Well, I need to get a safe.
Son #2 is fascinated by the "boom booms" and likes to go exploring for them. They're all stored in a safe/secure fashion, but having the toddler trying to get into gun cases is no good. There's nothing he can do with 'em if he does get to 'em, but its the principle of the thing.
And, of course, lots of other good things about having a safe.
So, a bit about what I'm looking for:
I've got a couple handgun safes, but need something for the long guns. 12-24 in terms of capacity. My long gun collection isn't that big and not growing that quickly, and I don't have space for a giant 100-gun, walk-in safe just yet.
Looking to spend somewhere in the ballpark of $1K.
We've historically moved around a fair bit. We own our home now, are more settled and have no imminent plans to move, but I'd put the chances of us moving within the next 3-5 years somewhere at 50-75%. And moving a 700lb safe would be a challenge.
For those who have moved with a conventional safe--how big of a deal is it? We could move across town or across the country.
Conventional safe, I'm looking at the AmSec safes - SF and FV lines. We've got a couple dealers 'round these parts.
But, the move deal has me a bit worried, which leads me to look at the modular safes - some assembly required.
Zanotti has been around a long time. They're a bit more than I want to pay, and the wait time is a bummer.
SnapSafe is another option I've come across new on the market. They're a bit less expensive, seem to be ready to order. A 7 gauge Titan would probably be the one I'd go with.
As far as I'm aware, those are the two main players in modular safes these days. If you know of another company making these things, let me know.
So--that's where I'm at. Looking for recommendations from the many who have been there, done that--fire away!
And, I'm not opposed to less conventional options - quality gun cabinet, for example, or something else.
Edited to add: I'm looking for a safe, or something that will be basically as hard to get into as a safe - so a really, really solid gun cabinet. Something that crooks would see and give up on trying to get into pretty quickly.
Fire resistance is a nice to have--generally, it seems that to get good fire protection, you have spend a fair penny extra. It's not worth it to me to drop an extra $1k out of the budget to go from 30 minutes to 60 minutes or whatever.