Great info. on safe selection, installation, and use.
Thanks to another thread on this site I was guided to another excellent gun safe manufacturer/model. I happened to find a "used" American Security (AMSEC) BF6336 on Craigslist listed at $2500. Turned out it was being sold by a pharmaceutical co. that was relocating, they had never put anything in the safe except the paperwork, and had never even bolted it down. Only thing they had done is change the tumbler to a Group 1 at their insurance rep's request.
I scored it for $2000, it was about $5800 retail with the tumbler and options.
Killer safe, with two sheets of steel around the top, bottom, and sides, spaced 1-1/2" apart. Then castable gunite refractory is poured between the two sheets, creating a single monolithic shell. 1319 lbs. when done.
Only downside is I had to hire a safe mover to move it. He mentioned that with the Group 1 tumbler, I better not lose the combo, there were only a few safecrackers in the area that could get it back open for me.
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