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Need a recommendation on a safe for a 3rd floor apartment

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#1 BogDrakonov

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Posted November 10 2020 - 05:13 PM

I'm looking to get a safe for a few rifles, and if the stars align, a few pistols as well. I'm on a 3rd floor walkup apartment in Islip though so your usual 700lb beast isn't gonna happen.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Saw this on a YouTube channel https://vaulteksafe....oduct_id=214231 but it's quite pricy. Not sure if it's a gimmicky safe or if there are better options.

 

Thanks all!



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#2 grifhunter

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Posted November 10 2020 - 05:36 PM

I have a Snap safe which is assembled in parts into a serious fireproof safe.  VERY happy with it.   https://www.snapsafe...lar-safes/titan

 

When you move, you just disassemble and take with you. 


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Posted November 10 2020 - 06:06 PM

I have a Snap Safe as well. Easily moveable but heavy when assembled. Great option. The heaviest part is the door. You will need another guy to help you but it seems like the perfect option for you. Worth the money IMHO. 


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Posted November 10 2020 - 07:08 PM

Can you even bolt it to the floor? If not, then you may as well just use a gun cabinet. Buy insurance in case of fire or theft. Just my 2 cents worth.



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Posted November 10 2020 - 08:38 PM

Can you even bolt it to the floor? If not, then you may as well just use a gun cabinet. Buy insurance in case of fire or theft. Just my 2 cents worth.

Yes you can bolt it to the floor.    Pound for pound as heavy as any safe sold in typical retail stores like Dicks. 



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Posted November 10 2020 - 09:53 PM

I've been thinking about getting one of those. Glad to hear you guys are happy with them. What sizes did you get?

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Posted November 11 2020 - 09:18 AM

I have a Snap safe which is assembled in parts into a serious fireproof safe.  VERY happy with it.   https://www.snapsafe...lar-safes/titan

 

When you move, you just disassemble and take with you. 

Wow, a lot of money for a gunsafe.


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#8 grifhunter

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Posted November 11 2020 - 09:26 AM

I've been thinking about getting one of those. Glad to hear you guys are happy with them. What sizes did you get?

Super Titan.   I bought it a while ago when then still offered the dial combo lock. 



#9 BogDrakonov

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Posted November 11 2020 - 09:44 AM

SnapSafe looks interesting. I'm not sure what the typical maximum weight is on higher floors in Long Island construction but 400lbs seems like a lot.



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Posted November 11 2020 - 12:58 PM

I have a Titan with a door mounted 6 handgun rack. I also have 2 shotguns and three rifles stored in it. Plus it has room for more handguns and other items on the shelves. When you take into account that it is fireproof and came with free delivery, plus the convenience of easily moving it if necessary, the price didn't seem out of line to me.



#11 BogDrakonov

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Posted November 11 2020 - 04:16 PM

Oh the price seems right in line with what I planned on spending. I'm more concerned about the weight. I guess I can probably just google the max weight for a floor though.



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Posted November 12 2020 - 01:28 AM

Oh the price seems right in line with what I planned on spending. I'm more concerned about the weight. I guess I can probably just google the max weight for a floor though.

400 lbs is nothing at far as weight on a normal dwelling floor.  Thats like two 200 lb people standing side by side. 



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Posted November 12 2020 - 10:11 AM

400 lbs is nothing at far as weight on a normal dwelling floor.  Thats like two 200 lb people standing side by side. 

Huh. I never thought of it like that.







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