View Full Version : Gun Safe suitable for Apartment or smaller spaces.

March 11, 2001, 01:40 AM
I have been looking at various safes and cabinets for my apartment that might not be a big hassle or expense to move, but would be fairly secure. I could settle for a Homak or Stack-on, but then I noticed Sentry has some gun safes about the same size as the Homak / Stack-on's but are a little heavier and more secure. They aren't too heavy that you can't move 'em around yourself if you have to, but they are too heavy for a thief to just walk off with. I saw them here: http://www.sentrysafe.com/guns.cfm? and found a place that sells them and has more info here: http://www.deansafe.com/economy.html

I am going to try and find a place to get one locally and avoid the shipping. 238lbs wouldn't be cheap to Florida. What do you think about these?

First time poster long time reader. :)

March 11, 2001, 10:57 AM
Right now I'm renting a house, so I don't want to buy a heavy safe until I build my house (I know I'm going to put enough strain on my famiily when they have to help me move my power tools). What I'm looking at is the rifle locker (http://www.gunlocker.com/specs.htm). Only $550 and it doesn't look like it will take several burly men to move it.

Good Guy
March 11, 2001, 04:59 PM
Try the "search" feature at the top of the page. There have been several threads posted recently on smaller safes and safes that can be disassembled for moving and installation.

March 11, 2001, 06:59 PM
Yes I've done that Goodguy, read them all. I am simply adding another alternative, and asking if anyone has an opinion or experience with these Sentry gun safes.

March 12, 2001, 11:13 AM
I have seen the Sentry safes in the Orlando area, it was at either a Home Depot or Lowes. That was about Christmas time, so it might not be something they regularly carry. Definitely much stronger and more secure than the Homak or Stack-on, not to mention heavier. Would be a good choice if you don't have (or plan on getting) very many guns, I think they like most safe companies are somewhat optimistic on the number of rifles a safe will hold without just stacking them in.

March 28, 2001, 11:10 AM
I second bastiat on the gunlocker. It holds 3 long guns and 4 handguns on the door (using Uncle Mikes clip-on holsters in the attached mounts). I use it in the bedroom to secure our home defense guns, and have a Fort Knox for the rest. The unit is very well built, better than I expected.

March 30, 2001, 12:03 PM
I've got a Homak 8-gun cabinet inside a closet. They are quite secure (4-point lock system) and can be secured to a wall. The advantage of putting them inside a closet is that you can also lock the closet door for added security.