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12 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Refrigerators would make good fire safes. Why not use one for a gun safe?

Of course a lock in a fridge would raise the eyebrows of a thief or a druggie. 

 

A lot of high end freezers have a built-in lock. 

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My understanding is that if you want to store powder in an old fridge, you should remove the latch/lock.  Otherwise you have a potential bomb in the event of a fire.  As far as using it as a gun "safe" it's not very secure - more like a cabinet, a hindrance to access but not a safe.  Kinda cute, tho.

 

LL

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This evening I had a visit from 1 of our 3 sheriffs.

He stopped by because the property to the west of me.

The owner sold his house 8 months ago with a second parents house and garage.

The main house burnt down last September.

Ever since thieves have been showing up in the early morning scrounging through the burnt house and the second house.

 

The original owner still had 10 acres next to the original 10.

He has a 40' sea cargo container there he had stuff in.

It has been broken in to several times and as off yesterday the container is now open and empty.

The sheriff had a few questions.

Answered the best I could about what and hen I see cars going on the property.

It's on a private road and only goes to those houses.

 

After taking notes, we talked about his job.

His next stop was a property that last week was broken in to and guns were stolen.

The interesting part of his story was the guns were in a safe......1200 pound not including the guns.

The thieves did not open the safe.

They TOOK the safe with all it's contents.

The bigger issue was the safe was bolted to the floor.

The thieves had some sort of tool that lifted the safe pulling the bolts out of the floor.

They came prepared and it appears they knew what they came for.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Refrigerators would make good fire safes. Why not use one for a gun safe?

Of course a lock in a fridge would raise the eyebrows of a thief or a druggie. 

 

Child Protective Services! :o

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3 hours ago, Cliff Hanger #3720LR said:

This evening I had a visit from 1 of our 3 sheriffs.

He stopped by because the property to the west of me.

The owner sold his house 8 months ago with a second parents house and garage.

The main house burnt down last September.

Ever since thieves have been showing up in the early morning scrounging through the burnt house and the second house.

 

The original owner still had 10 acres next to the original 10.

He has a 40' sea cargo container there he had stuff in.

It has been broken in to several times and as off yesterday the container is now open and empty.

The sheriff had a few questions.

Answered the best I could about what and hen I see cars going on the property.

It's on a private road and only goes to those houses.

 

After taking notes, we talked about his job.

His next stop was a property that last week was broken in to and guns were stolen.

The interesting part of his story was the guns were in a safe......1200 pound not including the guns.

The thieves did not open the safe.

They TOOK the safe with all it's contents.

The bigger issue was the safe was bolted to the floor.

The thieves had some sort of tool that lifted the safe pulling the bolts out of the floor.

They came prepared and it appears they knew what they came for.

 

 

Professionals that definitely knew what they there for and what equipment was needed.  I've run across similar stories of thieves taking the entire safe to be opened at a later date when they would have the time, privacy and tools to open the safe without damaging the guns.

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5 hours ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

As far as using it as a gun "safe" it's not very secure - more like a cabinet, a hindrance to access but not a safe.


I guess I should have said “fridges would make good fire cabinets”...not “safe”. I am pretty sure you could hatchet your way into a fridge or use a pry bar. 

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I like the safes made from old Soda machines.

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12 hours ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

My understanding is that if you want to store powder in an old fridge, you should remove the latch/lock.  Otherwise you have a potential bomb in the event of a fire.  As far as using it as a gun "safe" it's not very secure - more like a cabinet, a hindrance to access but not a safe.  Kinda cute, tho.

 

LL

ALL safes are a hindrance, therefore not 100% secured.  

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