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I have moved this from the Projects forum at the suggestion of woodrookieII. I have seen a number of outstanding cabinets design for firearm storage but wood just isn’t strong enough or secure enough. I just don’t want anyone to go through what I experienced- the loss of twelve guns in March, 1970. Three were my grandfather’s and were irreplaceable. The others belonged to my father and I. Two of those were new and never fired! As a hunter education instructor, I emphasize this to all my classes. This is part of the student manual for the class. A heavy locker or safe is the only way to secure firearms.
Count up what your guns are worth and check with your insurance agent how much you would get for them. First, you would have to verify that you had the guns. Take pictures and let your agent keep them in your file. We had to sue the insurance company to get the claim which wouldn’t come close to replacing the guns we lost. My grandfather’s were no longer in production so the problem would be finding guns like them.

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#1 posted 673 days ago

Besides losing your guns, you also have to deal with knowing they are in the hands of a thief, and who knows if they will be used in a crime in the future.
Part of owning firearms is being responsible for them. If you can afford guns, you can afford a gun safe.

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#2 posted 337 days ago

Good post. It’s one of those things that seems like common sense, but wood just isn’t the right material if you need to lock something up securely. Spend the money on a big, thick metal gun safe. It’s also not a bad idea to keep your ammo in a separate safe.

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