The Gun Safe thread

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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by Steamforger » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:53 pm

I'm looking into either a long term deployment to the sandbox or an overseas gig in an /extremely/ remote location. That and the current shutdown have....well....shutdown any plans for a new safe in the foreseeable future.

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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by Combat Controller » Sun May 13, 2018 1:54 pm

I have always had safes but I just relocated to Orlando and am in a condo on the 15th floor downtown now. We will buy a house next year sometime but until then I brought only essentials. My wife laughs that it was around 19 guns but it was hard to choose!

All that said I went and bought a stackon to store them and my thought is this, I have a doorman, every single door requires a keyfob, the elevator requires a key fob, there are cameras everywhere, and people walking around at all hours. It is a pretty unattractive target and unless you're spiderman only one way in. I feel they are secure enough until we get a house and casual guests won't get into anything. Kind of a layered defense here.

Thanks everyone for the good thread.
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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by AndytheAxe » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:27 am

Can't get my Stack-On open. It's a keyed lock not electronic and only 2 years old. The key will go in but the lock won't turn. I tried some basic suggestions from someone at church with lock experience. I tried contacting Stack-On and was on hold for 30 mins before the call dropped multiple times and haven't gotten a reply from email. Has anyone had any experience contacting them in the past? Getting married in two weeks and will need some stuff in it before that but thought I'd see if I can get it to open before I have it cracked by a locksmith.
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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by Weetabix » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:56 pm

Try pushing in on the door while you're wiggling the key. My Stack-On has levers that rotate to engage the frame and lock it. If you have something in there pressing on the door or slightly impeding the levers, then pushing on the door may help it clear. Also, if it's not rigidly secured, you might shake it a bit. And try the other key while doing all that, too.
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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by AndytheAxe » Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:15 am

It's internally bolted into the concrete floor at the back of a closet to make it harder for thieves to manipulate but not wigglable. I tried hitting where the levers are with a rubber mallet while trying the keys but it didn't help.
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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by AndytheAxe » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:25 pm

The locksmith got it open, a loose round had gotten between the back of the front of the safe and the front of the bottom locking bar and was jamming it from coming up when the lock was trying to turn the cam.
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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by Weetabix » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:50 pm

Glad you got it open.

Now to get some ammo cans so you don't have to store your ammo in a pile. Bonus - you can repurpose your ammo shovel.
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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by g-man » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:22 pm

Why do I have an image of Scrooge McDuck swimming in a sea of loose .45 in my head?
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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by AndytheAxe » Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:05 am

My ammo stash is probably a piker compared to some of you. I will get some ammo cans though.
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Re: The Gun Safe thread

Post by HTRN » Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:12 am

You don't have an ammo stash till you need a pallet jack. :ugeek: :mrgreen:
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