on top. Nobody will be any wiser of what it is.

I have one for ammo in my house (not covered)
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:23:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Tigers1363:
Jobbox FTW.

Take the measurements to a seamstress and have them make a cover that hangs over it and a cushion to go on top. Nobody will be any wiser of what it is.


I have one for ammo in my house (not covered)
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That's a good idea
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 10:41:30 AM EDT
I know you said you didn't want to invest in a safe yet, but you might take a look at the small modular safes that are available. If someone sees you bringing in a job box to your apartment, they will assume you are locking up something of value. If you bring in the modular safe (several pieces, each wrapped in cardboard) they just think you bought some cheap IKEA furniture.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:40:18 AM EDT
Put a key lock on one of the closets.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:49:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FAS1:
I know you said you didn't want to invest in a safe yet, but you might take a look at the small modular safes that are available. If someone sees you bringing in a job box to your apartment, they will assume you are locking up something of value. If you bring in the modular safe (several pieces, each wrapped in cardboard) they just think you bought some cheap IKEA furniture.
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You could just put cardboard around the job box also if that's a concern.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 7:47:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By robpiat:
Put a key lock on one of the closets.
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I thought about this but I'm short on space in my small apartment so I can't afford to dedicate an entire closet to this, plus I don't feel like hassling with a door lock everytime I wanna grab a coat.
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