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Posted: 9/14/2003 10:09:01 PM EDT
So i finally decided on getting a safe. So that i woudln't have to buy a freaking gun lock every single time i buy a firearm.

Can someone point me towards the direction of the cheapest and smallest (that can hold long arms) california DOJ approved safe? ANd a possible price?

Thanks guys
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 11:01:41 PM EDT
My local Walmart has a Sentry Safe that is DOJ approved for under $400. It is actually pretty nice.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 11:38:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2003 11:39:09 PM EDT by gunsmithdude]
Cool beans, off the top of ur head, do u know how many guns it can hold?


Oh yea, im lokoing for a safe i DONT have to bolt down
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 12:41:36 AM EDT
Doesn't look like there is a list on the AG/DoJ Firearms pages.
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 5:19:45 AM EDT
Everything listed here is safe. I believe only cabinets are not considered safe, due to the lock.
www.deansafe.com
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 5:21:30 AM EDT
Cheapest safe so far, unless you get a cube.
www.deansafe.com/sentry/6211,4211.html
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 12:27:47 PM EDT
The cheapest I found is a Homak 8-gun steel cabinet, on sale at Turners for $119.95. Not enough safe for me but you asked for the cheapest, and it is DOJ approved according to the Fall Flyer ad I have right in front of me.

Turners also has Sentry and AMSEC safes on sale through Sept. 17.
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 7:47:09 PM EDT
id go with the homak, then stick it inside a closet you dont need and put a locking door knob and even better a deadblock on the closet door.
a heavier door would be even better, with internal hinges, then put pins in the hinge that stick out and into the door so they cant pull the door out.

that oughta slow'em down a bit
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 8:26:57 PM EDT
Man, they're all so huge and heavy.

Thank you all for the feedback. Looks like i'll go with a homak.

Link Posted: 9/16/2003 7:07:13 AM EDT
Huge & heavy? What's your ideal safe?
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 11:46:01 PM EDT
The bare minimum requirement.
Sorry to say, I'm still a college student, and plan on moving out soon enough. My old bedroom is on the 3rd floor of the house, and I'd hate to see a huge safe crashing through one day..(the house just doesnt seem that sturdy..lol)
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 9:01:29 PM EDT
For long guns, the Homak would suit any needs for being portable. It also is on the cheap side. Be sure to bolt it down.

When you upgrade later and buy a big heavy rated safe, the Homak can become your ammo locker.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 10:02:07 PM EDT
It feels good having a safe. Stuffing pistols in the cushions of your couches when you leave for the weekend was getting old. I would find some odd places to hide rifles in my home. I love my safe!
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 10:21:50 PM EDT
you gotta be shittin me!

California has safes that are DOJ approved....
I'm guessing you guys have to pick one from their list?????


Does the state government get a kickback?

Forgive my ignorance, someone please fill me in.

Link Posted: 10/9/2003 5:20:01 AM EDT
They get kickbacks on every approved pistol. The safe deal is different, they have a list of requirements, that meet most any safe. The questionable ones are the cabinets which must have a certain type of lock.
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 8:57:37 AM EDT
Now doesnt the Homak cabinets fall under a different catagory? Lock boxes.
I dont think they are the same as safes.
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 8:40:00 AM EDT
oh brother
Link Posted: 10/12/2003 8:23:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand1911:
...then stick it inside a closet you dont need and...



Are you married? You know there is no such thing as an unneeded closet!
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 2:28:52 PM EDT
Kmart has the 12 gun Homak for 169.

I bought it to store ammo.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 10:56:14 AM EDT
Unfortunately, the way the shitheads in Kali wrote this POS law, gun cabinets are rated the same as gun locks. Having one doesn't give you the long term ability to buy a gun without also having to buy an approved locked.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 9:46:42 PM EDT
Was at Walmart tonite, they have a real nice Sentry gun safe for 200. I counted 14 spots for rifles, but it was advertised as being a 10 gun safe.
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