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Old 11-15-2011, 08:09 AM
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Does anyone have a secret gun safe/storage?




I was looking through the web and found some "Book case" that opened into a gun store or refrigerators with their internals ripped out with a safe inside. Does anyone have anything like that here. I am looking for some ideas, my house does not have much closet space AT ALL. So I am forced to have this outside but in a room. I don't want people to come into a room and be like "heyyyyyy a gun safe"
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:17 AM
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I saw one where a guy had gutted a water heater and built a revolving rack inside.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:20 AM
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Found a similar picture

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:23 AM
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Can't tell you, it's a secret.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:30 AM
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Well, my brilliant idea is to put them behind a bunch of JS Bach and opera CDs and DVDs as no self-respecting intruder would go near them.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:44 AM
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I was looking through the web and found some "Book case" that opened into a gun store or refrigerators with their internals ripped out with a safe inside. Does anyone have anything like that here. I am looking for some ideas, my house does not have much closet space AT ALL. So I am forced to have this outside but in a room. I don't want people to come into a room and be like "heyyyyyy a gun safe"
I don't believe I'd invite people into my home if I couldn't trust them to know I have a gunsafe.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:11 AM
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Since space is tight how about under a stairwell, mask the opening with furniture?
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:24 AM
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If you have a basement that NEVER can flood, a number of options open up for you. A relative simply framed out a reinforced enclosure in the basement built around his standing gun safe near the HVAC system.

Other than that? Owning a safe means somebody will see that you have a safe. The combo china cabinet/gun cabinets are clever but most of them are not very secure. Same as those wall pictures that are actually a a thin cabinet that can hold one pistol. They will NOT fool or deter a thief who finds our things as a profession.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:30 AM
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No closets... no problem. You've got a bed, right.

Check out this: bedgunsafe.com
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:53 AM
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:01 AM
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Reminds me of either a post on a forum or an article in a magazine.

A guy and his wife, both shooters, were remodeling. They had the contractor build a false wall under a stairwell, IIRC. This was real Maxwell Smart stuff, hidden hinges, hidden latch, looked just like a wall.

3 weeks after construction was completed, they got hit for all their guns in the hidden compartment. It seems the contractor was so taken with their idea and how well it turned out, he's at the bar in the evening talking it up. Somebody followed him to his job the next day, gets the address and goes in and takes all the guns.

Nothing else disturbed.

So, I think the above will work, you just have to silence the contractor once the work is complete.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:05 AM
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I don't believe I'd invite people into my home if I couldn't trust them to know I have a gunsafe.
It's not the one's you invite into your home that you have to worry about.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:05 AM
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I don't believe I'd invite people into my home if I couldn't trust them to know I have a gunsafe.
I often wonder about contractors that come into the house. Most are not regulars in the home, just every blue moon to fix something major. Most of course also have the tools, equipment, and a vehicle to remove a safe.

EDIT: No doubt I was writing this as BillD was writing his latest post.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:06 AM
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So, I think the above will work, you just have to silence the contractor once the work is complete.
This is a important consideration when determining the location for a gun safe. Sure, putting it in the basement utility room with the HVAC, water heater, etc. sounds like a good idea but after two or three service calls, the bodies start to pile up and disposal becomes a real issue.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:16 AM
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It's not the one's you invite into your home that you have to worry about.

If they break in, they are going to find your safe. If they are so stupid as to not find your safe, they probably don't have the means to get in it anyway.

Under the bed is one of the first places professional thieves look. The master bedroom will be thoroughly gone over.

Has anyone had a good safe cut open on the site? Seems like they would need a lot of tools and make a lot of noise.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:17 AM
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This is a important consideration when determining the location for a gun safe. Sure, putting it in the basement utility room with the HVAC, water heater, etc. sounds like a good idea but after two or three service calls, the bodies start to pile up and disposal becomes a real issue.
There is that.....
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:00 PM
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I keep all my guns in safes stored in my gun room.

That said, this is the nicest hidden gun cabinet I have seen and it comes from Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/American-F...binet/11303675
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:04 PM
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:12 PM
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Floor Safe

Put an American Security floor safe in my slab when I built my house.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:45 PM
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Seems like they would need a lot of tools and make a lot of noise.
Most pro's simply carry off safes that weigh less than 2000 pounds. Very quick egress with a three man crew and you can get into them later at your leisure.

Once opened, disposal is no problem (most safes don't float).
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:12 PM
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Most pro's simply carry off safes that weigh less than 2000 pounds. Very quick egress with a three man crew and you can get into them later at your leisure.

Once opened, disposal is no problem (most safes don't float).
Thanks for the info
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:27 PM
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I always loved the idea of a hidden closet or something similar. Have a trusted contractor come in and take a look at possible locations around your home that would allow sufficient space and support for something you are looking to do.
There is tons of dead space in most homes if you know what your looking for.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:30 PM
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This is a important consideration when determining the location for a gun safe. Sure, putting it in the basement utility room with the HVAC, water heater, etc. sounds like a good idea but after two or three service calls, the bodies start to pile up and disposal becomes a real issue.



A good way to camouflage your gun safe is to take a cheapo Sauder type armoire, remove the back and bottom and slide it over the safe. Open the doors and you have access to your safe.

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Old 11-15-2011, 05:40 PM
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Most pro's simply carry off safes that weigh less than 2000 pounds. Very quick egress with a three man crew and you can get into them later at your leisure.

Once opened, disposal is no problem (most safes don't float).
This would have to be assuming the safe was not secured to the floor with lag bolts. They would also have to have time to spend just to get the safe where it could be moved by three men.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:54 PM
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This is a important consideration when determining the location for a gun safe. Sure, putting it in the basement utility room with the HVAC, water heater, etc. sounds like a good idea but after two or three service calls, the bodies start to pile up and disposal becomes a real issue.
You do have a pond with fish in it don't you?

To be honest, I am planning a new build. A safe room is in the works as well as a short .22 range under ground.
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