So, I was at Tractor Supply today....

Discussion in 'Gun Safes' started by Pat Harmon, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. Pat Harmon

    Pat Harmon Well-Known Member Supporter

    And I was shopping for some mower parts as the season is coming fast..I then, went to the gun safe area. Seems they were having a sale that ended today. Now, my current gun cabinet is 43,000 years old,but it did the job for the last 30 I have had it and my dad owned it. It is really rough. I didn't want to get something too big yet as we are trying to sell the current house we are in. and the fact that I have zero room downstairs the new safe will have to go in the garage(ummm...NO ) or upstairs where the current cabinet is.I liked and could afford the 64 safe but getting 650 lbs upstairs is gonna be an issue. When I get into our new place,I'll have a full basement to put my reloading gear,my shooting equipment and a new bigger safe. So, for now,I bought a Liberty 30 gun safe. It will have room for almost all my guns and hand guns and be a better idea as to what I have currently. They actually took another $100 bucks off as well.I think it's worth what I paid for it and for my first safe.I have done some reading and this safe got reasonable reviews. Now,I need to go pick it up and coax my sons into helping me get it upstairs...lol
    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/liberty-safe-revere-30-gun-safe-with-e-lock-rv30-bkt-dp.
     
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  2. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    Congrats on the new safe Pat.
     
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  3. HJB

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    Coax your sons ? I guess you should tell them you have a busy day and need some help. You have to move your new safe upstairs, and then you are going to look over your will and your trust and see what changes might possibly need to be made !!!
     
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  4. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    Now that's a good plan.
     
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  5. LElliott

    LElliott Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the old safe would be perfect to store lotsa ammo in? Keep yer powder dry in the basement? I keep and use all those lil Desiccant packs ya get with odds and ends and put em in my gun Cabinet.
     
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  6. Pat Harmon

    Pat Harmon Well-Known Member Supporter

    Well, tomorrow I am going to get me a second gun safe exactly like my other one. I don't like my ammo sitting out in plain view, even though my wife and I are the only ones here besides our 2 dogs. So I tell them I found the safe for $599 online and free delivery and the manager at Tractor supply states he will match that price. I figure there will be 11 long guns in there plus a few handguns as well as plenty of room for ammo storage as well as room for a few more long guns..I think I have lost my mind...lol I went from 45 guns to over 70 in a year! But, I do have 4 kids and so far 9 grand kids to think about..
     
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  7. Danzig

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    Damn! 25 in a year! Leave some Second Amendment for the rest of us!;)
     
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  8. MtnCCW

    MtnCCW Active Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    I bought a safe from TS a few years back, and it was reasonably priced. It's full.
    I repurposed my old safe, which is smaller, for ammo.
    It's full, too.
     
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  9. John in AR

    John in AR Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We recently got a TSC in our area and I looked at the safes, but I've never gotten comfortable with the idea of electronic combination locks. Lots of people use them with no problems, but I'm still leery of them & prefer the old dial combination locks.
     
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  10. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Well-Known Member

    Funny how that happens, guns are like rabbits, start with two and end up with 48 or more.
     
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  11. Pat Harmon

    Pat Harmon Well-Known Member Supporter

    I was leery about the electronic ones too. Unfortunately,I had a Sentry safe that used a dial combination and it failed..Over $75 bucks to have a locksmith get it open and it was unusable after that.Now I have 3 electronic open safes..
     
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  12. Firedog

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    only 75? thats cheap! Our minimum is a couple hundred, if you bring it to us its cheaper.
     
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  13. LElliott

    LElliott Well-Known Member

    Mine has a physical key override in case the batteries go kaput. I can always get into it quick.
     
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  14. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Well-Known Member

    A buddy of mine didn't know what the key was for and threw it out.
    When his battery died some years latter and he had to employee a lock smith, he discovered what the key was for, he just received his new safe.it was a costly mistake.
     
  15. Bish1309

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    I have a pistol and long gun safe. Both have the key pad and key override.

    However, before you lock everything up be sure you know where the key lock is on the door. Sometimes they are hidden too well. So I've been told. :rolleyes:

    You never know when the batteries will fade. Mine said two years yet here we are 3 years later and they are still going strong.
     
  16. Pat Harmon

    Pat Harmon Well-Known Member Supporter

    Well, I have a story to enlighten you all about my latest safe purchase.I went to the Tractor Supply I normally go to but they didn't have a same safe as my other. There is another TS about the same distance the opposite direction from me(about 25 miles as well)I call them,they say yes we have 4 safes like the first one I purchased. Take a little drive,put it in my truck,but I notice the bolts are pulled through the small skid. My fault for not cutting the cardboard box and looking. We lay it down on the back and I see drywall dust on the bottom. I continue home and wrangle some of my buddies boys to help remove the safe and put it in my garage temporarily. I had another appt and didn't have time to remove the box for 2 more days. That's when I noticed the damages. 2 small gouges in the top the hinges scratched up and marks of hitting something. The plastic handle you twist scarred up. So, I call TS and explain the situation. The saleswoman asks if I want to return it for a new one or will I send pictures to her email. I sent the pics and was ready to reload it in the truck when the saleswoman calls back offering a deal. If I'd be interested in keeping it,they would sell it to me for $349 instead of the $740 dollars I was charged. In the meantime,I used some nu finish and cleaned the handle up and removed 90% of the scratches and removed the scratches on the hinges as well. The lock and handle,hinges and all work like a new one.I also still have the lifetime warranty. Needless to say,it will be heading upstairs sometime next week.My coworkers said they would give me what I have in it if I wanted to sell and buy a new one..
     
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  17. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    That’s a great deal Oat. Glad the scratches could be cleaned up and the lock and hinges were in good working order. It would have been a PIA to take it back m.
    Congratulations!!
     
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  18. Pat Harmon

    Pat Harmon Well-Known Member Supporter

    It weighs 365 lbs, I wasn't really looking forward to reloading,then unloading,then the whole thing again. There are 14 steps to the top and my sons and I did some grunting..and complaining how old we all are now...hahaha
     
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  19. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Well-Known Member

    That certainly worked in you favor, congrats on another new safe on sale as it turns out.
     
  20. MtnCCW

    MtnCCW Active Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Happens with ammo too, apparently. Fortunately I acquired most if it while it was truly cheap.
     
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