Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 4/15/2002 5:06:29 PM EDT
For what it's worth I got the heaviest 12 gun safe they had (sentry) [;)]. I am moving into an apartment and will be moving around for the next few years so a new (heavier)one isn't really an option. I was thinking about having the door panel welded to the lock housing b/c it seems someone could use a crowbar to get the sucker open, not to sturdy. Also what about attaching a wooden top/side and painting it to match then filling the void with something nasty in case they tried to cut through it (torch or sawz-all)? Let's hear some suggestions please
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 5:09:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 5:19:07 PM EDT
Your question seems more toward making this thing harder to crack. I made do with a Homak when I was renting and in school, all I did was make it harder to move by putting about 10 bags of shot in the bottom. As for hardening it, I dunno how much luck you are going to have as it will keep out the amateurs already and the real pros will get into it quickly anyway.
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 6:29:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2002 6:30:37 PM EDT by thee12nv]
I am trying to make it harder to crack. I am going to lag bolt it into the corner so I am not that concerned about them taking it with them. But the gap between the door plate and the sides and top seem like you could get a crow bar in there. The housing with the seems to just have a few spot welds holding it to the front plate.. I can't see it though. Seems like a continous weld would add a lot of strength? It was a $300 Sentry 12 gun safe. [img]http://www.poolleisure.com/images/safe1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.poolleisure.com/images/safe4.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 6:58:30 PM EDT
12nv, Do you think you could post a full interior shot of that Sentry and some dimensions?
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 7:41:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 7:50:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2002 7:51:30 PM EDT by thee12nv]
Sorry i took out all the toys for you. The internal dimensions are aprox 17" wide, 14" deep 54" high. [img]http://www.poolleisure.com/images/safe5.jpg[/img] Come on people any ideas?
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 7:53:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 8:29:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha: Approximate weight? Price? I'm looking at a safe right now, but I can't get the one I want since I'm on the 2nd floor of an apartment. This one might be a nice cheap one for temporary use.
View Quote
I just bought one exactly like it two weeks ago at my local Academy for $299. I have it in an upstairs apartment right now so it would be perfect for your application.
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 9:00:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 9:03:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2002 9:04:15 PM EDT by thee12nv]
Negative ghost rider on the fire rating.. you could add your own sheetrock.. Dammit I am trying to get suggestions not sell the damn thing ... [:)] BTW 12 gun safe is more like 6-7 ar's
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 9:19:11 PM EDT
We live in a two story townhome. Myt wife is home most of the time with a .38 always in the kitchen. I don't know a better way than that to protect my cheap $100 safe. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 4/15/2002 9:32:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thee12nv: I am trying to make it harder to crack. I am going to lag bolt it into the corner so I am not that concerned about them taking it with them.
View Quote
Had a guy that had a shop next to mine one time that was broken into sevferal times and they kept getting into a big SnapOn standing cabinet. Got tired of it and wired the cabinet to 220 and would switch it on at night when he left. [shock] I asked him how he was going to get out of a law suit for killing someone. He said Kill who? I won't kill anyone. He says"Hey, can you throw this stuff in my big dumpster back there for me" [:D] He was broken into again but nothing was stolen.....(????) Of course this is just a story to amuse you guys!
Top Top