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Alternative to safes?

Posted: October 11th, 2018, 8:54 pm
by gman68w
This past month's weather has raised the issue of what is, and what is not, easily transportable from home to shelter and back again. Among them are safes.

I need a multi-gun case that's lockable with a padlock, and has a hitch or something that I can chain to a wall or something. (reference: Jeff Foxworthy's bit about portable safes).

https://nalpak.com/Tuffpak-1050-Gun-Cas ... ned-Handle This guy looks like it might be what I need, but I'll hold out for better recommendations.

Re: Alternative to safes?

Posted: October 14th, 2018, 4:48 pm
by Ingramite
The most portable/low impact solution that I've found is a pair of handcuffs.
I've passed 4 pistol trigger guards through one hand cuff and locked them together then attached the other handcuff to a water pipe or car seat frame.

Re: Alternative to safes?

Posted: October 14th, 2018, 9:15 pm
by gman68w
That sounds.....functional. But I'm looking for something that LLE won't raise an eyebrow at, should they have a need to stop by.

Re: Alternative to safes?

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 11:19 pm
by Ketchman
Depending on the departments attitude towards the local peasantry traveling armed a small NBC equipped bunker in your vehicle may not be deemed acceptable. Before purchasing a "mobile safe" please check you tube or vimeo for the locksmith guy that shows how incredibly easily most of these safes are defeated. It is astounding how a Kalifornia DOJ approved portable safe can be open without a key or combination in under 10 seconds.

Re: Alternative to safes?

Posted: October 16th, 2018, 11:55 pm
by gman68w
Not that kind of shelter. I had to leave my house for flooding, and stay with someone else. I just want something I can keep chained to a wall at the place I'm staying.

Re: Alternative to safes?

Posted: October 17th, 2018, 12:31 am
by Ketchman
Oh, I misunderstood, sorry. I had to make a temporary secure space once too and I used a Stack On gun cabinet. I set it on a concrete block in the basement of the temporary abode with the back against the steel support collum the centerline house supports were resting on and then wrapped a 3/4 inch plastic coated hardened marine chain with pancake style high security padlock around it and the support beam. Cabinet could neither be moved nor opened with the chain around it and the chain could not be slid off the cabinet as it was bolted in place to the support beam through one of the holes pre drilled in the support collum. Worked well enough for temp and was realitivly cheap and would have to be worked on hard for some time with the proper tools to be defeated.

Re: Alternative to safes?

Posted: May 5th, 2019, 10:44 am
by superc
A small student type refrigerator with a welded on padlock and hasp should meet your needs. If needed replace the feet with Dolly wheels. Please note the very best gun safw will stop a 10 year old, but none of them will stop a determined 11 year old with access to tools.

Re: Alternative to safes?

Posted: May 5th, 2019, 12:08 pm
by gman68w
There won't be any kids within "Oh cool, guns!" range, I just need a place to keep them that the cops will look at it and say "Nope, this is fine."