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Best gun safe under $2K?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Mr Wasabi, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Mr Wasabi

    Mr Wasabi Sushi Nazi

    Mar 8, 2008
    Lutz, FL
    Actually, preferably in the $1500 range. I've been eyeballin' the Liberty Fatboy. Good choice? Cannon has the usb/AC plugs available. Any other safes offer this? I know Liberty has a the AC plug upgrade option.

    Thanks for any input.

  2. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    I have a top of the line Winchester (Granite Security safe). It has 2" diameter locking bolts and has the best fire rating I'm aware of 1400 degrees for 2 hrs.

    Bass Pro Shops sells them under their Readhead label as well. I got a huge discount by getting one on sale and getting their credit card at the same time and a military discount. Don
  3. superspud

    superspud Ninja

    Jul 10, 2006
    The Lone Star State
    Really like my Liberty Safe Fatboy Jr

    You'll have a hard time finding as much safe and protection for that price range. Well under your $2000 limit.
  4. RJ's Guns

    RJ's Guns

    Dec 25, 2010
    I have had good luck with Sportsmans Steel safes. I have a couple of their large fire vaults. They may still do some degree of customization.

    All of my fire vaults have AC. I have 110v lights and several 110v golden rod dehumidifiers inside of each one.

  5. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    There is no good gun safe under $2K, keep saving.
  6. Elheeffa


    Aug 8, 2012
    Look at Fort Knox. Great customer service a real lifetime warranty and USA made with real steel. Im sure there is a safe you can find in your range.
  7. WORD, I have a Fatboy Jr as well.
  8. BenjiEDF


    Jun 15, 2012
    Liberty safes are nice for the money, if you want something bigger and badder than that then I'm not sure. I'm interested in what other members suggest. I think you should include more info in the criteria. Are you worried about security from random break/in theft or like serious committed burglars?
  9. Don H

    Don H

    Dec 9, 2005
    Check this out, hopefully it will answer some of your questions.

    Under $2k, I think the only "decent" safe you'll find in that range will be something like a smaller sturdy safe. If you have that much to spend I would strongly suggest that you hold off and save up a little more for something like an amsec BF.
  10. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland
    Liberty Fat Boy is a very good safe.

    Biggest suggestion I can make, is to make sure that the safe has a mechanical lock.
    Personally, I don't trust the electronic locks. YMMV, though.

    Anchor the safe to the floor and to side wall(s), if possible.
  11. quichedem


    Nov 12, 2004
    N.O. LA
    Great comment, Captian Helpful!
  12. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001

    Are you busting my balls and/or do you struggle with spelling. :dunno:
  13. hoghunter82

    hoghunter82 FL Glocker #182

    Jan 21, 2011
    Central Florida
    For the price I don't think you can do better than Sturdy Gun Safe. I researched literally for years before finally making a decision. I am so happy with my Sturdy Gun Safe. Compare steel thickness for the body of the safes and Sturdy Gun Safe offers the best thickness for your money. The safe is no frills so if you want to pay for fancy stuff than go with Ft. Knox, if you just want a bad ass storage container (RSC) for under $2K with thick gauge steel than go with Sturdy Gun Safe.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  14. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    That's unmitigated bull crap. Don :upeyes:
  15. hoghunter82

    hoghunter82 FL Glocker #182

    Jan 21, 2011
    Central Florida
    Here comes the argument between a "Safes" and a "RSC". All safe threads go there eventually...
  16. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001

    Sorry to hurt your feelings but I tend to live in the real world. Most sub $3K safes have a door made out of 11 GA steel which is only 1/8" thick. Look at the link that Don H posted, it is a great video from C E Safes and I consider it very informative.

    I have a $1200 safe from Bulldog but have about $8K worth of guns in it. I know for a fact if someone wanted in it wouldn't take a whole lot of time to do so. I do have two very aggresive GSDs that help keep an eye on things but I know at some point I need to upgrade.
  17. jdeere_man

    jdeere_man CLM

    Feb 25, 2007
    NW Missouri
    Don't you think it is important for uneducated people to learn the difference?

    It's not that you can't get decent protection for $1500-$2000, but just know it's not thief-proof. Then again neither is a $4000 safe, but it will offer more protection.

    All "safes" offer varying levels of protection that you can choose to buy depending on your budget, value of the contents, and level of acceptable risk.

    IMO, safes are an area where you truly get you what you pay for. Thicker metal costs more money, along with other details that come in more expensive safes. Also just because you look at two safes and they appear to have 4" doors, you have to understand composite doors and gauge of metal they're made out of.