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I am currently in the market for a fire proof gun safe and have been looking at many different manufacturers (Liberty, Winchester, Fort Knox, Cannon, Stack-on, Amsec). I am limited on size and weight, but it looks like I'm somewhere in the 30 gun size class. To my surprise only Liberty & Fort Knox are made in the USA so I'm leaning to them. Any tips or recommendations on any safes would be helpful as I'm ready to buy!
 

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i have a liberty and like it. i did not want the electronic lock so i went with the dial. look for one that has crossbolts on sides, top and bottom and a high fire rating. get a dehumidifer like the goldenrod. oh, and buy one about twice the size you think you need unless all your guns as single barrel shotguns with no scopes.
 

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Pumpgun is right, the scopes make a huge difference. And no gun safe is fire proof. They are fire resistant on different levels. When you research a safe they should give you a temp level & time limit on the life of your guns in the safe during a fire. I have a stack on, works fine, digital entry cross bolts, priced for a budget.
 

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The Eastern Outdoor Show is only 5 weeks away. Vendors have discounted them in the past at the end of the show so they don't have to haul them back again.
 

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I was thinking about that since the show is coming up! I did speak with one vendor that offered me a better deal prior to the show though. I'm still checking things out, but am leaning to Ft. Knox or Liberty!
 

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I have a Browning Pro-Steel Gun Safe and it was made in the USA.
I really like the quality of my safe and it is very heavy built. The heavier the build the better they are for a fire rating.
Trust me when I say that I researched all safes when I bought mine, as my house was destroyed in a fire and I lost all of my guns. For me, I didnt think anyone compared to a Browning safe. The others are nice, but they didnt have the options or the fire rating that I wanted. I have the Browning Gold Series safe and it is rated for 1200 deg. for 100 mins. It has all the options I would need, room for 30 guns and other pers. stuff you would want to put in a safe. It even has a jewelry box for all of your spouses(if you have one)valuables. You might not think all this is important, but when your house is destroyed in a fire, you will find important.
If you dont buy one "off the lot" be prepared to pay alot for shipping.
Browning Safes......Made in the USA!
And get the electronic lock, faster,easier, especially if you do like me and keep the checkbook and everything in there. It makes it easier for the wife to enter the safe
 

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On the Browning, do you have the Duo-Plus interior with the door rack? I'm curious about how well the door rack works?
 

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I have the DPX door storage system, not sure if that is what you meant or if the Duo-Plus is another system.
The door rack has alot of storage for handguns(holsters), accessories and etc. It has storage for 7 guns, but they cannot have scopes on them. They are for shotguns or plain rifles. I have 2 shotguns on mine along with alot of accessories. You can put alot of stuff on these things!!
Browning makes nice safes with alot of nice options, some included some not. The DPX is included on most models, it was included on mine. When I bought mine I had it delivered to a moving company and they delivered it to my house and installed it in place. It weighed over 1000 lbs so it will not just walk away.
 

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Definitely go bigger than you can imagine. I have a timber ridge (sold my gander mountain) LOVE it, but guns with scopes are tough. It holds 30, but am thinking to upgrade to a 64 unit. Gander actually has one for sale right now for about the price I bought the smaller one for. I'm a bit ole fashioned so I went with the dial.....
 

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I'll look into the Browning some more, they certainly look nice. I would love to go bigger but have to worry about door width. I see with the Browning and exterior hinges, the door can be remove which may allow me to move up a little in size. I'll continue my search and thanks for all the input!
 

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the brownings are AWESOME, pricey, but worth it. here are mine, the one on the right has that "attachment" on the door that gives room for 10 more guns. as far as dials, i love the rotary dial on the left safe. the electronic one takes too long, as most times I seem to go too fast and have to start over. pretty opposite of what most told me, guess i'm backward

 

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Some sweet looking safes! I prefer the dial. I think it's less likely to go faulty, but who knows? Where did you buy your Brownings from?
 

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Wish I had pictures....I still chuckle when I think about picking up my safe. I was too darn cheap to pay for delivery so off I went with my wife's mini-van....whew...if it was night, the headlights could have been pointing at the stars!
 

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My safes both came from Keefer's Gunshop in Pine Grove PA. They are both over 1090lbs. His prices have always been some of the lowest i've ever found on brownings and he delivered within 25 miles. I actually moved the one on the right with the help of a few friends last month now that i live further away. It was originally bought from Keefer, then I bought it from my friend's widow to help her out. between three of us, a trailer, a bunch of tie straps and some hernias, we got 'er in
That and the owner of Keefer's lent us his safe moving dolly for FREE!
 

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thanks for the info. I may have to take a road trip sometime and check them out. As long as I'm breathing, there will be more guns to tuck away!
 

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here, I also unloaded my door rack quickly and snapped a pic for you. you can get 10 guns on the door, plus a few handguns and a TON of smaller items. I have scoped rifles on my door and it closes just fine btw. This is now standard on all new prosteel safes, as stated above.
 

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The door system on the browning is nice for shotguns. &a lever action rifles. The loops are nice for knives and flashlights with clips. I looped paracord through the loops and attached carabiners for my binoculars and rangefinder. I prefer the dial and can lock the dial with the provided keys.
 
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