Of course, now with the safe installed in your hiding spot, you'll have to shoot the guys who helped you move it.
There's no need for violence when there is the best memory wipe Earth has even known... WHISKEY...
Alright... Joke is over... What's the scoop, Gunny? You like it or not? Pros, Cons?
Ahhh, Makers Mark 46...my liquid vice!!
To answer your question with a simple answer, "I love this safe!"
1) It is frick'n HEAVY as hell but not TOO LARGE where a few strong guys, some standard moving equipment, a bit of sweat, and a few dozen curse words can't get the job done moving it where you want it to go,
2) There is a 5% discount off the publish price for active & retired military and law enforcement,
3) The finish is nice, semi-glossy, and evenly applied,
4) The interior is fully carpeted including the shelves and upper level storage,
4) A regular dehumidifier is included in the price and for a small fee you can upgrade to a large, 18" and have it all installed prior to you receiving the safe (this is what I did).
5) The three, 17 rifle, weapon bays offer plenty of room for growth...for me at least.
6) The door rack can easily holds eight pistols, some cleaning gear, and important documents,
7) Locking BOLTS!! Fourteen of them, all active and all are 1.5".
8) Fire protection...90 minutes at 1400 degrees!
9) LaGard, UL Listed Type 1 electronic lock...this part is long but details JUST HOW GREAT THESE ARE!!! U.L. defines Type 1 Electronic Locks as highly resistant to expert manipulation. It should be noted that there really isn't much "manipulating" you can do with an electronic lock. There are no tumblers or wheel packs that could betray the combination. There are no mechanical auto-dialers that can run through the many thousands of combinations in a matter of days. In fact, on most locks, if you enter the wrong combination too many times the lock will disable itself for several minutes, making any kind of guesswork or systematic dialing attacks somewhat cumbersome. In addition, electronic locks are completely radiological proof, making them much cheaper equivalents to a Group 1R Combination lock (x-raying a electronic lock will reveal a circuit board...not very helpful in determining the combination). However, despite these inherent strengths of electronic locks, there are certain elements of lock design that are essential to security. The first is that the combination itself should always be kept in the lock itself on the inside of the door. Otherwise, a theif could simply replace the keypad and dial the lock open with a default code. The second is that the lock should be stored in some kind of NVRAM (Non-volatile Random Access Memory). This means the lock will retain the combination even if its source of power (usually a battery) is removed. The third is that the lock itself should initiate the draw-back of the bolt, not the keypad. This prevents a savy theif from cutting the wires to the keypad and applying a voltage to the wires to draw back the bolt. A fourth consideration (non-security related) is that the batteries should be in the keypad. This prevents legitimate user from being permanently locked out when the battery dies and the safe is locked.
U.L. also defines the minimum number of combination that the lock will allow, which is 1,000,000.
10) The video's speak for themselves: http://www.steelwate...&id=4&Itemid=15
CONS: (None are really "safe" specific)
1) The freight company called the morning of the delivery to let me know they would be arriving between 1200 p.m. and 5 p.m,
2) The one guy team that delivered the safe didn't speak a word of English...luckly I had a buddy of mine that was fluent in Spanish,
3) The box arrived with the words "GUN SAFE" in HUGE, BLOCK, letters.
4) The safe did have a few, minor, cosmetic rubs where the freight company probably used tie down straps to secure it...side step to a PRO...Steelwater is reimbursing $121.53 back to my account!!
I think the final resting place for that thing should have been right inside the front door
I have one that is 60 x 30 x 29 at 990 lbs....it made it inside the garage and that was it.
that looks nice, congrats
and a great price
Mine is Height: 59" Width: 40" Depth: 30 1/8".
I looked yours up,,, you got a great deal on that one
I thought I would never say this,,,,,but,,,,,yours is bigger than mine...
I paid a little over $1,500 dollars for the safe and dehumidifier...$121 and change is coming back to me within 7 to 10 days. YEAH, I GOT A GREAT DEAL!!
Your comment is priceless!! Love it!
Thanks everyone for all the comments and helping me think through the process. I truly believe I spent my money wisely and will have this safe for the rest of my life. It's a KEEPER!